Yuk-Sem Won will be the NDP candidate for the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding in the fall federal election following nomination meetings held here and in Atikokan on Saturday and in Thunder Bay yesterday.
Won beat out Jason Storkson, an 11-year member of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service.
Human remains first located last month in an area near the community of Big Island First Nation has been positively identified as those of Bradley Kirkrude Jr., 26, of Big Island First Nation Territory.
The Ontario Provincial Police and Treaty Three Police Service commenced an investigation after Kirkrude was reported missing on Oct. 8, 2018.
On Saturday, May 25, two members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a vehicle stop in the area of First Street East at Williams Avenue in the Town of Fort Frances.
The officer commenced an investigation into a Highway Traffic Act offence, and subsequently arrested the driver.
There were six new forest fires in the Northwest Region by the late afternoon yesterday.
At the time of this update there were four active fires in the region, one of which is not under control.
Dryden fire #6 is a 0.1 hectare fire located off McGogy Road, approximately five kilometres north of Dryden. The fire is under control.
Macarthur Wilde and Shelby King posed for the crowd gathered to witness the Grand March at the Townshend Theatre on Saturday evening as part of Prom 2019. Some 74 couples took part in the annual event which preceded a dinner at La Place Rendez-Vous. Students also visited Rainycrest before the Grand March to do a mini-march for residents there.
Brothers Herman, Willie, and Rick Pruys—all of whom worked at the local mill over the years—posed for a photo during the Mill Alumni's seventh-annual banquet on Thursday evening at the local Legion. The event drew nearly 80 people, and after getting a big show of hands from those who attended, organizers already are aiming to have an eighth-annual banquet next year.
The Borderland Autism Awareness Walk took place Saturday afternoon along the La Verendrye Parkway. The purpose was to raise awareness on issues of early intervention, receiving a proper diagnosis, and obtaining the proper support from the provincial government for each individuals needs. The warm wether and sun kept the smiles shining all afternoon.
Students and staff took part in a Colour Run at Fort Frances High School on Thursday afternoon. An obstacle course was set up on the track outside the school and had students navigating hurdles and pools of water to complete a lap, all the while being pelted with coloured powder by teachers and staff members.
Harry Klyne, right, and his skins partner Roger Morrison attempted to sink a long putt at Heron Landing Golf Course on Friday afternoon. Kylne fell just short on his birdie attempt as he tried to will the ball closer to the hole after getting a read off of Morrison's earlier putt.
Jessica Ogden, left, of the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy, and Kiwanian Robin Wright read out the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for June at International Travel Services today. This month's winner is Russell Paterson, who won a trip to New York, NY, valued at $3,600. Next month's draw will be for an Easter Caribbean Cruise ($4,200).
Montreal police are worried that a dangerous drug known as “purple heroin” has made its way into the city.
An internal note obtained by The Canadian Press says the police service's analysis and intelligence department has been informed of the drug's presence in the greater Montreal area.
PIKANGIKUM, Ont.—Evacuees from Pikangikum First Nation will be taken to host cities in two provinces yesterday while a wildfire continues to grow near the northwestern Ontario community.
GATINEAU, Que.—Hundreds of families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and survivors are filing into the Canadian Museum of History to mark the release of findings from a commission tasked with examining root causes of violence.
TORONTO — The Canadian market for next-generation cannabis products is worth an estimated $2.7 billion annually, with edibles contributing more than half, according to a new report from Deloitte.
CHICAGO — Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world’s largest cancer conference.
TORONTO—The Toronto Raptors unravelled in the time it took plenty of stunned fans to file back into their seats with their halftime beers.
Eight straight missed shots and five turnovers. And just six minutes into the third quarter, the Raptors' double-digit lead had morphed into a 13-point hole too deep to dig out of.
ST. LOUIS—David Pastrnak flashed a wry smile, brimming with confidence.
No even-strength points through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final for the first line put plenty of pressure on Boston's best players to produce. Pastrnak shrugged it off, saying on scale of 1 to 10 they felt the pressure level was something around a 2.
Then they got on the ice and delivered.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said yesterday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people.
CLEARWATER, Fla. —Authorities say an 11-foot (3.4-metre) alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was captured.
Police tweeted that the gator was removed from Mary Wischhusen's Clearwater condominium early Friday. No one was injured.
Wischhusen uses a walker.
This story was first published on June 8, 1944, after AP journalist Don Whitehead, who became known by his colleagues as “Beachhead Don,” landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day with the 1st Infantry Division.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low of 12 C (54 F).
Tomorrow will be variably cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. Expect a high of 24 (75) and a low of 10 (50).
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 23 (73) and a low of 11 (52).