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Choose hope

You can’t blame Canadians for feeling a little “déja vu” while watching the U.S. election process unfold on our TV sets.

The “hope” versus “fear” theme that is permeating the campaign south of the border certainly has a familiar ring to it given that’s precisely how our own federal election transpired back in October.

Keep it going

Right around 100 teams will hit the water tomorrow morning when the 22nd-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship kicks off for another year—which is well up from the 89 that took part last July.

Running battle

While there are numerous fundraising events both locally and nationally each year dedicated to fighting and winning the battle against cancer, none seem to strike such an emotional chord as the Terry Fox Run.

Solid step

Thanks to a dedicated committee spearheading the effort, and others stepping forward to organize and/or sponsor various events, Canada Day promises to be chock full of activities here reminiscent of “Fun in the Sun” celebrations of yesteryear.

Great idea

The importance of getting kids active has been drilled into us since the days of those “ParticipACTION” ads back in the 1970s.


Our society is based on the rule of law—and access to justice is a cornerstone of that long-standing tradition which traces its roots to the Magna Carta signed in England way back in 1215.

Yet here we are in the 21st century and Rainy River District residents are being denied this basic right.

Give it a chance

The proposed design of the new Rainy Lake Market Square—formally unveiled last Thursday afternoon during a come-and-go open house on-site—sure generated plenty of chatter by those who either loved it or panned it.

Some called it “fantastic.” Others felt it was “underwhelming.” Still others said their input either hadn’t been heard or was downright ignored.

First-class flub

After much debate and shenanigans (read “Elbowgate”), the federal government’s bill on assisted dying finally passed in the House of Commons yesterday.

But don’t start cheering just yet. First of all, it’s clear Bill C-14 won’t pass the Senate—if it even does at all—prior to this Monday’s deadline (June 6) set by the Supreme Court of Canada.