It wasn’t a stampede crowd at the Royal Canadian Legion here Friday night but it was enough to raise the last bit of money needed to bring 11 children to Rainy River District from Belarus Susan Affleck, local team leader for the Canadian Relief Fund for Chernobyl Victims in Belarus, […]

Ask a museum curator what was significant about May 18 and the answer may come as a surprise. May 18 wasn’t just Victoria Day here in Canada, it also happened to be International Museum’s Day–set aside in recognition of the important role museums play in the collection and preservation of […]

There are some basic rules to follow when it comes to attending the annual fish fry hosted by the Rainy River First Nation. Rule one: don’t worry about coming too early or too late because there really is no such thing. People start filtering about the roundhouse just a few […]

Barwick resident Tony Richards is hoping for fur, fins, feathers, and horns to cross his path over the next few months as he picks up the pace in his new business “Sturgeon Creek Taxidermy.” Richards, 25, who is currently running his taxidermy operation out of his parents’ home on Hele […]

Fort Frances property owners won’t see their second tax bill until later this summer after town council agreed to delay the final billing date two months to Aug. 31. CAO Bill Naturkach said with the assessment roll not expected from the province until the end of this month, there was […]

The town received a one-paragraph letter from LM Architects of Winnipeg late Monday afternoon requesting seven more days to determine if a proposed double-rink ice facility can be built here within the $4.9-million budget. The letter informed the town that LM was awaiting cost estimates from Ernst Hansch Construction, the […]

After several months of growing tension between the Rainy River First Nation band and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, both sides came away smiling from the meeting table yesterday. Chief Jim Leonard met with DNR Commissioner Rod Sando in St. Paul, Mn. to discuss fishery management on Rainy River. […]

Even though the Muskie boys’ soccer team fell 1-0 to Dryden in their final game of a tournament here last weekend to finish in second spot, the coaches came away satisfied their team has a good shot at winning the NorWOSSA title this year. The Muskies opened with a convincing […]

If you walked through the halls of Mine Centre School last week, you might have seen a bear roaming the halls or an eagle circling around some of the classrooms. You might even have seen a moose coming out of the boys’ washroom if you waited long enough. About 70 […]

After leading last weekend’s tournament here in offensive production, one thing is certain when it comes to evaluating the Muskie girls’ soccer team. They can score goals. Lots of them. Paced by the offensive talents of Laureen Cousineau, who scored six goals in four games over the weekend, the Muskies […]

The last two days of rainfall brought much-needed moisture to newly-seeded crops and pastures, causing district farmers to heave a collective sigh of relief. But given the dry weather of late, people are still asking, “Is it enough?” Kim Desserre, president of the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture, said that […]