With Canada/U.S. Border restrictions extended to at least late August and possibly beyond, many community organizations have had to make the hard decisions on scheduled events and festivals.
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Win me! No! Not the lovely Hannah…. But the Princecraft Vectra 21 Pontoon Boat. This is the grand prize being raffled by the Rainy River Baudette Border Lions Club at this year’s Rainy River Walleye Tournament, September 19, 2020.
In Northern Ontario we have some rare beauties. One of them found this time of year if you look hard enough is the Showy Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium reginae). It is one of our native orchids and can be found in moist shaded areas along roadside ditches and forest edges from mid June through early July. The labellum is white with a pink blush and white petals.
Part of the paving train and crew of Pioneer Paving in Rainy Rver Monday, June 22, applying the finishing coat of hot asphalt to Atwood Ave, (Highway 11) starting in Rainy River, Ont. finishes some 1880 lm later at the foot of Yonge St on Lake Ontario in a little village known as Toronto.
There is nothing quite like the smell of hot asphalt in the morning. That’s what there was Monday morning in Rainy River as truckloads of asphalt rolled into town and the Pioneer Paving crew fired up their paving train and rollers. Imagine fresh smooth pavement and voila the potholes are gone.
The bees should be buzzing, but with spring taking its own sweet time arriving, there has been little for the bees to buzz about. Normally by this time bees are busy collecting their first loads of pollen from the alders and pussy willows.
While this COVID19 and social distancing has certainly thrown a monkey wrench into the works the RRWT and the RRBB Lions Club are not throwing in the towel.
When it comes to Gospel Music, few are more steadfast than Willie and Rodi Longnecker. And while Social Distancing may have curbed their ability to hold their long time Gospel singing gatherings, it certainly has not silenced them. . . just detoured them a little on their journey.
“Wally, you simply have to do something about your hearing,” ordered Sweetie after repeated requests for help with a chore received no response.
How good is your shot? Ethan Smith of Rainy River was busy at the Arena with a Radar Gun supplied by retired OPP officer Rick Seidel. Adult scrimmage hockey players were blasting shots directly at him . . . behind the glass as he recorded the speed of the whistling pucks.