May 2017

KRC Hosts Provincial Camps

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017 07:20 AM

The 2017 Canada Summer Games are getting closer and closer.

Over the weekend in Kenora the Manitoba Rowing Association hosted their Provincial Camps, which prepares athletes before the final Manitoba Team is selected for the games.

Ashleigh Milani Head Coach of the Kenora Rowing Club says they try to prepare the athletes so during the games they know exactly what to do.

Sturgeon Fishery Becoming A Success

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017 07:14 AM

The sturgeon fishery is becoming a success story for the Rainy River First Nation.

Most recently, the band has been working with a group from Alabama to restore the sturgeon population in the river systems in that state.

Jim Leonard is the chief of the first nation and says they have enjoyed a number of successful partnerships elsewhere as well.

Most recently Rainy River has partnered with the Dalles First Nation to re-introduce juvenile sturgeon into the Winnipeg River system north of Kenora.  

"Sunny Ways Don't Pay The Bills": Newly Installed Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer

Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2017 09:44 AM

After narrowly winning the leadership for the federal Conservative party, Andrew Scheer wasted no time in going on the attack.

Scheer eked out a win in the 13th round of voting, gathering 51% of the votes, just barely edging out rival Maxime Bernier.

Scheer promptly began blasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's policies claiming they are punishing successful and hardworking Canadians.

Stop Leaving First Nations Children Behind: Chiefs Of Ontario

Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2017 08:56 AM

There's more criticism for the federal government's treatment of First Nations children. 

The advocacy group Chiefs of Ontario says Canada has only provided $67 million of a promised $155 million investment into child welfare. That promise comes from an NDP motion that passed in the House of Commons in 2016, that called to immediately invest that funding. 

The critique comes after a recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision that says the federal government still isn't providing equal access to services for all children.  

Prime Minister Trudeau And President Trump Reaffirm Commitment To "Deep Economic Relationship"

Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2017 13:01 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump are reaffirming their commitment to a strong economic partnership.

They met this weekend as both were attending the G7 summit in Italy.

A news release from the Prime Minister's Office says trade between the US and Canada supports job creation on both sides of the border, as well as the growth of the middle class.

That trade relationship was valued at almost $882 billion in 2016.

The release says the leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest including international security.

Multiple Brands Of Flour Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2017 07:46 AM

A national recall has been issued for multiple brands of flour and flour products.

The recall was issued over possible E. Coli contamination.

The recall includes Creative Baker, Brodie, Golden Temple, Purity and Robin Hood products.

There have been illnesses associated with the recall.

For more information: bit.ly/2qtmpqJ

Conservative Party Of Canada To Choose New Leader Today

Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2017 07:39 AM

The future leader of the Conservative Party of Canada is to be chosen today.

13 candidates are vying to lead the party, with polls suggesting the frontrunners are Maxime Bernier, Erin O'Toole and Andrew Scheer.

The winning candidate must get 50% of the votes plus one (for a total of 16,901) to be declared the winner.

Each of Canada's 338 federal ridings is worth 100 points, and party members cast their ballots ranking their top ten choices of leader in their ridings.