It’s all but official–Warren Hoshizaki will be the new director of education for the Rainy River District Board of Education. John McLeod, the current acting director, confirmed yesterday that only thing left to officially make Hoshizaki the director is a vote at the next board meeting Dec. 1. Hoshizaki was […]

The results were long anticipated but critics were quick to voice their opinions on the “Lands for Life” consolidated report released last Friday. It wasn’t so much what was there that had some disturbed. It’s what wasn’t there. While he vocally opposed the final draft report being sent away without […]

Atikokan residents are being advised to keep boiling their water after yet another sample tested positive for disease-causing bacteria last Friday. “It was the same problem. The Cryptosporidium was still in it,” Atikokan Mayor Dennis Brown said yesterday, adding the Ontario Clean Water Agency was working to resolve the problem. […]

Visiting the Stratton Toy Library, I discussed different programs with Sandy Shrumm, who was looking after the day’s activities while co-ordinator Patti Nordin was engaged with other matters. Shrumm did indicate that because their Wednesday after-school program has become a great success, the toy library will have to revert to […]

Crossroads School was a hub of excitement last Friday as the grade five and six classes hosted the Calvary Elementary Christian School from Wayzata, Mn. (southwest of Minneapolis). This group showed up at the door bright and early, having arrived in Devlin the evening before and spending the night at […]

The Chapple heritage committee held its final fundraising supper Saturday evening at the Recreation Centre there, with about 150 people in attendance. Blessings was said by Bill Clink. Co-chairman of the Heritage Committee, Rilla Race and June Wheatley, Heather Oltsher and Karen Jackson welcomed guests to this special occasion. Highlight […]

If “bricks” are considered bad and “bouquets” good, then the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture grew a lot of flowers this year. Kim Desserre gave her list of “bricks and bouquets” at the RRFA’s annual meeting Saturday night in Pinewood as one of her final duties as president. The RRFA […]

A new water heater is being installed at the Atikokan pool after that was determined to be the cause of a carbon monoxide leak that sent 18 people to hospital last Tuesday night. Five of the victims had to be airlifted to Minneapolis for treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. Everyone […]

Four district 4-H members are heading to Toronto this week in hopes of striking gold. Stacey Angus, Melissa Brant, Rebecca Cornell, and Angela Teeple are in the provincial finals of the 4-H’s “Go for the Gold” contest, which goes Saturday in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The quartet, […]

The Emo Christian Reformed Church fellowship committee held a potluck supper last Friday evening, with about 100 people in attendance. It also was Clergy Appreciation Night, with a presentation made by Eltjo Wiersema–on behalf of the congregation–to Pastor Gerald and Cora Van Smeerdyk. “We present this small gift in appreciation […]

If it had seams, they would have been bursting. The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market closed for the season in a big way Saturday, with manager Andra Stacpoole-Arnold saying it was packed with vendors and customers alike. “It was busy,” she noted. “There were some new vendors who hadn’t been there […]

The Ontario Clean Water Agency has filter and chemical experts coming to Atikokan’s water treatment plant to see what went wrong in its system after the Northwestern Health Unit issued a “boil water” advisory there last week. It’s also conducting a “wet well cleanout” to see if that will prevent […]