The field is now set for the Oct. 6 provincial election here in Kenora-Rainy River riding, with Rod McKay getting the Progressive Conservative party nod on Saturday over fellow Kenora Coun. Louis Roussin.
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Do you remember standing on concrete for ages, dripping wet and wrapped in a towel, while you waited to buy French fries at Pither’s Point?
How about grabbing a slice at the Village Pizzeria or skipping class in favour of drinking coffee and smoking, or dances at the Orange Hall on First Street East?
Following a marathon day of meetings and balloting, Kenora city councillor and sawmill manager Rod McKay was elected Saturday as the Progressive Conservative candidate for Kenora-Rainy River for the Oct. 6 provincial election.
He defeated fellow Kenora Coun. Louis Roussin, who had a background in risk-management for the forestry industry, insurance, real estate, and development.
The Progressive Conservative candidate will join the race to become the next MPP for Kenora-Rainy River when Rod McKay and Louis Roussin vie for votes in three nomination meetings set for tomorrow.
The winner will take on the Sarah Campbell (NDP), Anthony Leek (Liberals), and Jo-Jo Holiday (Greens) in the Oct. 6 provincial election.
Jodi McGinnis led an energetic group in Zumba—an aerobics-dance hybrid—during Weechi-it-te-win Family Services’ third-annual Children’s Summer Institute at Abinoojii Aki (“The children’s land”) in La Vallee yesterday afternoon. The three-day program included horse rides, a “Fear Factor” game, crafts, and self-esteem and leadership workshops from Turtle Concepts.
A constituency assistant to Howard Hampton has been tabbed to replace the longtime MPP as the NDP candidate for Kenora-Rainy River in the Oct. 6 provincial election.
Sarah Campbell beat out Kenora workers’ rights lawyer Robert Sinding in a series of nomination meetings across the riding that culminated here Monday night.
The Rainy River District Women’s Shelter of Hope will lose a longtime volunteer from its board this year but Cecile Davidson is being honoured with an award for her two decades of service.
She will receive the 2011 Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association’s 20 Years of Distinguished Service Recognition Award, which will be presented Oct. 29 in Niagara Falls.
The Borderland Soccer League men’s final last Thursday night felt like a match between alumni and young guns.
At least, that’s the assessment of Rendez-Vous Voyageurs captain Shane Beckett, who has spent plenty of time on the pitch with players from both his team and Manitou Forest Products.
Rendez-Vous Voyageurs’ captain Shane Beckett sent the ball sailing over his head during the men’s final last Thursday. His team, comprised mostly of players under 18, eventually fell 2-0 to Manitou Forest Products.
FORT FRANCES—In a roomful of supporters with her name pinned to their chests, Sarah Campbell on Monday night was chosen to carry the NDP banner in Kenora-Rainy River riding for the Oct. 6 provincial election.