Mining company to host workshop

Dave Ogilvie

Rainy River Resources is hosting a free workshop, for both kids and adults, in which participants will have a chance to learn about rocks, minerals, metals, exploration, and mining in a hands-on environment.
“Mining Matters” is a program created by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
The workshop, slated for Aug. 3-5, will be held on the Fort Frances campus of Confederation College and also include a visit to the company’s exploration site north of Barwick.
There is no fee to attend but space is limited. So if you are interested in participating, download and complete a registration form, which can be found on the company’s website, and send it to their office at Rainy River Resources, P.O. Box 5, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.
Registration forms also can be faxed to 482-2834 or e-mailed to
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The Rainy River District United churches will be holding this year’s summer camp at Sunny Cove from Aug. 8-12.
Billed as “the best week of your summer,” children aged eight-14 will enjoy swimming, canoeing, water games, arts and crafts, drama, sports, and plenty of free time.
Campers also will participate in worship, singing, skits, and small group discussions.
Children from across the district are invited to spend a week making new friends and unforgettable memories.
The cost of the camp is $130 per child, to a maximum of $375 per family.
There is still plenty of room for new campers. Those interested should pick up a registration form at a United Church near you.
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The Emo Agricultural Research Station is hosting its annual open house next Wednesday (July 27) starting at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to tour the plots of various crops, then join staff for a light snack afterwards.
Come out and see what the ag station is all about.
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This month’s “Country Jam,” which was held last Friday (July 15) at the Emo Legion, was deemed a huge success by organizers.
Several new musicians contributed to the evening’s entertainment—much to the delight of a capacity crowd.
The hit of the evening, however, was a group of very young dancers, who had a great time swaying and moving to the music.
The next “Jam” will take place on the Friday night of the Emo fall fair in August.
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A reminder to everyone that the Rainy River District Women’s Institute will be hosting its annual pie social at the W.I. Museum in Emo this Friday (July 22) from noon-3 p.m.
Members will be serving pie and coffee, and also selling whole pies for those who wish to take some home.
All proceeds from this event will go towards the upkeep of the museum buildings.