Sunset Water Sports needs your help! They are finalists for a $10,000 Tbaytel for Good grant, which would enable them to purchase adaptive fishing equipment. The grants are awarded by voting, so log in to, and vote as often as you can! The deadline is tomorrow (Friday). Seniors Month […]

I asked a group of people of different ages on Monday whether they would continue to wear masks once they had been fully vaccinated and the government had declared the pandemic over. Almost everyone agreed that they would continue to wear masks when shopping throughout the community. It is a […]

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open (tennis) after winning her first match on May 30th. Are you familiar with her? At the 2020 US Open Osaka wore the name of a black life taken by racism on her face mask, a different name for each match, with no shortage […]

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: The media outlets publishing this letter are competitors. We publish news in every region in Canada. In both languages. We don’t always see eye-to-eye. So an open letter to you – and the prominence we’re giving it in our publications – is unprecedented. But then so […]

Dear editor, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald issued the following statement on sentencing of Brayden Bushby, who was convicted of manslaughter last year in the 2017 death of Barbara Kentner: Barbara Kentner was described by her sister as ‘As a light in the darkness. A beautiful light. Someone she could […]

This actually happened and it bears repeating. It happened “Along about knee deep in June” a few summers back. It was a beautiful summer morning as the usual crew pulled up to the debating table at the Bakery in Rainy River. I prompted Val for an order of toast and […]

It is with great sadness the Ivall family announces the passing of their father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Leslie Robert Ivall. Les was born on June 3, 1922 and was just one day short of his 99th birthday when he passed away at Rainy River Long Term Care in Rainy River, […]

Jessie Mary Sawchuk Nielsen left her earthly domain peacefully on the afternoon of May 15, 2021, from the Lakewood Health Center at the glorious age of 97. Jessie was born on April 30,1924, in Rainy River, Ontario. She lived with her family on a small farm four miles east of […]

Bernice Irene Olinyk, age 96 years of Rainy River, died peacefully at the Rainy River Hospital on the early evening of Friday, June 4, 2021. She spent the day she passed with her two sons, Dennis and Billy. She also spent time with her parish priest, Father Thomas, who administered […]

Bryan Calder, 71, of Fort Frances passed away on the morning of Tuesday, June 8, 2021, with his family by his side. Funeral arrangements are being conducted by Northridge Funeral Home and a complete obituary will follow.