October 2017

Safe Communities Kenora To Host Hallowe'en Barbeque

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 13:14 PM

Safe Communities Kenora is gearing up for Hallowe'en.

The committee will be hosting it's annual Hallowe'en Barbeque tomorrow evening at the Kenora Curling Club.

Maria Bagdonis is chair of Safe Communities and says it helps kick off a busy night for
local parents and guardians.

The barbeque is 5 bucks per person and will run from 4 til 6pm.  

Beware Of Computer Scam

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 13:05 PM

Another scam to be aware of in northwestern Ontario.

The scam locks your computer, showing a red screen, with a number to call to get it unlocked.

If you call the number, someone is on the other end notifying you that you need to upgrade your security package.

The price quoted is 399-dollars.

Instead of sending the money to the scammer, all you have to do is turn the power off on your computer.

If you are using a laptop, just remove your battery.

OPP Investigating Red Lake Fatality

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 11:46 AM

The OPP are investigating a fatality in the Town of Red Lake.

Police say the body of a man was found Sunday morning around 11:00 in the Howey Street area.

The cause of death and the name of the victim has not been released.

The Criminal Investigations Branch, the Forensic Idenfication Unit and the Northwest Crime Unit have been called
in to look into the death. 

A post-mortem exam is being conducted at Lake of the Woods District Hospital today.

OPP Releasing Few Details Of Incident In Wabigoon

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 09:30 AM

Still no details have been provided in a weekend incident in the Wabigoon area.

Provincial Police will only say that they are no longer searching for a suspect in connection with a traffic incident on Highway 17 on Saturday.

Social media has been going crazy over talk of the incident, suggesting a spike belt had to be used and a pursuit then started on foot.

OPP have not confirmed those details, indicating more information will be released today.

Radford and Duhamel Win Another Gold

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 09:04 AM

Another golden moment for former member of the Kenora Figure Skating Club's Eric Radford.

Radford who hails from Balmertown and partner Meagan Duhamel finished first at the Skate Canada Grand Prix event on the weekend in Regina.

It was the fourth straight win for the world pairs champions at the event.

They entered the final program in second but finished strong to win gold.

Norbord Posts Strong Earnings

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 08:43 AM

Higher prices and demand helping the company which owns the oriented stand board mill in Barwick.

Norbord is reporting adjusted earnings for the last three months of the year of 200-million dollars.

That is 85 million more than in the same period last year and 35 million more than during the second quarter of this year.

The company says shipments from its North America mills increased 5 per cent while prices were up 36 per cent over 2016.

Wynne Wins Liberal Nomination

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 08:40 AM

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's standing up for fairness.

She was officially nominated as the Liberal Candidate in Don Valley West yesterday.

Wynne says she'll continue to run on a campaign promoting fairness and opportunity. 

During her speech, she referred to her canoe trip with a group of Metis youth this summer in northwestern Ontario.

MNRF Concerned With Number Of Illegally Killed Moose

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 08:37 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry calls it a heinous crime that must stop.

There are growing concerns with the discovery of three spoiled moose in October in the Ear Falls and Sioux Lookout districts.

Conservation Officer Mike Evers says he's disappointed every time he walks up to moose that has been shot and abandoned.

Evers says they have stepped up enforcement in the Ear Falls district, but stresses they heavily rely on tips from the public.

To report an incident you can contact the MNRF Tips Line: 1-877-847-7667,1-800-222-8477, 807-727-2253.

More Support For Shelter Box

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 08:35 AM

The local organizers of the Shelter Box program say they have been successful because of local support.

The initiative provides shelter, emergency services and resources to those who are left homeless due to natural disasters or conflicts around the world.

Ron Noseworthy says area Rotary Clubs have been leading fundraising efforts.

The Shelter Box doesn't receive any government or private financing.

The Dryden Rotary held a fundraising concert featuring the "MudMen" Saturday night at the Centre.

Electricity Prices Holding Steady

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 08:32 AM

The Ontario Energy Board says time-of-Use prices that came into effect in July will stay throughout the winter months.

That includes 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity used during low demand times and 13.2 cents during high peak times.

Those on tiered rates will also pay the same rates as in July.

However, the higher rate won't kick in for residential customers until they've reached one-thousand kilowatt hours in a month.