Rural residents got a chance to voice their concerns to the official opposition earlier this week during round-table sessions at the Emo ag office with Liberal MPPs Frank Miclash (Kenora), Pat Hoy (agriculture critic), and John Cleary (rural affairs critic).
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The community of Emo is getting behind Jack and June Winik by holding a benefit shower for the couple next Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
The Winik’s home and their belongings were destroyed by a fire Feb. 16. Both of them were away from the house when the blaze started.
Disagreement over the “process” has sent the proposal for a District Social Services Administration Board back to the drawing board rather than on to the province.
And once again, the issue of representation on the board is one of the major stumbling blocks.
An improved relationship with government was put in motion for regional Métis last week with the signing of a charter between the Sunset Country Métis and the Métis Nation of Ontario.
Not everyone is enjoying the unseasonably mild weather these days, with many district farmers wondering if this early thaw is the harbinger of another dry year.
Kim Jo Calder, manager at the Emo Research Station, said all the snow has melted in the fields although there has been very little run off from the thaw.
Laura Zimmerman and Greg Hartlin each walked away with a little cash from the annual banquet of the Rainy River District 4-H Association held Feb. 6 at the Devlin Community Hall.
Zimmerman won the DeGagne Award ($100 and a trophy) as the calf club member who accumulated the greatest number of points during the last three years.
It only happens once, and the Burriss Women’s Institute wants to make sure the event doesn’t go by unnoticed.
That’s why the group met Monday night to get the ball rolling on Burriss’ 100th anniversary party, which they’re aiming to hold this summer.
Evelyn Brown was honoured as 1997 Senior of the Year for La Vallee in recognition of her dedication to the community.
A very quiet person by nature, but someone who loves people, Brown visits the sick and shut-ins in the hospital or their homes, taking along baking. She also volunteers and donates for the hospital auxiliary.
La Vallee council is puzzled after being told it will be subsidizing child care on an 20/80 split with the province starting this year.
It isn’t sure if the $4,000 it’s been told to pay by the province will go to the private-owned day care centre operated at Crossroads School there, or be spread throughout the district.
Last week was graduation day for students at Sturgeon Creek and Donald Young School who participated in the Drug Awareness Resistance Education (DARE) program taught by Fort Frances OPP Cst. Mark Boileau.
Students had to write an essay on “Ways to Say No” after viewing skits on the subject.