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The City of Dryden is about to conduct structural repairs to the Highlands Bridge on Palker Road. The work is expected to start on Monday and last until March 9th. No closures are anticipated,...

Post date: February 16, 2018

A new session of the Ontario Legislature begins next week, but don't expect Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell to be in attendance. Campbell has announced on Facebook that she has just had her...

Post date: February 16, 2018

Lac Seul First Nation Chief Clifford Bull is looking to make history. Bull is the first candidate to ever be nominated in the new provincial riding of Kiiwetinoong. The long time Indigenous...

Post date: February 16, 2018

A one-of-a-kind event will be coming to the Red Lake Winter Carnival. "Bob Boating" will be taking place on Howey Bay on Saturday and entry is $20 per team. Organizer Robert Partridge says two...

Post date: February 16, 2018

The federal government's own deadline to legalize recreational marijuana is now up in smoke. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says the final vote in the Senate is scheduled for early June...

Post date: February 16, 2018

A long term care facility in northwestern Ontario has been put on notice. An order of non-compliance has been issued to the Rainycrest Long Term Care facility in Fort Frances by the provincial...

Post date: February 16, 2018

The province has provided some direction to local communities concerning the October 22nd municipal elections.The nomination period is now about five months shorter this year, compared to the 2014...

Post date: February 16, 2018

It's being called the first-of-its-kind family medical residency program in Canada. Fort Hope First Nation is working with Matawa First Nations and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to bring...

Post date: February 16, 2018

Provincial Police have laid charges following a sexual assault investigation in Kenora. As a result, 71-year-old Claude Turcotte of Kenora has been arrested. OPP says Turcotte is charged with...

Post date: February 16, 2018
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The figure skating community in northwestern Ontario is still buzzing following the Olympic performance of Balmertown's Eric Radford and partner Meaghan Duhamel.Radford is expected to return to...

Post date: February 15, 2018

A hunting trip about 50-kilometres east of Dryden has ended up costing a southern Ontario man. Lorenzo Angelucci of the Woodbridge area has been fined $4,000 for discharging a firearm without due...

Post date: February 15, 2018

There is a new website dedicated to updating the region on the latest dealings with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Ontario Native Women's Association is behind the online...

Post date: February 15, 2018

Local students will get an expanded Summer break. Trustees with the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board have approved a recommendation to start the 2017-2018 school year after Labour Day....

Post date: February 15, 2018

Provincial Police in Atikokan have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing following a Special Investigations Unit probe.The SIU was contacted after an early December incident where a 24-year-old man...

Post date: February 15, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Indigenous people will no longer have to prove their rights and fight for them.He's announced plans for a new Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework...

Post date: February 15, 2018

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