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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

The NDP say the PC government has quietly eliminated $23-million in child care subsidies intended for low-income families.Critic Doly Begum says a memo sent to child care providers last month...

Post date: September 21, 2018

New Gold is selling off one of its mines.The company says it's entered into an agreement with Equinox Gold who will purchase the Mesquite Mine in California.New Gold will receive $158-million...

Post date: September 20, 2018
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A fundraising campaign is underway to help send five air cadets to the 75th-anniversary celebrations of D-Day.The members of the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadet Squadron are poised to go next June.Chair of...

Post date: September 20, 2018

Math remains a problem for many students in area public schools.Results from last spring's provincial testing show 47 per cent of grade 3s, 36 per cent of grade 6s,  and 30 per cent of the...

Post date: September 20, 2018

There is a new student trustee for the Rainy River District School Board.Katelyn Bruyere was officially sworn in during the board's meeting earlier this month.Bruyere is a grade 12 student at...

Post date: September 20, 2018

A former Olympic gold medalist in women's hockey is using her experiences to help young people overcome their own obstacles.Katie Weatherston was in Fort Frances this week visiting schools and...

Post date: September 20, 2018

More support for area fire departments from Union Gas.The company is providing the Atikokan Fire Rescue with $1,5000 toward its Fire Safety Week initiatives.Fire Chief Graham Warburton says one of...

Post date: September 19, 2018

Business owners are said to be struggling to adapt to the former Liberal government's labour legislation.For that reason, the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce is calling on...

Post date: September 19, 2018

Premier Ford is allowing for an expansion of natural gas services into rural and northern Ontario. Today, our government announced that we will take action to expand natural gas access to...

Post date: September 19, 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is taking his NAFTA concerns straight to Washington.Ford will be joined by his Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Jim Wilson to meet with the Canadian...

Post date: September 19, 2018

A number of area residents took advantage of Saturday's household waste collection day.The town of Fort Frances says 297 vehicles showed up to drop off old waste such as paints, fuels and...

Post date: September 19, 2018

The agency responsible for fire service in rural parts of Koochiching County is still eying the purchase of a boat to help fight fires from the water.The Rural Fire Protection Association has turned...

Post date: September 19, 2018

More people have been charged with trying to sell fake jewellery in northwestern Ontario.39-year-old Constantin Ilie and 25-year-old Florin Dragomir, both of Scarborough, face charges of fraud after...

Post date: September 18, 2018

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