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Four new forest fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region yesterday. Fort Frances Fire #15, located near Marmion Lake by Atikokan, was listed as "not under control" at 0.1 hectares.
Scott Krienke-Turvey is the latest candidate to file to run for a seat on town council.
The vacant Rainy Lake Hotel, dam funding, and forest tenure were among the topics local delegates discussed with ministers and parliamentary assistants last week during the annual conference of the Association of Municipalities Ontario in London.
Like many others across North America, Casey Marchant accepted the ice bucket challenge-dumping freezing cold water on her head in support of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis , a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Just one new fire was reported in the Northwest Region over the weekend. Nipigon Fire #19 was confirmed Saturday in Marten Falls First Nation, but has since been declared "out" at 0.3 hectares.
With a little more than three weeks to go until the deadline to file papers for the upcoming municipal election, only a few names have been submitted so far.
Hannah Tucker, two, and her four-year-old sister, Ryleigh, shared a bag of Cheetos at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday in celebration of the end of the Summer Reading program.
Sandy Haney of Fort Frances was among the $30 winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association cash calendar draw for the week of Aug. 17-23.
After a busy summer for the volunteer firefighters and residents in the Watten area dealing with high water levels, the Watten Fire Department is hosting their annual fish fry at Sunny Cove tomorrow from 4-8 p.m. "It is one of our major fundraisers," voiced Brian Angus, who sits on the board and also is one of the 12 volunteer firefighters for the ... (more)
Joe Galbraith channeled his creative side as he built a bamboo-based "withy" lantern during a workshop led by Lindsay Hamilton last Wednesday at the Fort Frances Museum.
Kassidy LeDrew said she needed a pick-me-up this summer and she certainly got it when she won the 2014 Emo Fair Queen crown on Thursday evening, held in conjunction with the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's fair in Emo this weekend.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 01:39 am
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