One of the two local teams sent to the regional “Go for the Gold” competition near Sault Ste. Marie has earned a berth in the provincial finals this November at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
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After six weeks of living with a domestic water shortage, Atikokan residents can feel more at ease these days now that the state of emergency there has been lifted.
Construction on the Plateau Lake dam project also will begin soon.
“The construction has already started on the road to the future dam site,” Atikokan Mayor Dennis Brown said Monday morning.
Freeze up could spell disaster for Emo’s water supply and that has council there looking at its options tonight to nip the problem before winter hits.
Any decision could depend on the price tag the solution comes with. But with freeze up normally in November, the municipality is hoping to do something fast.
The fourth-annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival is set to go Saturday, Oct. 3 at Hannam Park in Rainy River, and organizer Dr. Ewan Affleck said this year’s crop could be big.
Eight district girls are out to prove they know all there is to know about 4-H when they head to Bruce Mines (near Sault Ste. Marie) for the regional “Go for the Gold” competition Saturday.
A sort of “Reach for the Top” in 4-H, it pits teams against each other in a knowledge quiz with questions based on any of the hundreds of projects in 4-H.
With bird hunting season now in full swing here, hunters will be frequenting area back roads as part of their search for game like partridge.
Although the school year is well underway, local Catholic school board trustees were told at their regular meeting here Saturday that many unknowns remain in the education system.
Pegeen Keffer, Adriana Schulz, Kerri Tolen, and Dorothy Wiersema are no strangers to the local board of education system but they’re all new to Donald Young School in Emo this year.
Schulz and Tolen, who came over to DYS from Nestor Falls, will be teaching grade four/five and seven/eight respectively this year, while Wiersema, who came from Sturgeon Creek, is a special ed assistant.
Glyphosate, better known as “Roundup,” is one of the most common weed killers used in Rainy River District. But a report by an American-based group is raising doubts about the safety of this herbicide.
A report printed in “Nature Alert,” by the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, contended:
The “Great Escape” is coming soon to Emo residents as part of Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10).
It is a concerted effort to get citizens across North America actively involved in fire safety, especially the importance of having an escape route from their home.