Yvonne Treffers (Atikokan) and Joe Bremault (South Junction, Man.) won the $100 up for grabs on April 30 and May 1 in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.
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The 78th-annual Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts saw great support during its “Highlights Concert” that featured youths from across the district singing, playing an instrument, or acting out a scene last Tuesday night at the Townshend Theatre here.
Sardines are an acquired taste for people . . . but not for bears.
For them, sardines are a gourmet meal.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry plans to take advantage of that to update our bear population data for the province, especially in areas where there are concerns about the sustainability of the bear population.
Our district will be bustling with activities over the next few weeks.
The annual Emo Walleye Classic takes place May 24-26 this year and is always an exciting three days between the weigh-ins and all the other activities
The entire community of Emo gets involved to make this an enjoyable weekend for not only the anglers but the spectators, too.
The Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met last Wednesday (May 9), with 25 members in attendance.
An application for membership was received and passed for Gabriella McDougall.
Initiation will take place at a future meeting.
Christina McDougall, meanwhile, officially was installed as auxiliary secretary for the current year.
Donald Young School in Emo has been working to increase the lines of communication between teachers and parents through its monthly “Rainy River First Nation Parent Engagement Lunches.”
In the three years the program has existed, it has grown from one or two parents participating to 16 at the most recent lunch in April.
Three new forest fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Red Lake Fire #22 is located near the community of Pikangikum.
The 0.5-hectare blaze was reported in the early afternoon and listed as “not under control” at last report.
Fort Frances Fire #5, another afternoon start, was four hectares in size near Silvertip Lake.
The Northwestern Catholic District School Board will vote tonight to approve a $2.01-million commitment to the new consolidated school build at the St. Francis School site here.
The consolidated school will combine St. Michael's and St. Francis to create one school where students can get their education from kindergarten to Grade 8.
On May 7, members of the Sioux Lookout OPP were flagged down by a female driving a truck.
The female, who was 36 years old from Sachigo Lake First Nation, told officers the reason she flagged them down was she wished to tell on her drug dealer as she was not happy with the product that they had sold her.
Eight new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
These were located in the Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, Red Lake, and Nipigon districts.
Of note, Red Lake Fire #20, located near Pikangikum First Nation, was listed as “not under control” at five hectares.
The remaining ones either were “out," "under control," or being "held.”