Words cannot describe the splendid facilities and location of Lion’s Park to accommodate tourists for overnight camping. It is a beautiful spot, admitted Alison Longmore and Paula Steele from Victoria, B.C., as they took up a camping site. To have showering available is unbelieveable, admired the ladies.
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There’s something new to see at Voyageur Panel’s OSB mill in Barwick, compliments of the Rainy River District 4-H Association.
Local 4-H members and leaders put the final touches on their wall mural at the OSB mill Saturday.
The Town of Atikokan trying to come up with plan to alleviate its water shortage crisis after a state of emergency was declared there Sunday.
Mayor Dennis Brown outlawed all non-essential use of water after water levels at Little Falls—the town’s intake—dropped 41 inches within 24 hours.
A group of Watten residents is scrambling to collect dollars from property owners there to pay off the $3,252 bill the unincorporated township owes for the enhanced 9-1-1 emergency service.
But the problem is the group has no way to make people pay—and the bill, which was due in January, is accumulating service charges as each month goes by.
It was a chance for farmers and those just interested in agriculture to share ideas and innovations during Monday’s crop tour staged by the local Soil and Crop Improvement Association.
It kicked off three miles north of Barwick in a field owned by Lyle Wheatley. About dozen people were on hand there although the numbers fluctuated a bit from stop to stop.
What is it that makes the Fort Frances Bass Championship the big hullabaloo that it is?
Is it the $25,000 first prize? Not really. While that seems like a lot of money for three days of fishing, weigh master Lionel Roberts said other tournaments offer much bigger prizes.
“Money wise, we’re pretty small, especially in Canadian funds,” he noted.
A former Emo resident received top honours at the National Magazine Awards in Toronto recently.
Alison Rose, daughter of former rep. Dan and Ruth Rose, took home the gold award in the Science, Health and Medicine Category for a story that appeared in Canadian Business Technology magazine’s summer 1997 edition.
The award earned her $1,500.
Board members are anticipating the District WI Museum in Emo will be a lively place this summer, where Jodie Allan and Deena James are working as museum curators and in the tourism department.
They were hired through different ministry grants to fill these positions.
Burriss, which marked its 100th anniversary back on June 20, was the setting for a family centennial celebration July 11.
The adage “first impressions are important” could play a key role in putting district residents into the winner’s circle if they enter their farms in the annual Rainy River Valley beautification competition.