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Bearskin Airlines has issued a number of layoff notices to its employees in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay.Bearskin President Harvey Friesen says 5 to 10 percent of their workforce will be temporarly...

Post date: May 02, 2002

Safeway workers in Dryden, Kenora and Fort Frances have all taken strike votes following recent contract talks with the company.A spokesperson for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union says...

Post date: May 02, 2002

Dryden city council has announced its position on the softwood lumber dispute.Council has passed a resolution which says the city is opposed to any agreement that would be harmful to the region and...

Post date: May 01, 2002

The Dryden Cares Committee has begun negotiations with Dryden Mayor Sid Wintle.Dryden Cares Chair Roger Valley is discouraged by city council's decision to not act on a committee proposal to create a...

Post date: May 01, 2002

A two-day sping blood donor clinic has wrapped up in Dryden.Canadian Blood Services spokesman Harvey Heather says it was another successful clinic, however numbers were a bit lower than last year....

Post date: May 01, 2002

Bowater says it is business as usual as the forestry company nears completion on renovations of its Ignace sawmill.Bowater spokesman Roger Barber says Ignace Saw is slated to reopen in July, re-...

Post date: May 01, 2002

The Tri-Forces Drug Unit has arrested two Kenora men on drug trafficking charges.Police say they were acting on a tip when they pulled over a vehicle on Highway 17 West of Kenora Monday.Three ounces...

Post date: April 30, 2002

Dryden Police are asking the public to help solve a robbery at a building supply store.Police say roughly 25-hundred dollars was stolen from Timbermax on Highway 17.It is believed the robbery took...

Post date: April 30, 2002

Grand Council Treaty Three wants band elections to be held in a first nation along the southern shore of Lake of the Woods.The Buffalo Point First Nation currently has a hereditary chief in place but...

Post date: April 30, 2002

Day one of a spring blood donor clinic in Dryden has been a success.Harvey Heather, a spokesperson for Canadian Blood Services, says there were 166 donors on Monday with 133 units of blood collected....

Post date: April 30, 2002

Dryden city councillors agree something must be done quickly to tackle the community doctor shortage.However, nothing was done last night to address a Dryden Cares Committee proposal for a community...

Post date: April 30, 2002

The circus came to town on the weekend and a couple of animals managed to escape.Dryden Police say two ponies from the Shrine Circus got away from their handlers.The two were later found in the yard...

Post date: April 29, 2002

Dryden Police are asking for help in solving a robbery near downtown early Sunday morning.Police say a man claims he was attacked and robbed as he walked along King Street near the underpass around...

Post date: April 29, 2002

Will the new northern medical school be a dual campus?That question was posed by municipal leaders who gathered for the annual Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association general meeting in Thunder...

Post date: April 29, 2002

A couple of minor motor vehicle crashes over the weekend.OPP say a vehicle entered the ditch and rolled over on Highway 17 about 50 kilometres east of Ignace early Sunday morning.Two occupants were...

Post date: April 29, 2002

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