A bylaw regulating certain single-use plastic products in Fort Frances was passed unanimously by council at last night's meeting.
The bylaw will prohibit the distribution of single use plastic bags at checkout, prohibit single-use foam food containers for prepared foods such as styrofoam cups or takeout containers, and plastic drinking straws are to be available by request only.
Thunder Bay City Council voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency yesterday.
The EarthCare Climate Adaptation Working Group, chaired by Aynsley Klassen, asked the EarthCare Advisory Committee of Council to ask City Council to make the declaration. The Advisory Committee agreed, and Councillor Foulds made the motion.
Daffni Chabot, left, and Anna Peters got ready to sweep as Ashley Payne prepared to release a shot during the Muskie girls' curling team's 6-3 win over the Rainy River Owls yesterday afternoon during the NorWOSSA qualifier that was held the last two days at the Fort Frances Curling Club.
OTTAWA—The clock's now officially ticking down on the race to replace Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, with the release of rules and deadlines for the contest likely to winnow down the field of contenders.
OTTAWA—The federal government is making clear that cuts to wireless rates it expects from mobile service providers must go above and beyond any price reductions already seen since 2016.
Industry Minister Navdeep Bains says the 25 per cent rate reductions he has been mandated to achieve over the next two years will be measured starting after the Oct. 21 election.
OTTAWA-Leaders from Canada's Iranian and Jewish communities have given the federal government 30 days' notice to list Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety as a terrorist organization.
TORONTO—Elementary teachers in Ontario are stepping up their job action yesterday with a new phase of their work-to-rule campaign.
Teachers won't be supervising extra-curricular activities outside regular school hours, participating in field trips, or participating in assemblies, except to supervise students.
TORONTO—Several dozen Iranian-Canadians gathered in Toronto Monday to show solidarity with those in Iran who are protesting their country's government in the wake of the deadly downing of a passenger jet.
The protesters in Toronto want to see regime change in Iran and the installation of a democratic system.
OTTAWA — The federal Public Health Agency says it believes Canadians are at low risk of contracting a new type of pneumonia that has killed one person and has made dozens sick in central China, but it has issued a warning to travellers to and from the city of Wuhan.
Approximately three billion automobile tires were produced worldwide in 2019 alone. Automobile tires are the classic example of a high-volume product derived from non-renewable petroleum resources that is designed for single use; they do not fit the desired paradigm of reduce, reuse, recycle.
MONTREAL—The Calgary Flames were determined to build on a very emotional game their last time out. Instead, they came out flat.
The Flames saw their five-game winning streak come to an end with a 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens last night on Carey Price's 31-save shutout.
The defeat came two days after an intense 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
HOUSTON—The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of -16 C (3 F).
Tomorrow will see snow beginning near noon and remain partly cloudy overnight with a high of -10 (14) and a low of -23 (nine below).
Thursday will bring a mix of sun and cloud and a high of -18 (zero) and a low of -19 (two below).