October 2017

Kenora OPP Continue Search For Suspect Involved In An Assault

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 17:28 PM

The Kenora OPP are still looking for a suspect involved in a serious assault.

This morning police received reports of an injured male after an altercation at a residence in the Minto area.

The male suspect fled on foot and police are continuing to look for him.

The victim of the assault was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

OPP say the victim and suspect were known to each other.

Several schools in the area were placed in hold and secure as a precautionary measure.

Kenora OPP Looking For Assault Suspect

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:56 AM

The Kenora OPP are searching for a suspect involved in an assault.

Around 9 o'clock this morning police received a report of an injured male following a serious assault.

The suspect fled on foot in the Minto area.

The K9 unit has been called into assist in the search.

He is described as an Indigenous male, around 5 foot 11, 180 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes.

The man was last seen without a shirt, wearing black pants and he has a tattoo on the upper right side of his face.

Still A Few Hundred Homes Without Power

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 07:29 AM

Hydro One has been making good progress on restoring electricity to homes in the Kenora area.

As of this morning, there are still about 300 customers without power, down from 15 hundred yesterday.

Nancy Clark is a Hydro spokesperson and says they have been focussing on areas with the largest number of homes and then working towards some of the smaller outages.

Bundle Up For Trick Or Treating

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 07:21 AM

You will have to add some layers to your Halloween costume tonight.

The forecast is calling for some snow and colder temperatures.

Meteorologist Michael Carter from the Weather Network says as the night goes on it'll just get worse.

"After the sun goes down you will see the temperatures slipping even a bit further.  So in the case of Hallow'en this year, the sunset is going to be right around 5:56 PM.  So once the sun goes down, if you are Trick or Treating expect those temperatures to begin to drop relatively quickly."  

Broncos Fall In Currie Division Quarter-Final

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 07:16 AM

A disappointing end to the season for Beaver Brae's football team.

The Broncos were ousted in the Currie Division quarter-finals
23-12 by the East Kildonan Rievers.

Beaver Brae trailed 15-12 at half time, but couldn't manage to score any
points in the second.

The last time the Broncos faced East Kildonan they were dominant, with a 48-14 win. 

The Rievers go on to face Portage Collegiate in the semi-finals on Friday, while
the Broncos season is now officially over.  

Wanted Man Apprehended Between Dryden and Ignace

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 18:47 PM

Ontario Provincial Police from Ignace and Dryden have arrested a 37-year-old man who is wanted for bank robberies and parole violations.

Police say they were advised a wanted man could be going through our area and spotted the suspect's vehicle at about 10 this morning, on Highway 17 westbound through Ignace.

Officers deployed a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle in the Zealand Township west of Dryden.

Kenora OPP Looking For Missing Teen

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 18:12 PM

The Kenora OPP are asking for help locating a missing teenager.

14 year old Joseph Hyancinthe has been reported missing.

He was last seen in the downtown area of Kenora on October 20th.

He is described as an indigenous male, 5 foot 9, a medium build, shoulder length black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information or knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Kenora OPP at (807) 548-5534 or call 1-888-310-1122. 

Dryden Police Sharing Winnipeg Police Halloween Concerns

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 17:39 PM

Police warn potentially lethal Halloween-stamped Fentanyl blotters could be in Winnipeg and the Dryden Police Service says that could easily mean they could end up in Northwestern Ontario communities.

The concern surrounds a potentially deadly drug that looks like a harmless piece of paper with a witch stamp on it.

Community Services Officer Denise Szachury is asking parents to go through your child's candy and stresses any suspicious candy should be handed over to Dryden Police for investigation.

Conservatives Want Halt To GTA Casino Contract

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 14:37 PM

The provincial government says it's not about to pull the plug on a contract for gaming operations in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Conservatives say Great Canadian Gaming is part of a money laundering probe in British Columbia.

However, Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the company was thoroughly checked out by Ontario Gaming and Licencing before being awarded the contract in August.

PC Critic Vic Fedeli says he wants the contract with Great Canadian Gaming to be halted pending the results of the investigation.