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.
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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.
Two programs—the Provincial Homelessness Initiative Fund and the National Child Benefit Strategy—have been adapted to the needs of local families and approved by the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board.
The Stratton recreation grounds will become home to 35 special young trees after the inaugural “memorial tree” dedication ceremony takes place there Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
“This has turned into something a lot bigger than I expected,” said Moe Henry, who, along with his wife, Joyce, has been selling trees for people to remember their loved ones by since March.
The Emo Centennial Committee has done its final tally of the amount raised from last year’s celebration and Monday presented a cheque for $9,057 towards renovations at the Emo hospital.
This amount is on top of $1,200 already donated by the Emo Centennial Committee, as well as $2,100 raised by the Emo and Chapple centennial committees at a barn dance last year.
At first glance, it might appear Teddy Bone and her horse, “Bribon,” are an extreme contrast.
The 10-year-old purebred Pasafino is a fairly young horse and—with constantly moving feet and shaking head—has the spirit to match. At 75 years of age, Bone is not who you would expect to find training the lively animal.
“There is nothing in here we wouldn’t want to do.”
That’s how Carol-Lynne Oldale, director of education for the Northwest Catholic District School Board’s, described the fourth instalment of the Education Improvement Commission’s “Road Ahead” series during last night’s regular board meeting here.