August 2016

Hunter Brothers Farm Celebrates Blue Jays 40th Season With Corn Maze

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 13:04 PM

For the past 16 years, the Hunter Brothers Farm in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, have made corn mazes and this year's maze is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Lee Hunter says his grandmother came up with the idea.

Hunter says his grandmother is the biggest Blue Jays fan, adding she's already been to three games this year.

The design stems from Jose Bautista's iconic bat flip from last season.

For more information: bit.ly/2c8JAAL

 

 

Province Invests In Skills Training Facility

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 09:02 AM

Some help for people who want to do skilled trades training closer to home.

The province is investing one million dollars into a brand new trades training center in Thunder Bay.

The Carpenters union invested over 5-million dollars, and president Wayne Sohlman says many trades including drywall will be taught.

Sohlman says this facility is much better than the location they had before, when they had to work out of rented space, and didn't have everything under one roof as they now have.

Nault Makes Second Trip To South American This Year

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 08:47 AM

It's a chance to monitor and evaluate Canada's aid and support programs at an international level.

Kenora MP Bob Nault is in Guatemala and Columbia this week for a fact-finding mission.

He says it's part of a government plan to be more visible on the global front.

Nault adds that it's important for the federal government to get a first hand look at how it's spending it's aid money.

Nault is making the trip as the Chair of the Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee and he's joined an all-party team to hold meetings and conduct field visits 

Organ Donor Rates Remain High In NWO

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 08:43 AM

New year-end data released by the Trillium Gift of Life Network on organ donations is showing continuous improvement in registration rates.

The provincial average is now 30-percent, 90-percent higher compared to 2008 when the group started compiling data.

Trillium President Ronnie Gavsie says leading the way is northwestern Ontario.

Fort Frances has the top regional registration rate at 49 percent.

Dryden and Kenora are just behind at 45%

Cabin Jacks and The Other Guys Win Men's Slo-Pitch Titles

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 07:35 AM

Two of three of the finals in the Cabin Jacks men's slo-pitch league have been decided. 

Cabin Jacks are this year's B-side champions, taking down the Holmes Property Care Voodoo in two straight games.

Meanwhile, the Other Guys have won the C-side championship, defeating Moncriefs Ye Old Brew Jays, also in two straight games.

The A-side final is going the distance after Custom Drilling downed the Beauty Bay Cubs 17-11 last night to tie the best of three series at one
game a piece.

The third and deciding game goes tonight at the Rec. Center at 6:30.

Hockey Day In Canada Recruiting Volunteers

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 07:16 AM

Wanted:  some volunteers to help out with Hockey Day in Canada festivities in Kenora.

The City of Kenora has posted a volunteer registration form on it's portal.

The six day celebration will culminate with a day-long national broadcast on February 18th.

Volunteer positions include set up and clean up, drivers, entertainment, parking attendants,
pond hockey assistants, food service and information.

For more information you can follow this link:

Canada Post, CUPW Reach Tentative Deals Averting Job Action

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 05:19 AM

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Canada Post have reached tentative agreements, averting any possible job action.

Federal Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says, in a statement, that these deals were reached voluntarily by both sides.

CUPW was set to begin job actions earlier this week until a couple of 24-hour extensions were announced to allow the negotiations to continue.

Mixing Together Art and Education

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 19:15 PM

Promoting Art within Education.

The Kenora Catholic District School Board is kicking off a new school year and has a lot of new programs to look forward to.

Phyllis Eikre Director of Education for Kenora Catholic says The Artist In Residence Program will be featured a lot this year.

"Another program we are working on, is we are doing some new and innovative things with the Artist In Residence Program. We are looking at new ways to truly enhance learning.

Eikre says one of the big events Artist and Residence will be involved with is Canada's 150th Birthday. 

Grade 7 and 8 Students Will See A Change In Their Classrooms

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 19:05 PM

A new school year and some fresh new ideas.

The Kenora Catholic District School Board is changing the way some of their classrooms look.

Phyllis Eikre Director of Education for Kenora Catholic says they have introduced flexible work spaces to meet the needs of every child.

"We are doing some work around innovative classrooms in Grade 7 and 8. We are changing physically the way our classrooms look, so there is a great deal of voice and choice for students there are no longer desks in the room."