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For the second year in a row, the City of Dryden has won a regional water award.Water taste testing took place recently at the annual Northwestern Ontario Water and Waste Conference in Thunder Bay....

Post date: December 14, 2001

A Sioux Lookout retiree has won almost 75-thousand dollars playing Lotto 6/49.The Ontario Lottery Corporation says 65-year-old Gino Colucci won second prize in a draw early last month.Colucci, a...

Post date: December 14, 2001

Christmas has come early for Goldcorp as the gold producer continues to grow in Red Lake.Goldcorp spokesperson Chris Bradbrook says the company has discovered a significant new gold deposit to the...

Post date: December 14, 2001

A 22-year-old Nova Scotia man, accused of causing a fatal bus crash near Upsala, will spend another Christmas behind bars.Thirty-two passengers were injured last December 23rd, when their Greyhound...

Post date: December 13, 2001

An enhanced 9-1-1 system has officially arrived in a number of communities where the emergency service was never available before.The Dryden and Surrounding Area 9-1-1 Committee says the new service...

Post date: December 13, 2001

Dryden Police say they questioned a 23-year-old man earlier this week after finding him disoriented in the downtown area.Officers later discovered the man was from Quebec and staying at a local hotel...

Post date: December 13, 2001

Lower than expected student enrolment is affecting the bottom line of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board.Chief Financial Officer Dean Carrie says student numbers are about two percent lower...

Post date: December 13, 2001

Dryden Mayor Sid Wintle wants the process of recruitment and retention of physicians to get underway as soon as possible.Wintle says the Dryden Cares Committee, the group spearheading the process,...

Post date: December 13, 2001

Sioux Lookout O-P-P say they caught a sentenced offender moments after he bolted from court Tuesday afternoon.Police say the 23-year-old Pikangikum man fled the courtroom shortly after the judge...

Post date: December 13, 2001

The Ontario Government will open the provinces huge electricity market to competition and privatize the giant crown corporation Hydro One.Premier Mike Harris says Ontario will take the plunge and...

Post date: December 12, 2001

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board held its annual election of officers.The board has acclaimed Barb Hancock as Chair for a second term.Hancock says she had to think long and hard before...

Post date: December 12, 2001

The Dryden Regional Airport has been under a boil water advisory for several months now.Although the facility was recently given the all-clear by the Ministry of the Environment, Airport Manager...

Post date: December 12, 2001

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has publically chastised Kenora-Rainy River M-P-P Howard Hampton.The board criticized comments Hampton made last week about the strike by 250 education...

Post date: December 12, 2001

The City of Dryden has decided to adopt a new snowmobile bylaw, just in time for the winter season.The bylaw prohibits snowmachining on all downtown area streets and restricts sledders to crossing...

Post date: December 12, 2001

Sioux Lookout O-P-P have arrested a Fort Severn man after he stiffed a cabdriver for a fare.Police say they later discovered the man was in possession of about 25 grams of drugs and drug-related...

Post date: December 12, 2001

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