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As of today, it's now tougher to appeal municipal zoning decisions.The Ontario Municipal Board has now been replaced with the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. Municipal Affairs Minister...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Failing to declare their firearms at the border has cost a resident of Oregon.The Canada Border Services Agency says the person was attempting to cross into Canada at the Fort Frances border on March...

Post date: April 03, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a warning for area residents: Stay off the ice.There have been multiple incidents in recent days of animals and people falling through ice and...

Post date: April 03, 2018

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has laid 16 charges and issued 21 warnings during an aerial enforcement patrol in the area.They scoped out Quetico Provincial Park by helicopter and...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Another northwstern Ontario community is losing its Chief Administrative OfficerAnn Mitchell will end her six year tenure with the Municipality of Sioux Lookout in May.No reasons for her resignation...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Contract talks between Unifor and Resolute Forest Products begin later this week.The union is using it as the pattern for future discussions with other forest companies.Unifor says bargaining teams...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Two of the most important government Ministries to northern Ontario are getting budget increases.The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines gets a nearly $50-million increase to over $813-million...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Ontario's moving ahead with a protectionist move of its own in response to New York State's Buy American policy.It took effect Sunday requiring state infrastructure projects to use American...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Smokers take another hit on their vice.As last Thursday, the price of a carton of cigarettes in Ontario increased by 4 dollars.The increase was initially announced in the 2017 budget but only now...

Post date: April 03, 2018

More reaction to last week's provincial budget.This time from Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell.In a statement, Campbell says aside from a few "shiny baubles," the budget falls flat...

Post date: April 03, 2018

It's still possible Pope Francis will say sorry to Indigenous people in the country for the residential school system.Following reports the Pontiff will not be giving an immediate apology for the...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Quicker access to Canada's justice system is coming with more streamlining reforms.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould points to less use of preliminary inquiries for more serious offenses,...

Post date: April 03, 2018

A major road project in Fort Frances is scheduled go this summer.The Mill Road overpass will get an upgrade after a $2-million commitment from the province.The funding was announced in last week'...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Voting is now underway for the local performers you'd like to see at the Rainy Lake Square this summer.A total of eleven different groups and solo artists are vying for the right to be a part of...

Post date: April 03, 2018

Stella Artois is recalling some of its bottled beer as a precaution because it could contain particles of glass.The voluntary recall applies to select packages containing 330-millilitre bottles sold...

Post date: April 02, 2018

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