As district farmers get into calving season, it can be difficult to escape from the herd and meet up with other producers.
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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.
Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 met on March 13 with 27 members in attendance.
The meeting was brought to order at 7:05 p.m. by president Alfreda Easton, followed by the minutes of the Feb. 13 general meeting and the March 6 executive meeting being read and approved.
In small communities, human trafficking isn't as commonly seen or talked about.
But it is an issue affecting the district and happens more often than people realize, says Peggy Loyie of the Rainy River District Victim Services Program.
“I learned at a conference that we go to annually down in Brainerd [Mn.] . . . that our community is just ripe for the picking,” she noted.
A confirmed case of Babesiosis (Babesia) by the Nor-West Animal Clinic here acts as a reminder of the need for continued vigilance when it comes to tick-borne diseases and our canine companions.
Babesia is a tick-borne infection that causes symptoms similar to Lyme disease, such as lameness, stiff and swollen joints, fever, and loss of appetite.
Sunday, Feb. 24 started like any other day at the cabin. Chores and good food, drinks. It was time to pack up and come back to town as my wife, Veronica, had to work the following morning.