The Rainy River District Social Services Board is pleased to announce that Rainy River District Paramedic Service paramedic John (Jack) Kellar received the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal on Thursday, Sept. 20 in London, Ont.
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About 30 members of Unifor Local 324 voted 88 percent in favour of a new first contract with Weechi-it-te-win Family Services that also was ratified by its board last Thursday.
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services is an indigenous-based child welfare agency located near Fort Frances that serves Anishinaabe residents from 10 area First Nations across the Kenora and Rainy River districts.
October is Healthy Workplace Month and the Northwestern Health Unit is inviting you to participate in our sixth-annual Workplace Wellness Challenge!
Last year, 80 workplaces across the region, including 800 employees, took part in the challenge—and we hope to see even more in 2018.
On Nov. 26, there will be a better way for hunters and anglers across Ontario to get their Outdoors Cards and hunting and fishing licensing products.
“The new fish and wildlife licensing service that we are launching in November will make getting outdoors easier for hunters and anglers,” said Natural Resources and Forestry minister Jeff Yurek.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board, in partnership with more than 40 service agencies across the district, conducted a count of homelessness over two weeks from April 5-18.
This count was part of a province-wide effort to gain a better understanding of homelessness in communities across Ontario.
The provincial government is taking steps to ensure Ontario's roads are safe for everyone.
Effective Sept. 1, there now are tougher penalties for careless driving and endangering pedestrians.
Drivers convicted of careless driving causing bodily harm or death will face:
Last Thursday, leaders from Northern Ontario's indigenous and non-indigenous communities prepared a historic framework that will be used to bring communities, industry, and government together with a common goal to achieve sustainable and shared economic development prosperity.
In order to improve mobility network performance, Tbaytel will be performing scheduled network upgrade maintenance tomorrow (Sept. 20) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
During this time, Tbaytel mobility customers in the Atikokan area may experience service disruptions or outages to their Tbaytel HSPA mobility service, including voice calls, data usage, and texting.
The Backus Community Center in International Falls will host a fall harvest fundraising dinner on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The second-annual dinner, featuring a menu of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, rutabagas, pickled beets, and dinner rolls, will be held on the Backus stage, with take-out meals picked up from the kitchen window.
In response to long-standing requests from the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), Transportation minister John Yakabuski announced safety training will be made available online for the first time.
“We recognize that safety is critical, and it starts with proper rider training and licensing,” said Yakabuski.