December 2017

Beer Glasses Recalled, Injuries Reported

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:09 PM

Molson Coors is recalling glasses included in cases of Molson Canadian. 

Health Canada says eight injuries have been reported due to the "Original Six" glasses breaking when washed by hand.

All six NHL glasses are included in the recall.

They were sold between September and December. 

To return or replace the glasses, you're asked to call Molson Coors Canada at 1-800-655-7661 or contact them through their website

Extreme Cold Warning Continues

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:12 AM

Environment Canada's extreme cold warning remains in effect as the frigid temperatures continue. 

Meteorologist Mark Schuster tells us the cold snap isn't letting up any time soon, although it's expected to get slightly warmer after New Year's Day. 

"Much-below-normal temperatures are likely to persist right through to next weekend and possibly beyond," Schuster says, "But this extreme cold looks like it's going to last just the next day or so."

Boil Water Advisory Issued For Keewatin And Norman

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 23:48 PM

A boil water advisory is going to be put in place for Keewatin and Norman residents.

The boil water advisory will take effect at midnight tonight.

The City of Kenora says that water works staff are trying to make repairs to the main water feed to Keewatin.

They add that once the issue is addressed and repaired it will still be necessary to implement a boil water advisory.

The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

All water from taps should be boiled for at least one minute if it is going to be consumed.

Region Under Extreme Cold Warning

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 12:12 PM

Much of the region is once again under an extreme cold warning. 

Environment Canada says most parts of the Northwest can expect it to feel like minus 40 or colder tonight and tomorrow night. 

It's because of a huge Arctic air mass covering the region. 

Temperatures are expected to warm up slightly during the day, but you're warned to bundle up to ward off frostbite and hypothermia. (File Photo)

Fire Destroys Kilns At Kenora Forest Products

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 08:27 AM

An overnight fire has gutted one of the buildings at Kenora Forest Products. 

Kenora Fire Chief Todd Skene says two drying kilns were fully engulfed in flames when they arrived around midnight. 

Nobody was injured. 

Skene explains they're letting the building containing the kilns burn itself out, noting the frigid temperatures make it inadvisable to put water on the flames.

Fire crews remain on scene. (Staff Photo)

New Poll On Financial Goals Of Canadians In 2018

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 12:01 PM

With interest rates expected to rise in the coming year and household debt in Canada still climbing, a new CIBC poll finds paying down debt remains the top financial priority for Canadians in 2018, the eighth consecutive year it has led the list in the annual survey.

67 per cent of those surveyed admit they need to get a better handle on their finances in the new year. Only 16 per cent say they actually achieved their top financial goal in 2017 and moved on to another one.

Early Years Programming Expansion

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 12:00 PM

The provincial government is expanding early years programming into some First Nation Communities across Ontario.

Culturally relevant child and family programs will be established in over 40 locations.

The province is spending $7.5 million to support the expansion.

It says this will benefit as many as 18-hundred children.