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My name is Rilla Race and I am a candidate for reeve of Chapple, where I was raised and lived for all but 20 years of my life.

I have been a member of Chapple council for 17 years, serving on several district committees during that time. At present, I am council rep on the Rainy River District Municipal Association executive and the Emo/La Vallee/Chapple library board.


I've enjoyed the challenge of representing Alberton-La Vallee as a trustee for eight years. I've lived in the district most of my life, attending schools in Burriss, Devlin, and Fort Frances.


My family settled in the township more than 100 years ago. I grew up and went to school here. I then left the area as a teenager, returning with my husband and three sons in 1996.

I am now retired and live in the village of Devlin. I have deep roots in the township and a passion to serve!

My experience includes:

'Dress for Work' out to help women

Are you a woman who is getting back into the workforce but maybe needs a helping hand? Or do you know someone who is?

The newly-launched “Dress for Work” program is here to help.

The new non-profit program, started by local entrepreneur Jennifer Horton, will provide women in Rainy River District with outfits to go to job interviews and to get back into the workforce.


I decided to run for reeve of Chapple because I believe we are at a fulcrum point.

As the industrial powerhouse in the district, it is important to lay policy to keep business attracted to our municipality. We have the ability in front of Chapple to strengthen our future with strategic investment keeping in mind the core of Chapple's history: fishing, farming, and forestry.

Voting off to brisk start

The local municipal and school board election got off and running here yesterday, with about 11 percent of the electorate having cast their votes via the internet or telephone by the end of the day.

“Day 1 went very, very well,” returning officer Lisa Slomke told the Times this morning.

Muskie hoopsters win home tourneys

Both the Muskie senior and junior girls' basketball teams put in “golden” performances here over the weekend.

The juniors went 4-0 while the seniors won both of their games to nab top spot at their annual home tournaments held Friday and Saturday at the Fort High gym.

The junior Muskies opened tourney play Friday with a 59-15 drubbing of the Atikokan Voyageurs.