Rusty crayfish, spiny waterflea, zebra mussels, purple loosestrife, rainbow smelt, narrow-leaved cattail. . . just a few of the more than 15 aquatic/riparian species here in the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River area that have come from somewhere else. They are not native to this part of the world.
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Everyone lives in a watershed and here in this part of the world, we live in what’s called the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed, a massive basin, with its beginnings (called headwaters) only a short distance west of Lake Superior. A watershed is like a bathtub or catch basin, defined by high points and ridgelines that descend into lower elevations and stream valleys.
For those living in the central portion of the watershed, the Rainy River is a majestic landmark that has a wealth of history and significance attached to it, not to mention beauty!
For the ecosystem as a whole, it is the most influential tributary to Lake of the Woods, contributing about 70 percent of the total water flowing into the lake.
Where has the time gone? When they say it flies by. . . they are not kidding!
A unique OPP led pilot project in Devlin aimed at building resilience in youth grades 5-8 and making them less likely to engage in risky behaviours recently stopped receiving government funding.
Borderland Pride has received several inquiries from community members about the status of our annual Pride Week festival in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Streaming services make great movie nights at home.
Disney+ - Onward - PG
As many young kids, we all played pond hockey and road hockey. I started playing hockey on a beaver pond 400 yards from our house. We did not have real hockey sticks. They were made with a hockey stick handle and a board nailed to it. Our hockey pucks we cut out of a birch log with a swede saw. I started playing goalie at a young age.
The centre-piece of Rainy River's Winter Festival will be the Rick Bourre Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
The Rainy River Walleye Tournament Committee held its first meeting of 2020 Monday, Jan 20 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br 54 in Rainy River Ontario.
It takes an army of volunteers every year to host this event. . . or did you a think it just happens? This is the 22nd year for the RRWT.