Economic focus is in the news more than ever these days and everyone seems like they're searching for ways to tighten their purse strings, especially at this time of the year when the Christmas credit card bills are rolling in.
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Backus Community Center in International Falls again will offer a hot chili meal as part of Icebox Days on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 2-4 p.m. on the stage.
The cost is $8 (U.S.) for a large bowl of chili and $5 for a smaller bowl (all meals include cornbread, condiments, beverages, and a cookie).
The provincial government has unveiled valuable resources to help farmers reduce the risk of barn fires this winter—the time when most barn fires occur.
It was a happy start to the New Year for Wade Modeland of Atikokan, who won the $2,000 up for grabs on Jan. 1 in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.
Doug Agar (Fort Frances) won the $100 for Jan. 1.
Dianne Lipinski and Samuel and Jean Arbuckle of Fort Frances were among the $50 winners in the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts' cash calendar draw for January.
Winning $75 were Frank Robinson and Debbie Fletcher of Dryden, and Mike Desemules of Red Lake.
On Jan. 6 around 4:05 p.m., the Kenora OPP was advised of an out building on fire at a residence on Highway 596.
The OPP, along with the Pellatt Fire Department, attended a short time later and were able to extinguish the blaze.
As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old Kenora man was arrested and charged with arson.
Members of the Rainy River District OPP are investigating a theft from a vehicle.
On Jan. 3 between 1 and 3 p.m., about $700 was stolen from a vehicle parked in the downtown area of Atikokan.
If you have any information about this theft, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A new year means a new calendar.
The Dairy Farmers of Ontario's Milk Calendar, which for years had been available to Ontario residents as an insert in the Fort Frances Times and other newspapers, will not be distributed that way this year.
But there's still a way for fans of the popular calendar to get their hands on it.
Angele Robichaud of Devlin got an early present after winning the $2,500 up for grabs on Christmas Eve in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.
For some, the idea of going to college sounds scary. Not everyone knows what program to take or many feel overwhelmed at the idea of going back after a long time away.
The College Access program at Confederation College is designed to help students make a seamless entry in post-secondary education.