Curriculum changes owing to need for consultation, cost savings: Rickford

By Shayla Bradley Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford says the Progressive Conservative provincial government’s roll-back of sex education is not going back very far. “I don’t think 2014 is that old of a curriculum, for starters,” he said in a conference call earlier this month, calling it “a fairly modern curriculum by any academic standards.” […]


Your Red Lake Miners played host to the – Minnesota Iron Rangers for back-to-back games on the weekend. Kicking off on Friday, Shaye Sommerfeld opened the scoring in the first period just under seven minutes into the game. Liam Stalwick got his first as a Miner with just under four minutes remaining in the period. […]


For the love of Red Lake

Published: February 28, 2018 BY JENNIFER PARSONS By the time most of our readers have checked out this space February 14 will have come and gone and the hearts, flowers, chocolates and wine will have been put away or consumed giving romance adverse another 364 days of breathing room till the day of love cycles […]


Be Olympic

Published: February 7, 2018 BY JENNIFER PARSONS Once in a while I get pulled down the long, dark, lonely hole that is known as the hyperlink. Time wasters disguised as human interest photo journalism, the electronic version of a supermarket celebrity gossip magazine. I can be on a mission to find the schedule for the […]


Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day

Published: December 20, 2017 BY JENNIFER PARSONS In less than a week the stockings will be hung, the eggnog will be drank and the recycling bins will be filled with holiday wrapping paper rolls and toy boxes. After weeks of preparation the excitement will all be over and in a blink of an eye it […]


To compete or not compete

Published – December 13, 2017 BY JENNIFER PARSONS Mid-Monday morning and I am swimming in the usual weekend updates on our district’s youth and their weekend activities, much of which is their competitive achievements, including my own skaters, some of who attended their first official figure skating competition this weekend. I am asked often about […]


Let it snow? Make it stop!

Published – December 6, 2017 BY JENNIFER PARSONS Dec. 1 is the day my official seasonal cheer begins and with it comes the task of working out an intense schedule of Christmas concerts, visits with Santa, present buying and wrapping, holiday meals and charitable acts. It’s hustle and bussell at its finest and, although I […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Published: November 15, 2017 To the editor: While I am not one to take part in premature electoral posturing at a local level, Mr. Douglas Judson, the PC nomination hopeful from Fort Frances, shared a number of inaccurate and/or incomplete details in his letter to the editor last week. Unfortunately, Mr. Judson bases the bulk […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor

Published: November 8, 2017  Dear Editor: Sarah Campbell has the honour of representing the people of Kenora-Rainy River in the Ontario Legislature. She is paid $116,500 per year, plus a housing allowance, to do so. And yet, it is increasingly apparent that she cannot be bothered to show up for work. The recent process which […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor – First nation vets’ contributions in wars remembered

Published: November 8, 2017 SUBMIITED BY JOYCE APPEL A little-known aspect of the history of Northwestern Ontario comes to mind with the observance of another Remembrance Day. During the First Great War of 1914-18 there were close to 3,500 First Nations men enlisted, of which more than 300 paid the supreme sacrifice in defence of […]

Letters to the Editor

Opinion: First Nations suicide epidemic in Northern Ontario Requires Immediate Action

Children need the opportunity to be children. They need hope. July 26, 2017   By Hon. Robert D. Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora Riding) To most parents, losing a child to suicide is unfathomable; a pain so heart-breaking that it cannot even be imagined. This pain is becoming a daily reality for families in First […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor – Kathy Tetlock

Published: July 26, 2017 Summer Fun Nights for Youth Submitted by Kathy Tetlock Summer is a time for students to relax and have fun, as well as the rest of us! Older students have summer jobs and are working hard to save money for schools of the future. Younger students are enrolled in summer camps […]