A local business owner is up in arms because he fears the town is looking to “dump” taxes onto them, and increase taxes over and above the 4.75 percent already announced by council. In an letter faxed out to local Chamber of Commerce members and commercial taxpayers, Geroge Blanc, co-owner […]

The Unemployed Workers Council is trying to heighten public awareness on what it claims is the federal Liberal government’s discrimination against older workers, women, people of colour, immigrants, people on welfare, and those with disabilities through Human Resources Development Canada. It’s also trying to rally people who feel they have […]

When Normiska Corp.’s management meets with the public tomorrow night at La Place Rendez-Vous, chances are they won’t be focusing on the earthy benefits of peat products. This time, talk will centre around Normiska’s public invitation to get a “piece of the peat” through the purchase of shares in the […]

The stars were out in International Falls last Thursday night when 20 country music enthusiasts performed before a packed Roadhouse in hopes of being named the winner of the Jimmy Dean Country Showdown. “Port Of Call,” a band from Duluth, Mn., came away with the top honours. Winning the judges […]

Wicket clerks at the Canada Post office here no longer need to rely on postage manuals and calculators to keep track of business now that computers have been installed at the service counter. The Fort Frances office was one of just 500 out of 8,000 Canada Post outlets across the […]

Amanda Roy and Angela Shoemaker have been in the business of raising rabbits for more than five months now–and things are really starting to hop. Starting with one “unwanted” rabbit the girls adopted back in April, the pair now have 23 bunnies. The breeds now include lops, short-haired rexes, jack […]

The race is on to see who will be crowned Fall Fair Queen, with eight young contestants seeking to win the coveted title this year. The new queen will be crowned during the annual Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society Fall Fair, which runs Aug. 13-16 this year. In addition to […]

“There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who live in Mine Centre, and those who want to.” It’s an age-old Mine Centre adage Terry Hyatt shared during Mine Centre’s Homecoming celebration last weekend. A good crowd turned out for the festivities, ranging from current residents to seasonal […]

“Exceptional” was the only word service manager Tom Jackson could find to describe the turnout at Tompkins’ 100th anniversary celebrations last week. Although the anniversary was held over three days, Jackson said Saturday was the big day, when about 600 people from across Rainy River District and even parts of […]

Although a steady rain eventually forced the cancellation of the ‘A’-side final of the Barwick fastball tournament Sunday, a familiar name was preparing to take the field. The Emo Bulldogs, winners of the Rainy River District Fastball League title the past two seasons, found themselves in the final against Dryden […]

Muskie head coach Bob Swing is looking to add more coaches to help out with the junior football program this fall, which may soon be split up into two teams (grades seven/eight and grades nine/10). Swing said the younger team would play in a league against Minnesota ones while the […]

Convicted poachers will face far more serious consequences for having outstanding fines under a new law that will come into effect this fall. If convicted, poachers will not be able to renew their Outdoors cards, could face the possibility of having their fishing and hunting equipment taken away, and could […]