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Six agencies in the Kenora District will share more than $1.15 million under the federal Reaching Home Program. The Kenora District Services Board recently awarded the grants. The largest share of the funding will go to Nahnahda-Wee-ee-Waywin, a supportive housing program in Sioux Lookout for $550,000. Saakate House in...
Tim Davidson 36m ago
A 34-year-old Dryden resident is facing drug trafficking charges following an Ontario Provincial Police investigation. On Wednesday officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Casimir Avenue in Dryden. During the search suspected drugs, including cocaine, and other items associated with drug trafficking were d...
CJ Goater 15h ago 1 views
The Town of Sioux Lookout is embarking on a new Community Improvement Plan. This includes downtown beautification including improvements to business facades and landscaping. Economic Development Officer Jennifer Esposito says part of the CIP is targeted towards housing. "There is one grant that is available for th...
Tim Davidson Apr 16, 2024
Federal finance minister Chrystia Freeland has a brand new pair of shoes as she gets ready to deliver the federal budget this afternoon. The actual budget might be anti-climactic since many of the new programs have already been announced over the last couple of weeks. Eric Melillo is the Kenora MP and says the Trudeau ...
Tim Davidson Apr 16, 2024 1 views
The Nishnawbe Aski Police say they have seized three firearms as a result of an assault investigation on the Fort Severn First Nation. This past Thursday morning, police say they received a complaint of a man pointing a firearm at another person. A search warrant was executed the next day and the firearms, ammunition a...
Tim Davidson Apr 15, 2024
The MP for the Kenora Riding says he's disappointed that so little federal money for the Housing Accelerator Fund has ended up in the region. Kenora mayor Andrew Poirier brought the issue up recently saying no communities west of Thunder Bay have received funding. Eric Melillo suggests the Liberals are concentrating on...
Tim Davidson Apr 15, 2024 1 views
The digitization of the Dryden Observer is almost complete. Caroline Goulding is the librarian at the Dryden Library and says they are just waiting to post the newspapers online. "Last year we completed the bulk of the work towards this joint project with the museum through funding from the Museum Assistance Progr...
Tim Davidson Apr 15, 2024
Ignace is set to host its second meeting to discuss being home to a nuclear waste disposal facility. Council passed a unanimous decision to open up the community to the possibility of allowing it to be built. "We have Canadian representatives that are ready to tell their stories and we are so pleased that we have ...
CJ Goater Apr 12, 2024 5 views
More front office changes for the Dryden GM Ice Dogs. The hockey club has announced that Ben Borton, who was the assistant coach and assistant GM has resigned. This comes one day after head coach and general manager Kurt Walsten stepped down. The Ice Dogs are starting to rebuild their coaching staff. Former Kenora This...
Tim Davidson Apr 12, 2024
The Town of Ignace is getting ready to host its second Northwest Nuclear Exploration Event. It will take place today and Saturday. Mayor Kim Baigrie says they expect to have as many as 44 exhibitors and presentations. "It's for our community members and surrounding area for anyone to come in to get any information...
Tim Davidson Apr 12, 2024 1 views
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