Local News

La Vallee gets $200,000 for infrastructure improvements

MNDM Press Release

The Township of La Vallee will improve local recreational infrastructure, emergency services and road conditions with a $200,000 investment.

Canada Pension benefits to rise Jan. 1st

Ottawa – Canadians already receiving Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits as of December 2002, will get an increase as of January 1, 2003.

Region’s workplaces should be smokefree Jan. 1st

NWHU Press Release

January 1, 2003 marks the first day of a healthier future for all the residents and visitors of Kenora and Rainy River Districts.

900 series SIN cards to get expiry dates

Proposed changes to Employment Insurance Regulations to Introduce expiry dates on 900-series Social Insurance Numbers

Rainy River gets $100,000 to help defray sewer costs

The Ernie Eves government will enhance the health, safety and quality of life for Rainy River residents by investing $100,000 to help improve the local sewage system, Northern Development and Mines Minister and Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Chair Jim Wilson announced today.

Four local men receive Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Ken Johnston

Four Rainy River citizens received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal Saturday at the Rainy River Legion.

People needed to help with bird count this weekend

Ken Johnston

Mark Johnson, a self proclaimed, “Bird Head” will again be leading efforts to continue a holiday tradition that few people would consider to be part of Christmas or New Year’s celebrations.

Glen Archie reelected chief of Big Grassy

Ken Johnston

One could say that democracy is alive and well in Big Grassy. Some 33 people ran for Chief and five seats on council there.

Norwalk Virus reported in the region

The Kenora area has been experiencing an elevated incidence of Norwalk-like illnesses within the community. Thus far, reports have been mainly from small, localized areas and there have been no reports of large-scale outbreaks within an institutional setting.

Several hunters fined

Two Wisconsin hunters have been fined $4,700 after pleading guilty to night hunting and careless hunting.

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