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Northwestern Health Unit logs 10th COVID-19 case in Kenora in 2-day span

By | October 4, 2020

The Northwestern Health Unit confirmed one additional case of COVID-19 in its Kenora area on Saturday, bringing the total of publicly announced cases to 10 over the last two days. One day earlier, the health unit announced nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases in its defined Kenora region, which affected three schools and one daycare setting in the area.… Read More »

Residential school survivors write every senator in Canada, asking for Lynn Beyak’s ouster

By | September 3, 2020

A coalition of residential school survivors and their supporters wants senators to know the personal impact that Sen. Lynn Beyak’s public praise for the schools has had on their lives. The group is sending a letter to every senator in Canada this week — in advance of their Sept. 22 debate on the senator’s discipline — asking them to extend Beyak’s suspension from the Senate. “Ms. Beyak… Read More »

Hoop dreams: 17-year-old basketball player from tiny First Nation earns full scholarship to U.S. college

By | August 20, 2020

Although 17-year-old Emily Mandamin is the first person from Iskatewizaagegan First Nation to earn a basketball scholarship, she is determined to make sure she isn’t the last from the tiny northwestern Ontario community of approximately 300 people. Mandamin was courted by 10 schools across Canada and the United States, finally committing to Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois,… Read More »

Forest fire continues to threaten community of Red Lake, Ont.: crews brace for change in weather

By | August 13, 2020

A forest fire continues to threaten the town of Red Lake, Ont., as firefighters in the area brace for another challenging day due to changing wind patterns and dry conditions. On Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) reported progress in the battle against the blaze. However, on Thursday, the ministry reported southwesterly winds that could… Read More »

Forest fire continues to threaten community of Red Lake, Ont.: crews brace for challenging day

By | August 13, 2020

A forest fire continues to threaten the town of Red Lake Ont., as firefighters in the area brace for another challenging day due to changing wind patterns and dry conditions. On Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) reported progress in the battle against the blaze. However, on Thursday, the ministry reported southwesterly winds that could… Read More »

Evacuees from Red Lake, Ont., forest fire headed to Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay

By | August 11, 2020

Red Lake, Ont., municipal officials are urging residents to evacuate the community immediately as a forest fire five kilometres south of the township rages on. As of Tuesday morning, officials said residents should evacuate as soon as possible, as Highway 105, a main passage in the community is expected to be compromised by the fire by noon. Early discussions with the… Read More »

Evacuation ordered for residents of Red Lake, Ont. as firefighters battle growing blaze

By | August 10, 2020

Residents of Red Lake, Ont. were asked to evacuate the municipality “as soon as possible” late on Monday evening, as a “forest fire in the area has now posed a risk for all community members.” The municipality stated in a media release that “all vulnerable populations are asked to leave the community immediately.” The release added the municipality is coordinating… Read More »