Burriss, which marked its 100th anniversary back on June 20, was the setting for a family centennial celebration July 11. Some 88 people were present for the occasion on the farm owned by Gale and Elizabeth Donaldson. Located on the south half of Lot 12, Concession 3 by the late […]

Board members are anticipating the District WI Museum in Emo will be a lively place this summer, where Jodie Allan and Deena James are working as museum curators and in the tourism department. They were hired through different ministry grants to fill these positions. Since both girls are local, they’re […]

Next stop, Rainy River! This weekend marks the eleventh year that carloads of railroad fun will be celebrated at the annual Railroad Daze festival in Rainy River. The festival is in the recognition of the importance the Canadian Northern and later Canadian National Railways played in the development of the […]

The race is on to see who will be crowned Fall Fair Queen, with eight young contestants seeking to win the coveted title this year. The new queen will be crowned during the annual Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society Fall Fair, which runs Aug. 13-16 this year. In addition to […]

“There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who live in Mine Centre, and those who want to.” It’s an age-old Mine Centre adage Terry Hyatt shared during Mine Centre’s Homecoming celebration last weekend. A good crowd turned out for the festivities, ranging from current residents to seasonal […]

“Exceptional” was the only word service manager Tom Jackson could find to describe the turnout at Tompkins’ 100th anniversary celebrations last week. Although the anniversary was held over three days, Jackson said Saturday was the big day, when about 600 people from across Rainy River District and even parts of […]

When Jackie Champagne said she wanted to open a gas bar and convenience store in Barwick, she said a lot of people laughed at her and told her it wouldn’t survive. But after one year of operation, Champagne and the “Roseberry Runway” are still around–and any critics have stopped laughing. […]

District farmers will get a chance to offer their insights into Canada/U.S. relations to 30 students of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program who will be stopping here July 8-9. The visit is part of the program’s two-week North American study tour. Rainy River District became a stop partially due to […]

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board will hold its first official meeting in Fort Frances next Monday after legislation was passed giving it the power to administer child care, social housing, and “Ontario Works.” Mayor Glenn Witherspoon, who is president of the Rainy River District Municipal Association, noted […]

It was a day to renew friendships and catch up on old times. At least, that was how Grace Van Drunen described the Burriss centennial celebrations held Saturday. For Van Drunen, it’s not just history. It’s her life. She was born in a Burriss farmhouse 93 years ago this September […]

“Sharathon” preparations are beginning around KBHW, station manager Bruce Christopherson said, although they are still more than two months from their annual support event. First, KBHW will have to do a budget forecast for the next fiscal year and with that its “Sharathon” goal. “Although I know the goal will […]

Assabaska Ojibway Heritage Park/Lake of the Woods Provincial Park will undergo some significant changes in the next year as new ownership has been altering the way it looks and operates. A park was given to the Onegaming and Big Grassy First Nations as part of the settlement of the Assabaska […]