Some grade seven students in the district will get chance to learn about the Rainy River now that the Rainy River Watershed “Riverwatch” program will fly. It got the nod to be included in the curriculum for the 1999-2000 at a special meeting of the Rainy River District School Board […]

Things are coming together well as Emo prepares to stage its centennial celebrations next Thursday through Saturday. Mary Curtis, one of the organizers, said with a week to go, things are looking excellent so far. “If the weather holds, it will be perfect,” she remarked. Opening ceremonies are set to […]

If you were to tell John Willis to go fly a kite, he’d probably thank you for it. Willis and his wife, Katherine, will present Emo’s reeve and council with a kite fashioned in the shape of life-sized bald eagle during the community’s centennial celebrations next week. “It’s their town […]

With patients set to be transferred to the long-term care program in the new Rainy River hospital next week, there’s still no word on the extra funding needed from the provincial government. The cost for running the new hospital with its 21 long-term care beds and three acute care beds […]

The water supply was not the reason several students and some staff fell ill at Crossroads School after samples taken by the Northwestern Health last week turned out to be bacteria-free. “There never was a problem with the water,” Crossroads principal Len LaRocque said yesterday. “We got the sample back […]

Equipment will be provided to the Rainy River First Nation to allow it to do a GPS hydrographic study of the Rainy River either late this summer or next spring. Jennifer Mercer, watershed program co-ordinator for the band, said the equipment–on loan from the Ministry of Natural Resources–combines the technology […]

Why would the Ministry of Health agree to build a new hospital with extra long-term care beds and not provide enough funding to fill it with patients? That’s the question baffling both Rainy River residents and Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. here. Riverside CEO Wayne Woods said they have “pretty […]

The Northwestern Health Unit is investigating Crossroads School in Devlin after a number of students there came down with a ’flu-like sickness over the past week. “We currently have staff investigating there,” Ken Allan, infectious disease control team leader with the health unit, said Tuesday. “We’re taking water samples to […]

A three-year study looking into the genetic diversity of Rainy River’s sturgeon population is underway by Rainy River First Nations, with a Ph.D. student scheduled to come in and run it this fall. Jen Mercer, head of the band’s program on the Rainy River watershed, said the main thrust of […]

Despite stiff competition, Crossroads student Keith McKay proved he could speak with the best them, taking top honours at the district speech contest last Tuesday at the Emo Legion. His speech, “My Socks,” earned him first place while Ginna Faykes (Atikokan High School) took second place with her speech, “Suicide.” […]

About 20 people showed up at the Civic Centre last week to hear an hour-long presentation by Normiska Corp. on progress of its operations here, including word on negotiations with Weyerhaeuser Canada Inc. to process 160,000 cubic yards of bark byproduct on site at Ear Falls. Normiska president David Graham […]

Canadian Heritage minister Sheila Copps will be on hand for the grand opening of the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre this Friday around 3:30 p.m. Being held in conjunction with the Rainy River First Nation’s annual fish fry, half-hour guided tours of the centre will begin at 2 p.m., with the fish […]