A larger financial burden is going to be shifted from the province onto municipalities as the Ontario government moves forward with its restructuring of health care services.
The local impact of going from 35 local public health units to 10 regional ones will be outlined by staff from Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) at this evening's council meeting.
There were no new fires over the weekend, and no active fires in the region at present.
Widespread precipitation and cool temperatures have resulted in a low fire hazard across the Northwest Region with the exception of the far north portions of the Red Lake sector where hazard conditions are moderate.
On Wednesday, May 22 at 3:50 p.m., officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call for service from Canada Border Services indicating that they had a subject in custody for criminal-related offences.
Officers attended the scene and commenced an investigation.
The third time was the charm for Dan and Josh Pollard over the weekend.
After back-to-back years of finishing second to Baudette's Les Morrison and Morson's Oliver Gibbins, the Emo natives captured the 18th-annual Emo Walleye Classic with a two-day haul of 15.69 pounds and dethroned the reigning champs.
A crowd sorted through the offerings at the Friends of the Fort Frances Library's annual book sale held at the library on Saturday. Eager shoppers were lined up outside the library's front doors as the sale kicked off at 10 a.m. The sale continues through the week, giving book-lovers a chance to help raise money to support the library and its programs.
Michel Bénac of “Le Groupe Swing” played to a jam-packed house at the Townshend Theatre on Friday afternoon. The Juno nominated and Trille Or award-winning francophone trio was at the high school to play their energetic music, a blend of French-Canadian folk and American pop, for students from across the district.
Patti McTavish looked through some of the 3,000 plants that were on display at the seventh and final “Marzie Days” fundraiser in Burris on Saturday. The plant sale each year has raised money for the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation in Winnipeg where event organizer Barb Redford's granddaughter, who is special needs, receives care.
Diana McGhee, left, partnership specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), speaks with Lane Sargeant about the Stewardship Youth Ranger—Ogimaa Binesiiyog Program at the career symposium held at Fort Frances High School on Thursday as part of Indigenous Education week.
Dan Pollard hoisted up a walleye that was part of he and his son Josh's 8.91-pound Day 2 haul that made them the champs of the 18th-annual Emo Walleye Classic over the weekend. After back-to-back years of finishing as the runners-up to Les Morrison and Oliver Gibbins, the Pollards topped the 30-team field this year with a two-day haul of 15.69 pounds.
Rustin Chartier, left, was all smiles as he proudly showed off the walleye that he caught with his uncle, Riley Caul, during the “Kids Gone Fishing” event Thursday afternoon that kicked off the 18th-annual Emo Walleye Classic.
Grade 11 student Samantha Stone posed with her co-op display “Between the Lines” at Fort Frances High School's Co-op Display Day. Stone did her co-op with Mrs. Daley's Grade 9 English class, and centered her display around poetry. Visitors to her booth learned about different forms of poetry and were invited to write their own poem for a chance to win a Tim Hortons gift card.
TORONTO—The Progressive Conservative government is now reviewing recommendations from its special adviser on alcohol as it looks at making changes to the system.
Ken Hughes, a former MP and Alberta cabinet minister, delivered his report Friday to Finance Minister Vic Fedeli on ways to improve consumer choice and convenience.
WINNIPEG—A Winnipeg church's prayers for the return of the head from a saint's statue may have been answered.
The Cathedral of Sts. Vladimir and Olga posted a photo on Facebook showing the bronze head depicting St. Volodymyr resting on a table, saying that someone found and returned the head on Saturday.
OTTAWA—The United Nations is urging Canada to help ease Mexico's refugee burden by helping resettle some of the most vulnerable of its new arrivals, including women, children and LGBTQ people.
TORONTO—Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has backed down on retroactive funding cuts to municipalities after sustained pressure from local leaders, who warned of devastating impacts to public health, child care and ambulance services.
TORONTO—Officials say a four-year-old boy who was hospitalized after a hit-and-run is in life-threatening condition, following incorrect reports from Toronto police that the boy had died.
Police have said that the boy was struck by a motorcycle that fled the scene yesterday afternoon in the city's east end.
THUNDER BAY, Ont.—Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they've made two arrests in a homicide from nearly five years ago.
William Wapoose, 32, was found dead on a local bike path in September 2014.
On Friday, police say they arrested two men, one of whom was a youth at the time Wapoose died.
MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers.
VANCOUVER — Funding a program that provides pregnant and breast-feeding women with evidence-based research on drug safety should be a priority for the Canadian government, say doctors citing the closure of such a service after nearly 35 years.
The first NBA game was in Toronto. And now, the NBA Finals are headed there.
The NBA Finals are set after the Toronto Raptors won the Eastern Conference championship on Saturday night and earned the right to play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors.
By Tim Wharnsby
THE CANADIAN PRESS
TORONTO—The good vibrations from the Toronto Raptors historic Eastern Conference championship Saturday night made its way a few blocks to the Rogers Centre yesterday afternoon.
TOKYO — President Donald Trump said Monday he is not “personally” bothered by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry.
MILWAUKEE—A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors' light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers.