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District included on study tour

District farmers will get a chance to offer their insights into Canada/U.S. relations to 30 students of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program who will be stopping here July 8-9.

The visit is part of the program’s two-week North American study tour. Rainy River District became a stop partially due to the fact one of its graduates, Kim Cornell, lives in Devlin.

New school slated for Big Grassy

“This is a site for our children, our children’s children, and their grandchildren . . . a place where they can learn and enjoy themselves,” said Big Island elder Joe Big George.

And with those words, a ground-breaking ceremony for the new school at Big Grassy began last Thursday morning.

Lake of the Woods Park in good hands

Assabaska Ojibway Heritage Park/Lake of the Woods Provincial Park will undergo some significant changes in the next year as new ownership has been altering the way it looks and operates.

A park was given to the Onegaming and Big Grassy First Nations as part of the settlement of the Assabaska Shoreline Reserve issue that was hotly debated last July.

Burriss marks 100 years of history

It was a day to renew friendships and catch up on old times. At least, that was how Grace Van Drunen described the Burriss centennial celebrations held Saturday.

For Van Drunen, it’s not just history. It’s her life. She was born in a Burriss farmhouse 93 years ago this September and lived in the township all her life.

She’s watched it grow—and change.