September 2017

Several Salmonella Outbreaks Being Investigated

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

The Public Health Agency is collaborating with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella in four provinces linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products.

Currently, there are 13 cases of Salmonella illness between June and August in four provinces including 7 in Ontario.

The Public Health Agency reports the salmonella outbreak stems from not cooking raw breaded chicken products properly. Microwaving is not recommended because of uneven heating.

Four people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported. 

Fall Seatbelt Campaign Launched

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 09:32 AM

OPP are taking a no-excuses approach to motorists and their passengers who don't wear their seat belt.

An annual Fall Seat Belt Enforcement campaign is underway for the next week.

Sergeant Shelley Garr says everyone in a moving vehicle must wear one.

124 people in northwestern Ontario were charged by OPP for not wearing a seat belt last year.

KSAC To Tackle Human Trafficking

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 09:30 AM

The Kenora Sexual Assault Centre is the latest recipient of a grant from the provincial government.

The province has announced funding for 45 projects to help end human trafficking and to support victims.

Acting Centre Director Evelyn Larsen says the proposal they submitted involves bringing a lot of awareness to the subject.

KSAC received just over 506 thousand dollars over the course of three years.

Larsen adds the money will allow them to hire a full time program manager and part time public educator. 

M-CROSH Mobile Lab Arrives In Kenora

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 09:14 AM

Kenora is rolling out the welcome mat for Laurentian University's Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health

The mobile lab unit called M-CROSH will be at the Kenora Rec Centre from 10am to 12pm.

Dr. Sandra Dorman says they worked with the Ministry of Labour on this project.

The unit is travelling to collect information on workplace safety and key issues in the region.

She notes the program also helps train students from the north to work in the north.

Icy Conditions Responsible For Fatal Pickle Lake Flight

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:23 AM

A fatal Wasaya Airlines crash in northwestern Ontario is being attributed to an ice build up on the aircraft.

The accident, in December of 2015, near Pickle Lake killed the pilot and destroyed the Cessna 208B Caravan.

Transportation Safety Board spokesperson Eric Vermette says a report into the accident concluded the cargo plane should have never been allowed to fly in such icy conditions since it wasn't certified to.

It was also found that four of the five such Cessna's the airline owned, would regularly fly in weather conditions like that.

Broncos And Saints Medal In First Cross Country Run Of The Season

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:19 AM

A couple of medals for Beaver Brae and Thomas Aquinas runners and cyclists at the first
cross-country races of the season.

Marlies Illot from Beaver Brae topped the field in the Junior girls 3.6 kilometer event,
while Lane Vanderwettering from Beaver Brae and Colby Wallace from Thomas Aquinas
tied for first in the grade 7/8 boys 2k race.

Emilia Mastromatteo ran to a third place finish in the girls 7/8 2 kilometer event. 

Broncos Take Three of Four In Fort Frances

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:16 AM

Beaver Brae's court sport teams are off to a good start this season.

The Broncos senior girls improved to a perfect 3-0 in league play after upending Fort Frances 43-34.

The Beaver Brae junior girls suffered the lone loss of the day, falling 67-40 to the Muskies.

In boys volleyball, the Broncos senior squad beat Fort three sets to one, while the junior side needed five sets to dispose of the Muskies.

This weekend, the Beaver Brae senior boys hit the road as they travel to Thunder Bay for the St. Pat's tournament.

Broncos Unbeaten Record On The Line Against East Kildonan

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:12 AM

Beaver Brae's football team looks to keep it's unbeaten record intact.

The Broncos are in Winnipeg this afternoon to take on the East Kildonan Reivers.

Coach Chris Penner says they've got a couple of tough games left in their schedule, and
this is one of them.

Kick-off is 4:30 this afternoon at the Eastside Stadium in Winnipeg.

Meanwhile, the Dryden Eagles remain unbeaten in the Vidruk Division, holding on
for a 11-1 win over the Portage Collegiate Trojans yesterday afternoon.  

High Speed Internet Coming To Area Schools

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 18:33 PM

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and Rainy River District School Board are leading a regional effort to introduce high speed Internet to a number of schools in the region.

The province is spending $3.5-million on the Bell Canada program.

The initiative sets up Internet hub sites in communities from Marathon to the Ontario-Manitoba boundary.

The first hub site is expected to be in place by the end of the year with the entire project, connecting schools and boards, completed by next March.

Cross Country And Mountain Bike Racing Today At Mt. Evergreen

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 14:33 PM

More NorWOSSA Court sport action today.

The Beaver Brae Broncos head down Highway 71 to Fort Frances to face the Muskies.

The Broncos senior girls basketball team is trying to keep it's perfect record intact, after a 2-0 start to the season.

About 100 cyclists and runners are out at the Mount Evergreen Ski hill today for the first NorWOSSA action of the season.

Cross Country and mountain bike race are taking place until about 1:30 this afternoon. 

(Top photo: Emelia Mastromatteo finishes third in the Grade 7/8 girls 2K run.