April 2016

Criminal Investigation Against Dole Foods Launched

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:15 PM

The US Department of Justice is investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to Dole packaged salad produts produced at their processing plant in Ohio.

33 people in the US and Canada became ill in the outbreak from May of 2015 to February of 2016, including one person in New Brunswick.

All of the people who felt ill were hospitalized and three people died.

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MPAC Doesn't Want Any Surprises

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:41 AM

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation is vowing to work more closely with area communities, after several were blindsighted when their mill properties were undervalued last year.

MPAC President Antoni Wisniowski says this time around, they'll be speaking with community leaders.

He says they don't want anyone to be surprised by the values that come out of this year's assessment.

Children's Mental Health Week Activities kick Off Today

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:01 AM
A full-slate of events in Kenora this week for Children's Mental Health Week.
The Firefly children's aid agency is partnering with a number of groups.
Karen Ingabritsen is the executive director and says all the activies are aimed at raising
awareness of children's mental healh issue and the supports that are available locally.
She says the kick-off event takes place Monday morning on the Greenbelt at 7:45.

LOWDPOA Cottage Show This Monday

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:01 AM
It's springtime and people's thoughts are starting to turn to life at the lake.
The Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association is gearing up for it's
annual Cottage Show and AGM this Monday.
Susan McLeod says even though they expect over two thousand people to attend the Cottage Show.
there are no plans to expand the event.
The Cottage Show will run from 1 til 7pm on Monday at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg,
with the AGM to start at 6:30.  

Canadian Economy Shrinks In February

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 15:40 PM
January was the best month for the economy since 2013 but it was a different story in February.
Stats Canada reports manufacturing, agriculture, mining, forestry and energy all slowed down.
On the other hand, there were notable increases at clothing and clothing accessory stores as well as food and beverage stores.
Food prices have increased year over year by 3.6 per cent.

Red Lake Looking At Future Of Cochenor Arena

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 15:38 PM
The Municipality of Red Lake has hired an engineering firm to look at options for the aging Cochenour Arena.
Mayor Phil Vinet says they have presented three different scenarios, including options to extend the life of the arena. 
A total of 135-thousand dollars has been set aside to study the idea of an Events Centre.
There was no money earmarked in the 2016 capital budget to conduct upgrades at the Arena.

High School Teachers In Rainy River Expected To Strike Again

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 15:36 PM
The next walk out by high school teachers across the Rainy River district could come early next week.
Some students at Fort Frances High School say they've been told it will take place Tuesday.
In an email,  local Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation president Kent Kowalski would only say that an announcement would come Monday.
Area teachers held their first one-day strike action Wednesday as they attempt to secure a local agreement with the Rainy River District School Board.

Chalice Gold Expanding Search Near Nestor Falls

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 15:34 PM
Chalice Gold Mines has expanded its search for gold near Nestor Falls.
The Australian-based company says it has staked almost 13-thousand hectares within 56 new claims near Kakagi Lake.
It current has an exploration project at near by Cameron Lake.
The company says a review of work at the Cameron project and historical exploration data led to the expanded staking.

Keshen Hearing Dates Set By Law Society

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 15:33 PM
Hearing dates have been set for a Kenora lawyer charged with misconduct by
the Law Society of Upper Canada.
The first hearings for Doug Keshen will take place in Kenora, June 27 to 30 and July 5 to 8.
21 residential school survivors have filed their complaint back in November of 2015, alleging a long list of issues with the way he handled their claims.

Home And Liesure Show Begins One Week From Today

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 15:32 PM
The Kenora and District Chamber of Commerce is gearing up spring.
The 30th annual home and Liesure Show takes place next weekend.
Manager Carlee Hekenson says they are expecting a lot of exhibitors.
She says they have room for 92 inside the Rec. Center and eight outside on the grounds.  
The Home and Liesure Show runs from Friday, May 6th to Sunday May 8th at the Kenora
Rec. Center.