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Library partnership earns award

The Rainy River District Library Cooperative has been awarded the Minister's Award for Innovation-Small Library category at the Ontario Public Library Awards Gala on Thursday, Feb. 1 in conjunction with OLA's Super Conference in Toronto.

This prestigious award recognizes innovations in library service that positively contribute to a community and public libraries.

Rickford backing Mulroney for PC leadership

The Progressive Conservative candidate for Kenora-Rainy River in the upcoming provincial election already has thrown his support behind Caroline Mulroney to be the party's next leader.

“I'm endorsing Caroline Mulroney outright and I spoke with her yesterday [Sunday] confirming she had my full support,” Greg Rickford said Monday evening in an e-mailed response to the Times.

Smoke alarms save lives

After a series of fatal fires in Ontario in early 2018, the Chapple, Emo, La Vallee, and Alberton Fire & Emergency Services are pleading with district residents to put an end to further tragedies by following simple life-saving and prevention strategies in the home.

On Jan. 8, a house fire in Oshawa claimed four lives, including two children.