Fr. Raphael Mponda delivered a message of thanks to members of St. John’s Anglican Church here last Thursday evening. Through a special presentation entitled “Come to the Waters,” Fr. Mponda showed those on hand the blessings their monthly donations have brought to the people of Malawi in Africa. “Thank you for the support you have provided to my home country.
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The second half of a 4-H exchange between 10 local members and those in New Brunswick was completed last week after the Maritime members wrapped up their week-long visit to Rainy River District. The local members had been paired with their New Brunswick counterparts earlier this summer after they were accepted to take part in the Canadian exchange—a program organized through Canadian 4-H in
Children learned to identify different species of fish native to Northwestern Ontario during the annual “Family Fishing Weekend” earlier this summer at Blue Lake Provincial Park. Dick deGroot, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer in Dryden District, presented the program to a group of about 25 children and 12 parents in early July. In the first part of the program, the
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will make special presentations at schools across the district this fall thanks to funding from the Rainy River Substance Abuse Prevention Team and Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition, in conjunction with the Ontario Chiefs of Police Association. Each presentation will be geared to the age of the audience. For instance, a multi-media assembly with
The fourth and final phase of the first research project of the Rainy Lake Fisheries Charity Trust got underway during the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship last week. Part four of “Investigations in Applied Smallmouth Bass Biology in Northwestern Ontario” will include recompression, or “fizzing,” of barotrauma bass, then tracked with radio telemetry after their release into the wi
The Atikokan Crisis Centre will get much-needed funding after the announcement last Thursday that the Ministry of Community and Social Services is increasing core funding for Violence Against Women service providers. For the ACC, this will mean an annualized two percent budget increase (equalling $15,099), as well as a one-time funding enhancement in the amount of $4,530, ACC executive d
A benefit is being planned for the Rod and Nikki Sinninghe family of Rainy River to help with expenses connected to their newborn baby, Kenna, who hadmajor medical problems when she arrived June 30. It all began when Nikki’s water broke unexpectedly on the night of June 29.
Although she had hoped for a better turnout at the Emo Agricultural Research Station open house last Tuesday evening (July 24), research technician Kim Jo Bliss still was happy to highlight several of the crop trials for the nearly two dozen people who did attend. Two of the crops she showed during the tour through the large fields were trials of switchgrass and hybrid poplar trees.
A year of planning and preparations were worth it for 16-year-old Kaili McBride, who returned home from Peru last week with a new zest for life. “I feel important,” the Devlin resident stressed Thursday afternoon. “Before I went, I was just living. I didn’t feel important. “But now I’m excited and I want to do more.
Rick Hallam recently took over as chairman of the local Ducks Unlimited chapter from long-time head Barney Maher and now is trying to figure out his game plan for the group. “Barney left me with some big shoes to fill and it’s not going to be easy,” said Hallam.