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Nestor Falls Marine doubles in size

Nestor Falls Marine has grown—to more than double its size.

The business, which sells and services boats and motors, as well as accessories like life jackets, depth finders, water tubes, and paddle boats, has gone from 40’x40’ to 40’x100’.

“Business has been growing,” co-owner Tammi Foster said Tuesday. “Now we can stock more products.”

Barwick man gets shock of his life

Hit by lightning Wednesday, gall bladder out on Monday. So far, the month of July has been an exciting one for Cliff Hagen of Barwick.

Hagen, who builds log homes, was at a work site around 4 p.m. on July 5 when a thunderstorm moved in. He decided to shut down early and was covering up his skidder when he got the shock of his life.

Hospital phone fund established

Imagine being in the hospital and not able to talk to loved ones over the telephone.

Well, that’s exactly the case at the year-old acute care wing at the new Rainy River Health Centre.

Two weeks ago, the family of the late Pearl Desjardine appealed to the community to help establish a fund to have phone service placed in three acute care rooms.

Swarms of moths take over!

After about a month-long respite, the forest tent caterpillars that plagued the district in May and June are back—sort of.

Actually, they now can be seen as tiny tan brown moths clinging to almost every street light and building in town as more and more of them emerge from their cocoons this week.

Public school board honours 16 retirees

The Rainy River District School Board marked a first in its history Saturday by bringing together all its staff, including the various unions, for an employee appreciation dinner at the Red Dog Inn.

“With an organization that has such a rich history, it’s important to recognize its members every chance you get,” said Education Director Warren Hoshizaki.