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Region’s tourism potential being tapped

Darryl Lewis, the person in charge of community planning for Duluth, Mn., spoke Friday at the “Northern Networks” trade conference here to explain his department’s outlook on tourism.

“We’re a crossroads," he noted of people travelling east and west and north and south en route to destinations. ”And we’re looking to attract them for one or two-night stays.

Dozens go for drive in country

About 100 people ventured into farm country Sunday afternoon, making many call the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture’s “Drive in the Country” farm tour a success.

Organizer Deb Cornell said attendance was up from last year’s tour and the feedback she’s been hearing has been very positive.

Area service board on fast track

Speed could be the essential for Rainy River District to have its own area services board (ASB)—and not be forced to join in with Kenora District.

Fort Frances Mayor Glenn Witherspoon said the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines wants no more than 10 ASBs across Northern Ontario. To help achieve that, he said it’s recommending the boards cover a population base of 30,000.

A Drive in the Country:

Need an idea for a relaxing Sunday afternoon with the family?

Well, the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture is holding a farm tour this Sunday from 12:30-5 p.m., aptly named “A Drive in the Country.”

“There are five farms," noted tour organizer Deb Cornell. ”At each farm, there will food available and activities at each place.