Several hundred people were on hand Friday afternoon as Attorney General Charles Harnick presented Rainy River First Nations Chief Jim Leonard with a cheque for $1.4 million to continue work on the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Mounds Historical Centre. Chief Leonard said the funding reiterated the province’s commitment to the Rainy River First […]

Saturday was a bad day for flying across Northwestern Ontario, with three other plane accidents happening in the area. Two of the three occurred near Atikokan, including one that involved a privately-owned Cessna 180 trying to take off from Steep Rock Lake just before noon. The Transportation Safety Board of […]

Emo and the surrounding area is being asked to come up with more than $500,000 to help upgrade the hospital there to handle the 12 long-term care beds slated to be transferred from Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances next April 1. Representatives from the surrounding townships, local […]

After weeks of hoping for rain, area farmers learned last week you have to be careful what you wish for. Much of the district was pounded by heavy rainfall Friday night, causing drainage ditches to overflow and the La Vallee River to spill its banks over Highway 11/71. Gary Sliworsky, […]

There are some basic rules to follow when it comes to attending the annual fish fry hosted by the Rainy River First Nation. Rule one: don’t worry about coming too early or too late because there really is no such thing. People start filtering about the roundhouse just a few […]

It’s a gardening event of behemoth proportions where pumpkin growers across the district vie for the $1,000 grand prize and bragging rights for an entire year–not to mention the coveted “Golden Hoe.” The Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival is gearing up for another year of competition, with the weigh-in […]

“Passport to Hope, Opportunity, Jobs and Growth” was this year’s theme for Education Week, which was marked last week by students at Sturgeon Creek, Our Lady of the Way, and Donald Young schools. Throughout the week, each school arranged subjects, games, etc. to suit the occasion. On Wednesday afternoon, for […]

After several months of growing tension between the Rainy River First Nation band and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, both sides came away smiling from the meeting table yesterday. Chief Jim Leonard met with DNR Commissioner Rod Sando in St. Paul, Mn. to discuss fishery management on Rainy River. […]

If you walked through the halls of Mine Centre School last week, you might have seen a bear roaming the halls or an eagle circling around some of the classrooms. You might even have seen a moose coming out of the boys’ washroom if you waited long enough. About 70 […]

The last two days of rainfall brought much-needed moisture to newly-seeded crops and pastures, causing district farmers to heave a collective sigh of relief. But given the dry weather of late, people are still asking, “Is it enough?” Kim Desserre, president of the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture, said that […]

Organizers of the 28th-annual Manitou fish fry are expecting several hundred people to show up for it this Friday at 4 p.m. at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre Round House (Manitou Mounds). Hosted by the Rainy River First Nation, more than 500 invitations were sent out to people on both sides […]

The Calvinette GEMS’ held their achievement evening Tuesday at the Emo Christian Reformed Church. With pianist Cora Van Smeerdyk at the keyboard, the procession commenced. The girls, carrying colourful balloons, marched to their seats, each dressed in white/blue apparel with blue kerchiefs containing achievement badges they have earned during their […]