Many area businesses are pleased by last Wednesday’s announcement by Bell promising to provide fast, up-to-date services throughout most of Rainy River District.
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Security cameras may be installed at the Emo OPP detachment after a jury recommended such a move following a coroner’s inquest last week.
Dr. John Hammett, of the regional coroner’s office in Thunder Bay, visited the detachment last Wednesday and Thursday to conduct a mandatory inquest into the death of Phillip Kelly.
Riverside Foundation for Health Care is getting its “Care Close to Home” fundraising campaign rolling next month with a “stretcher push” from Rainy River to Fort Frances.
“We think this is a great opportunity for the whole district to show their support of the renovations at both the Emo Health Centre and La Verendrye hospital,” said Foundation director Teresa Hazel.
More than 80 dancers took part in three days of dancing at the 13th-annual Weechi-It-Te-Win pow-wow here last Friday to Sunday.
The pow-wow, held at the Memorial Sports Centre, attracted dancers and participants from across Northwestern Ontario and Minnesota.
RN Arlene Rae started her career at La Verendrye hospital in Fort Frances in January, 1964 and put in her last day back in December.
Hopefully, this sends a message to all that our local hospital has been worthy of Rae’s excellent nursing ability for more than 35 years.
A “social” visit by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Allen Garber to Rainy River First Nation yesterday is hoped to be another step towards improving relations along the border.
More than 700 people gathered at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre west of Barwick last Friday, where Rainy River First Nation served over 370 pounds of fish.
Gordon Armstrong will be setting down the gavel this fall after 15 years after 15 years as mayor of Rainy River.
“I’m not running [in November], I’m retiring,” said Mayor Armstrong. “I’ve loved it [but] it’s the time now to try something different . . . to get some new blood in there.
“It’s time to do what Gord wants to do,” he stressed.
A little peace and quiet.
That’s what members of Northwestern Ontario’s Elk Restoration Coalition (NOERC) are giving the herd of wild elk that has been living near Cameron Lake since their release there earlier this year.
The Rainy River District Social Service Administration Board received a brief letter from Health minister Elizabeth Witmer confirming it has been designated as the land ambulance delivery agent for the area.
DSSAB beat out the Town of Fort Frances, which also had applied to administer the ambulance service.