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Mandatory mask order issued for northwestern Ontario health region, including Kenora

By | July 28, 2020

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has issued a mandatory face mask order for its service area. As of Aug. 17, face masks will be required in all indoor enclosed spaces, the health unit said Tuesday. “Over the next few weeks we will be working with our partners and local businesses to ensure they receive the support and resources… Read More »

Mandatory mask order issued for northwestern Ontario health region that includes part of Kenora

By | July 28, 2020

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has issued a mandatory face mask order for its service area. As of Aug. 17, face masks will be required in all indoor enclosed spaces, the health unit said Tuesday. “Over the next few weeks we will be working with our partners and local businesses to ensure they receive the support and resources… Read More »

Kenora-Rainy River area in northwestern Ontario deemed “gateway” of illegal tobacco

By | June 5, 2020

The Kenora-Rainy River area in northwestern Ontario has been deemed the “gateway of contraband tobacco” by an organization that works to stop the trade in illegal cigarettes. All of the illegal cigarettes seized in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are driven through the area and are usually sourced from southwestern Ontario,” Ron Bell, spokesperson for the National Coalition Against… Read More »

‘Elusive once in a lifetime fish’: Kenora Ont., fishing guide encounters massive sturgeon on Lake of the Woods

By | May 25, 2020

A  fishing guide in Kenora Ont., had the catch of the lifetime while on the hunt for largemouth bass on Lake of The Woods last week. What started off as a slow day ended with a surprise when Coel Forsyth’s fishing line started to “go sideways.” At first he thought he had caught a six-pound largemouth, then he saw the… Read More »

‘With heavy hearts’: Organizers of annual Kenora Bass International cancel major fishing tournament

By | April 22, 2020

The Kenora Bass International 2020 (KBI) has been cancelled, organizers announced on their website and Facebook page Wednesday, stating the decision was made “with very heavy hearts” but was the best move for their northwestern Ontario community.  Organizers explained the public health emergency created by COVID-19 “has altered the way we all move through our lives,” and they were taking… Read More »