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Brace yourself for higher natural gas rates in the new year.Union Gas has filed an application to increase rates starting January 1.Residential customers would see an increase of $71-dollars on an...

Post date: December 18, 2018

The provincial government appears to be toying with the idea of selling beer, wine and spirits in corner stores.It's part of a survey they've launched inviting you to share your views on how...

Post date: December 18, 2018

Ron Taverner isn't taking over as Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner as planned after concerns were raised about his connections to the Premier.A statement from current Commissioner Brad...

Post date: December 18, 2018

The Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty Three is offering his condolences in the death of a young child last week in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation.Marcus Henderson died following a house fire last...

Post date: December 18, 2018

Kenora may have been one of dozens of cities across North America last Thursday to received bomb threats.OPP responded to a call just after 1:00 p.m.A number of bomb threats were made across Ontario...

Post date: December 18, 2018

Jake Barker and Matt Spence each scored twice as the Fort Frances Muskies boys hockey team doubled up Kenora's Beaver Brae Broncos 6-3 in Kenora.Mikel Ward and Peyton added the other goals. ...

Post date: December 18, 2018

The Ontario Legislature is being recalled.MPPs have been summoned back to Queen's Park to deal the pending strike by members of the Power Workers Union at Ontario Power Generation.A 21-day strike...

Post date: December 18, 2018

The Chief of the community that called for a review of the Thunder Bay Police is calling the findings groundbreaking.It was family members and the former Chief of Rainy River First Nation Jim Leonard...

Post date: December 17, 2018

Hotel operators want Fort Frances town council to delay implementation of the accommodation tax.The 4 per cent tax on room rentals is set to go into place January 1.Sarah Noonan of La Place Rendez-...

Post date: December 17, 2018

While Fort Frances town council sends the issue of marijuana stores to a committee for further discussion, two other northwestern Ontario communities appear ready to allow cannabis stores within...

Post date: December 17, 2018

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is out with its annual report highlighting the successes of the institution.It's called 'Rooted in the North.'Dean Dr. Roger Strasser says there...

Post date: December 17, 2018

The head of a regional sportsmen’s alliance feels incoming federal gun legislation will just add more red tape for hunters.John Kaplanis is with the Northwestern Ontario Sportsmen’s...

Post date: December 17, 2018

The Ontario Association of Architects believes cities across Canada can thrive if buildings are put together better.President John Stephenson hopes to see a national conversation about why...

Post date: December 17, 2018

Riverside Foundation For Health Care is moving its office.Beginning Tuesday, it will be located in the main lobby of La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances into what is currently the registration area...

Post date: December 17, 2018

An annual food price report indicates Canadians can expect to pay about $411 more for groceries in 2019.The Northwestern Health Unit says the study is similar to the findings in our area.Nutritionist...

Post date: December 17, 2018

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