A trio of calves sat mooing in their pens as they waited to be brought through the ring at the Stratton sales barn on Saturday put on by the Rainy River Cattlemen's Association. More than 1,600 head of cattle went through the ring, generating almost $2-million overall.
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A group of Rainy River Field Naturalist Club members and volunteers braved the cold at the Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail in Alberton on Saturday morning to begin laying in a little over 300 feet of cedar to the boardwalk there.
New Gold mine planner Bryan Strahl attended St. Francis School here last Thursday to teach Grade 4 students about the mine, its impacts, and effects on the environment. Our Lady of the Way students also sat in on the presentation via videoconference and asked questions.
St. Michael's School students, educational assistant Mrs. Hamilton, and teacher Mrs. Vamdanbrand showed their support for “Orange Shirt Day” by wearing orange yesterday.
St. Michael's students walked laps around the school yard Thursday during their walk for Terry Fox. The “Terry Fox School Run” was held at schools across Canada, including here in Rainy River District, during which students exercised and learned all about the Canadian hero.
Bob Saunders hauled some cedar planks over fellow Rainy River Valley Field Naturalist Club member Mike Hammond, who drilled nails into the boards to keep them in place on Saturday. A handful of club members and volunteers worked on their project of adding just over 300 feet of cedar to the boardwalk at the Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail in Alberton.
Fort High teacher Joshua Spooner shared a smile as he got his hair cut by Kim Daley this morning at FFHS to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. Spooner got the most votes from students to be selected to have his head shaved. Runner-up Owen Johnson later volunteered to have his beard shaved after much coaxing from the crowd of Fort High students and staff.
Ann Watson and Legion president Ray Watson (right) shared big smiles after presenting Robert Bagacki with a 45-year pin for his near half-century of service to the branch during the Honours and Awards Ceremony held Saturday at the Legion.
The Fort Frances Legion Br. #29 and Ladies Auxiliary filled the Legion Hall on Saturday afternoon to honour and recognize members who reached a milestone in their service.
The awards were held differently than in years past, with them being done jointly instead of individually for the branch and auxiliary.
A group of 65 girls from across Northwestern Ontario attended Sunny Cove Camp from Sept. 20-23 for a weekend of empowerment, building positive self-esteem, and leadership skills.
The annual “I Am Awesome (And I Know It)” self-esteem retreat for young women brought in girls aged 11-16 from Rainy River District, as well as Dryden, Kenora, and Thunder Bay.