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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

The O-P-P Canine Unit made a couple of unannounced stops at two Sioux Lookout High Schools.Paragon the police dog patrolled the halls recently of Pelican Falls High School and Queen Elizabeth...

Post date: December 11, 2001

Police, child welfare agencies and the Crown Attorney in Northwestern Ontario have come together to protect children.A new protocol has been developed to investigate allegations of children in need...

Post date: December 11, 2001

It may not have seemed like a record breaking mild day yesterday but for some communities in the Northwest it was.Environment Canada says many communities reached zero or slightly above and that was...

Post date: December 11, 2001

Sioux Lookout O-P-P are asking for public assistance in their investigation into a sexual assualt which occurred earlier this month.Police say they are trying to locate a possible witness who picked...

Post date: December 11, 2001

O-P-P say, despite the snow and the recent cold weather, it is not yet safe to venture out onto the ice.There have been several cases of snowmachines going through ice around the region and an...

Post date: December 10, 2001

Grade 9 students in the Keewatin-Patricia School District, who took province-wide math tests in the last school year, ranked well above the provincial average.For students, who are headed to...

Post date: December 10, 2001

The Northwestern Health Unit has lifted a boil water advisory for the municipality of Red Lake.The advisory was placed earlier this week after the presence of coliform and E-Coli bacteria was found...

Post date: December 08, 2001

Five debates are planned across the province in advance of the Progressive Conservative Leadership vote in March, and the candidates will make a stop in Northwestern Ontario.A public debate will be...

Post date: December 07, 2001

Groups planning to submit proposals to expand early childhood education programs in the region have been given an extension to access provincial funding.The Ministry of Community and Social Services...

Post date: December 07, 2001

Numerous ceremonies across the region marked the 12th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.A lone gunman shot and killed 14 young women at a Montreal university in 1989.A vigil was held at Dryden...

Post date: December 07, 2001

Under proposed provincial legislation, municipalities would have a year to set plans to handle such emergencies as floods and terrorist attacks.The bill would also require towns and cities to hold...

Post date: December 06, 2001

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