June 2016

Paypompee Signs With The Seaforth Generals Of The CPJHL

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:40 PM

A former member of Beaver Brae's hockey team has been picked up by a brand
new junior hockey team.

Corbin Paypompee has been drafted by the Seaforth Generals of the Canadian Premier
Junior Hockey League.

The CPJHL was formed this past spring with 11 teams in southern Ontario.

The team describes the five foot, 9 inch forward as offensively gifted. 

Paypompee is from the Shoal Lake #40 First Nation.

Perchuck Officially Retires

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2016 09:31 AM
A lot of new faces up at the Operations Building in Kenora.
 
A number of long-time employees are retiring, including Operations
manager Rick Perchuck.
 
He says he seen a number of changes in his career, including at the Waste Transfer
Station, where they continue to expand the number things local residents can
recycle.
 
Perchuck's last day on the job was June 30th.
 
He's being replaced by Jeff Hawley, who comes to Kenora from Regina.

Fellowship Center Officially Closes Doors On It's Emergency Shelter Today

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016 09:31 AM

One door is closing today for Kenora's Emergency Shelter, but another door is
opening.

The Fellowship Center shut down the overnight shelter this morning at 8:00.

Henry Wall is CAO of the Kenora District Services Board and says he is grateful for the work the group has done over the years.

The District Services Board and the NeeChee Friendship Center will be opening a

temporary emergency shelter starting at 8:00 this evening at Knox United Church.    

Sunshine Promised For First Long Weekend Of Summer

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:16 PM
It's shaping up to be a beautiful Canada Day in northwestern Ontario.
 
CJRL Meterologist Bill Laidlaw says it should be mainly sunny in Kenora tomorrow.
 
Laidlaw says high is expected to reach 23 degrees, with low humidity in the afternoon.
 
He says the sunshine will continue on into Saturday and Sunday, though humidity is expected to increase.  

Cost To Cross The Border At International Falls Going Up

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:13 PM

Get ready to dig deeper into your pocket if you plan to cross the International Bridge at Fort Frances.

The bridge owner, Minnesota Dakota and Western Railway says it will be increasing fees starting July 1st.

It's going to cost 7-dollars per crossing, which is a one dollar hike.

The company says the increase is necessary because of increased maintenance and inspection requirements.

A decrease in traffic across the bridge linking Fort Frances and International Falls is also blamed.

Strike Deadline Looms At Canada Post

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:12 PM

A Canada Post strike is looming as the corporation has officially rejected a letter from the union representing postal workers asking them to extend the deadline for a lockout by two weeks.

Both sides say they are far apart in negotiations for a new contract and Saturday is the deadline.

Today is the last day that we can expect to receive mail in a timely manner if a deal can't be reached or progress in negotiations aren't made.

Canada Post says its latest offer to the union was tabled on Saturday, but the union has yet to formally respond.

New Leaf To Launch From Winnipeg Next Month

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:09 PM
Canada's new lost-cost airline may have gotten off to a bumpy start but NewLeaf Travel is poised to take off from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport next month.
 
Licensing issues with the federal regulator earlier this year prompted the Winnipeg based airline to suspend the start of its operations.
 
Spokesperson Dean Dacko says those issues have been resolved.
 
Starting July 25th and July 29th, there will be service from Winnipeg to Kelowna, Victoria, Abbotsford and Hamilton.

Obama and Trudeau Talk Softwood Lumber

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:04 PM
Talks to come up with a new softwood lumber deal between Canada and the U.S. continue.
 
In a joint statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. president Obama says important progress has been made, but there remains significant differences yet to resolved.
 
They've instructed their representatives to explore all options and report back on the key features needed to reach a deal.
 
The Prime Minister's Office is hoping for a settlement by the fall.

Nault Expects A Couple Of Significant Funding Announcements This Summer

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 13:54 PM
A couple of significant funding announcements will be coming this summer
for the Kenora Riding.
 
Kenora M.P. Bob Nault says funding from the federal budget should start flowing
soon.
 
He says that includes 5.5 million dollars in funding for water quality studies for Lake of the Woods.
 
Nault adds that the government will also be making a funding announcement for
the Experimental Lakes Area east of Kenora as well.  
 

Catholic School Board Boosts Capital Spending

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 08:47 AM
The Kenora Catholic District School Board is planning a big increase in capital spending for
the upcoming school year.
 
The separate board has agreed to a three million dollar boost.
 
Director of Education Phylis Eikre says part of the plan will focus on improving the energy efficiency of their
buildings. 
 
The biggest part of the capital plan will be fixing up the roofs at Thomas Aquinas and Ste. Margarite Bourgeoys.