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Kenora Fire 71 grows

Provincial cabinet minister Greg Rickford -- who is also the member for Kenora District -- says he's watching the forest fire near Whitedog First Nation carefully... "I continue to monitor the…

Wabaseemoong in State of Emergency

Wabaseemoong First Nation is in a state of emergency. Kenora Fire 71, which is roughly 20 kilometres northwest of the community, has grown to over 6,800 hectares since its discovery on July 15. Chief…

Drowning statistics a stark safety reminder

National Drowning Prevention Week ends tomorrow. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the problem of drowning, and the lives that can be saved with water safety education. Locally, there have…

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Kenora, Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong areas. The threat of severe thunderstorms will be this afternoon, this evening and into…

Smoke brings air quality advisory

Environment Canada has issued an air quality advisory for many northern communities in the Kenora district. Residents in the affected areas are warned of high levels of air pollution from nearby…

Local Sports

Griffiths lead Bronzeback

Bruce and Amber Griffiths are in the lead after Day 1 at the Bronzeback Classic in Kenora. They had a big fish of 4.24 lb and a total weight of 16.48 lb, a healthy lead over Ryan and Dawson Lentz,…

Gustafson, McNanney champs

Bryan Gustafson of Fort Frances and Brian McNanney of Sioux Narrows are this year's Canadian bass fishing champions. They finished the three-day tournament with a total weight of 51.57 lb, just ahead…

Golf tournament benefits hospital

The 22nd Annual MNP and Lake of the Woods District Hospital Charity Golf Classic is at a close after another successful tournament 128 golfers and 32 teams hit the Kenora Golf and Country Club…

Mastromatteo medals at Canadian Swimming Trials

Kenora's Gabe Mastromatteo has another medal. The 16-year-old took bronze in the 100 metre breastroke at the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials in Edmonton where he was vying for a spot on the national…

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