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Budget good for region: MP

The 2019 federal budget is good news for Northwestern Ontario, according to Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak.

He highlighted a $6-billion investment into a national plan to increase high-speed internet access to 100 percent of Canadians by 2030 as proof of this government's commitment to the needs of rural and northern communities.

'Garden of Life' needs your help

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care is looking at revitalizing the “Garden of Life” located in front of La Verendrye General Hospital.

The garden, a dream of liver recipient Patti-Jo Reid, had its sod-turning ceremony in 1999. It was developed to symbolize the chance of new life through the kindness and selfishness of those who choose to donate their organs.

IBRT ready for 'Bowl' gig

Icebox Radio Theater of International Falls is proud to present the classic Edgar Allen Poe story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.

This production is an original adaptation of the classic tale of terror, with script by IBRT artistic director Jeffrey Adams.

SIJHL finalists announced

The SIJHL announced Friday the finalists for each of its individual awards for the 2018-19 regular season.

Voting for these honours was completed by each of the league's six-member clubs.

Out of these finalists, the winner of each individual honour will be announced over the course of the coming days leading up to the conclusion of the Bill Salonen Cup playoffs.

NDP urging action

NDP Northern Development critic Michael Mantha is urging the Ford government to act now in Fort Frances.

Mantha said the Ford Conservatives must ensure that mills and forestry operations have the wood they need to operate and support the hundreds of direct and indirect jobs that depend on them.

NOSM board seeks two members

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is seeking two individuals to join its board of directors this September.

The NOSM is more than a medical school; it is a strategy to address the health needs of Northern Ontarians, improve access to quality care, and contribute to the economic development of Northern Ontario.