The Rainy River branch of the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is pleased to announce that on Saturday May, 25, Rainy River will be having their first LGBTQ Pride event and we invite all in the community to take part with us.
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Black bears have a keen sense of smell. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry plans to take advantage of that to update our bear population data for the province.
Starting this month, ministry staff will conduct barbed-wire hair trap surveys in several parts of Ontario.
The United Beef Club's first meeting was held at the home of David and Shari Peters on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
The United Beef Club has 15 members this year, ranging from Barwick to Rainy River.
To start off the meeting, youth leaders, Alanna Gerula and Aynsley Williams planned an ice breaker activity that involved skittles and questions about 4-H.
Today at approximately 8:30 a.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received two reports of stolen vehicles from callers residing in the Town of Fort Frances.
A few new forest fires were reported over the Victoria Day long weekend.
Fort Frances fire #3 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Rawn Reservoir, approximately 6 kilometres northeast of Atikokan.
Sioux Lookout fire #5 is not under control at 0.5 ha. and is located near Doghole Lake in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.
With the Victoria Day long weekend upon us, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind boaters to take appropriate safety measures when exploring local waters this weekend and beyond. “Safe Boating Awareness Week” spans the week of May 18-24.
Always consider these important points before heading out on the water:
Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on May 8 with 30 members in attendance.
The meeting was brought to order at 7:05 p.m. by president Alfreda Easton, followed by the minutes of the April 10 general meeting and the May 1 executive meeting being read and approved.
There were no new membership applications presented for approval.
Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to advise the public that they are working diligently with local stakeholders to increase the safety and security of the Scott Street area in Fort Frances.
Members of the OPP have been increasing police presence by actively conducting regular foot patrol.
The 49th-annual Manitou Fish Fry is returning to Rainy River First Nations this Friday (May 17).
The fish fry is hosted by the Rainy River First Nations' (RRFN) chief and council.
The event will start at 4 p.m. on the RRFN pow-wow grounds just north of Junction 11/71.
The community event has become a tradition and usually draws anywhere from 800-900 people.
Tom Bedard, Mar Fraczkiewicz and Jeff and Nicole Wall—all of Fort Frances—were among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association for the week of May 5-11.
Other winners included Tom Kehler, Karen Laffier, and Sandy and Tom Morden (Atikokan), and Dan Racicot (Timmins, Ont.).