October 2017

Armored Car Workers On Brink of A Strike

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:28 AM

There could be a shortage of money at some local banks come Thursday.

That's because Brinks armoured car workers here could go on strike or be locked out.

Union spokesperson Mike Armstrong says not all banks would be affected.

He says Brinks services RBC, CIBC and Scotia Bank as well as picking up money from local businesses.

Armstrong says the workers service banks and ATM machines and pick up money from businesses.

The strike would also only affect Brinks operations in Ontario and British Columbia.

Firearm Charges Laid In Sioux Lookout

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:12 AM

Provincial Police in Sioux Lookout have arrested a 36-year-old man following an incident last Thursday.

OPP acted on a report of a man carrying weapons on Highway 642.

Police say Warren Bartley faces 4-counts of possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, two counts of careless use of a firearm, prohibited device or ammunition as well as one count of possession of a loaded or restricted firearm.

Bartley appeared in bail court yesterday.

Team Bonot Reflects On Silver Medal At World Mixed Championships

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:10 AM

It's starting to sink in for an area woman the accomplishments achieved at the World Mixed Curling Championship in Switzerland.

Jackie McCormick was part of the silver medal winning team with her brother Trevor Bonot, losing to Scotland in the final.

McCormick says admits it was disappointing at first.

"When you stop and have some time to reflect....you think, no it's silver.  We are the second best mixed team in the entire world and that's a pretty big accomplishment."

Councillors Concerned About Declining Transit Revenues

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:36 AM

Members of Kenora City council are raising concern about declining transit revenues.

Earlier this year, a number of routes were altered to try and improve ridership.

Mayor Dave Canfield says he's not overly worried, because transit revenues have always fluctuated.

"I've seen this go up and down, up and down and change the routes and all kinds of different things.  Transit's always a moving object.  It's a necessity.  There's people that couldn't get to work.  They wouldn't have a job if it wasn't for transit." 

OPP Searching For Missing Sioux Lookout Man

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:13 AM

Provincial Police in Sioux Lookout are asking for public assistance to help locate a missing man.

OPP say they are concerned about the safety of the individual.

He's described as 6-foot-1, roughly 180-pounds, Caucasian, wearing a green hoodie, shorts and sandles.

The unnamed man was last seen on Highway 516 near A. Bois Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sioux Lookout OPP.

OPP Continue To Promote Project Sunset

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:11 AM

A police-led initiative that identifies innovative solutions to the root causes of youth crime, social disorder and crisis continues to gain momentum in
the region.

OPP Constable Anne McCoy has been promoting the the program called Project Sunset.

She says the goal is improve life and decision making skills of the youth involved. 

McCoy notes the ultimate goal is building sustainable communities.

Project Sunset works in a number of schools in the region, including Evergreen in Kenora. 

Government Not Ready To Intervene In College Strike Yet

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:09 AM

The provincial government doesn't look like it's ready to intervene in the strike by
teachers at Ontario Community Colleges.

Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Deb Matthews says they don't plan to
interfere with the collective bargaining process.

PC leader Patrick Brown says there are 12 thousand faculty and over 500 thousand students affected and
wants the province to bring the two sides back to the bargaining table.  

The strike began Monday after talks over the weekend failed to result in a new contract.  

Kenora Celebrates Small Business Week

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:06 AM

Celebrating small businesses here in Kenora!

This week is small businesses week and a there is a fully packed schedule of events.

Allyson Pele Manager of the Northwest Business Centre says it's all about recognizing local business owners.

Some of the events include a Marketing workshop, a speaker series and a trivia night.

Everyone looking to attend events for small business week is asked to register. 

NorWOSSA Court Sports Resume This Afternoon

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:03 AM

NorWOSSA boys volleyball and girls basketball action resumes today.

Beaver Brae hits the road to take on the Eagles.

As far as the league standings go, both of Beaver Brae's senior teams are
leading the pack.

The Broncos senior girls basketball team has yet to lose a game so far
this season, while the senior boys volleyball team has just one loss.

Action begins at noon.   

College Student Union Helping Members During Strike

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 18:31 PM

The student union at Confederation College is doing its best to keep students up-to-date for the duration of the teacher's strike.

The faculty walked off the job today.

President Jodi Afonso says they've got a website up and running that stays abreast of the situation.

She says there's a list of frequently asked questions which students can check into,  and there's also an email link if they still have concerns about their courses.