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The Public Health Agency is still grappling with an E. coli outbreak linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce. There's a warning on the Public Health Agency's website advising...

Post date: December 24, 2017

In Kenora, a 35-year-old woman is in custody facing drug charges. OPP say they found a small amount of methamphetamine yesterday afternoon when they stopped and searched a vehicle in Kenora....

Post date: December 23, 2017

OPP have laid charges in connection with a hit and run accident Sunday morning in Fort Frances.A vehicle struck a taxi cab on the 200 block of Sixth Street West then fled.The driver of the cab...

Post date: December 22, 2017

College teachers will be getting a raise of almost two percent a year for the next four years.An arbitrator has released details of a contract settled with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union...

Post date: December 22, 2017

A new temporary out-of-the-cold shelter for the area's homelesss will open in the new year.The site at Apostolic Way Church will be operate with volunteers three nights a week.It will have ten...

Post date: December 22, 2017

Fort Frances Muskies court teams picked up just one win in their final games of the year.The Muskies junior boys basketball team defeted the Dryden Eagles in Dryden 61-47.The senior team lost 82-64...

Post date: December 22, 2017

Drug and alcohol use among youth people is dropping in Ontario.A new report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health find the number of users of cannabis down to 9 per cent.Just seven per cent...

Post date: December 22, 2017

More correctional officers for jails across the province, including here in Fort Frances.A total of 211 have graduated from the province's Correctional Officer Training and Assessment program.It...

Post date: December 21, 2017

Confederation College is saying goodbye to it's Broadcasting and Television Production course.The college announced last year it was putting the program on hold, and is instead launching a new...

Post date: December 21, 2017

An expanded role for nurse practitioners to help people applying for diability payments under the Canada Pension Plan.The federal government is now allowing a nurse practioner to sign off on medical...

Post date: December 21, 2017

The start of winter has officially begun.Even though Northwestern Ontario has been getting cold temperatures for weeks, today officially marks the first day of winter.The winter solstice will take...

Post date: December 21, 2017

No change to the head table of the Northwest Catholic District School Board.Stratton trustee David Sharp has been re-elected a chair of the board.Dryden Trustee Kathy Bryck returns as vice-chair.

Post date: December 21, 2017

A reoccurring scam involving Canada Revenue Agency is again making its rounds in northwestern Ontario.There are multiple reports of people receiving an e-mail from the CRA asking you to review secure...

Post date: December 21, 2017

Rentech is selling its pellet plant in Atikokan.The company says it's entered into a purchase agreement with an affliate of True North Timber out of Chapleau.No other details of the sale are...

Post date: December 21, 2017

College faculty will learn of their new agreement this week.A joint statement from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and the College Employer Council says they met with mediators over the...

Post date: December 19, 2017

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