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Town to stick with RRFDC

It may have been a unanimous vote but it wasn’t an easy pitch for Geoff Gillon, community investment manager for the Rainy River Future Development Corp., to get the town to sign on again for 1999.

Council agreed Monday to pay the RRFDC $58,000 for regional economic development as it did last year—dollars which then are matched by FedNor.

Eighth-graders getting ready for high school

Grade eight students across Rainy River District are nervous but excited about the big changes they face going into the high school this fall.

The present eighth grade classes not only have to cope with a brand new high school but also a new program and curriculum.

In the new program, Advanced, General, and Basic classes have been replaced by Academic and Applied courses.

Tourist outfitters can’t bear compensation package

Tourist outfitters who face financial loss due to the cancellation of the spring bear hunt in Ontario have a simple reaction to Natural Resources minister John Snobelen’s compensation package announced late last week—it’s not enough.

The province has promised each eligible spring bear hunt operator $250 per hunter who used their services in 1998.