The adage “first impressions are important” could play a key role in putting district residents into the winner’s circle if they enter their farms in the annual Rainy River Valley beautification competition.
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It’s been a mixed year for the Emo Research Station, with some of the plot trials doing very well while others seemed to have suffered.
The research station will be holding an open house next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to give area residents a chance to see how this year’s crop trials are going.
Public school board staff who were slated to be cut due to amalgamation and the new funding model seem to have gotten a stay of execution at last night’s committee of the whole meeting here.
Next stop, Rainy River!
This weekend marks the eleventh year that carloads of railroad fun will be celebrated at the annual Railroad Daze festival in Rainy River.
The festival is in the recognition of the importance the Canadian Northern and later Canadian National Railways played in the development of the community.
“Exceptional” was the only word service manager Tom Jackson could find to describe the turnout at Tompkins’ 100th anniversary celebrations last week.
“There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who live in Mine Centre, and those who want to.”
It’s an age-old Mine Centre adage Terry Hyatt shared during Mine Centre’s Homecoming celebration last weekend.
The race is on to see who will be crowned Fall Fair Queen, with eight young contestants seeking to win the coveted title this year.
The new queen will be crowned during the annual Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society Fall Fair, which runs Aug. 13-16 this year.
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.
When Jackie Champagne said she wanted to open a gas bar and convenience store in Barwick, she said a lot of people laughed at her and told her it wouldn’t survive.
But after one year of operation, Champagne and the “Roseberry Runway” are still around—and any critics have stopped laughing.
“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.