The tanks may be empty but Joe Hunter and Lorraine Cupp have their hands full as they try to complete the upgrades on the Manitou Rapids sturgeon hatchery by the end of February.
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It all started with a sign, a newspaper ad, a vendor’s licence, and a semi load of feed sold out of their two-car garage on Dec. 1, 1972.
John and Marina Gerber aren’t ashamed of their business’s humble beginnings. The son of a Swiss farmer and the daughter of a Steinbach storekeeper, they opened Emo Feed five years after they were married.
A court ruling that dissolved the Township of Greenstone in the Geraldton area could have an impact on future municipal restructuring—and may affect townships that have already amalgamated, including one in the Rainy River District.
Tom Ryan’s residence has escaped a date with the wrecking ball, and another Emo landmark will remain untouched thanks to its new owners.
Prior to Ryan’s passing, Gordon Meyers had purchased the property. The Meyers had two decisions to consider—either move to the house or remodel the upstairs at Meyers Clothing for their living quarters.
For Wayne McAndrew, working as the director of education and secretary for the new Rainy River District School Board isn’t a “far north” job.
A truly northern job would be working in Kashetchwan near James Bay, where he held one of his first teaching jobs in 1978.
Although they’ve only been operation for seven months, Voyageur Panel had a very fruitful 1997 and the young company is looking forward to 1998.
Mill manager Percy Champagne said the oriented strandboard mill in Barwick had one of the fastest start-up times in the industry—and is far ahead of the company’s original projections.
It’s official. McCrosson-Tovell and Morson will merge, and annex some of the unincorporated area in the Kenora District, to become the Township of Lake of the Woods over the next year.
The new township will be part of Rainy River District.
First Alberton didn’t have enough people to fill its four council seats. Now it has too many people interested in the job.
Barb Cournoyer, Mike Hammond, Wayne McKay and Gary Miller all told Alberton clerk Faye Flatt they were interested in the two vacant seats by Friday’s deadline.
The Rainy River Future Development Corp. wrapped up its Christmas lighting contest last week, handing out $600 in prize money to area residents.
The district-wide contest saw two dozen homes (18 from the east end and six from the west) nominated by people, and then judged on by RRFDC members last Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
His message could be summed up in three words—“Be a warrior.”
That’s what “Litefoot,” a Native American role model, actor, motivator and rap artist, told those gathered here at the Oh-Shki-Be-Ma-Te-Ze-Win, Weechi-it-te-win Family Services and Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Authority Christmas celebration last Thursday.
And his message was aimed mostly at the youth.