Rickford cuts contracts, brings hydro bills down

Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Indigenous Affairs and Kenora Rainy-River MPP Greg Rickford has cancelled 758 renewable energy contracts across the province, in an effort to lower…

Busy weekend for firefighters

Firefighters are battling a hundred-hectare fire north of Whitedog First Nation north of Kenora. It's burning near Huston Lake, not far from the Manitoba border. At the end of the day, yesterday,…

Carlucci, Latham file for council

Dryden council needs at least one more candidate, before nominations close next week. Two more names have been added for a total of five. John Carlucci is running for re-election, and he joins Bill…

Stay safe on the water

At the height of summer, Const. Jason Canfield of the OPP is reminding swimmers to stay safe. "There are numerous beaches in the Kenora area from Keewatin and Norman all the way over to Rabbit Lake…
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Murphy's Law applied to housing

Whatever can go wrong will go wrong. That's Murphy's Law. It seems to apply to retired NHLer Joe Murphy, who finds himself homeless in Kenora this summer, but there are hopes the saying won't apply…

Local Sports

Ice Dogs acquire Carter Brown

The Dryden GM Ice Dogs have acquired Carter Brown of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. The 20-year-old 6'5" 215lb defenseman has been added in hopes to replace speed and size on the blue…

Davey, Haisell win Walleye Open

There were some huge fish caught at the Kenora Walleye Open over the weekend. Mike Davey and Josh Haisell topped the leaderboard, after landing a nine-pounder Sunday. The pair also led after the…

Gussy, Engstrom win Shoal Lake Classic

Diane and Stuart Neniska show off their big bag of fish Sunday in Shoal Lake.Jeff Gustafson and Karl Engstrom walked away with first place at the Shoal Lake Bass Classic over the weekend. After the…

Retired NHLer battles concussions

At first, it seems like he's living the life of Riley. Joe Murphy works as a labourer, when he needs money, and he sleeps in a tent in a farmer's field, when he needs shelter. During a short chat,…

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