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Hunters can help monitor for CWD

Deer hunters can help the Ministry of Natural Resources monitor for the presence of a fatal brain disease that affects deer as well as elk, moose, and potentially woodland caribou.

During the current firearm hunting season, which closes Dec. 15, the ministry is monitoring harvested deer in Northwestern Ontario for the presence of Chronic Wasting Disease.

Girls' teams off to Warroad

The local Nor-Fab Flames PeeWee and Dynamic Homes Hurricanes Atom girls’ rep teams are competing in Warroad this weekend.

The Flames open action tonight at 7 p.m. against host Warroad (Olympic rink), then will face Roseau at noon tomorrow at the Gardens.

They’ll wrap up play tomorrow at 6 p.m. versus Grand Forks (Gardens).

Mesaba offers new service proposal for Falls airport

An early-morning departure and an evening return flight to Falls International Airport are included in a new proposal by Mesaba Airlines for providing continuing air service for the region.

The new proposal, released Nov. 19 by the U.S. Department of Transportation, was submitted after Mesaba’s initial offer was rejected by the DoT in October.

Liberals clueless on bus service: NDP

With Greyhound set to discontinue operations in early December, the McGuinty Liberals still appear to be completely clueless on the future of bus service in Northwestern Ontario.

During question period at Queen’s Park on Monday, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Hampton reminded Transportation minister Jim Bradley that Greyhound’s deadline for the termination of service is looming.