The North Western Ontario Tourism Association (NWOTA) held an “emergency meeting” Monday in Emo to discuss the border water issue with the States.
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It may be long way away from the “Rock” but the Newfie Connection and Craft Shop in Devlin may be a hit with mainlanders across the district.
Owner Kim Mose figured about 200 people dropped by her store over its three-day grand opening last Thursday to Saturday, and they literally snapped up the fresh seafood flown in from the east coast.
Is it an April Fool’s joke in June, or is there a black panther roaming around the west end of town?
People claim to have seen the cat near the gravel pit owned by George Armstrong Co. Ltd. And now, a Lyndy Place resident said she caught it on videotape three weeks ago.
Fort Frances once again is without a scheduled air link to Winnipeg after Nakina Air closed up shop here just 60 days after first offering its service.
And the chances of landing another airline to pick up the service right now looks slim.
The Northwestern Health Unit yesterday issued a press release on the possible short and long-term effects of inhaling diesel fumes.
But if that’s worrying residents of Central Avenue here affected by the diesel oil ground contamination from the nearby CN Rail site, they aren’t talking to the media about it.
Rainy River hospital will be getting an extra $350,000 it needs to run without going into a deficit after a series of meeting with Ministry of Health officials last Thursday.
Organizers of the “Canoe for Cancer” social next Wednesday at the Fort Frances Curling Club plan to donate the proceeds towards the purchase of furniture for a new chemotherapy room at La Verendrye hospital.
The room, to be built when the emergency ward there is renovated, will be used strictly for cancer patients who need a place to rest during their treatments.
There are missing buoys on Rainy Lake and that poses a safety concern, the coast guard has warned.
“Our marine patrol has been out and they have made contact with the coast guard and notified them of the missing buoys,” Fort Frances OPP S/Sgt. Hugh Dennis said yesterday.
Six children from Belarus should be in for an exciting six-week vacation next month when then are reunited with the host families that took them in last summer.
With the youngsters slated to return July 6, the four host families—Cathy Zin and Terry Wilcott, Albert and Linda Beller, David and Heidi Ivall, and Tony and Ivan Gill—are busy preparing for their guests.
To say Liberals in the new Kenora-Rainy River riding were expecting a closer race between NDP leader Howard Hampton and Liberal incumbent Frank Miclash would be an understatement.
Miclash himself admitted he was feeling “comfortable” going into the election—especially since the latest poll done by Oracle/MCTV showed him with a four percent lead over Hampton.