The Northern Policy Institute is starting to take shape.
The Institute was one of the key promises contained in the Northern Growth Plan released earlier this year.
Dave Canfield is vice-president of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association and says they recently had a chance to provide their input to the special advisors the province had appointed to guide the process.
Canfield admits that universities in Sudbury and Thunder Bay will likely get to host the Northern Institute, but is hoping smaller communites in the region get a chance to be a part of the process.
The City of Kenora has outlined how it plans to carry out special events in the future.
The City says it will continue to work with the Kenora Assembly of Resources on certain events, such as the Farmer's Market, but increasingly, special event management will be turned over to the Lake of the Woods Economic Development Commission.
Starting June 1st, the Commission will be responsible for co-ordinating and renting special events equipment.
The city has also promised KAR free access to the big tent and other special event infrastructure to carry out the farmers market this year, but next year the weekly event is to be transferred over to special events.