Need an idea for a relaxing Sunday afternoon with the family? Well, the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture is holding a farm tour this Sunday from 12:30-5 p.m., aptly named “A Drive in the Country.” “There are five farms,” noted tour organizer Deb Cornell. “At each farm, there will food […]

Making the grade under Ontario’s new guidelines isn’t going to be easy for the pupils—or the teachers, who may find themselves understaffed and overworked under the new curriculum. Tom Fry, who works in curriculum services with the Fort Frances-Rainy River Board of Education, said students who are not making the […]

About 1,285 head of cattle were moved through the Stratton sales yard Saturday, with many steers selling in the $0.90-$1.10/lb range. But the buyers were picky this year, and not every steer was able to fetch such a high price. “The general feeling was where the quality was, the price […]

It’s T-minus 30 days until the deadline to file nomination papers for the municipal election in November but the races haven’t attracted much attention yet. As of Monday, no one had filed nomination papers for a seat on councils in Alberton, La Vallee, Chapple, Rainy River, Emo, McCrosson-Tovell, Morley, and […]

With the approach of fall, area residents can probably expect to see bears nosing around their backyards. But just how many bruins pay a visit depends largely on the precautions taken by homeowners. An increase in bear sightings have been reported in the McIrvine Road and Eighth Street areas of […]

The Boreal West Round Table will hear public presentations on the future of natural resources and resource management on Crown lands Sept. 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fort Frances Legion. With eight meetings and a “bombardment of paper” under his belt, round table member Jack Hedman admitted the group […]

Most trustees on the local public school board said they don’t plan to seek re-election in November. Out of the 14 trustees on the board, only one person was thinking of running again while another was undecided. The other 12 had answers which ranged from “not likely” to a very […]

If you have a child in grades one to eight, they’ll now need a B-minus to pass this year. It’s part of Ontario’s new curriculum, which demands higher standards from its students for them to graduate. Guidelines for Math and Language were released in June. Curriculum outlines for Science and […]

Weechi-it-te-win Family Services Inc. marked its 10th anniversary yesterday with an open house, celebrating its success as a native child welfare agency despite a continuing struggle to keep up with funding cuts. Held at the Nanicost grounds, the open house included traditional drumming ceremonies and a barbecue, as well as […]

It’s a tale that closely resembles the one about the country mouse and the city mouse. But this one was real-life. Local 4-H members Stacey Angus, 16, and Simone LeBlanc, 18, took part in “Today’s Leaders, Tomorrow’s Issues,” a workshop Aug. 23-25 at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto for […]

Tours of the new oriented strand board mill proved to be the most popular part of Voyageur Panel’s grand-opening celebrations held yesterday in Barwick. By the end of the day, well over 500 people had their chance to see how OSB was made. In fact, about an hour into the […]

Emo and area residents will have the chance to receive local dental care again next month–something they haven’t had access to since Dr. James Singer left town three months ago. Fort Frances dentists Dr. Brent Danylchuk and Dr. Mike Gerstner, co-owners of the Fort Frances Dental Centre, have decided to […]