While there are numerous fundraising events both locally and nationally each year dedicated to fighting and winning the battle against cancer, none seem to strike such an emotional chord as the Terry Fox Run.
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Thanks to a dedicated committee spearheading the effort, and others stepping forward to organize and/or sponsor various events, Canada Day promises to be chock full of activities here reminiscent of “Fun in the Sun” celebrations of yesteryear.
The importance of getting kids active has been drilled into us since the days of those “ParticipACTION” ads back in the 1970s.
Our society is based on the rule of law—and access to justice is a cornerstone of that long-standing tradition which traces its roots to the Magna Carta signed in England way back in 1215.
Yet here we are in the 21st century and Rainy River District residents are being denied this basic right.
The proposed design of the new Rainy Lake Market Square—formally unveiled last Thursday afternoon during a come-and-go open house on-site—sure generated plenty of chatter by those who either loved it or panned it.
Some called it “fantastic.” Others felt it was “underwhelming.” Still others said their input either hadn’t been heard or was downright ignored.
After much debate and shenanigans (read “Elbowgate”), the federal government’s bill on assisted dying finally passed in the House of Commons yesterday.
But don’t start cheering just yet. First of all, it’s clear Bill C-14 won’t pass the Senate—if it even does at all—prior to this Monday’s deadline (June 6) set by the Supreme Court of Canada.
For those who love the thrill of competitive fishing, you can’t beat the open-water season here in Sunset Country with all the tournaments on the calendar.
Yes, the Victoria Day long weekend is upon us again—marking the unofficial start of summer and, of course, the launch of yet another tourist season here in Rainy River District.
Going winless in three games at the Dudley Hewitt Cup last week in Kirkland Lake to finish in fourth place and out of the playoffs certainly wasn’t the ending to their season the Fort Frances Lakers had hoped for, especially after coming within a win of advancing to the RBC Cup a year ago.
Kudos to town council for initiating a “Fight the Blight” campaign over 11 days starting this coming Monday—and hopefully local residents take full advantage of this opportunity to help beautify our community.