On March 28, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Rainy River District crime unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Atikokan.
The warrant followed an extensive investigation. As a result of the investigation, a 44-year-old Atikokan man has been charged criminally with the following offences:
Crossroad School students ended out last week both inspired and motivated to become better writers.
Best-selling Canadian author from Red Deer, Alberta, Sigmund Brouwer visited Crossroads School last Thursday and Friday to teach students about writing and promote an interest in literature.
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FIRST: Naomi Dunn (Honours)
FIRST: Janelle Clouston (Honours)
As district farmers get into calving season, it can be difficult to escape from the herd and meet up with other producers.
Spring is here and with that comes many events in district communities.
Guthrie United Church in Devlin will host its annual Spring Tea this Saturday (March 30) from 2-3:30 p.m.
Desserts and tea/coffee will be served, along with refreshments for the young people. There also will be a bake table, penny table, and much more.
With March coming to a close, the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is getting ready to take the stage.
The Festival is set to begin its 79th year this Monday (April 1), with chair Cynthia Donald noting registration numbers are staying on track with previous years.
“Our French has gone up a bit, the instrumental has gone down a bit,” she remarked.
The public school board currently is working on several capital projects throughout the district, with some of them slated for completion this fall.
Plant operations and maintenance manager Travis Enge gave a brief verbal update of the projects at the Rainy River District School Board's regular meeting earlier this month.
The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at Heron Landing (Couchiching).
The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries are limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6.
With the bitter cold in the rear-view mirror and warming temperatures ahead, it feels like spring finally has arrived.
And with it comes a shift in priorities.
For many in the district, that shift has to do with the upcoming growing season and the pressures local farmers face to maximize their crop yields and profits.