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A new smoke-free bylaw protecting children in the City of Dryden should be in place on January 1st, 2003.Dryden City Council is likely to adopt the bylaw at its next regular meeting in two weeks time...

Post date: August 27, 2002

Dryden Police Chief Shayne MacKinnon is commending the Dryden and District Agricultural Society for not opening a beer gardens at the Fall Fair again this year.From a police standpoint, he says the...

Post date: August 26, 2002

Numerous junior mining companies have been flocking to the Red Lake District in recent months to explore for gold.Red Lake Mayor Dunc Wilson says all of the activity has been a boom for local...

Post date: August 26, 2002

Ontario hunters are still waiting to hear from the province about its plans for the spring bear hunt.Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette shed little light on the situation when he addressed...

Post date: August 26, 2002

OPP say one person is dead following a single vehicle crash on Highway 17 near Vermilion Bay this morning.Police say a transport truck hit a rock cut around 1-AM about one kilometre west of Blue Lake...

Post date: August 26, 2002

A provincial government official is downplaying calls to twin Highway 17 in Northwestern Ontario.Norm Miller, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, says the Tories have...

Post date: August 26, 2002

OPP divers are searching for the body of an American angler, who died in a plane crash on a lake about 2.5 hours northwest of Thunder Bay.The pilot and three of four American men in a float plane...

Post date: August 26, 2002

The provincial government plans to launch a new agency to promote tourism in Northern Ontario later this year.The province scrapped the Northern Tourism Marketing Company (NTMC) earlier this year.The...

Post date: August 24, 2002

The Kenora District now has its first presumed case of the West Nile Virus.The Northwestern Health Unit says initial tests done on a dead crow found on a Kenora street have turned up positive for...

Post date: August 23, 2002

The federal government is considering a national program for native groups wanting to educate themselves about diabetes.And it is taking a close look at the Dryden-based Healing Trail Program, which...

Post date: August 23, 2002

The NDP has come up with a plan it hopes will "bear" out.They are proposing ways to keep bears and the public away from each other.They want the Tory Government to give Northern and rural...

Post date: August 22, 2002

Sioux Lookout residents will soon be able to enjoy high speed cable internet service.Norcom Cable is launching the service in September.General Manager Warren Ritchie says high speed internet has...

Post date: August 22, 2002

Municipal politicians have returned from the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Toronto.Dryden City Councillor Bill Brown was one of more than 12-hundred delegates at the...

Post date: August 22, 2002

A Balmertown man is facing several charges after a woman was allegedly harassed last week.Red Lake OPP say the woman did not want to continue a friendship with the accused, however the man repeatedly...

Post date: August 22, 2002

Greyhound Bus Lines has taken exception to one of the key recommendations of an inquest which looked into the death of Mary Louise Lent near Upsala in December of 2000.The jury suggested three point...

Post date: August 21, 2002

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