A group of local stakeholders is hoping the province will look at its solution for the future of Crown land in northwestern Ontario and not be grouped into a regional decision.
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About 50 people turned up at the Civic Centre last night to hear what representatives from Normiska Corp. had to say about their plans for a peat plant here.
Alex Bartholomew, general manager for Normiska, led the half-hour presentation, giving details on the company’s short and long-term operation plans.
The West Fire Region saw an average number of fires this year but the number of hectares consumed by flames is well below the average.
Although the fire season doesn't officially end until Oct. 31, the region had 732 fires in 1997. While that's about normal, what isn't is the number of hectares burned—just 3,891.1 this year compared to the average of 223,000.
Alberton voters may not have a say Nov. 10 as to who will sit on council there as the township scrambles to find enough candidates to fill the available seats.
It had until 5 p.m. today to come up with names.
There won’t a race for the top job but voters in both Emo and Rainy River will have plenty of choice for who they want to see sitting on their respective councils for the next three years.
Both Emo Reeve Brian Reid and Rainy River Mayor Gord Armstrong were acclaimed for another term at 5 p.m. last night (the deadline for candidates to withdraw their nominations).
Morson and McCrosson-Tovell councils were both acclaimed but they may only reign for six months if voters go to the polls next June to elect a council for the Township of Lake of the Woods.
It wasn’t a great year to be a farmer in Rainy River District, with forage crops being hardest hit.
“Hay probably got on average 60 percent of normal yields,” noted local ag rep Gary Sliworsky, noting low moisture conditions stunted growth in most hay fields.
Mine Centre School took a closer look at the traditions and life of Northwestern Ontario’s first peoples during its fifth-annual “Native Culture Day” last Friday.
Principal Brian Love said the entire community was invited to the event, which included workshops, a feast, and a traditional pow-wow.
Emo Knox United Church in Emo celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sunday with a service, followed by a potluck supper and program at the Donald Young School gym that attracted 150 guests.
Rev. Frances Flook, who acted as master of ceremonies, said the program was a culmination of the hard work of many people to which we say thanks.
Rainy River First Nations has three big trophies from their last trip out on the river but they’re not fish—they’re Minnesota Department of Natural Resources nets.
An anonymous tip from someone they believe was in Rainy River left a message on the band office’s voice-mail last Wednesday night claiming they saw DNR nets floating in the river near the Baudette airport.