Last week’s statement by Kitchen Creek golf course that it would remove one small rock dam and cap the wells it drilled last summer hasn’t done much to ease the mistrust with its neighbours. In fact, it seems to have raised more doubts. Several residents along Kitchen Creek who attended […]

Electricians have done the wiring. Buses have been scheduled. Teams have been drawn up. Even lunch has been arranged. Now it will be up to the brainpower of nearly 80 First Nations youths from across the district to make this week’s first-annual “Knowledge Bowl” a hit. “I think it will […]

Strong concerns raised during a public information session last week has convinced the executive board at Kitchen Creek Golf Course to remove the rock dam near the edge of its property by Kehl Road. Greens committee chair Rick Payne, who attended the session last Wednesday at the Crozier Hall, brought […]

An off-line pond capturing flood water from the spring run-off and heavy rainstorms could be the answer to the irrigation needs of Kitchen Creek golf course without upsetting its neighbours. Greens committee chair Rick Payne said the golf course has given up any plans for drawing water directly from the […]

The benches around the auction ring at the Stratton sales yard were packed Saturday, with 13 of the 19 bulls up for bid finding buyers at the 20th-annual Rainy River Bull Evaluation Centre’s sale. A Charolais bull raised by Wayne C. Meyers fetched the highest bid at $2,200. The next […]

Two more teens are needed to fill out the roster of local 4-H’ers bound for Olds, Alta. this summer on an exchange program funded through the federal government. Kim Jo Calder, a club leader with the Rainy River District 4-H Association, said anyone aged 14-18 who was interested had to […]

With about 700 head of cattle already lined up, the annual spring sale at the Stratton sales yard already is shaping up to be a good one for both buyers and sellers. “The prices still are being steady,” Peter Spuzak, president of the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association, said yesterday. “We […]

When most people take a vacation, it is not to get away from the effects of nuclear radiation. But over the past several years, children from Belarus have been doing just that in an effort to improve their health after leaving in the fallout zone of the Chernobyl nuclear accident […]

Kitchen Creek Golf Club is hoping to ease some of the pressure that has built up over water use for its new irrigation system at a public meeting tonight. But some neighbouring residents, like Peter Spuzak, are worried there won’t be much water left for themselves after the course takes […]

“Pointing kids in the right direction–which way do you want to go?” is the motto of the “Youth United” program run by the Sunset Country Métis. But the program–which began in October on a six-month basis with funding by the Métis Nation of Ontario and Human Resources and Development Canada–may […]

Good weather, tons of people, and a bit of a profit combined to make the annual Nestor Falls Lions Club’s Winter Carnival a “great success” last weekend. Nadine Johnson, one of the organizers, said they couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to stage the carnival, with a slight wind […]

With the deadline for input on proposed changes to water level management on Namakan and Rainy Lakes coming up Friday, those downstream of the dam at Fort Frances are wondering what all this will mean for the river. And it’s a question Jennifer Mercer hasn’t been able to get much […]