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The provincial government is moving forward with plans to create one large tourism marketing organization for all of northwestern Ontario.The new group will be responsible for marketing an area...

Post date: December 21, 2009

Atikokan Economic Development Corporation has received from federal money to assist in business development in that community.The Community Futures Development Corporation will use half-a-million...

Post date: December 21, 2009

OPP continue their watch for drunk drivers this holiday season.More than 18-thousand vehicles have been stopped in RIDE spot-checks across the province since the Festive Campaign began in November.In...

Post date: December 21, 2009

A good day at the track for Steve Arpin at Daytona Speedway this weekend.Driving for Venturini Motorsports, Arpin posted consistent lap times that kept him among the top three in three days of...

Post date: December 21, 2009

Another successful year for the Crimestoppers program in Northwestern Ontario and Northern Minnesota.Executive Director Doug Anderson says 2009 saw an increase in the number of tips received over...

Post date: December 21, 2009

Ontario's Tourism Minister is defending the creation of 13 new tourism marketing regions, including one covering all of northwestern Ontario.Monique Smith says while there have been some nay-sayers,...

Post date: December 21, 2009

The proposed 2010 budget and property tax levy is up for discussion at International Falls City Council tonight.City council is proposing a 17 per cent tax hike to offset the loss of nearly $340-...

Post date: December 21, 2009

User fees will get another discussion by Fort Frances council tonight.The town is proposing a 2 per cent increase on most fees this year.This does not includes sewer and water rates which will be...

Post date: December 21, 2009

Three people face drug charges following a a bust by the OPP's Community Drug Action Team last week.Initially, OPP stopped a vehicle Wednesday in Fort Frances, resulting in one person begin charged...

Post date: December 21, 2009

DriveTest facilities should be open for exams the first week of January. Staff who've been on strike since August have reached a tentative deal with the company.The company will also be hiring 100...

Post date: December 21, 2009

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency board has approved new regulations to curb haze over northern Minnesota.The state rules are aimed at cutting 30-thousand tons of emissions annually to reduce...

Post date: December 18, 2009

There will be fewer flowers planted at town parks and cemeteries next year.The town of Fort Frances will purchase 4,500 dozen flowers from Lowey's Greenhouse for next season at a cost of about $13-...

Post date: December 18, 2009

The town of Fort Frances will pay more than $107-thousand for shelving at the new library and technology centre.Carr McLean Limited was awarded a contract for the shelving at Monday night's council...

Post date: December 18, 2009

Residents of Fort Frances will be able to vote by mail in the 2010 municipal elections.Council approved the method in a by-law Monday.Mail-in ballots were first introduced to Fort Frances in the 2000...

Post date: December 18, 2009

There's been an overwhelming response to Family and Children Services Rainy River call for donations for the Pikangikum First Nation.Jacquee Loerzell estimates nearly seven thousand pounds worth of...

Post date: December 18, 2009

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