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Raiders roll to 10th win of season

The Couchiching Raiders are proving to be a problem for a lot of teams in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League.

Grace Bragg and Darcy Jones homered to pace the Raiders to their league-leading 10th win of the season in a 19-12 decision over the Fort Frances Angels last night at Couchiching.

Raelle Redford hit a homer in a losing cause for the Angels.

Hospital workers rally against cuts

Local health care workers recently took a stand against the Progressive Conservative government's restructuring, centralization, and reduced funding of health care services.

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) rallied outside of La Verendrye Hospital yesterday in defence of public health.

School board passes budget, cuts 38 jobs

The Rainy River District School Board has a balanced budget for 2019-2020, but it comes with a hefty human price tag.

In a press release from the board released last Wednesday, the RRDSB said it would be eliminating 37.73 FTE (full-time equivalency) of staff due to changes in the education budget from the provincial government, as well as a decline in student enrollment.

Former MP passes away

Former member of parliament and life-long New Democrat John Rafferty passed away over the Canada Day long weekend.

His wife, Pam Cain, confirmed his death on Facebook on Sunday evening. Rafferty, 65, died of cancer. He would have been 66 tomorrow.

Centra romps over shorthanded CJ

Although it was a less than ideal situation for CJ Contracting, it still fought hard to the very end.

Fielding just the minimum seven players needed in order not to forfeit, CJ (1-2-2) ultimately ran out of gas as they suffered a 7-0 setback to Centra Pipelines in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Beaches safe for swimming

Swimming at the Point is a go for Canada Day.

According to test results released by the Northwestern Health Unit, both the Point and swimming dock along Colonization Road East were deemed safe for swimming in time for the Canada Day long weekend.

Water samples at both locations were taken on June 11. It takes three days for the sample results to be sent to the health unit.