March 2018

CAMH Looking For Feedback From Kenora Residents

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 15:17 PM

Researchers at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health are looking for feedback from residents in Kenora.

A casino is going to be coming to the Kenora area.

CAMH is reaching out to adults in the Kenora region who are willing to answer an online survey about their gambling habits.

The survey also contains questions about their gambling knowledge and attitudes, health conditions, and health care.

The survey takes approximately 30-45 minutes, and participants will be mailed a gift card as compensation for their time.

Still Time To Donate To Rotary Online Auction

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 15:11 PM

If you're a merchant in the Kenora area, this is a great opportunity to gain exposure and recognition.

The Kenora Rotary Club is still looking for people to donate items for the annual online charity auction.

John Dahl with the Rotary Club says all the money raised helps local people.

"Just a great way to promote your business and give back to the community. You will be giving to the Rotary but you are really giving indirectly to the people in need to the areas in Kenora that we support."

Confederation College Finally Celebrating Homecoming

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 15:08 PM

The Confederation College 50th anniversary homecoming event is making its way to Kenora.

Alumni and College officials celebrated in Dryden this week and will be at the Kenora campus Tuesday March 27th from 5-7pm.

College President Jim Madder hopes to see a lot of people come out.

"We encourage alumni to drop by to see what we are currently doing and to share their stories with others. I'm very proud to be the president and I think it's fantastic to see the pride our graduates have."

Ontario NDP's Talk Insurance Rates

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 14:58 PM

Another campaign promise from the NDP.

Leader Andrea Horwath says an NDP government will lower auto insurance rates by 15 per cent.

She also wants to make pricing more level by banning the practice of insurance companies using where you live in determining how much you pay.

NDP says insurances rates for motorists in some communities are higher than others living elsewhere for no good reason.

Marathon Voting Continues In Ottawa

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 14:17 PM

It's a marathon voting session in Ottawa.

Federal lawmakers have been in the House of Commons since last night, after the Conservatives put forward almost 270 items to vote on.

It comes after the Liberals voted down a Conservative attempt to make a national security advisor speak about the Prime Minister's trip to India.

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak says on social media that they'll continue voting throughout the day, noting they've decided on over 100 motions since Thursday evening. (File Photo)

Electricity Coming To First Nation Communities

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 14:06 PM

$1.6-billion is being granted to an Indigenous power company in the northwest.

Wataynikaneyap Power is getting the money to help it connect remote First Nation communities to the provincial power grid.

The announcement was made yesterday afternoon by Premier Kathleen Wynne and federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpot.

It was also attended by Indigenous leaders from around the region during the lengthy election-style announcement by the premier.  


A Couple Fundraisers Coming Up In Kenora

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

A couple of fundraising events taking place in Kenora over the weekend.

Tomorrow night Caseys will be hosting a Beer and Appy's tasting night in partnership with the Lake of the Woods Brewing Company.

Tickets are 30 dollars and all the money raised will go towards supporting the Rotary Splash Park Fundraising project.

You can buy tickets at Caseys or the Lake of the Woods Brewing Company. 

Next Friday March 30th at Unfixed will be a Friends trivia night!

OPP Holding Gun Amnesty Next Month

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 08:09 AM

The OPP are offering a way for residents to get rid of unwanted or illegal firearms.

During the month of April they are holding a Gun Amnesty in collaboration with some municipal police services.

The gun amnesty is for any resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition.

It's a way to provide citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety.

No amnesty will be offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used to commit a crime.

Protest For Mercury Cleanup Outside Dryden Mill

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018 08:04 AM

Residents of Grassy Narrows First Nation along with others are holding a silent protest today near the Dryden Domtar Mill.

The protest is in regards to mercury contamination that remains in the water of their community.

Grassy Narrows Resident Chrissy Isaacs was there and she says they want to see more action from the provincial government for the clean up and for Domtar to ensure they have proper safety procedures in place.

Isaacs also says it is water day so they are praying for the water, the land and for the people.

Union Gas Decreasing Rates

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 14:59 PM

Lower natural gas prices for northwestern Ontario users.

Union Gas says it's received approval from the Ontario Energy Board to decrease rates province-wide beginning April 1st.

For its northwestern Ontario customers, the decrease amounts to a 44 dollar reduction over the course of a year for the average user.

The decrease is to reflect the lower market price for natural gas.