August 2017

New Indigenous Program At Con College

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 18:36 PM

To help support a growing need for education focused on working with First Nation communities, Confederation College has established a new Indigenous Governance and Public Administration program.

Don Bernosky is the Vice President of Workforce Development and he says the one-year course will provide opportunities in education and training, ultimately leading to employment.

He says it will help prepare graduates for future leadership opportunities and help them build relationships and support economic development in their communities. 

New Program Encourages Women In Politics

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 13:34 PM

More women are going to be encouraged to get into politics as part of a new national project. 

The PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is launching its Women's Leadership project, which will look at how to remove barriers keeping women from running for office. 

It's being supported with an investment of over $368,000 from the federal government, announced in Thunder Bay on Thursday morning.

Executive Director Rosalind Lockyer says they'll be working together with the regional group Women In Politics on the three-year project. 

Kenora Woman Dies In Kayaking Accident

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 13:19 PM

A 57 year old Kenora woman is dead after a boating accident on a lake east of Kenora.

The OPP's Marine and Trails Unit was called out yesterday afternoon around 3:30 after receiving a call of a possible drowning in Bruin Lake.

Police say a man and a woman had been kayaking when they capsized.

The man managed to survive the ordeal, but the woman passed away.

She has been identified as Johnna Bertram.

A post-mortem exam will take place tomorrow.  

Busters Barbecue Is Coming Back

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:45 PM

Some good news for barbecue lovers.

Busters Barbecue has announced they will be re-opening.

Last year the popular Vermilion Bay restaurant burnt down after an electrical failure.

The owners were in Toronto at the time of the fire, that completely destroyed the restaurant.

Even though they haven't been operating the restaurant, they have been down at the Matiowski Farmers Market in Kenora selling their popular blueberry barbecue sauce. 

On the Buster BBQ Facebook account they posted saying "The rumours are true, Buster will be back Summer 2018".

Treaty Three Optimistic About Cabinet Shuffle

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:25 PM

Grand Council Treaty #3 is giving the thumbs up to this weeks federal cabinet shuffle.

The shuffle includes the creation of a new Indiginous Services Minister.

That portfolio will be handled by former Health Minister Jane Philpott.

Grand chief Francis Kavanaugh the changes will allow for a more efficient and effective delivery of service.

He suggests that by dividing up the portfolio, it will result in streamlined service delivery and put an emphasis
on treaty implementation.

Fort Albany Woman Has Human Rights Hearing

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:08 PM

A Fort Albany woman that says she was unfairly kicked out of the Sandy Lake First Nation is getting her day in front of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

Angele Kamalatisit says she was living in the community with her common law partner for ten years when she was kicked out by the Chief and Council of the First Nation.

She feels the decision was based on her partners opinions about the band election results which he had unsuccessfully ran in.

Contact North Moving Into Sandy Lake

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:03 PM

The province's Contact North distance education program is moving into Sandy Lake First Nation.

They will be providing online learning opportunities for the community.

It's so they can prepare for the upcoming hydro transmission line that's going to connect remote First Nation communities to the provincial grid.


Broncos Get Ready For Exhibition Games

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:01 PM

Beaver Brae's football team wraps up it's two week long training camp today.

The Broncos will play a series of exhibition games tomorrow against three other teams.

Coach Chris Penner says all their games will be played down at the Tom Nabb Soccer Complex and
believes that will should improve player safety, because of the wider field.

Games will be 30 minutes in length starting at 2:00.

Beaver Brae will be playing Dryden, Grant Park from Winnipeg and Hammarskjold Collegiate from Thunder Bay.

Another Gold Project Moving Forward In The Region

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 08:34 AM

Treasury Metals is set to commence a feasibility study on its Goliath Gold project in the Dryden-Wabigoon area.

President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Stewart says it will be a comprehensive study.

Stewart notes they will also be evaluating the use of new, industry leading technology such as battery powered mobile equipment.

The final results of the study are expected mid-next year, and Stewart says at that time they will be able to make a decision on whether or not to proceed with the mining project.

Slo-Pitch Season Wraps Up

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 08:15 AM

Another slo-pitch season is officially in the books.

Both the B and C-side championships were decided last night in the Days Inn Ladies Slo-pitch League.

The Jays are the B-side champions after beating the Ice Cold Pitchers
taking that best-of-three series two games to one.

Meanwhile, Miisun were the C-side Champs, taking down the Morgan Fuel Fireballs, also
two games to one.

The league pennant this year went to Northern Harbor which had the best-overall record in the
regular season, compiling a 29-1 record.