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The province is implementing a new way of getting an Outdoors Card and hunting and fishing licences.Natural Resources Minister Jeff Yurek says it will make getting those licenses easier.It goes...

Post date: September 25, 2018

The Ministry of Environment is being approached by the town of Fort Frances about accepting waste from an area First Nation.Whitefish Bay would like to truck about 30 cubic yards of waste each week...

Post date: September 25, 2018

The town of Fort Frances will move forward with a tax on hotel and motel accommodations.Town council last night narrowly approved the 4 per cent tax, as recommended by its Economic Development...

Post date: September 25, 2018

Public Health staff from Koochiching County are taking part in a large-scale emergency shelter drill today in Virginia.They're among the more than 60 people from six counties and other service...

Post date: September 25, 2018

Fort Frances Muskies junior boys volleyball team captured the Kenora Invitational, beating the Sioux North Warriors in the final.The Muskies had finished 3rd in pool play before rattling off wins...

Post date: September 25, 2018

Fort Frances Muskies senior girls basketball team went undefeated in Dryden over the weekend to capture a tournament win there.The team defeated Kenora Beaver Brae 59-28 with Sarah Larson scoring 16...

Post date: September 25, 2018

Fort Frances Lakers sit atop the standings in the SIJHL after a pair of opening weekend wins on the road.The Lakers edged out Dryden 4-3 in overtime Friday then beat the Minnesota Iron Rangers...

Post date: September 24, 2018

Municipalities should have the choice if they want publically run, or privately operated cannabis stores.That's the feeling of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.Warren "Smokey...

Post date: September 24, 2018

Homeowners in Chapple, Alberton, Emo, and LaVallee can expect to see a firefighter at their door over the next couple of weeks.Members of the townships' Fire and Emergency Service are continuing...

Post date: September 24, 2018

Residents in Fort Frances are beginning to receive the PIN code needed to vote by Internet or phone during the upcoming municipal election.Town Clerk Lisa Slomke says you can start voting October 15...

Post date: September 24, 2018

Almost all northwestern Ontario residents who lost power over the weekend because of severe thunderstorms have the lights on today.As many as 400-thousand Hydro One customers across the province were...

Post date: September 24, 2018

A proposed tax on hotel and motel accommodations reaches Fort Frances town council's table tonight.The town's Economic Development Advisory Committee is recommending a 4 per cent tax to be...

Post date: September 24, 2018

A request to use the Fort Frances landfill site comes to town council for approval tonight.The Whitefish Bay First Nation is seeking for a two-year agreement to deposit 30 cubic yards a week.A report...

Post date: September 24, 2018

According to a newly released study, Statistics Canada is estimating 7.1 million Canadians will be buying cannabis after legalization of recreational use on October 17th.5.4 million of those users...

Post date: September 21, 2018

The town of Fort Frances has extended the deadline on its sale of surplus items.Bids will now be accepted until October 2.The original deadline was this past Tuesday.The town is putting old exercise...

Post date: September 21, 2018

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