Below is a collection of some of the most clicked on stories on KenoraOnline and DrydenNow in the month of January 2021.

VIDEO: Meteor flashes across the NWO sky

Social media was abuzz Wednesday evening as a meteor lit up the sky over northwestern Ontario. Reports of the meteor began to show up on social media around 8:30 p.m. and included reports from as far away as Winnipeg... Read More.

Council to rename Colonization Avenue

cheryl edwardsCo-Chair of Dryden’s Indigenous Working Circle, Cheryl Edwards (middle-left) and her presentation with councillor Shayne MacKinnon convinced Council to rename Colonization Avenue in Dryden.

Colonization Avenue will finally be renamed in Dryden, after a recommendation from the city’s new Indigenous Working Circle. Councillor Shayne MacKinnon and Co-Chair of the circle Cheryl Edwards made an over 40-minute virtual presentation to city councillors Monday night... Read More.

Preliminary design for Blue Heron released

Blue Heron property (Courtesy INLETT Properties)A vision for the redevelopment of the Blue Heron property (Courtesy INLETT Properties)

Developers of the Blue Heron in Kenora are looking to transform the former fish market into a combination of condominiums and office space. During debate on the issue last year, city staff noted the Blue Heron was initially placed on the municipal registry in February, 2013. However, despite being placed on the registry... Read More.

Quick response helps save Lakeside home

Fire Lakeside JanuaryFirefighters respond to Fifth Avenue South in Lakeside.

Quick work by Kenora firefighters helped save a home in Lakeside earlier tonight. "We had a call just shortly after 9. It came in as an ATV on fire," said fire chief Todd Skene at the scene... Read More.

Vaccine arrives in Kenora

VaccineShannon Brown from the health unit (left) receives doses of the vaccine from Anthony Sharp of Ornge (right). (Submitted)

Ornge crews were happy to receive doses of the coronavirus vaccine at the Kenora airport last night. As health unit staff work with long-term care homes on vaccinations in the district, paramedics with Ornge will also be helping to ship the vaccine to remote fly-in communities in the Far North... Read More.

'Lake of the Woods not a garbage dump:' local resident on littering

litterThree bags of trash left by the side of an ice road near Kenora. Courtesy of Debra Kasprick.

Residents are being reminded to clean-up any trash they produce while out on the ice roads and trails. This reminder comes after Debra Kasprick and her husband found three bags of trash while walking on the ice road, near Kenora, last weekend... Read More.

Mandamins welcome Kenora’s New Year’s baby

BabyPhoto courtesy of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Proud parents Andrea Loon and Jeff Mandamin are welcoming future hockey star Khadyn Mandamin into the world. Khadyn was born at 4:37 a.m. on January 1, making him Kenora’s New Year’s baby... Read More.

'It took a lot of patience,' says Ouellet after landing laker

lake troutTreven Ouellet shows off his big lake trout caught recently near Dryden. (Submitted)

Treven Ouellet of Dryden's still smiling, after landing a huge lake trout. He was out on the ice yesterday, when he felt something on the end of his line... Read More.