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Cash calendar winners

Kathy and Glen Boyda (Atikokan) and Jamie Caouette (Atikokan) won the $100 up for grabs on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.

Border signage unveiled

Local MPP Greg Rickford on Friday unveiled new “Open for Business” signs that have been installed at the Canada-U.S. border at Rainy River and the Ontario-Manitoba boundary.

“[Our government] is sending a clear message to the world that the province is open for business,” said Rickford.

Funding to hire EDO for west end of district

Local families and businesses will benefit from new economic opportunities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $270,000.

This investment, through FedNor's Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario (CIINO), will help the Town of Rainy River and the Townships of Lake of the Woods and Dawson hire an economic development officer (EDO) for a three-year period.

Singing siblings returning

The Backus Community Center in International Falls is pleased to announce the return of seven siblings, “The Hunts,” this Friday (Nov. 9) at 7 p.m.

The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band comprised of seven brothers and sisters. Born and raised in Chesapeake, Va., they grew up in a musical home and fell in love with composing their own music.