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Pumpkin grower nabs 'golden hoe' third-straight year

Adrian Trenchard once again took the prize for the heaviest pumpkin at the annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, with this year's entry weighing in at 329 pounds.

It was the third-straight “golden hoe” for the 13-year-old grower from Sleeman.

Trenchard told the Times he wasn't really that sure about his chances in the contest this year.

'Luncheon of Hope' in works

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Rainy River District Breast Health Network once again is hosting it biennial “Luncheon of Hope” on Saturday, Oct. 21 at noon at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Organizers are excited to present “The Butterfly Story,” a transformative art experience and presentation about breast cancer survivors and their journey.

Learn more about OPP Auxiliary

Want to get involved in your communities? Interested in working alongside your local OPP officers?

The OPP Auxiliary Unit may be for you!

A free public information session to explain the hiring process for the OPP Auxiliary Program will be held this Sunday (Oct. 8) at 7 p.m. at the Fort Frances OPP detachment (located at the Civic Centre).

NuVision provides update on its district mine project

NuVision Resources, a mining company with claims in the Mine Centre area, gave an update on its successful exploration at a presentation last Wednesday at La Place Rendez-Vous.

The company reported its activity over the last four years has come up with unique gold zones on its Cat Key property, located about 60 km east of Fort Frances.

Four charged in break-in

Members of the Rainy River District OPP recently responded to a break-and-enter to a King's Highway residence, resulting in the theft of firearms.

An investigation involving the Northwest Region Crime Management team, Emergency Response Team, and Forensic Identification Services was conducted.

As a result of the investigation, four people have been charged.

Board to review EQAO results

The Rainy River District School Board will review the results of the 2016-17 EQAO testing at its regular meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Rainy River High School.

The Education Quality and Accountability Office testing assesses reading, writing, and mathematics in certain grades to help the board determine where improvements can be made in the curriculum.