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RRFDC offers COVID funding

The Rainy Rive Future Development Corporation (RRFDC) is offering help to businesses in the area who will be hit by COVID-19.

Announced last week, the RRFDC is offering COVID-19 Emergency Financing to businesses in the Rainy River District in order to help them bear the brunt of the economic impact that the virus has caused in Ontario and the rest of the world.

Ice fishing kid

Sawyer Hanson worked up the courage to show off his perch catch during the Fishing Derby that was held on Saturday as part of the Nestor Falls Winter Carnival. Warm and sunny weather on Saturday helped the Fishing Derby see a great turnout.

4-H honoured at banquet

The Rainy River District 4-H Association held its annual Awards Night last Friday evening at the Stratton Millennium Hall. Dozens of 4-H members, their families and the volunteers who help make the programs run filed into the hall to socialize, enjoy dinner and applaud the hard work and dedication that was put into each of the projects undertaken over the past year.

CMHA, OPP partner on crisis response teams

Two district organizations have teamed up to provide better care to those in need.

At a press conference on Thursday morning, the Rainy River Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Fort Frances Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) signed a memorandum of understanding to officially kick off the Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) in the district.

Winter Carnival ends on strong note

If it is to be the last hurrah, what a beautiful and busy weekend to go out on.

Nestor Falls held its annual Winter Carnival for what could be the last time this past weekend in and around the small township. Over three days, people from the township and surrounding areas turned out to eat, fish, play crib and enjoy what turned out to be a sunny and warm late-winter weekend.