September 2016

OPP Arrest Man For Child Pornography Charges

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 15:57 PM

An Igance man faces child pornography charges.

Dryden OPP, with assistance from the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, arrested a  24 year old man in Ignace for Child Pornography related charges Wednesday.

Police say that he has been charged with possession of child pornography and making child pornography available.

The accused appeared in Bail Court yesterday and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Dryden on Monday October 3rd.

Thistles Open Regular Season At Home Tonight

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 12:22 PM

The puck drops on a new season in the Manitoba Midget Hockey League tonight. 

The Kenora Triple "a" Midget Thistles play a pair of home games to start the regular season schedule. 

The Thistles meet up with the Parkland Rangers tonight at the Kenora Rec. Center at 7:30.

The same two teams will meet at the Thistle Rink tomorrow night as well.

(Photo:  Hunter Buzzi - team captain)

 

Nault Holding Two Community Consultations Next Month

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 09:42 AM

Dates have now been set for a couple of public consultation sessions by the federal government.

Kenora M.P. Bob Nault says they will be holding a session on Electoral reform in Dryden on October 12th.

That consultation session will take place at the Best Western in Dryden from 6:30 to 8:30.

The next day, on October 13th, a public consultation in Climate Change will take place in Kenora at the
Travel Lodge.

That session will also take place from 6:30 to 8:30.  

OPP Investigate Red Lake Vandalism

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 09:39 AM

A case of vandalism is under investigation by Red Lake OPP.

Police say a highway sign at the intersection of Highway 105 and Highway 125 has been damaged.

Officers also say the damage ocurred between Sunday September 25th and Tuesday September 27th.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Red Lake OPP or Crimestoppers.

Minimum Wage Going Up Tomorrow

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 09:23 AM

Ontario's minimum wage is going up tomorrow.

The wage will go from $11.25 an hour to $11.40.

It's the third year that's seen a slight increase in the minimum wage.

Premier Kathleen Wynne recently rejected a proposal from the NDP to boost the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour, saying the province has a good system in place to determine when and how much the minimum wage should go up.  

 

Former KCDSB Teacher Wins Provincial Honor

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 09:16 AM

A former employee of the Kenora Catholic District School Board has won a major provincial teaching award.

Thomas Doherty was honoured this week with the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan 'Teaching Award for Excellence'.

Doherty won the award for his work at St. John Cathlolic School in Red Lake.

In the awards ceremony, Doherty was described has having a passion for his students and the vision to bring forth greatness through his actions.

Doherty has taken the year off to work for the Northern Chiefs as a Student Retention Lead.

NDP Says Hydro Rebates Won't Help All Rural Residents

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 07:28 AM

The opposition at Queen's Park is questioning the provincial government's Ontario Rural Support Program.

The NDP say only a fraction of rural residents are actually eligible for the 20 hydro percent rebate.

Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault says the rebate targets Hydro One customers who have the highest delivery charges.

NDP critic John Vantof says there are 1.8 million people who are considered rural, but most won't be getting the rebate.  

Stolen Tires Found Near Fort Frances

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 07:23 AM

Some of the tires taken from a trailer at the Peterbilt location in Fort Frances have been found.

Fourteen tires and their rims were physically removed from a transport trailer in a brazen theft last weekend.

An on-line post by an employee says four of tires were recently discovered along side Westover Road in Chapple township.

OPP continue to investigate.

Beaver Brae Loses Three Of Four On The Road

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 07:21 AM

A disappointing road trip for Beaver Brae court sport teams.

The Broncos were in Dryden yesterday and claimed just one win in four games.

The Junior boys volleyball team earned the only win of the day, defeating the Eagles three sets to one.

Beaver Brae's senior boys lost in three straight set.

In girls basketball, the Bronco senior girls dropped a 42-29 decision to Dryden, while the
junior side were beaten 49-34.

Bronco Football Team Plays First Home Game Of The Season

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 07:20 AM

 It's taken four weeks, but Beaver Brae's football team will finally get a chance to play a home game.

The Broncos will meet up with the St. John's Tigers at Pete Fair Memorial Field this afternoon at 2:00.

Beaver Brae is still looking for it's first win of the season, while the Tigers won their first game last week and sit at 1-2.