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The provincial government is expected to issue a statement today to update the progress of talks surrounding the public servants strike.Both sides resumed talks one week ago but with a media blackout...

Post date: April 08, 2002

Bad weather may have been a factor in a fatal crash near Thunder Bay early Sunday morning.OPP say a pickup truck left the road and went into the ditch, about 30 kilometres east of Thunder Bay on the...

Post date: April 08, 2002

Northwestern Ontario has had another taste of winter.Environment Canada says Red Lake and Sioux Lookout were the hardest hit after a weekend snowfall dumped more than 20 centimetres of the white...

Post date: April 08, 2002

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is not going to rush into implementing a smoke-free bylaw.Ear Falls became the first community in Sunset Country to pass such a bylaw last week.However, Sioux...

Post date: April 08, 2002

The Ontario Electricity Coalition is hoping to stop the opening up of the hydro market in the province, scheduled for May 1st.The group is encouraging residents to petition their local councils,...

Post date: April 08, 2002

The Timberstand Mill in Kenora should be ready on time despite a couple of labor related delays over the past week.Thursday, An information picket kept many unionized workers off the job, and the...

Post date: April 06, 2002

Dryden City Council is paving the way for improved roads throughout the city.Councillors have approved 38-thousand dollars in surface treatment this year.Among the roads to receive work, 1.4...

Post date: April 06, 2002

OPP and the Ministry of Labour are investigating the death of a miner at the Musselwhite Mine, north of Pickle Lake.Police say a 46-year-old man from the Elliot Lake area was killed yesterday while...

Post date: April 05, 2002

The Ontario Electricity Coalition is holding a public meeting in Dryden tonight over the impending deregulation of hydro in the province.The coalition, a grassroots group opposed to deregulation, has...

Post date: April 05, 2002

The entire municipality of Sioux Lookout will soon have garbage pickup.Mayor John MacDonald says it has been a struggle to provide all services to all residents since amalgamation.However, MacDonald...

Post date: April 05, 2002

The decision by Ear Falls Council to establish a smoke-free bylaw is being praised by the health promoter of the Northwestern Health Unit.Jennifer McKibbon says she credits council for taking the...

Post date: April 05, 2002

Ear Falls has become the first community in Sunset Country to adopt a smoke-free bylaw.Effective September 3rd, Ear Falls will be smoke-free.The bylaw means smoking will not be allowed in any...

Post date: April 05, 2002

The Northwest Energy Association says its looking at a number of possible ventures to generate more electricity in the region once the industry is deregulated.The Association is a consortium of...

Post date: April 04, 2002

A psychiatrist has told a review panel that the man found not criminally responsible for a bus crash near Upsala should be sent home.Dr. Robert Sheppard says 23-year-old Shaun Davis should be sent to...

Post date: April 04, 2002

The unemployment rate has remained steady in Northwestern Ontario.Human Resources Development Canada says the jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent in February, the same as the month previous.That...

Post date: April 04, 2002

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