Following a statement last week by federal NDP candidate for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Yuk-Sem Won, charging the current Liberal government for its lack of support on the mill issue, MP Don Rusnak said the federal government is ready to assist but cannot force any owner of the mill to open or close the property or force the province to allocate fibre supply.
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Funding to replace Kehl bridge was recently announced and Alberton Township is hoping to finish the project before the end of the construction season this year.
Competitors from around the region put their skillful hand and strength to the test during the 42nd-annual loggers' competition on Friday morning during the Emo Fair.
From chair carving to the classic axe chop, several competitions tested both the mind and body of the 10 loggers competing for first place.
The Couchiching Lady Raiders plunder their way into the semi-final with a win over the Northwest Bay Beavers.
The Raiders came out charging hard last Tuesday night with some aggressive base running and swiped multiple stolen bases during the game. It could have been a costly strategy for the Raiders as they tried stretching out for extra bags led directly to three outs.
Federal NDP candidate for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Yuk-Sem Won, has weighed in on the mill issue and is charging the Liberal government for its lack of support.
“The recent sale of the Fort Frances mill by the company Resolute has caused major concerns for our local community,” she said yesterday in a press release.
Sight & Sound Wolves avenged an earlier loss to the Windey's Warriors during the East Division playoffs.
During the teams' first meeting the Warriors vaulted past the Wolves by limiting the team offence to a single run, as the final score was 6-1.
Seine River First Nation in Northwestern Ontario will benefit from new economic opportunities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of more than $1.15 million in support of two local projects.
The forest fire hazard is mainly high throughout most of the Northwest Region with some moderate hazard conditions in the far north.
There were three new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.
Sioux Lookout fire #58 is located north of Lac Seul, approximately 59 kilometres northwest of Sioux Lookout.
The fire is out at 0.1 hectares.
Local motocross racers had yet another solid showing at the Superior Dirt Riders' fifth stop of the season in Kakabeka Falls on Saturday.
Landon Flinders of Fort Frances was tops in the 85cc age 7-11 race.
He was followed by Alex Kreger of Emo in third, Aiden McTavish of Devlin in sixth, and Ozzy Hanson of the Fort in seventh.
Talks between council and Agency One bands are progressing in a positive direction.
At last night's council meeting, Mayor June Caul said the First Nations Advisory Committee has had productive meetings with Agency One chiefs and continue to focus on the restoration and revitalization of Point Park.