An unusually icy winter combined with a series of thaws means potholes are appearing faster and earlier than expected. Appearing as if by magic the dreaded pothole is the nasty surprise that winter leaves behind.
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Parents, volunteers, and 4-H members packed the Millennium Hall in Stratton on Friday evening for the annual awards night.
Over 100 people turned out to the event to enjoy a meal and recognize all of the hard work 4-H members and volunteers put in throughout the 2018 season.
People from across Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and Northern Minnesota traveled to Nestor Falls over the weekend for its 37th-annual winter carnival.
Nestor Falls Recreation Committee member Howard Dodd was very pleased with the turnout and glad to see so many people from different areas travelling to the carnival to participate.
Since the end of January, the Fort Frances Family Centre on Scott Street has ensured there is a warm place for homeless people to go at night to keep them out of the cold.
Up until Feb. 19, the centre stayed open 24/7. But now that the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau has opened its doors as a “warming centre” for three nights a week, the centre has stayed open for the other four.
The provincial government is investing $1.1 million in the Ontario Fur Managers Federation (OFMF) to support the administration of the ministry's trapping education program and licence services for Ontario's trappers and trapping instructors.
The provincial government currently is reforming the health-care system with the objective of alleviating capacity pressures within Ontario's hospitals.
The North West Local Health Integration Network (LIHN) that serves the area soon will be dissolved, along with the other 13 currently in operation, and replaced with Ontario Health Teams.
The Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual “Shamrock” tea and bake sale on Friday, March 15 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the hospital cafeteria.
There will be baking and goodies for sale, and a draw also will take place on a beautiful hand-made table designed and constructed by Don Manty.
Admission is $5, with tickets available at Gillons' in Emo or at the door.
Pete & Phyllis (Dryden) and Caitlyn Townson (Fort Frances) won the $100 up for grabs for Feb. 28 and March 1, respectively, in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising the public to plan ahead when it comes to recreational snowmobiling. In the past few weeks there has been a surge in calls for help from stranded sledders on local lakes.
The substantial snowfall this winter has produced extreme slush conditions wreaking havoc on area lakes.
Members of the Kenora OPP, the Marine and Trails Unit (MTU), and the Forensic Identification Unit are investigating a fatal fire on Lake of the Woods.
On Monday, Feb. 18 around 1 p.m., the Kenora OPP was advised of a structure on fire on Kendal Inlet Road on Lake of the Woods.