November 2017

Thomas Aquinas Students Spreading Positive Messages

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 13:07 PM

Students at Thomas Aquinas are putting forward a positive message for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

Students got to school yesterday to find over 800 positive post-it notes around the school.

Katie Jackson is a teacher at TA and says it's important to be kind to each other.

"We all care about the kids here, growing up in today's society our students face a lot of challenges everyday. We just thought it was a great way to spread some love and spread some positive messages and make them feel wanted."

Prepare For A Cold Winter In Northwestern Ontario

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:56 PM

It looks like Northwestern Ontario will be the cold spot in Canada this Winter.

Weather Network Meteorologist Dayna Vettese is out with the Winter forecast and she says temperatures will be below normal, but snowfall will be near normal.

Vettese says cold temperatures will come down from the Arctic, into the Prairies and northwestern Ontario.

She adds we will have very little chance for melting until around March, so the snow is here to stay

Greg Rickford Thanking Sarah Campbell For Years Of Service

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:57 AM

The Progressive Conservative candidate in Kenora-Rainy Rainy River is thanking Sarah Campbell for her years of political service.

The NDP member has announced that she won't be seeking re-election next year.

Greg Rickford says he appreciates the work that has been done by Campbell.

Rickford says he worked closely with Campbell when he was a Federal minister and he respects her dedication and commitment.

He adds he respects her decision to spend more time with her family, noting he has two young children of his own.

Search Is On For NDP Candidate In Kenora-Rainy River

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:41 AM

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell says she has every intention of staying on in her final term representing Kenora-Rainy River in Queen's Park.

Campbell announced Monday that she will not seek re-election in the 2018 election.

Campbell notes the NDP is now in the process of doing a candidate search to replace her.

The only declared candidate in the Riding is Conservative Greg Rickford.

Bullying Awareness And Prevention Week

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:40 AM

This is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week and the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is raising awareness of the services they provide.

In 2014, the public board launched an anonymous online reporting portal in efforts to work together with students and families to stop bullying in our communities and on the world wide web.

Officials stress "if you see something, say something!"

Readers Digest Scam Reported

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 07:23 AM

Another scam to be aware of.

A  resident contacted the Acadia Newsroom to report a scam from someone claiming to be from Readers Digest.

The fraudster indicated that the individual has won a 4-million dollar prize and provides a file number in order to collect.

The caller also instructs the potential victim to send anywhere between 700-dollars to 15-hundred dollars to complete the process.

Police remind the public that if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.


Caution Urged On Area Roads; All Highways Open

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 07:21 AM

Highways across northwestern Ontario are reported as being snow covered with poor visibility.

Motorists should drive with caution Tuesday morning and take your time getting to your destination.

There are no closures at this hour, although a section of the Trans Canada Highway between Vermilion Bay and Kenora was briefly shutdown Monday night because of a jack-knifed transport.

It has since reopened.

All school buses are also running at this hour.

Financial Relief For College Students

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 18:05 PM

College students will be getting some cash back because of the five week long faculty strike.

Each student will receive up to $500 to be applied to unexpected costs like child care fees, rent or rebooked tickets because of changes to the semester.

Students currently receiving funds through the Ontario Student Assistance program will also receive additional aid.

And it has been announced that students who decide to withdraw from college will receive a full tuition refund.

Sarah Campbell Announces She Won't Run Again

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 10:07 AM

Kenora-Rainy River M.P.P. Sarah has ended speculation about her political future.

Campbell has sent out a press release saying she will not be seeking re-election in the Kenora-Rainy River Riding.

She has represented the riding over the past seven years, but says with her second child expected in February she want to work closer to home.

Here is her full statement:

First Ever Father/Daughter Ball Being Planned

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 09:07 AM

A first of it's kind event for Kenora.

Arcade Zilinski and Daniela Tsentouros are organizing a father daughter ball to take place in May of 2018.

Zilinski says it's just a great way to connect.

"A sit down dinner served to you.  Swag bags, glam and glitter.  Disney princesses dancing.  It's an evening for grandfather, brother, uncle, father, stepdad.  Whoever that strong male is in that girl's life, to bond with her."  

If you would like to volunteer to help plan the event you can attend the monthly meeting taking place at 7pm on December 11th at Caseys.