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A hand up!

    How do you ensure the dollars you donate to foreign aid make it to the desperately needy?    Is it wasted on fundraising and bureaucracy, or skimmed off by a myriad of fingers along the way before it makes it to that struggling soul staring at you from the TV commercial?    Undoubtedly there are con artists out there, but there also are very real needs.    One way to be sure that donation y

Most anglers obeying rules

    Ninety-six percent of anglers stopped on local highways during two enforcement blitzes conducted June 22–23 were obeying the rules.    Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers from the Dryden and Red Lake districts, together with OPP officers, conducted checks for both angling and motor vehicle offences on Highway 502, south of Dryden, and Highway 105, south of Red Lake.    The C

‘Best Start’ moves into next phase

 Ontario’s “Best Start” program, whose aim is to support children and families in the early years of development from birth to Grade 1, is moving into the second phase here in Rainy River District.    “Phase one was the expansion of child care within the district,” noted Kim Gardiman, children’s services manager for the Rainy River District Social Services Board.    Back in 2005, local service

Crow tests positive for west Nile

The Northwestern Health Unit would like to advise the public that a dead crow collected in Sioux Lookout has been confirmed positive for the West Nile virus. The Northwestern Health Unit was advised Monday by the Canadian Co-Operative Wildlife Health Centre in Guelph that a dead crow submitted by the Sioux Lookout office was confirmed positive for the West Nile virus.