Besides the Christmas bird count (see table for results), the Rainy River Valley Field Naturalists participate in the Nocturnal Owl Survey, which involves travelling along a pre-determined route year after year in April. The club has five routes. We begin half an hour after sunset and end at midnight, stopping every 1.6 km to play a CD of owl calls and to listen for owls.
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A local Aboriginal Financial Institution has received funding that will allow them to support local Indigenous projects and businesses.
Canadians are being asked to raise a fork to Canadian agriculture as part of a national social media campaign to celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day on Feb. 11.
The cost to libraries for purchasing ebooks is climbing and access to new titles is being limited.
Publishers started to place an embargo on all of their new releases in Canada and the U.S., forcing readers to wait eight weeks before books become available at their local library.
Borderland Pride received a boost in funding for their annual festivities last year which helped greatly in hosting a variety of events throughout the community.
The Winnipeg Foundation's Moffat Family Fund is a charitable organization that donates to 12 communities outside of Winnipeg each year and Fort Frances received a total of $93,000.
Canadian farmers face a variety of challenges in their everyday work that can contribute to deteriorating mental health, such as market volatility, poor weather, and unpredictable harvests.
The town recently hired consultants to create redevelopment plans at the Shevlin Wood Yard and Mowatt Nursing Station.
Winnipeg based, HTFC Planning and Design, will be working with the town through 2020 to conduct land-use and economic feasibility studies at both of the former Resolute properties.
Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit has declared a Respiratory Outbreak at Rainycrest Long Term Care.
All admissions and social activities at Rainycrest have been cancelled until further notice.
All students in the Rainy River District will be impacted by strikes this week.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) and Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario will be undertaking one-day strike actions in response to stalled negotiations with the provincial government.
It was a great night for the Muskie hockey teams but not so much for the visiting Kenora Broncos.
Both the Muskie girls' and boys' squads came away with sizeable wins on Tuesday night in NorWOSSA action.
Issy Taylor scored twice to pace the girls' squad to a 7-1 romp over the Broncos at the '52 Canadians Arena.