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The head of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association plans to talk with the Ontario government about the legalization of cannabis next week. Wendy Landry tells us they need to sit down...

Post date: August 16, 2018

A thick blanket of smoke is covering the Kenora area this afternoon.Gerald Cheng is a meteorologist with Environent Canada and says all the smoke is blowing in from wild fires burning in British...

Post date: August 16, 2018

Today is A&W's Burgers to Beat MS day.Two dollars for the sale of every Teen burger will help those living with Multiple Sclerosis.Randy Nickle owns the Kenora franchise and says this is more...

Post date: August 16, 2018

Lake of the Woods has to be patient.That's the message after yesterday's International Joint Commission meeting.Kenora MP Bob Nault admits that Manitoba and Ontario are playing catch up with...

Post date: August 16, 2018

A Restricted Fire Zone is now in place across much of northwestern Ontario.The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry put the fire ban in place as of midnight last night.Areas affected include...

Post date: August 16, 2018

The OPP's Underwater Search and Recovery Unit is being called in to help look for a missing American man on Lake of the Woods.Police received a report yesterday afternoon that a 70 year old...

Post date: August 16, 2018

The woman known as the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, has died at 76.Franklin had been fighting pancreatic cancer for several months, In a career that started in 1960, she posted...

Post date: August 16, 2018

Women attempting to start a business in northern Ontario are getting financial help from the federal government.Federal Labor minister Patty Hajdu handed over 280-thousand dollars to the PARO Centre...

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Ontario's teachers are being encouraged by the Elementary Teachers Federation to continue using the 2015 curriculum when it comes to teaching health and sex education this fall.The provincial...

Post date: August 16, 2018

The province of British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to the number of wildfires and the residents affected.The state of emergency was declared yesterday by the Minister of Public...

Post date: August 16, 2018

NDP leader Andrea Horwath is unhappy with the Ford government's decision to halt the opening of planned overdose prevention sites including one scheduled to open in Thunder Bay.She says it flies...

Post date: August 16, 2018

A sure sign the new school year can't be too far away.The Beaver Brae football team is gearing up for another season.Registration will take place tonight between 5 and 7.Players from grade 9 to...

Post date: August 16, 2018

It appears Alvin Fiddler will be back at the helm of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.In unofficial election results, Fiddler received 28 votes and will keep the position of Grand Chief.His opponent...

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A new board of directors is being hired at Hydro One, including a new interim president.Energy Minister Greg Rickford made that announcement yesterday.He says one of their first jobs will be to...

Post date: August 16, 2018

It's still not known if the City of Kenora will agree to host a marijuana dispensary.The provincial government says it will allow the private retail sale of pot as of next April.Mayor Dave...

Post date: August 16, 2018

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