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Council to hear presentation on MMIWG tonight

Indigenous women and girls represent a disproportionately high percentage of homicide victims and those who go missing in Canada.

To help combat these issues and others highlighted in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) reports, Mandi Olson of the Binesiwag Centre for Wellness will deliver a presentation at tonight's council meeting.

Missing man

As the search for Chauncey Grover enters its second week, Treaty Three Police have been joined by the OPP Rainy River Detachment.

Chauncey Lyle Grover, 30, was last seen on January 15, on Couchiching First Nation. Since then, family, friends and community members have joined with police for an extensive ground search through the region by snowshoe.

Rickford talks teachers strike

Kenora-Rainy River MPP, Greg Rickford issued a statement yesterday regarding the teachers strike.

“While parents in Kenora-Rainy River are frustrated by teacher union escalation every few years, it is unacceptable that union leaders would ramp up strike action and make families across the province scramble for childcare,” Rickford said.

Muskies rout Broncos in finale

Captain Jill Calder and Abbie Kenny both scored twice, to pace the Muskie girls' hockey team to a 7-0 rout of the International Falls Broncos last night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

With the win, the Muskies swept the annual two-game “Border Battle” exhibition series, after also claiming the opener by a 5-1 margin on Nov. 23 in the Falls.