Submitting a grid drawing to their local fire department of a home escape plan in the event of a fire has paid off big time for two Barwick youths. Josh Whalen, 13, and Josh Zimmerman, six, were among 12 children from across the province who recently had their names picked […]

With just over five weeks left in the year, the fundraising drive for the new Rainy River Hospital has raised $144,500–nearly half of the $300,000 local share. As of Monday, 289 of the 595 bricks in the “Buy a brick, build it quick” campaign have been pledged at $500 each. […]

It will be a big kick-off for the Emo hospital fundraising campaign this Friday night at the Legion there, with all 200 tickets for the dinner sold out. Gerd O’Sullivan, chair of the fundraising committee, said Monday support for the event has been excellent so far. “Not just by buying […]

Atikokan may have landed the new Community Care Access Centre’s 310-INFO call centre but that, in turn, may help Fort Frances in its bid for a cell phone project for Northwestern Ontario. As first reported in last Thursday’s Daily Bulletin, Atikokan will became the base of operation for the 310-INFO […]

Bringing back an annual hereford sale in the district was just one objective outlined by the Rainy River Hereford Association’s new executive during its annual meeting Friday night at the Devlin Hall. Kim Jo Calder heads up the association as president, with Archie Wiersema as vice-president and Stacey Angus as […]

Tom and Wendy Judson say they’re sick of the hold up with their Echo Lakes Estates Ltd. subdivision project on the west end of Emo–and have filed notice of their intent to sue the Ministry of the Environment if the delay isn’t rectified immediately. The Judsons submitted a proposal for […]

Although inclement weather conditions cancelled Remembrance Day services in Emo, Devlin, Barwick, and Stratton, it did not stop the students at Donald Young School from holding their assembly last week. The introduction and welcome was given by grade six teacher Lucinda Meyers, with Diana Redford acting as emcee. “Good morning […]

The Ontario Clean Water Agency sent away another sample of Atikokan’s water last week to be tested for the Cryptosporidium parasite–and the results came back positive once again. “It was reconfirmed that Cryptosporidium was indeed in the water supply,” OCWA client services rep Peter Fox said yesterday morning. This time, […]

The Northwestern Health Unit celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday, Nov. 2, with staff from the Emo office on hand to serve cake and refreshments during a two-hour open house. Gerd O’Sullivan cut the one-layer anniversary cake while staff clerk Loretta LeBlanc helped with the proceedings. Ken Hampton presented O’Sullivan […]

They may not have come back with the top prize but competing at the annual 4-H “Go for the Gold” provincial championships at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto definitely was a golden experience. Stacey Angus, Melissa Brant, Rebecca Cornell, and Angie Teeple represented all of Northern Ontario against […]

Ol’ Man Winter arrived with a vengeance here yesterday, bringing with it about 13 cm of snow and wind gusts exceeding 60 km/h. The wet heavy snow snapped trees and power lines across the district, and forced most highways to close for at least a few hours due to slippery […]

District school councils for both the public and Catholic boards are being asked to meet together next Tuesday at Donald Young School in Emo in hopes of establishing a communication network between them. Dona Pollard, a member of the Ontario Parent Council who sits on its parent involvement committee, is […]