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Water sample comes back clean at Sturgeon Creek annex

Principal Jerry O’Leary is staying positive the water once again will be safe at the Sturgeon Creek annex in Stratton after a sample came back “clean” on Monday.

“They tested again today as we have to get two tests back with positive results. But we should find out in a couple of days,” he said yesterday.

“Hopefully, we can put an end to this story,” he added.

Northern Networks conference deemed a success

“This would be my fourth Northern Networks Trade Conference that I’ve attended and it was an overwhelming success,” said NorFab general manager Brian Hagarty, who was one of more than 100 business and community reps who attended the two-day conference last week.

“It’s an opportunity for people to get together, exchange business cards, and get ideas,” added Hagarty.

RRHS students walk out in protest

Some 100 students walked out of classes at Rainy River High School on Monday to protest the lack of extra-curricular activities there this year.

Numbers dwindled by yesterday afternoon, and today everyone was back in class, prompting principal Don McBride to say the situation was now under control, citing “communication as key” in quelling the protest.

Farmers happy with this year’s harvest

Despite cool, wet conditions earlier this summer, most of the district’s farmers are happy with this year’s harvest.

“If you were fortunate enough to get it in late May, early June, you were fortunate,” said Bernie Zimmerman, who has few complaints about his grain crops.

“June wasn’t very good but at least you were able to stay ahead of the wet weather.

Emo waterfront getting new dock

Every year, Emo township employees have been required to constantly remove debris lodged alongside two municipal docks.

But this year, a new dock and boat launch is being built to help solve the problem.

Emo’s two docks often have been useless for passing boaters because they were always surrounded by logs and branches.