You are here


‘Restricted fire zone’ in effect

Extreme fire behaviour has forced the Ministry of Natural Resources to place a ban on all open burning in the southern half of the West Fire Region.

The ban—which went into effective as of midnight Thursday and extends until Monday—means no fires may be ignited for cooking or warmth anywhere in the Fort Frances District, and most of the Kenora, Dryden, and Thunder Bay districts.

‘Adopt-A-River’ program ready for big cleanup

Rebecca Dodd is hoping to get a good response for the Rainy River First Nation Watershed Program’s annual “Adopt-A-River.”

“Basically, this program was designed to promote awareness and involvement of different groups in the maintenance of our watershed,” Dodd said Monday.

“Surprisingly, there is a great deal of waste that is deposited in the water.

4-H club off on exchange

The Rainy River 4-H exchange club held a meeting July 3 at 8:30 a.m. at the Devlin municipal building. We had a great turnout for the meeting as we were finalizing arrangements for our departure on an exchange visit to La Belle Province.

We were slated to land at Dorval Airport in Montreal on Monday (July 9), and all the kids on the 4-H exchange were really getting excited.

4-H beef club continues

The fifth meeting of “The United Beef Club” was held at Anthony and Erica Boersma’s house on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. Club president Matt Neilson called the meeting to order and we recited the 4-H pledge.

Then all the members said roll call, which was, “Name the breed type of your calf.”

Bass tourney a go for 2002

Fifty teams left the Lake Despair shore bright and early last Saturday and Sunday in hopes of catching the “big one” (or rather, several big ones) as they competed in the first-annual “Castin’ for Cash” bass tournament hosted by Nell and Bill Godin of Lake Despair Lodge.

Plans afoot for Chapple Day

Chapple Day gets underway Friday, Aug. 10 with a bonfire and wiener roast at 7:30 p.m. at the Both Farm north of Barwick (across from Sturgeon Creek School).

Everyone is welcome.

Then on Saturday, Aug. 11, activities will include an old-time threshing and other events at the Both Farm. The farmhouse and blacksmith shop will be open for tours.

Protesters picket at Rainy River First Nation

Six Rainy River First Nation residents spent last Friday picketing at the reserve to demand the opportunity for more community involvement in council decisions.

“We haven’t been getting any community meetings, we haven’t been getting any information and the council has been meeting in Fort Frances,” complained Agnes Saderwasser, one of the residents who picketed.