Are miracles for real! They do happen. The best present we, as a family, could have asked for was the recovery to full health of our newest grandchild, Christopher Paul Guba, who was born prematurely at the Dickenson Medical Centre on Sunday, June 15, 1997. A few days after his […]

“I came in without a fuss and I want to go out the same way,” said Adelia Guba. No balloons, nothing other than goodbye. On Tuesday, March 31, after her regular eight-hour shift, Guba left Cloverleaf Grocery with no regrets, bringing to an end 32 years of dedicated, faithful service. […]

No charges have been laid yet in the two fires that were believed to be deliberately set April 1 in Dawson Township, north of Rainy River, but the Ministry of Natural Resources is saying it has a few leads. “We are pursuing a few leads basically from our initial investigation […]

The second-annual Rainy River “Ag Days” and Trade Show seemed to go without a hitch last Friday and Saturday in Barwick, with organizers and participants very pleased with the results. “I think overall it was pretty good,” noted organizer Kim Cornell. “The evaluations that were turned in were very positive. […]

Everything is in place for the Rainy River “Ag Days” and Trade Show to go Friday and Saturday at the Barwick Hall. Kim Cornell, former chair of the Farm Management Club, said other than a few last-minute changes with some of the guest speakers, planning the two-day event has gone […]

Lake of the Woods Provincial Park, though soon to be known as Assabaska Ojibway Heritage Park, will remain in the provincial park system for one more summer pending the final settlement of the Assabaska land issue sometime in November. That settlement will see the deregulation of the mainland portion of […]

Two buildings and 40 acres of grassland went up in flames Saturday around 2 p.m. about five miles north of Emo in Chapple township after a family bonfire got out of control. Chapple Fire Chief Larry Hunsperger said the family was having a wiener roast between a house and a […]

The tender package went out Monday for a new health centre in Rainy River, with bids to be opened April 8. Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. received written approval from the Ministry of Health for its tender package on Friday, which maxed the project at $6.24 million. The ministry will […]

To suggest that Burriss residents Tom and Shirley Morrish have a little something invested in a “nest egg” isn’t so far from the truth when they talk about the future. In fact, come mid-April, that “nest egg” will have multiplied into a warm and fuzzy instalment of baby chicks, which […]

Gordon Scheifele, a researcher with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, is ready to take his Northern Ontario hemp project one step further, growing more than 120 acres of the plant from Rainy River to Manitoulin Island. Nine different farms in the Rainy River District alone have agreed […]

The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will be filling up the Stratton sales yard with about 800 cattle April 18, making it two spring sales in a row for them. The sale will start at 9:30 a.m., with cattle being brought into the pens the day before. Sales manager Russell Richards […]

After 18 years of making homemade sausages, hams, and bacon in Barwick, Anson Martin, owner of Martin’s Meats, is closing up shop–but not without passing along a few trade secrets first. Martin, with the help of two of his daughters, will be spending the next few months training and teaching […]