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The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association is asking the Wynne government to bump up the Harmonized Sales Tax. Spokesperson Larry Hebert is suggesting a 1% hike in the HST, with the...

Post date: January 17, 2018

An Air Canada flight had to be diverted to Thunder Bay after police claim the crew complained about an unruly passenger. Police were called to the airport on Friday afternoon at around 4 o'clock...

Post date: January 17, 2018

A Thunder Bay lawyer sees changing monuments and signs as a good place for municipalities to start to create good will among Indigenous people. Chantelle Bryson says many under estimate the value in...

Post date: January 17, 2018

Confederation College is urging the Ontario Liberals to boost funding for post-secondary institutions. Spokesperson Ken Adams told a provincial finance standing committee Monday that they are...

Post date: January 16, 2018

The Dryden Fire Fighters Association is hoping to work with Council to reach a lease or purchase agreement for the Association Room at Fire Hall #1. Association President Chris Stoiber says the...

Post date: January 16, 2018

Exciting news at the Dryden Ski Hill as the Club has received national certification to re-operate its dormant #4 Tow Rope. Stephen Ford was a guest on the CKDR Morning Show Tuesday and he stated...

Post date: January 16, 2018

There appears to be common ground between Dryden Council and Eagle Lake First Nation to sit down in a bid to strengthen relations.Chief Arnold Gardner has sent an open letter to Mayor Greg Wilson...

Post date: January 16, 2018

Carillion says it will continue to clear highways in the Thunder Bay district while the company shuts its doors. The company announced on its website that it's in liquidation. Carillion has...

Post date: January 16, 2018

It has been two years since the failure of the new Nipigon River Bridge and the Mayor of Nipigon is concerned taxpayers may still be on the hook for its repairs. Reports indicate the cost has now...

Post date: January 16, 2018

A reminder of the importance of ensuring your brush fires are extinguished. A hard lesson a Thunder Bay area man has learned.Stephan Schmidt has pleaded guilty and fined $1,000 for starting a fire...

Post date: January 15, 2018

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the surviving members of the McLaughlin family of Nipigon who were involved in a fatal collision between their SUV and a tractor-trailer near Vermilion Bay on...

Post date: January 15, 2018

Racing fever is heating up in Dryden. The Dryden Drag Race Association is hosting its first snowmobile drag races on Saturday, January 20th at the Flying Club on Wabigoon Lake. Organizer Laura...

Post date: January 15, 2018

The Chief Executive Officer of Home Care Ontario believes home care services need to be a larger solution for our health care system. Sue VanderBent stresses our system is already under strain...

Post date: January 15, 2018

There are growing privacy concerns in northwestern Ontario. More and more reports have come public about personal information getting breached.Canada's Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien says...

Post date: January 15, 2018

The Kenora District Services Board says it's not planning to take over any more municipal non-profit housing corporations in the near future. This past week, the DSAB announced it reached a deal...

Post date: January 15, 2018

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