It was a day to renew friendships and catch up on old times. At least, that was how Grace Van Drunen described the Burriss centennial celebrations held Saturday. For Van Drunen, it’s not just history. It’s her life. She was born in a Burriss farmhouse 93 years ago this September […]

“Sharathon” preparations are beginning around KBHW, station manager Bruce Christopherson said, although they are still more than two months from their annual support event. First, KBHW will have to do a budget forecast for the next fiscal year and with that its “Sharathon” goal. “Although I know the goal will […]

Assabaska Ojibway Heritage Park/Lake of the Woods Provincial Park will undergo some significant changes in the next year as new ownership has been altering the way it looks and operates. A park was given to the Onegaming and Big Grassy First Nations as part of the settlement of the Assabaska […]

When Ed Tompkins first opened his store in Emo in 1898, he probably wasn’t thinking if it would still be standing 100 years later. But not only has Tompkins’ Hardware stayed in business for the past century, it’s grown over the decades to become a cornerstone in the Emo retail […]

“This is a site for our children, our children’s children, and their grandchildren . . . a place where they can learn and enjoy themselves,” said Big Island elder Joe Big George. And with those words, a ground-breaking ceremony for the new school at Big Grassy began last Thursday morning. […]

The “Lands for Life” information centre here last Thursday was designed to allow the public the chance to examine the recommendations being put forth by the Boreal West Round Table and ask questions to members regarding their proposals. And judging by the steady flow of people who flocked to the […]

With the help of two separate reports on evaluating proposals from 15 firms to build the new indoor ice facility adjacent to Memorial Arena, town council yesterday narrowed the field down to five bids. Keewatin Aski (Sioux Lookout), Trak Engineering Inc. (Thunder Bay), GBR-KGS Consultants (Winnipeg), Accutech Engineering (Winnipeg), and […]

“Sail, sink or swim” could have been the motto of the cardboard boat races last Thursday at Pither’s Point Park. A project started by Cathy Brindle and her grade seven/eight French Immersion class at St. Francis School here, student Darren Jeffery said it was “probably the best field trip we’ve […]

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada were set to go before the Ontario Labour Relations Board in Toronto this morning after the company filed a complaint Friday that the union was bargaining in bad faith. Arguing the union couldn’t strike over “process,” the company has […]

Marshal Jourdain won’t be alone in court in August when he faces a charge of keeping a common gaming house–he’s going in with the full support of Couchiching’s chief and council. Jourdain, 50, manager of the former Couchiching Bingo Palace, was charged last Wednesday following a joint investigation by the […]

Two U.S. senators are trying to push through legislation before an October deadline so that Canadians will be allowed into the States without needing a visa. Sen. Rod Grams (R-Mn) and Sen. Spence Abraham (R-Mi), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, have 31 co-sponsors on legislation that would […]