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The Northwestern Health Unit says it charged more than 10 businesses in the Kenora-Rainy River Districts this week for allowing smoking on their premises.The Health Unit began issuing compliance...

Post date: January 25, 2003

A painful lesson for an American teen.OPP were called to a snowmobile collision near the Red Lake Hospital.Police say the man was traveling at an excessive speed during dusk, when his sled hit a bump...

Post date: January 25, 2003

A Red Lake teen will likely watch he brings to school for now on.Members of the OPP K9 and Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a search of Red Lake High last week.OPP seized a container containing 30...

Post date: January 25, 2003

22 communities in the Northwest are one step closer to broadband high-speed internet service.The Federal Government has announced $30,000 in funding to help communities develop business plans for the...

Post date: January 25, 2003

It came as no surprise really!The Patricia Inn has now been charged by the Northwestern Health Unit for letting people smoke in the bar.Owner Lucy Schellete says the legal wheels are already in...

Post date: January 24, 2003

A 50 year-old North Dryden man is in custody after a domestic dispute late Thursday night.City Police and the OPP responded around 11:15 to a call about a man threatening his wife with a gun.He faces...

Post date: January 24, 2003

The rate of diabetes cases has reached epidimic porportions in Northwestern Ontario but there is hope.That from Dr. Stewart Harris who is the keynote speaker at the first Northwest Regional Diabetes...

Post date: January 24, 2003

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is hoping it will be able to offer an International Baccalaureate program to students at Dryden High in the next couple of years.Both Dryden and Beaver...

Post date: January 24, 2003

A home that houses many Atikokan seniors is closed to visitors.Administrator of Raincrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances, Jill Colehoon says a virus has invaded the centre affecting at least 27...

Post date: January 23, 2003

Construction of the new Red Lake OPP detachment is about to get underway.Kona Builders of Sudbury has been awarded the contract for the job which has been split into 3 phases.The detachment...

Post date: January 23, 2003

Travel in and out of Slate Falls First Nation (140km northeast of Sioux Lookout) will soon become much easier.Both levels of government have joined McKenzie Forest Products in the creation of a $8.7...

Post date: January 22, 2003

Emo OPP Officers arrested a man on the Lac le Criox 1st Nation last night.They were responding to reports of someone walking around with a rilfe making threats.36 year old Lawrence Ottertail has a...

Post date: January 22, 2003

A 23 year old Hudson woman has been identified as the victim of a head on collision yesterday morning on Highway 72, south of Sioux Lookout.OPP say Solange Petit was travelling north when she lost...

Post date: January 21, 2003

A Vermillion Bay man ran afoul of the law this weekend while riding his snow machine.18 year old Micheal Clement-Godbout was stopped by police on Spruce Street for a routine check.He now faces...

Post date: January 20, 2003

No one was able to get in to or out of Sioux Lookout on Highway 72 today. A 2 vehicle accident around 8:30 this morning had resulted in the road being closed by the OPP. Police say there were "...

Post date: January 20, 2003

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