Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • Royal trio
    Royal trio

    Kassidy LeDrew, centre, was crowned the 2014 Emo Fair queen Thursday evening upstairs at the Emo Arena, in conjunction with the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fair which ran this weekend. Elizabeth Allan, left, captured the title of First Princess while Joleigh Hayes was named Second Princess.

    Royal trio
  • ‘The wheels on the bus ...’
    ‘The wheels on the bus ...’

    Teagan Thoms, left, Jaana Fournier, and Quinn Miller waved goodbye as they set out on a bus ride yesterday morning as part of the “First Rider” program here. Organized by the Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium, the program is designed to familiarize young children and their parents with school buses and school bus safety.

    ‘The wheels on the bus ...’
  • Champion steer
    Champion steer

    Morgan Haw led her grand champion market steer around the ring during the annual 4-H steer auction held Saturday afternoon. With last year’s grand champion market steer cashing in at $3.80/pound, she was thrilled when her 1,220-pound steer fetched a $4.65/pound bid at the annual steer auction.

    Champion steer
  • Blood donor
    Blood donor

    Louise Bliss of Emo was among those who gave blood yesterday during the first day of Canadian Blood Services’ donor clinic at Fort Frances High School. A total of 128 community members turned out, with 107 units of blood collected—more than their day-one goal of 96 units. The clinic continues today from noon-3 p.m. and then 5-8 p.m. and there are about 90 appointments still available.

    Blood donor

Latest news

Business owners pleased with funding

The vacant Rainy Lake Hotel will be demolished and redeveloped into the Rainy Lake Market Square in the future thanks to nearly $1 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) and downtown business owners couldn’t be happier.

Attendance up overall at fair

Every year, organizers of the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s fall fair pray for sunshine for the three-day event held in Emo—and this year they got it.
In fact, the temperature might have been a little too warm on Friday.

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