Bidding was strong and prices were high as close to 950 head of cattle moved through the Stratton sales yard Saturday at the second-annual spring sale held by the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association. Buyers’ row was close to full when the sale started, with the first head of cattle being […]

Council decided meters weren’t the answer but the town is still working on a plan to free up more parking spaces along Scott Street for shoppers. Now it’s hoping signs directing the public to the town-owned parking lots, as well as making information available as to their use, will work. […]

KBHW Radio in International Falls will hold a charity auction at the Bob Walls Memorial Union Hall there to raise support specifically for the physical needs of its building and radio maintenance. “The facility has served us extremely well in the 15 years of our existence,” noted station manager Bruce […]

Kim Jo Calder, manager of the Emo Research Station, has taken every advantage of the early spring, with many of the cereal crops for her performance trials already in the ground there. Calder started seeding the middle of last week although she said the ground was worked up and ready […]

The fire department here could see some trimming as part of the town’s offer of golden handshakes to those employees within 10 years of retirement. While he wouldn’t reveal how many firefighters were eligible for the early retirement option, Fort Frances CAO Bill Naturkach assured the community would not be […]

St. George’s Anglican Church Mission House has a special thanks to the many people who have donated such excellent quality clothing and household articles to its thrift shop. They also acknowledge the many regular patrons who support their weekly sales, noting the response of donors and buyers alike has been […]

With one officer transferred and the other unable to work due to medical reasons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has decided to close up its “storefront” office in Fort Frances. And it may never reopen. Sgt. Bob Grinstead, of the Thunder Bay RCMP detachment, said the move to pull down […]

The Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition wants to measure how safe people feel our community is for youth, and it’s turning to the public for input. The coalition’s Family and School Safety Committee is conducting a survey of what people perceive as safety issues or concerns for local youth. Committee […]

More than 160 women from across Northwestern Ontario are expected to gather in the west end of the district Friday for the start of the Catholic Women’s League 45th-annual convention. The convention will attract C.W.L. members from the Thunder Bay Diocese, which includes Marathon, Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, […]

It’s about that time of year again when Fort High students blitz the town for garbage, with their annual spring cleanup slated to start May 5. Co-ordinator Walter Horban said students and volunteers will take almost anything to the town’s landfill site. Exceptions will be shingles, and anything that is […]

With Rainy Lake having its earliest “ice out” on record last week, local boating stores are enjoying record sales while fly-in fishing services and resorts are well ahead of schedule. In fact, all signs are pointing towards a promising summer ahead. “The fact that we’ve had a poor snowmobiling winter, […]