Employees from Mr. Sub, Tim Hortons, Copper River Inn, and Flint House attended free customer service courses offered out of the Valley Adult Learning Association on Sept. 24—27 and again on Oct. 2.
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Local MPP Greg Rickford held a cake-cutting ceremony yesterday at his new constituency office located at 276 Scott St. to celebrate its grand opening. The office hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Robert Moore student Chloe Allen roasted bannock outside of the Nanicost building on Thursday during the Seven Generations Education Institute's annual “Fall Harvest.” Students learned about indigenous culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
Cattle from across the district were auctioned off Saturday at the Stratton sales barn during a fall cattle show held by the Rainy River Cattlemen's Association.
More than 1,600 head came through the ring, generating more than $1.93 million for local farmers.
“It was a pretty good sale,” said RRCA member and sales barn volunteer Kim Jo Bliss.
The 20th-annual Rainy River Giant Pumpkin Festival came to Hannam Park on Saturday for a day of fun contests, games, shopping, and prizes.
The cold weather may have kept some folks at home but the event still saw a great level of support, with about 150 people coming through the park.
“It was very successful," said festival president Valerie Leininger. "Cold but successful.”
The Grade 4 class at St. Francis School here received an in-depth presentation about what goes on at the New Gold mine north of Barwick this past Thursday.
Students at Our Lady of the Way School also sat in on the presentation via videoconference.
The Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail's boardwalk currently is being extended 330 feet, with the work expected to be completed within the next couple of weeks.
Members of the Rainy River Valley Field Naturalist Club have been volunteering their time to lay in the cedar boards onto the trail located in Alberton.
The new international bridge between Rainy River to Baudette currently is under construction in a co-ordinated effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Ontario Ministry of Transportation. The project, which started started in June, will replace the old bridge linking the two communities.
Rainy River Giant Pumpkin Festival vice-president Donna Wolanicki, left, and president Valerie Leininger were all smiles on Saturday under the big tent at Hannam Park. They are seated next to two scarecrows that were donated by Riverview School. The local day care centre and high school also donated painted signs and decor to the family-friendly event.
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.