April 2017

LOTW Museum Set To Release Strategic Plan

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 08:02 AM

Lake of the Woods Museum has some ambitious plans.

That includes the development of a new addition to the Museum annex in Memorial Park for a new art gallery.

Director of the Museum Lori Nelson says that's why it's important they get as much public feedback as possible in their current strategic plan.

"As we look forward we realize that 2017 is a launch pad for some significant changes to how the museum operates and what it will offer. These changes will definitely inform the strategic priorities of the museum."

Snowfall Warning Issued by Environment Canada

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 07:31 AM

Environment Canada is predicting a return to winter for much of the area, starting this morning.

A Snowfall Warning is in effect for Dryden - Vermilion Bay - Kenora - Sioux Lookout and Ear Falls.

Environment Canada predicts a significant late season snowfall event is appearing more likely for Monday and Monday night.

Snow is expected to develop on Monday and become heavy at times in the afternoon and evening. Snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 cm are likely by Tuesday morning. Gusty northeast winds to 50 km/h will produce some blowing snow as well.

56-Year Old Happy Days Actress Erin Moran Dies

Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 08:21 AM

Tributes are pouring in across social media in the wake of the death of Happy Days star Erin Moran.

Authorities in Indiana were called about an unresponsive female shortly after 4 Saturday afternoon.

The 56-year old woman was declared dead at the scene, and an autopsy is pending.

Moran's best known role was as Joanie Cunningham in both Happy Days, and the spin off Joanie Loves Chachi.

Former Happy Days co-stars Ron Howard, and Henry Winkler are several celebrities turning to Twitter to remember Moran.

Kenora OPP Investigating Two Home Break Ins

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 13:52 PM

More break ins have occurred in Kenora.

The OPP are investigating break ins at two houses on the south side of the city.

Earlier this week police were notified that an unknown suspect attempted to enter a house.

As a result there was damage done to the windows and door, but entry was not gained.

While officers were investigating they observed a near by home had the door ajar.

Police searched that home and found damage to the door where the unknown suspects forced entry.

It is unknown if anything was stolen.

Two People In Hospital Following Crash

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 13:43 PM

Two people have been sent to hospital with minor injuries after a pickup truck ran into a rock cut.

OPP say the truck was heading eastbound on the TransCanada near the Manitoba border when it crashed around 8 this morning.

There were four people in the vehicle.

Police have not given a reason for the crash yet, the road was re-opened a few hours later.


Police Looking At Increased Number Of Assaults In The City

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 13:42 PM

The OPP are taking a close look at an increase in the number of assaults in the City of Kenora.

During the month of March, there was a 36 percent increase.

Acting Inspector Paul Van Belleghem says they want to see if there are any trends behind those numbers that need to be addressed.

"Whether or not there is drugs involved and alcohol, if there is any gang activity and so forth. So to get a real picture, if we are going to tackle something we need to have a full picture of what's going on."

Habitat For Humanity Looking To Do Another Build In Kenora

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 13:36 PM

Habitat for Humanity is looking to do another build in Kenora.

They will be holding family selection information sessions.

David Cain who is on the selection committee for Habitat for humanity says any family who thinks they meet the criteria can head down.

"We are getting the information out to those families who may be interested in applying for a Habitat home. We hope to build in 2018. What it is, it's a session that's going to make those people aware of the restrictions or some of the conditions to apply."

Cain adds this will be their third build.

Trudy Cederwall Set To Retire

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 13:30 PM

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has some planning to do.

Trudy Cederwall the Principal at St Louis has decided to retire at the end of December.

Phyllis Eikre Director of Education for the KCDSB says they just found out about the retirement so they don't have any plans yet.

"That's an area that we are going to have to do some looking at and do some thinking around. Principal positions are very key positions in our board, those are our catholic leaders in the communities and in their schools."

Eikre adds says she will be greatly missed.

Kids 14-Years Old And Under Can Name 1 Of 14 RCMP Foals This Year

Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 06:01 AM

Parents and children, you have a week left to submit names for RCMP foals this year.

In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary, 14 foals are going to be named, instead of the usual six.

A winning name will be chosen from an individual from each of the 13 provinces and territories, as well as one entry from a school class.

There are a few restrictions, name suggestions must begin with the letter "O" and participants cannot be over the age of 14.

Online entries must be received no later than April 30th.