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Press Release

No cash calendar next year

The Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association wishes to inform the public that they will not be undertaking a cash calendar lottery project for 2020.

We wish to extend thanks to all those who supported the sale of these calendars over the years.

Special thanks to all the district fire teams and others who assisted with the calendar sales.

Highly caffeinated comedy coming to Backus

The Minnesota-grown hit show Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy will perform at Backus Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. as part of its first-ever Minnesota tour.

Triple Espresso has delivered laughs to more than two million people in six countries—including in multiple Minnesota cities—and has performed in the Twin Cities every year since 1995.

Get a flu shot: NWHU

The Northwestern Health Unit encourages everyone to get a flu shot this November.

If you or someone close to you is at high risk of flu complications, you can get your shot now.

You can plan to get your flu shot at pharmacies, from your family doctor or nurse, or from the health unit.

Pharmacies cannot give the shot to anyone under five years old.

ETFO holds members' meetings, strike votes

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) members from Rainy River District were expected to hold confidential members' meetings and central strike votes today (Oct. 23).

Meetings were held in Fort Frances and Atikokan.

“ETFO's goal is to reach an agreement at the central bargaining table without having to take job action,” said ETFO provincial president Sam Hammond.