June 2017

LOWAC Launches Dip Dip And Swing

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 18:58 PM

Residents in Kenora might notice some new art work on display.

The Dip Dip and Swing exhibit put on by the Lake of the Woods Art Community had their grand opening today.

Sue Straight the President of LOWAC says a lot of time and work went into the exhibit.

"We started this over 2 years ago applying for grants. We would like to recognize the Ontario Arts Council who gave us a major grant, as well as other businesses and groups who gave us other donations."

Paddy Quiring RWALKing The Nation

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 14:36 PM

Running, walking and cycling...Paddy Quiring it doing it all in her journey across

The Winnipeg resident is raising funds and awareness of the Adult Teen Challenge.

Quiring says she started her trek in memory of her husband, who passed away last year after battling alcoholism.

Quiring has spent the past two days in Kenora before resuming her RWALK the Nation Tour.

She hopes to arrive in Nova Scotia by the end of September.  

Federal Government Reacts To New Softwood Lumber Tarrifs

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 13:29 PM

The Trudeau government appears to be taking the latest American duties on our softwood lumber exports in stride.

For Resolute Forest Products the tariff is 4.6 per cent over and above the nearly 13 per cent imposed in April.

Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says they hope to get another positive court ruling over the issue.

"We can continue to defend Canada's interests in the softwood lumber dispute.  We think the United States is wrong.  They've been wrong the last four times, and so we're taking the decision to court".  

Montreal Man Killed in Fatal Accident On Highway 17 West

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:03 PM

A 31 year old man from Montreal has been identified as the person killed in an accident on
Highway 17 west.

Jason Vallieres-Cote was the driver of a car that collided with pick-up truck by Gundy Lake Road around
7:30 yesterday morning.

A passenger in the sedan was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The two occupants of the pick-up sustained only minor injuries.

The accident closed the Trans-Canada Highway for more than four hours, and traffic was backed up for
much of the afternoon, as only one lane of traffic was open. 

Lake of the Woods Voted Canada's Top Cottage Destination

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:17 AM

We're #1.

Lake of the Woods has topped a USA Today contest to find Canada's best cottage country.

A panel of experts selected 20 regions and then the public was asked to

Lake of the Woods came out ahead of the Haliburton Highlands and Bras D'or Lake in
Nova Scotia.

Ontario had four of the top five cottage destinations with the Kawarthas coming in fourth and
Muskoka 5th. 

Keith Returns To Lakers Line-Up

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 09:18 AM

Fort Frances Lakers have their rookie of the year back.

Defenceman Connor Keith had 4 goals and 18 points in 45 games with the last season.

Coach Wayne Strachan says the Kenora-native played a key role in their back end last season, and looks to Keith helping the Lakers with a bounce back year in the fall.

Hospital Foundation Nears Halfway Mark In CT Scan Campaign

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 09:14 AM

A major push is on to get a new CT scan unit for the Lake of the Woods

The Hospital Foundation says it's already raised about 680 thousand dollars, which
puts them about halfway to their goal.

Anthony Sharp is chair of the foundation and says they are currently looking for help from
the local business community and private donors.

The Hospital Foundation says it is confident it will be able to purchase a new CT scanner by
the fall.

It's to replace the existing unit, which is 13 years old and is basically on it's last legs.