Even though school may have been out for the summer, the Rainy River District School Board last night saluted students and teachers alike for continuing their education over the break.
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Rainy River’s drinking water has been deemed safe again.
Angela Halvorsen is hoping people will want to “Get out of Town” this October.
Halvorsen is a co-ordinator for the “Get out of Town” district farm tour slated Oct. 1. A joint effort between the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture and the Rainy River Future Development Corp., it offers town residents a chance to check out the area’s agricultural community.
The second auction at the revamped Stratton cattle barn was a success Saturday despite the threat of anthrax in Rainy River District.
More than 640 head were sold during the annual yearling auction for prices exceeding those at similar sales in Winnipeg and southeastern Ontario.
The new school year at Donald Young in Emo is off to a great start, with the installation of a new computer lab expecting to be completed by the end of September.
Principal Nancy Fretter said the new lab will have 28 “modern” computers, all with a high-end Pentium II processor or better.
Funding concerns for the Northwestern Ontario Recycling Association have proven negligible as it heads into the fall in good financial condition.
“Everything’s going along the way it should be—the way we predicted in the budget,” NORA co-ordinator Keith Sveinson said. “I don’t see any reason we should run out of money.”
The number of cattle that have been killed by anthrax in Rainy River District has crept up to 15—and has now affected a second farm.
“In total, there was 11 animals that had died on the first farm—one was doing badly and was euthanized,” said Dr. George Luterbach of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Elk really do get around.
A radio-collared bull elk, released near Cameron Lake back in January as part of an effort to reintroduce a herd to this area, was sighted near Ely in northeastern Minnesota by a Department of Natural Resources officer last week.
That’s a distance of about 240 km as the crow flies.
The $3.3-million renovation at Emo hospital got a $2.08 million boost from the provincial government Monday.
During Monday night’s council meeting, Fort Frances re-affirmed its decision to pursue other means of economic development instead of the Rainy River Future Development Corp.—a move that has caught some district municipal leaders by surprise.