October 2018

Weapons and Drugs Found During Traffic Stop

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 18:12 PM

Last week, authorities stopped what they considered a suspicious vehicle and for good reason.

The OPP say upon pulling the car over on Highway 72 near Ojibway Park, they found drug accessories in plain view, small amounts of methamphetamine, brass knuckles and a crossbow.

As a result, two men face a list of drug and weapons-related charges.

The accused are 25-year-old Sioux Lookout resident Tony Gordon and 20-year-old Ethan Goodwin of Lac Seul First Nation

Gordon had his bail hearing October 31 and Goodwin will have a video bail hearing on November 2.

Feds Promising Help Following The Pullout of Greyhound

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 15:14 PM

The federal government says it's working on a number of alternatives to ensure communties in western Canada and northern Ontario have public transportation service.

Today is the last day for Greyhound bus service.

Indigineous Services Minister Jane Phillpot says they are working with aboriginal entrepreneurs on providing transit service to more remote communities.

Single Vehicle Accident in Whiteshell

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 15:11 PM

RCMP have responded to a single-vehicle rollover in the Whiteshell area.

Yesterday morning, authorities dispatched to Provincial Road 307, one kilometre north of Highway 44 found a vehicle patrially submerged in water.

The driver, an 18-year-old from St. Georges, Manitoba, had been ejected from the vehicle and was subsequently pronounced dead on scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

Canada Games Torch Comes to Town

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 13:45 PM

The Canada Games Torch Relay stopped in Kenora yesterday.

The torch is touring across the country on it's way to Red Deer, Alberta in February for the games.

Mayor-elect Dan Reynard and Mayor Dave Canfield were on hand to welcome the flame.

Mayor Canfield says he hopes the stop in town leads to something bigger.

"The fact that we had a portion of the Summer Games when Winnipeg hosted them, we had all the rowing events. I think it's just fantastic and I think it will continue and it might lead to co-hosting a Winter Games sometime down the road."

Hydro One Deal Remains a Secret

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 13:02 PM

Ontario's Conservatives are trying to keep the payout to Hydro One's former CEO Mayo Schmidt under wraps.

Schmidt was let go from his position early on in Ford's premiership after constant criticism from Ford, calling Schmidt Kathleen Wynne's 6-million dollar man.

When Schmidt was let go, he was given a 3-million dollar payout and as the NDP put it, turned Schmidt into Doug Ford's 9-million dollar man.

Kroppy To Get His Own Hockey Card

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:47 PM

Another honour for the late Len Kropioski.

Upper Deck says it will be releasing a special hockey card in his honor as part of it's Museum Collection.

"Kroppy" , as he was affectionately known, was a passionate supporter of sports in Kenora and also a die-hard Winnipeg Jets fan, often travelling two-and-a-half hours for every home game.

Kroppy was a veteran of World War II and passed away two years ago at the age of 98.

NDP Put Ford On Blast

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:41 PM

The NDP are furious with Premier Doug Ford.

The Premier recently announced he is keeping a campaign promise by erecting "Open For Business" signs along the USA/ Ontario border at every crossing.

While the Premier believes the signs will send a strong message enticing businesses to invest in the province, the opposition want to know how much the signs are going to cost.

Power Outage Affecting Gas Stations In Prawda

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:17 PM

Manitoba Hydro is blaming a pole fire for an extensive power outage in the Hadashville area.

Electricity to over 11-hundred homes has been knocked out all the way from Whitemouth to East Braintree.

Motorists say the power outage means that gas stations in Prawda are closed today.

Manitoba Hydro says the hydro pole that cause the outage is in a very deep, marshy ditch, and special equipment is being sent to repair the damage.

Electricity isn't expected to be restored until around 4:00 this afternoon. 

PM Defends StatsCan Request For Personal Banking Info

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 09:32 AM

Plans by Statistics Canada to access the personal banking information of half a million Canadians is not sitting well with the opposition Conservatives

However Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending the government agency by saying everything will be done to make sure the information is kept secure.

"Statistics Canada is actively engaged with the Privacy Commissioner's Office on this project and is working with them to ensure Canadians banking information remains protected and private."

WWF Report Says Wildlife Populations Declining

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 09:17 AM

The world's wildlife population has decreased by 60 per cent since 1970.

That's according to a new report from the World Wildlife Foundation and Zoological Society of London.

Emily Giles, with WWF Canada, says there's an urgent need to take action to prevent further decline.

"Both globally as well as in Canada, we know that habitat loss as well as over-exploitation are the main reasons behind this wildlife decline."

Giles says climate change is a major factor and countries need to take steps to reduce its effects.