Last Friday afternoon in Rainy River, about 50 dignitaries from Steinbach to Atikokan gathered at the birthplace of the Manitoba-Ontario-Minnesota (M.O.M.’s) Way to officially open what’s being pitched as an alternate route between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg.
You are here
The Rainy River Future Development Corp. was given $50,000 in FedNor funding this year and next to maintain its office in Rainy River.
The office there had opened its doors last year, with Dan Wright hired as an additional economic development officer.
It’s been quite a summer so far for Dobi Frenette.
Not only is the Couchiching band member heading off to Hawaii early next month to attend a world conference on indigenous peoples, she is to receive a prestigous award in Vancouver today.
After seven years of exploring mineral properties in Rainy River District, Toronto-based Nuinsco Resources Ltd. will step into a new phase early next month when it kicks off the “#17 Zone Bulk Sample Advanced Exploration Project.”
The $1.8-million venture will facilitate the removal of 1,500 tons of gold zone rock from underground in Richardson Township.
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission said it will not take action against Bell regarding phone service at Bear’s Pass because no one there has filed a written complaint.
Rainy River First Nation youths are mixing traditional Anishinabe beliefs with modern science during the summer science camp at Manitou Rapids which runs until August.
About 30 “scientists” from age seven to 14 gather every Tuesday and Thursday at the band office for four hours of scientific learning and experiments.
But don’t tell that to camp’s participants.
While it only rained an inch or so in Fort Frances overnight Monday, some families living west of here, particularly in Emo, Devlin, and La Vallee, were hit hard.
Starting around midnight, the sudden downpour—dumping up to three-and-a-half inches of rain in some spots—washed out several area roads and stranded folks such as Ian and Neila Booth of Devlin.
The same day the Times published an article concerning phone problems at Bear’s Pass, Melanie Kozik was faced with a business emergency because hers didn’t work.
While Canada was enjoying its 132nd anniversary last Thursday, Emo likewise was having a fantastic time kicking off its three-day centennial celebrations.
People came in from all parts of Ontario, and as far away as New Mexico, Arizona, Alberta, Quebec, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota to take in the festivities.
To say Mary Curtis and the rest of the centennial planning committee were pleased with how Emo’s 100th birthday party went last week would be an understatement.
Curtis said the three-day celebration met every expectation the committee had—and then some!