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After years of planning and waiting, construction of the new Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre is set to begin.A private members bill addressing aboriginal and treaty rights for the hospital...

Post date: December 20, 2001

Tis the season for shoplifting.Dryden Police say they received three reports of shoplifting yesterday, one at Safeway and two at the 7-11 store.Young people were charged in two of the incidents and...

Post date: December 19, 2001

Dryden Police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian accident.Police say four pedestrians were walking along Casimir Avenue yesterday afternoon when a northbound pickup truck hit one of them.As a...

Post date: December 19, 2001

An overnight snowfall in parts of Sunset Country has caught many by surprise this morning.The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 17 from Kenora to Ignace is centre bare and track bare with...

Post date: December 19, 2001

Sioux Lookout OPP describe it as a scary and disturbing incident involving an unruly bar crowd.Police say they were called to Front Street early Sunday morning to move a crowd of more than 100 people...

Post date: December 19, 2001

N-D-P leader Howard Hampton says consumers will be paying twice as much for electricity when the hydro market is privitized in the spring.The Kenora-Rainy River M-P-P says generation, transmission,...

Post date: December 18, 2001

Dryden Police say they have arrested two young men for trespassing.Officers say they noticed two young men trespassing on the Dryden High School property Monday afternoon.After apprehending them,...

Post date: December 18, 2001

Tis the season it seems for an increase in the number of impaired charges.Red Lake OPP say they have laid at least two charges of impaired driving in the past few days.In another incident, police say...

Post date: December 18, 2001

Health Minister Tony Clement has paid a visit to Northwestern Ontario with stops in Dryden and Kenora.Clement is one of several candidates vying to become the next premier of the province.Clement...

Post date: December 18, 2001

Red Lake OPP say they have arrested three teenagers in connection with a weekend break-in at St. Johns Separate School.Police say two boys, ages 14 and 15, forced open a window at the school Friday...

Post date: December 17, 2001

Needy children and related organizations will benefit from a cash infusion from the Kenora District Services Board.Chief Administrator Sten Lif says more than 250-thousand dollars will be provided...

Post date: December 17, 2001

The unemployment rate has dropped in Northwestern Ontario.Human Resources Development Canada says there was a drop of a full percentage point, from 6.8 percent in October to 5.8 percent in November....

Post date: December 17, 2001

Police are often busier during the Christmas season with an increase in festive parties and related activities.However, the Dryden Police Service says they had a relatively quiet weekend amid all the...

Post date: December 17, 2001

Dryden Police were called to the Patricia Inn on Saturday morning after receiving reports that a woman was bothering people.Police say a Thunder Bay woman was arrested and taken to hospital where it...

Post date: December 17, 2001

Public sector employees in the province say they want to rebuild a devastated Ontario Public Service.Contract talks get underway tomorrow between the provincial government and the Ontario Public...

Post date: December 17, 2001

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