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OPP in northwestern Ontario continue their crackdown on the trafficking of crystal meth.The latest bust took place in Red Lake where about 24 grams of the drug was seized earlier this week.Police say...

Post date: April 13, 2018

Minnesota' Governor's is calling for state funding toward a state suicide prevention hotline.Mark Dayton proposes a $969-thousand grant program for nonprofit groups to operate call centers...

Post date: April 13, 2018

The Fraser Institute is blaming poor policies for hydro rates skyrocketing in Ontario.A new report also points to the phase out of coal-power plants and the Green Energy Act costing  75-thousand...

Post date: April 13, 2018

The future is looking good for the former Rentech pellet plant in Atikokan.Now called BioPower Sustainable Energy Corporation, the plant was acquired in January by company based out of Chapleau,...

Post date: April 13, 2018

Three people face drug-related charges following an incident this week near Fort Frances.OPP say a quantity of hydromorphone was discovered after officers stopped a vehicle in Watten Township late...

Post date: April 13, 2018

25 year old Dayna Brons, Trainer of the Humboldt Broncos, died Wednesday afternoon bringing the death toll from the Saskatchewan tragedy to 16.Brons family confirmed her death in a statement...

Post date: April 11, 2018

Matt Soprovich is out in the race to become the NDP candidate in the Kenora-Rainy River Riding.The party is not allowing the Fort Frances resident to run for the upcoming provincial election....

Post date: April 11, 2018

Water levels on Rainy Lake are going to be kept low for the rest of the month.The Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board has directed operators of the...

Post date: April 11, 2018

There's a new line of communication opening between the town of Fort Frances and Resolute Forest Products.Town officials were finally able to meet with the company's new vice-president of...

Post date: April 11, 2018

The colour of the day is Pink.This is The Day of Pink, an International Day against bullying, discrimination and homophobia.People are encouraged to wear pink as a way of showing their support for...

Post date: April 11, 2018

Our MP is going to Washington D.C.Thunder Bay-Rainy River's Don Rusnak says he's there to wide range of issues with politicians and Indigenous leaders.Rusnak will talk cross border issues...

Post date: April 11, 2018

The Trudeau government is announcing a broad plan to improve the economy in northern Ontario.The Minister of Innovation, Navdeep Bains, says this so called growth strategy involves encouraging...

Post date: April 11, 2018

Still no grocery stores in the Rainy River district where you can purchase beer and cider.Sales at 87 new stores across the province started this week, including at a Metro location in Thunder Bay....

Post date: April 11, 2018

An official with Restaurants Canada says he's shocked by the results of a Lakehead University study on the negative effects of increasing Ontario's minimum wage. James Rilett believes...

Post date: April 11, 2018

The drama competitions at the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts wrap up this afternoon at Knox United Church.Yesterday, school groups were in the spotlight.J.W. Walker School and...

Post date: April 11, 2018

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