Stratton resident Riet Carnahan is among 20 individuals, groups, and businesses who will be receiving a 1999 Ontario Volunteer Award later this month in Sioux Lookout. Carnahan, nominated for the award by Barb Duguay, co-ordinator of the Emo and Rural Home Support and Emo Meals on Wheels, has been an […]

A Couchiching family barely had time to flee their home in the early-morning hours of Monday after being awakened by the sound of smoke detectors and the crackle of flames burning through the walls. The Couchiching volunteer fire department rushed to the house, located on the south side of Highway […]

The Emo Research Station will be bustling with activity once again this year, with nearly every bit of available lot space taken up with crop trials. Station manager Kim Jo Calder said in addition to the regular batch of cereal and forage crops, new trials will be done on peas […]

By Mark Elliott
Staff Writer

Vendors, vendors, and more vendors will have their wares on display–both inside and out–as the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market opens for the season here Saturday. Kim Mose, who is taking over the reins as market manager this year, said things will be pretty jam-packed when the doors open at 8 […]

Sales barn manager Russell Richards is expecting 700 head of cattle or more to go up for bids Saturday during the Rainy River Cattlemen Association’s (RRCA) annual spring sale in Stratton. Richards said there’s a good number of “top quality cattle” which are destined for the Stratton auction ring. In […]

The fourth annual Ag Days is being hailed a success by its organizers, with more than 60 people in attendance both Friday and Saturday at the Barwick recreation hall for the trade show, seed fair and lecture series. The trade show was packed with exhibits, ranging from farm equipment, to […]

The call is out to all canoeists across the district to sign up for the “Mighty Manitou to the Booming Barwick” canoe race slated Sunday, Aug. 1 in conjunction with Chapple’s centennial celebrations. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the race at the landing just below the […]

The Rainy River Health Care Centre is now occupied, with patients and staff both settled into their new surroundings Monday. Hospital administrator Norma Elliott said yesterday the move from the old hospital was fairly successful. “The access to the hospital now for both the emergency [and non-emergency] patients is on […]

If the number of booths is any indication, this year’s Rainy River Ag Days and Trade Show could be the biggest yet. Ag Days organizer Kim Jo Calder said yesterday the trade show portion, which runs April 16-17, already looks like it’s going to be bigger than last year’s. “It […]

When Dorothy Medicine got the phone call last week that she had won an International Year of Older Persons provincial award, she first thought she was the victim of a crank call. “Some lady just called me . . . from Sudbury,” the 68-year-old Rainy River First Nations resident recalled. […]

Larry Allen said opening up an antique and gift shop wasn’t an overnight dream but more like a nightmare not knowing if it was going to thrive or be nothing more than another well-thought out idea. “But we’ll never know unless we get both our feet wet,” he reasoned. Allen’s […]

Were the wells at Kitchen Creek Golf Course pumped for an hour, a day, or more? And were any of them hydrofracted? Depending on who you ask, you might get a different answer. Brent Holmstrom, with the Ministry of Environment, said the wells at Kitchen Creek were pumped for about […]