Emma Fyfe, left, Hazel Rousseau, Cassandra Armstrong, and Gabby Bourgeault, in Ms. Sieders' Grade 1 class, all were in costume yesterday for “dress as a favourite storybook character day” at St. Michael's School.
Local residents soon will be able to get a warranty covering their sewer and water services.
At its regular meeting Monday night, town council endorsed the “Service Line & In-Home Plumbing Repair” program through Local Authority Services (LAS) in partnership with Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC).
Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit, has declared a gastro-intestinal outbreak at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home here.
As a result, all admissions, transfers, discharges, and social activities have been cancelled until further notice.
Visitors also are restricted to family members and caregivers only.
Yesterday at 2:16 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint about a motor vehicle operating in Fort Frances.
Officers located the vehicle on the 800 block of King's Highway.
The driver, a 36-year-old male of Garson, Ont., was arrested and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.
He subsequently was charged with having a blood alcohol level over 80 mg.
Two weeks ago, the Fort Frances Lakers had lost three in a row and were wondering how to get out of fifth place in the SIJHL standings.
Now they've won four-straight and look to be in fifth gear while having a more than realistic shot at second place.
Cynthia Martin of the Majinx magic team from St. Eugene interacted with the Grade 1 and 2 French Immersion students at St. Michael's School on Monday while teaching them some of the tricks of the trade.
VANCOUVER—The smell of rubbing alcohol permeates a tiny room where chronic heroin users inject a pharmaceutical-grade version of the drug three times a day to just feel normal.
Justin Hall, 48, exits the freshly-cleaned injection room at the Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside after his second visit of the day.
OTTAWA—A major new report is calling for dramatic changes to help shore up Canada's news industry as it faces a massive decline in revenues and a growing “fake news” problem.
KENORA, Ont.—The Ontario Provincial Police says one of its officers has been charged with three criminal offences after an investigation that began this week.
Police said the alleged offences occurred Jan. 18 when the officer was off-duty.
They noted their investigation began Monday.
WINNIPEG—Prosecutors have begun laying out their DNA evidence at the retrial of a man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl back in 1984.
Mark Edward Grant has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Candace Derksen, who vanished while walking home from school.
Grant was arrested decades after the girl's body was found frozen and tied up in a shed.
OTTAWA—President Donald Trump will loom large when representatives from several NATO countries gather here this week to finalize plans for deployment of a Canadian-led battle group to Latvia starting in the spring.
But at least one senior official from the eastern European nation is counselling calm.
EDMONTON—Bret McCann and his family got up in the middle of the night half-a-world away to watch a live video feed of a judge handing a life sentence to the man who killed McCann's parents.
Travis Vader was facing anywhere from time served to life in prison for manslaughter in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann.
OTTAWA—The Canadian Forces ombudsman is taking the military to task for its treatment of ill and injured cadets, saying little has changed since a deadly grenade explosion at a cadet camp back in 1974.
SASKATOON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued his town hall tour of Canada with a rather friendly and low-key public meeting in Saskatoon.
Trudeau was greeted with a standing ovation last night before taking questions that gave him an opportunity to explain his government's position on a series of topics, including the carbon tax and indigenous issues.
LOS ANGELES—Mary Tyler Moore didn't have it all on her 1970s sitcom but what she had was enough.
A husband and kids, long the stock TV recipe for female contentment, were absent from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Instead, Mary Richards combined work, friends, and lovers into an alternative version of a modern young woman's full life.
WHALE COVE, Nunavut—Three men have drowned after a large snowmachine crashed through sea ice in Nunavut.
Mounties say it happened Saturday near Whale Cove, on the western shore of Hudson Bay, while the men were making a cargo run from Rankin Inlet to Arviat.
OTTAWA—A new Statistics Canada survey says almost half the country's population could be an immigrant or the child of an immigrant within the next 20 years.
It suggests the proportion of immigrants in Canada's population could reach 30 percent in 2036—compared to 20.7 percent in 2011.
OTTAWA—Internal evaluations of the Canada Pension Plan show the retirement system is poorly understood by most of the public—a problem retiree Evan Brett avoided only through luck and meticulous record-keeping.
The 76-year-old realtor and his wife, Latifah, dove into their files at their Langley, B.C. home a decade ago when Latifah applied for retirement benefits.
OTTAWA—The way Canadians cast their ballots in the next federal election still is up in the air as the Liberal government weighs the pros and cons of keeping—or abandoning—a major campaign promise.
The results of MyDemocracy.ca—a controversial online survey designed to be yet another way to consult with Canadians on electoral reform—were released Tuesday.
TORONTO — Canadians hankering for a breakfast sandwich in the evening will soon be able to satisfy that craving at most McDonald’s and A&W restaurants later next month, as the fast-food chains concede to growing consumer demand to have their signature morning staples served throughout the day.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Marc Gasol scored a career-best 42 points—and the Memphis Grizzlies needed every last one of them.
Gasol's night was capped by the deciding two free throws with 36 seconds left as the Grizzlies handed Toronto its fifth-straight loss with a 101-99 victory last night.
Gasol's final free throws ended a 12-0 run by the Raptors that tied the game at 99.
SAN DIEGO—With the Pacific Ocean behind him, Tiger Woods drew back his driver and sent it soaring across the blue sky yesterday at Torrey Pines.
Watching from 50 yards away was Jay Monahan, the new commissioner of the PGA Tour.
“That's a nice sight, isn't it?” Monahan said.
DETROIT—The Toronto Maple Leafs made quite an investment in goalie Frederik Andersen last summer—trading a first- and second-round pick to Anaheim to acquire the goaltender and giving him a five-year, $25-million deal.
He is providing quite a return.
MELBOURNE, Australia—It was one, two, and three for the ages as Venus and Serena Williams set up another all-sisters Australian Open final while Roger Federer ensured he'll contend for another Grand Slam title.
They're calling it “Throwback Thursday” at Melbourne Park: three players who can combine for 46 Grand Slam titles and 106 years in age advanced to the finals.
ORLANDO, Fla.—The NFL and its players were looking for ways to spice up the Pro Bowl, so they decided to have San Diego Chargers' quarterback Phillip Rivers throw balls at opponents.
SAN DIEGO — As President Donald Trump announced his plans for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, Border Patrol agents in San Diego on the lookout for drugs and smugglers drove all-terrain vehicles along a barrier that reaches 18 feet, topped by razor wire and reinforced by cameras and lighting.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is scrutinizing studies and data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, while new work is under a “temporary hold” before it can be released.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he is ordering a “major investigation” into widespread voter fraud, raising the prospect of a federal government probe into a widely debunked claim and sparking alarm among experts and Democrats.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A group of Wyoming lawmakers is bucking the U.S. trend of supporting renewable energy with a plan to do the opposite: Fine utilities if they provide energy produced by wind or the sun.
Blustery Wyoming ranks among the top states for wind-energy potential, but the coal, oil and natural gas industries are the backbone of the state’s economy.
Cauliflower is a wonder-veggie. No longer relegated to boiling and covering with a bright orange cheese sauce (sorry, Mom), cauliflower is stepping out in the place of starch like rice in stir-fries or instead of wheat flour in pizza dough.