The Native Physicians’ Association of Canada and area aboriginal community leaders launched an educational board game at the United Native Friendship Centre here yesterday that encourages healthier lifestyles among native adolescents.
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Lake of the Woods Provincial Park, though soon to be known as Assabaska Ojibway Heritage Park, will remain in the provincial park system for one more summer pending the final settlement of the Assabaska land issue sometime in November.
Everything is in place for the Rainy River “Ag Days” and Trade Show to go Friday and Saturday at the Barwick Hall.
Kim Cornell, former chair of the Farm Management Club, said other than a few last-minute changes with some of the guest speakers, planning the two-day event has gone fairly smoothly.
Two buildings and 40 acres of grassland went up in flames Saturday around 2 p.m. about five miles north of Emo in Chapple township after a family bonfire got out of control.
Chapple Fire Chief Larry Hunsperger said the family was having a wiener roast between a house and a house-trailer when the fire got away from them.
Gordon Scheifele, a researcher with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, is ready to take his Northern Ontario hemp project one step further, growing more than 120 acres of the plant from Rainy River to Manitoulin Island.
Nine different farms in the Rainy River District alone have agreed to raise five-acre on-farm strip trials of hemp and different varieties of it.
To suggest that Burriss residents Tom and Shirley Morrish have a little something invested in a “nest egg” isn’t so far from the truth when they talk about the future.
In fact, come mid-April, that “nest egg” will have multiplied into a warm and fuzzy instalment of baby chicks, which will face an influx of school children there to experience one of the many aspects of a farm tour.
The tender package went out Monday for a new health centre in Rainy River, with bids to be opened April 8.
Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. received written approval from the Ministry of Health for its tender package on Friday, which maxed the project at $6.24 million.
The ministry will provide a maximum $5.2 million grant—or up to 83 percent of the project.
After 18 years of making homemade sausages, hams, and bacon in Barwick, Anson Martin, owner of Martin’s Meats, is closing up shop—but not without passing along a few trade secrets first.
The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will be filling up the Stratton sales yard with about 800 cattle April 18, making it two spring sales in a row for them.
The sale will start at 9:30 a.m., with cattle being brought into the pens the day before.
Federal funding for a full-time economic development office in Rainy River has been secured, giving the west end of the district an economic development officer once more.
The announcement was made last week after local MP Bob Nault presented the Rainy River Future Development Corp. with more than $550,000.