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Sad to read of closing
Dear Rainy River Record,
I was very sad to read that the Rainy River Record will be ceasing publication. The paper was a link to the town where I was born and grew up and like many others who no longer live in the area, the Record provided news of the area and people that I still have affection for.
My reason for writing is to inquire about the fate of the past (pre-digital) issues of the paper that I assume are held in the Record office. The past issues of the paper represent the best documentation and history of the town and I am hoping there is a plan to preserve those important back issues - and perhaps have them digitized - as I believe was done with back issues of the Fort Frances Times.
The Rainy River Record, with 97 years of publishing, is a commendable achievement and preservation of its back issues is important for many people. I would urge anyone who has some influence about, and interest in preserving the history of the town, to ensure that this valuable resource is not lost.
North Saanich BC