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An Atikokan writer is among this year's winners of the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop Awards.John Pringle's 'The Education of Allan Woodruff' was selected best in the Novel...

Post date: May 16, 2017

Minnesota's Governor had a good day on the waters during the state's fishing season opener.Mark Dayton, along with Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith and their fishing parties caught over 40 fish...

Post date: May 16, 2017

The Fort Frances Tourist Information Centre is set to open for the season this Friday.This will be the final year the centre will be operated by the town of Fort Frances.Council decided in February...

Post date: May 16, 2017

The sale of illegal cigarettes continues to be high in northern Ontario.A report from the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco says 33 per cent of all cigarettes purchased across the...

Post date: May 16, 2017

Provincial police have upgraded charges against a 24-year-old northwestern Ontario man in connection with a death at Sandy Lake First Nation earlier this month.49-year-old Wilfred Fiddler was...

Post date: May 16, 2017

The snow is all gone which means it's construction season.The Ministry of Transportation and OPP are warning people to be mindful and cautious when they pass through construction zones.OPP plan...

Post date: May 16, 2017

Minnesota's Department of Natural resources is putting a number of mineral leases in northern Minnesota up for grabs.About 110 of those leases are located within Koochiching County.Many of the...

Post date: May 15, 2017

Three operators of wastewater treatment facilities around Koochiching County are among those begin recognized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.The agency has presented certificates to Boise...

Post date: May 15, 2017

Plenty of kids in the region are playing hookie.Data recently released shows students in schools across northwestern Onntario have the highest rates of persistent absenteeism in the province.Area...

Post date: May 15, 2017

The Northern Ontario Party has released its platform.It contains 37 actions with action on hydro rates among the top priorities.Party Leader Trevor Holliday believes Ontario's hydro system is not...

Post date: May 15, 2017

Camping season is starting to slowly ramp up which has prompted a reminder from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.The public is reminded that it's illegal to leave vehicles, campers...

Post date: May 15, 2017

Fort Frances Muskies soccer teams are in tournament play this morning in Kenora.They're taking part in the Broncos Challenge Cup.The girls first game is 11 a.m. against River East Collegiate out...

Post date: May 15, 2017

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service is looking to bolster its volunteer ranks.It's now in the process of hiring.Fire chief Tyler Moffitt says they are already getting a response from a wide-...

Post date: May 15, 2017

The legislation necessary to lower electricity rates by 25 per cent this summer is now before Queen's Park.The proposed Fair Hydro Act also expected to bring rates down by as 50 per cent in...

Post date: May 15, 2017

The Progressive Conservatives are calling the Fair Hydro Plan a short-term goal to help Premier Kathleen Wynne win re-election in 2018.The party has released what it says is an internal document...

Post date: May 15, 2017

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