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It’s time for Railroad Daze

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.

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.