February 2018

Coldest Night Of The Year Taking Place Tomorrow

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 19:35 PM

A fundraiser to bring awareness to what our homeless people deal with.

Tomorrow the "Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser", which is a national event will be taking place in Kenora.

There are 83 walkers that will be partaking this evening.

Walkers have the option to walk 2 kilometres, 5 kilometres or 10 kilometres.

The Kenora group has already raised over 12 thousand dollars for the cause.

All the money will go to the Fellowship Centre and Jubilee Church.

Rally For Tina Fontaine Held In Kenora

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 19:18 PM

It was an emotional day in Kenora. 

There has been outrage across the country following a not guilty verdict in the death of Tina Fontaine

Fontaine was only 15 when her body was found wrapped in a duvet, weighed down with rocks in the Red River in Winnipeg in 2014.

Community members gathered together for a walk in Kenora today to honour her memory and seek justice for what happened to her.

At the meeting place in Market Square an Indigenous doll with long dark hair and a blue skirt was found.

TransCanada Highway Open to Single Lane West of Vermilion Bay

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 17:23 PM

Highway 17 is now open to one lane following an accident.

The OPP say a serious collision took place about 5 kilometres east of Williard Lake Resort around 8:30 this morning.

Police say a semi-tractor trailer unit collided with a pick-up truck.

One person has died as a result of the accident.

You still can take a detour at Highway 71 or Highway 502 to Fort Frances.

The investigation is continuing. 

One Person Killed In Accident Between Kenora And Vermilion Bay

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 15:09 PM

The OPP have confirmed one person is dead in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17 between Kenora and Vermilion Bay.

The accident took place around 8:30 this morning between a semi tractor-trailer unit and a pick-up truck about 5 kilometers east of Willard Lake Resort.

Police say the driver of the pick-up was killed.

No names are being released until next of kin are notified.

Two other people were taken to hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Girls High School Hockey Game Postponed Due To Highway Closure

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 13:37 PM

Today's highway close of the Trans-Canada is going to affect the NorWOSSA hockey play-offs.

The game between the Thomas Aquinas girls hockey team and the Dryden Eagles has been cancelled.

It was supposed to take place at 6:30, but there's not indication how long the highway might be closed.

No make up date has been announced yet. 

Saints Win Second NWOSSA Title In Two Days

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 12:17 PM

The Thomas Aquinas Saints senior girls volleyball team are NWOSSA Champs once again.

The Saints downed Ecole Secondaire Catholique Trillium in Chapleau in three straight sets (25-11, 25-19, 25-12) this morning in the NWOSSA final.

T.A. didn't drop a set in the three games they played over the past two days.

The Saints will now advance to the All-Ontario Single "a" championships March 5th to 7th in Windsor. 

Walk For Tina Fontaine Today

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 11:24 AM

For the second time this month, there will be rally against a not guilty verdict in a high profile murder case involving an aboriginal person.

A walk for Tina Fontaine will be taking place this afternoon in Kenora starting at Market Square.

Raymond Cormier was found not guilty yesterday in the death of the 15 year old girl.

Her body was eventually found in the Red River in Winnipeg in August of 2014.

Just over a week ago, a similar march was held to protest the not guilty verdict in the Colton Bushie murder case in Saskatchewan.

Accident Closes Highway 17 East Near Williard Lake

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 11:22 AM

The OPP says Highway 17 is now closed due to a two-vehicle collision east of Kenora.

Police say the accident took place around 8:30 about 5 kilometers east of Williard Lake Restort.

A semi-tractor trailor unit collided with a pick-up truck injuring three occupants.  

A couple of emergency response vehicles were on the scene, but the condition of those injured is not known at this time.  

More Electronic Options For US Customs

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 09:46 AM

A remote reporting project being tried by US Customs and Border Protection along the Minnesota-Ontario border is being expanded.

It's now in place at three resorts located at Crane Lake.

Visitors entering the US at those locations can report to Customs through a tablet containing a reporting app to connect with a Customs officer.

US Customs has been testing the system at resorts at Northwest Angle since last August.

Another PC Leadership Candidate Pays A Visit To The Region

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 09:42 AM

Christine Elliott has heard loud and clear that you and I cannot handle more taxes.

Speaking in Thunder Bay last night, the PC leadership candidate wants to do an audit of all programs the Liberals have brought forward.

"If they don't provide value for taxpayers, then they should be discontinued and the money be put into programs in our platform". 

With northwestern Ontario not electing a Conservative in a long time, she says the Wynne Liberals have become unaccountable to residents living in this region.