Piles of red tape have been removed to allow Manitoba beef farmers “in-transit” access between Warroad and Baudette so they can re-export their cattle to the States through Rainy River’s designated port of entry while both ones in Manitoba are closed for repairs.
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Construction on the new Rainy River hospital could begin in a few weeks, with the Ministry of Health authorizing Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. here to sign a contract.
Riverside chairman Pat Giles said they received the go-ahead notice from the ministry on Friday, just nine days after the tenders were submitted to the government for approval.
The Calvinette GEMS’ held their achievement evening Tuesday at the Emo Christian Reformed Church.
With pianist Cora Van Smeerdyk at the keyboard, the procession commenced. The girls, carrying colourful balloons, marched to their seats, each dressed in white/blue apparel with blue kerchiefs containing achievement badges they have earned during their years as club members.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board has announced the first round of casualties from the ministry’s new funding model, declaring 4.75 teaching positions as surplus.
The decision was made at Saturday’s regular board meeting in Dryden, during which the 1998-99 preliminary budget, which predicted a $117,000 shortfall, was presented to trustees.
KBHW Radio in International Falls will hold a charity auction at the Bob Walls Memorial Union Hall there to raise support specifically for the physical needs of its building and radio maintenance.
“The facility has served us extremely well in the 15 years of our existence,” noted station manager Bruce Christopherson, but added it is beginning to show its age.
Bidding was strong and prices were high as close to 950 head of cattle moved through the Stratton sales yard Saturday at the second-annual spring sale held by the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association.
Buyers’ row was close to full when the sale started, with the first head of cattle being sold for $1.07/lb.
Applications for federal wage subsidies are on the rise in the Rainy River District, with the Human Resources office here pulling in 76 applications from employers looking to hire students this summer under the Summer Career Placement Program.
Rainy River First Nation (Manitou Rapids) is out to restore the river to its pristine beauty—and they’re trying to recruit other municipalities along it to help them.
Kim Jo Calder, manager of the Emo Research Station, has taken every advantage of the early spring, with many of the cereal crops for her performance trials already in the ground there.
Calder started seeding the middle of last week although she said the ground was worked up and ready by Monday.
Thirty-six students and five chaperones were involved in a “30-Hour Famine” on April 3-4 at the Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church.
Some $5,224.20 was raised for World Vision, a relief agency that provides humanitarian assistance around the world, noted Mark Mast.
The money collected this year is to be used in India.