October 2016

Two Cancer Agencies Set To Merge

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 09:51 AM

Two cancer organizations in Canada are merging beginning next year.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society are joining forces to have a greater impact on cancer research and support programs across the country.

The two charities will unite under the Canadian Cancer Society banner, while key programs and activities from the CBCF will carry over and continue.

Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society Board of Directors Robert Lawrie says bringing both organizations together will improve performance, increase opportunities and reduce costs.

Healthy Trick Or Treating Advice From The Health Unit

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 09:40 AM

 Some healthy Halloween advice from a regional expert. 

Randi Casey of the Northwestern Health Unit says this year doesn't have to be all about junk food.

Some of the healthier choices Casey suggests are crackers, pretzels, and even non-food items like school supplies.

She adds that parents should go through the kids treats afterwards to make sure none of the packaging is open or damaged, ensuring it hasn't been tampered with.

Zombies Give Back Tonight

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 09:35 AM

You'll have to watch out for more than just ghouls and goblins this Hallow'en.

Zombies will also be on the prowl.

Beaver Brae will be holding it's first ever Zombie Walk.

It's all for a good cause.

It's being called Zombies Give Back.

Participants are being asked to bring a non-perishable food
item for our local food banks.

The Zombie Walk is scheduled to get underway at 7:00 from Lake of the Woods Cemetary,
proceeding up 9th Street North to Beaver Brae. 

Thistles Split Weekend Series Against Southwest

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 09:23 AM

A split for the Kenora Triple "a" Midget Thistles against the Southwest Cougars.

The Thistles doubled up the Cougars 4-2 Saturday at the Rec. Center.

Carter Tresoor and Matthew Pitchenese each scored a pair of goals in the victory.

The win came off a 5-2 loss Friday night against Southwest. 

The Thistles are off until next Saturday when they host the Winnipeg Thrashers.  

City Wide Power Outage

Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2016 15:08 PM

It will be a very quiet start to your Sunday morning.

Kenora Hydro says it's planning an hour long outage for all it's customers tomorrow.

The outage will take place from 6am to 7am.

Kenora Hydro says it will be performing maintenance on the system during that time.

The utility adds that the power outage may be cancelled without notice

OPP Reminding Of Halloween Safety Tips

Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2016 15:02 PM

"Don't Trick or Treat alone, walk with a group."

That is one of many tips and tricks the OPP are reminding the public of as we approach Halloween night.

Constable Laurie Harkoff with the Kenora OPP says all though excitement is huge, safety has to come first.

"As a kid I wanted to eat all the candy when I was walking, but make sure when you get home, make sure your parent or guardian looks through your candy to make sure nothing is tampered with. You always have to keep in mind of allergies, you don't want to have an allergic reaction when you're trick or treating."

Halloween Events This Weekend

Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2016 14:34 PM

A couple of events around Kenora are being hosted to get you in the Halloween Spirit.

Although Halloween isn't until Monday a couple of venues are hosting Halloween themed events a little early.

The Lake of the Woods museum will be hosting their family fun day filled with crafts, live entertainment, a photo booth and more from 1 till 4pm.

The Kenora Cat Shelter will be at Pet Value from 10am till 2pm for their Spooktacular Adoption Event.

Province Holding Public Consultations On Energy and Transportation

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2016 10:31 AM

The provincial government will be consulting Kenora residents not once, but twice next month.

The Ministry of Energy will be in Kenora on Tuesday to get some feedback about it's next long term
energy plan.

The ministry says Ontario's energy use has changed substantially in the last decade, our homes, businesses and industries are becoming more efficient.

At the same time new technology and renewable energy sources are being developed.

That consultation session will take place from 6 til 8 at the Clarion Lakeside Inn.

NTAB Seeking Input On Employerone Survey

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2016 10:01 AM

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board is trying to drum up interest in it's
annual Employer-One survey.

Business owners and managers are being asked to fill out the survey to give a clearer
picture of the employment picture in the region.

Sonia Wainio is NTAB's  executive director and says they'd like to collect
as many responses as possible.

Waino says they have just released the results of their 2015-2016 Employer-One survey, so the
data they collect will form the basis of next year's report.