The fourth-annual report released by the Northern Policy Institute earlier this fall puts the spotlight on the importance of partnerships and collaboration, as NPI builds on its work to inspire new ideas and identify opportunities that will lead to stronger, more sustainable communities across Ontario's northern regions.
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Fish and wildlife in Northern Ontario is facing a crisis created by years of mismanagement and hidden agendas of politicians who have little or no clue how to manage this northern resource.
Too often, politicians have used this ministry to win over voters in the large urban centres by making policies that are considered “green” and trendy.
Local farmers received a talk on agriculture plastics disposal and regulations during the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture's “Ag Day” on Saturday at the Emo Legion.
Cathy Debney, a senior environmental officer with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, gave the presentation on a very important topic in agriculture.
Daniel Ballard, of Glenville, Ill., and John Farrald, of Del Rey Oaks, Calif., jointly were charged and each fined $3,000 for possessing more walleye than allowed.
They also were suspended from fishing in the province for two years.
Court heard that on Aug. 15, officers contacted the men while they were angling on Lake of the Woods.
The first Rainy River District hub of the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op is now up and running.
The Dryden-based online farmers' market operated in Emo for the first time yesterday (Nov. 21) at its location at Emo Feed Service.
There were more winners in the Rainy River District Mutual Aid Association's weekly cash calendar draw.
Winning $30 for Nov. 12-18 were Mary Withers (Sleeman), Jeremy Wadge (Headingley, Man.), Hugh McKinnon (Fort Frances), Sergiel Ettinger (Thunder Bay), Marcel Zebrasky (South Junction, Man.), Sarah Glover and Britt Green (Fort Frances), and Judy Currie (Kakabeka Falls).
Are you graduating next spring and interested in post-secondary education, but aren't sure where to go or what to do?
“Experience Ontario” may be the program to help you, or someone you know, find a direction for education beyond high school.
'Tis the season for giving so why not make a child's Christmas a bit brighter?
The Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services' annual “Adopt an Angel” campaign is underway again, with trees up at Walmart, The Bargain Shop, and Taggs Source for Sports here, as well as Tompkins Hardware in Emo.
On Saturday around 11:30 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP, along with the Watten Fire Department and Rainy River District EMS, responded to motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Nickle Lake Road, east of Fort Frances.
The driver of an eastbound vehicle crossed the centre line and collided with a westbound pickup truck.
Members of the Kenora OPP have charged a Fort Frances man with impaired driving offences.
Shortly after 11 p.m. on Monday, police conducted a vehicle stop on Fifth Street South in the City of Kenora.
Police determined the male driver had been consuming alcohol.
He was arrested at the scene and transported for tests.