NWHU provides way to test well water for metals

By Jennifer Thurbide Residents with independent water systems are being provided assistance in getting their water sampled this summer after a warning was issued recently about the possible existence of heavy metal contaminants in drinking water. Public Health Inspector Rick Pascoe reported recently community members were being warned that water systems that get their product […]


Feds tighten foreign worker rules

By Jennifer Thurbide Businesses in the Red Lake District are going to find it harder and more expensive to hire foreign workers after the Government of Canada announced changes to its international program last week. On April 29, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program noting businesses have […]

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We are Family

From May 2-4, Theatre 105 was at it again, this year tackling various family dynamics in their 2013 presentation of “We are Family.” The show featured skits, songs and jokes and involved actors of all ages from the community. Photos by Jennifer Thurbide.     It’s mayham for this trio “When Sisters Meet.”  


Provincial budget a ‘mixed bag’, NDP consider options

By Jennifer Thurbide Ontario’s Liberal government says it plans to foster economic growth, protect the public service and rid the province of its budget deficit within five years. On May 2 rookie Finance Minister Charles Sousa delivered his first budget under the Wynne administration, telling the legislature the provincial deficit in 2012-13 will be $9.8 […]


Drunk driver gets minimum sentence

By Jennifer Thurbide It was a somber day in the Red Lake court last Friday as Bernie Peters plead guilty to charges related to a July 2011 accident in which two people died and a third was severely injured. On April 26, Peters, who was charged last February with two counts of Impaired Driving causing […]