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Sunday July 5 2015
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Lac Des Iles milling operations resume after tailings pond spill BUSINESS

Milling operations have restarted at Lac Des Iles mine, in the wake of last month’s tailings pond spill. The mine began milling on June 26, the same day the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change gave it the green light to proceed....

Despite Liberal promises, Shoal Lake 40 Chief says he’ll work with Canada FIRST NATIONS

The chief of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is pleased to hear the Liberals would fund an all-season road to his community if the Grits form the next government, but he’s...

Atikokan Mayor disapproves of MNR comments on mine EA ENVIRONMENT

ATIKOKAN -- Atikokan's mayor is pledging unfettered support for a nearby mine that received a scathing provincial response to its environmental assessment. The Ministry...

Red Lake, Kenora forest fires spark

Two new forest fires ignited on Saturday, bringing the number of active fires in the Northwest to 55.  A lightning fire in the Kenora District, east of Ingolf was declared out within a couple of hours. The other fire, about 48 kilometres south...

Trudeau vows to fund Shoal Lake 40 road FIRST NATIONS

If elected, Justin Trudeau promises a Liberal government would fund the federal share of Freedom Road into Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.  The Liberal Leader made the...

Forestry meetings coming to Thunder Bay & Kenora next week FORESTRY

THUNDER BAY --- Forestry ministers from across Canada will converge on Northwestern Ontario with industry leaders next week for three days of high-level meetings on the rebounding...

Bros. Landreth take Bluesfest stage on Sunday ENTERTAINMENT

THUNDER BAY – Things have come together quickly for The Bros. Landreth. The Winnipeg-based folk rock quartet has been on a tear since assembling in 2013, releasing...

Domtar Dryden developing stronger pulp FORESTRY

DRYDEN -- Domtar's Dryden Mill is launching new technology to expand markets for its pulp production. The company's $4-million investment will launch a first-of-its-kind...

Green Party nominates Dryden teacher in Kenora Riding

DRYDEN -- The Green Party of Canada has nominated Dryden elementary school teacher, Ember McKillop as its candidate in the very competitive Kenora Riding. McKillop describes herself as a "serious Northerner," having resided in cities,...

Rain delays River Street construction

THUNDER BAY – Recent rain has delayed storm sewer construction on River Street. As a result, River Street from Rockwood Avenue to Pine Street will remain closed to through...

Humane Society aims to raise $200,000 for spay and neuter clinic LIFE

THUNDER BAY -- Raising $200,000 to build a local spay and neuter clinic is a lofty goal but the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society plans to hold fundraisers almost every...

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