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Ontario's Financial Accountability Office says the average household in the province owed nearly $154-thousand in 2016.In a commentary about household debt, the FAO lays the blame on low interest...

Post date: January 24, 2018

Fort Frances and other communities in the Rainy River district will get a share of provincial funding aimed at sprucing up their main streets.A total of $26-million is being doled out to...

Post date: January 24, 2018

The expansion of Resolute Forest Products may not be far down the road.Resolute and FPInnovations Forest Products are involved in a $21-million pilot project to turn wood products into bio-chemicals...

Post date: January 23, 2018

Riverside Health Care says it's seeing a growing number of patients through its facilities in Fort Frances, Emo and Rainy River.As of Friday, they were 146 per cent over capacity and not enough...

Post date: January 23, 2018

A make-up date has been announced for a cancelled SIJHL game between the Fort Frances Lakers and English River Miners back in December.The game will now be played March 7 at the Ice for Kids Arena....

Post date: January 23, 2018

An opportunity to learn more about what Seven Generations Education Institute has to offer.An open house will take place tonight at the Nanicost Building from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Post Secondary...

Post date: January 23, 2018

A Minnesota man has been fined for trying to bring live bait into Ontario.Duane Hanson of Spicer plead guilty to the charge in court recently and fined $1,500. The charge stems from an incident...

Post date: January 23, 2018

A new company is joining in the search for minerals in northwestern Ontario.B.C.based Falcon Gold says it's acquired the rights to six mining claims straddling the unincorporated townships of...

Post date: January 23, 2018

The town of Fort Frances is making its voice heard in Toronto.A delegation of council has meetings with four different provincial cabinet ministers over the next two days as part of the Rural Ontario...

Post date: January 22, 2018

There's more support from the province for the region's food industry.Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle has announced the Northern Ontario Agri-Food Strategy, noting we...

Post date: January 22, 2018

The leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives will visit Fort Frances next week.Patrick Brown will hold a meet and greet at the Flint House next Tuesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.Kenora-...

Post date: January 22, 2018

Those natural gas bills are going back up.The Ontario Energy Board has approved an increase in rates charged by Union Gas for distribution, transportation and storage.It's an average of $11 a...

Post date: January 22, 2018

No shortage of support for the Minnesota Vikings in International Falls.A couple of dozen people gathered at Smokey Bear Park to take part in the SKOL Challenge in advance of yesterday's NFC...

Post date: January 22, 2018

Matthew Schmidt of St. Paul Minnesota was the overall winner of the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard 10K run in International Falls Saturday.He finished in a time of 40:55.Schmidt was also second to...

Post date: January 22, 2018

After nine days of deliberations, a jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty acquitting three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway for role in the fatal explosion in Lac-Mégantic five...

Post date: January 20, 2018

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