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Multiple local strikes set this week

All students in the Rainy River District will be impacted by strikes this week.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) and Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario will be undertaking one-day strike actions in response to stalled negotiations with the provincial government.

Visitors Bureau's report for today

A report from the International Falls, Rainy Lake and Ranier Convention and Visitors Bureau says Walleye and crappie are being pulled from Sand Bay this the morning and evening hours.

Jigging or bobber fishing with live bait will work, just stay a foot or so off the bottom in 25 to 30 feet of water. Word is that shiner minnows are working best.

Government announces senior spending

There was some good news for seniors across the Rainy River District last week as the provincial government unveiled some sizeable funding announcements aimed at their health and leisure.

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford stopped in at the Fort Frances Senior Centre on Friday morning to share some of the announcements he had made earlier in the week in Kenora.