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A five percent raise in legal aid rates is not sitting well with at least one Kenora-based lawyer.Peter Kirby says the announcement from the Attorney General does not make up for a 15-year freeze in...

Post date: July 26, 2002

The Goldcorp Red Lake Mine continues to be a strong performer.The company says the recent second quarter was one of the best yet for the mine and it continues to beat expectations.Goldcorp CEO Rob...

Post date: July 26, 2002

Conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources conducted a blitz to enforce a recent ban on open fires.The MNR says four officers travelled through the Kenora District by plane, boat...

Post date: July 26, 2002

After years of work, the Umfreville Trail in Sioux Lookout is finally ready for its grand opening on August 2nd.The 3.6-kilometre trail begins near the Forest Inn and ends at Frog Rapids Bridge and...

Post date: July 26, 2002

Sioux Lookout OPP were forced to destroy a nuisance bear this week.OPP received several reports of a bear roaming through a residential area in the north end of Sioux Lookout in search of garbage....

Post date: July 26, 2002

Residents of Keewaywin First Nation in the far north are now back home after having sought refuge in Sioux Lookout for 8 days.MNR officials determined it was safe for everyone to return after a...

Post date: July 26, 2002

Weyerhaeuser has announced it has completed its takeover of Oregon-based forestry company Willamette Industries.Weyerhaeuser President and CEO Steven Rogel says the integration of Willamette people,...

Post date: July 25, 2002

Officials with the Ministry of Natural Resources are optimistic the fire situation in the region will improve in the days ahead.However, an open fire ban remains in place in the Northwest region due...

Post date: July 25, 2002

More than 170-residents of Keewaywin are being allowed to return home.Keewaywin Deputy Chief Joe Meekis and the Ministry of Natural Resources have determined the fire situation near the remote First...

Post date: July 25, 2002

The Northwestern Ontario Disaster Relief Committee has announced August 15th as the deadline to submit claims for damages occured by June flooding.Chair of the Committee Nick Wihnan says all claims...

Post date: July 24, 2002

The provincial government has come through on its share of funding to upgrade the Wabigoon River Bridge in Dryden.The nearly 800-thousand dollar project will see the bridge and its approaches widened...

Post date: July 24, 2002

The Dryden Police Service has hired a long-time area resident to become its new parking bylaw officer for the city. Dryden Police say Cindy Skene is already well known in the community and is...

Post date: July 24, 2002

Trustees of the Keewatin-Patricia School Board are a bit worried about the future even though the books are balanced for the upcoming year.School Board Chair Barb Hancock says every year it becomes...

Post date: July 24, 2002

The Sioux Lookout Anti-Racism Committee is seeking financial support in an effort to sustain existing programs.Committee spokesperson Ellen Stewart says with limited federal funding, the group has no...

Post date: July 24, 2002

Kenora-Rainy River MP Bob Nault says four-laning the Trans-Canada Highway across the region and across the nation is not only feasible, it is do-able.Recent reports from Ottawa suggested some cabinet...

Post date: July 24, 2002

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