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Fort Frances couldn't be spared from the latest cost cutting measures announced by Abitibi-Bowater.The Montreal-based company is halting production at its commercial printing paper plant in Fort...

Post date: September 18, 2009

Black bears not expected to go into hibernation for at least another month and Fort Frances residents are being warned to watchout for prowling bruins. Bylaw enforcement officer Arlene Byrnes says...

Post date: September 18, 2009

A 29-year-old Winnipeg man is charged with a non-criminal offence following an accident in northern Ontario that left one man dead. A pick-up truck crashed into a small car on Highway 17 on...

Post date: September 18, 2009

Schools building schools.That's the new program being put on by Rotary and area highschools.St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplin Dean Woodbeck says he's happy to help fundraise for a new school in Guatamala....

Post date: September 18, 2009

Fort Frances is looking to take part in an Internet-based projectthat town officials hope will attract more residents. Twenty-six municipalities in northwestern Ontario have alreadypartnered for...

Post date: September 17, 2009

The City of Kenora wants to make changes to its sign by-law.Councillors and City Employees discussed the current laws at Wednesday's Property and Planning meeting.City Planner Jeff Port says several...

Post date: September 17, 2009

Greyhound is backing off its threat to stop serving Manitoba and northern Ontario -- at least for now.Two weeks ago, the bus company said it would drop routes in those areas by October 2nd if it didn...

Post date: September 17, 2009

One person is dead following a crash near Wawa. Two vehicles collided on Highway 17 yesterday about 45 kilometres north of the community. O-P-P say the person killed was from outside Ontario....

Post date: September 17, 2009

Catholic schools in Kenora and Red Lake are now all under the direction of one school Board.The Kenora Cathlic District School Board merged with the St. Joseph's Boardin Red Lake over the summer....

Post date: September 17, 2009

After school programs in the City of Kenora have been given a boost from the provincial government.The Ministry of Health Promotion has announced it will be giving the recreation department 58...

Post date: September 17, 2009

Kenora MP Greg Rickford feels Canada will be spared another election.A confidence vote will be introduced in Parliment on Friday, with the Bloc throwing their support behind the Conservatives....

Post date: September 17, 2009

Union Gas customers in northwestern Ontario will be getting a break on their bills in October.Company spokesperson Andrea Stass says the Ontario Energy Board is allowing Union Gas to lower rates for...

Post date: September 17, 2009

Kenora City Council remains split over the issue of whether to give medical students workingin the community free access to the gym at the Kenora Rec. Center.Councillor Rory McMillan raised the issue...

Post date: September 16, 2009

Not a big change in the student population at the Kenora Catholic DistrictSchool Board this year.Enrolment in the Kenora schools decreased by just one student, to 1,379 compared to 1,380 last year....

Post date: September 16, 2009

Aboriginal workers in Northwestern Ontario will soon be able to train for jobs in forestry, tourism and mining at a new educational facility in Pikangikum.The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is...

Post date: September 16, 2009

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