Friday, October 31, 2014


Cash calendar winners

Jaret Brigham (Atikokan) and Donald Bolen (Stratton) won the $100 up for grabs Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association’s weekly cash calendar draw.

Trick-or-treater safety tips

In order to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Hallowe’en, the Northwestern Health Unit would like to remind children, parents, and drivers of several Hallowe’en safety tips.
Overwhelmed by the excitement of Hallowe’en, children may forget simple pedestrian safety rules.
They have a tendency to dart onto roads or driveways from unexpected places—the most common being between parked cars.

Election sees changes to several municipalities

Monday’s election brought change to several municipalities in Rainy River District.
According to unofficial results, Jack Siemens was elected mayor of Emo with 345 votes, beating incumbent Vincent Sheppard (180).
“I’m looking forward to working with the new council,” Siemens said yesterday, adding he’s very happy with the results.

Perinatal program now being delivered here

Confederation College has partnered with Conestoga College (located in Kitchener) and Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. to offer the perinatal nursing program for registered nurses locally.

Agronomy services offered to farmers

District farmers could have the potential to become more economical—if they take advantage of the expertise of John Sawatzky, owner and principal consultant of Farmland Ag Services.

Calendar winners

Tracey Cobiness (Kenora) won the $50 up for grabs in the local Alzheimer Society’s cash calendar draw for October.
The $40 winners included Joan Hanson and Dianne Drake (Fort Frances), Laurie Desserre (Dryden), Pauline Cronley (Ear Falls), and John Bergen, Curt and Caren Leutschaft, and Karl Lang (Vermilion Bay).

Campbell outlines key priorities

At the start of the new fall session in the Ontario legislature on Tuesday, local MPP Sarah Campbell wasted no time laying out priorities for Kenora-Rainy River.
Within recent months spent in the riding, Campbell talked directly with residents about their needs and highest priorities.

RRFDC here to lend a helping hand

Many budding entrepreneurs have ideas for a small business but don’t know where to start.
No worries—the Rainy River Future Development Corp. is here to help.
With Oct. 19-25 being “Small Business Week,” RRFDC business development officer Angela Halvorsen concedes the economic development side sometimes tends to get more publicity.

Small business owners give advice

Thinking of starting a small business?
It’s “Small Business Week” (Oct. 19-25) and the Times caught up with some of the more recently-started local ones to get some advice straight from the source.
Ben Morelli, who opened “From the Grind Up” on Scott Street in February, 2013, said networking is vital.

Board games seeing a revival

In such a technological age, it may seem strange that board games once again are gaining popularity.
But a local gaming group wants people to know that board games are back—and anyone can join in the fun.

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