November 2017

Back To Work Debate To Resume Sunday

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 18:43 PM

College classes could resume Tuesday now that legislation to get college faculty back to work has passed second reading. 

Speaking in the Legislature today, Conservative Post-Secondary Education Critic Lorne Coe urges fellow legislators to pass the bill in its final reading on Sunday to end the 5-week-long faculty strike. 

"We want to see the 500,000 students impacted by this disptue back in the classroom," Coe argues. 

Labour Minister Kevin Flynn arguing the Legislature shouldn't allow colleges to remain closed any longer. 

Greg Rickford Named Conservative Kenora-Rainy River Candidate

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 17:51 PM

It's official, former Kenora MP Greg Rickford is the provincial Conservative candidate for the Kenora-Rainy River riding. 

The nomination was announced following the party's provincial Annual Riding Association meeting this afternoon. 

The leader of the Ontario Conservative party is congratulating Rickford, as Patrick Brown says he believes Rickford will be a passionate voice for the north at Queen's Park.

Rickford served as the federal representative for Kenora from 2008 to 2015. (File Photo)

AC/DC Founder Dies

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:06 AM

The co-founder of one of the greatest rock bands of all time has passed away.

Malcolm Young, who had been suffering from dementia for several years, founded legendary Australian rock band AC/DC back in 1973 with his younger brother Angus.

According to a facebook post on the band's page, Malcolm passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side. He is described as a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary when it came to what he wanted to achieve in his life with AC/DC.

Young, age 64, had retired from the band in 2014

 

Tree Of Life Celebrating 30th Year

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 18:34 PM

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation has launched one of their major fundraiser.

They have started selling bulbs for their Tree of Life campaign.

Jess Rheault Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation says this year is a big year for the fundraiser.

"The Tree of Life is actually celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year. It has been raising money for your hospital even before the foundation itself was formed, and we adopted it as one of our main community fundraiser's."

Rheault adds it helps bring in a lot of money for the hospital.

Work Being Carried Out On Section Of Ninth Street North

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 17:23 PM

There might be some slight traffic delays in the city of Kenora tomorrow Saturday November 18th.

A section of Ninth Street North between Nineteenth Avenue North and Sunset place will be closed.

The closure will run between 8:30 am and noon.

The closure is so Union Gas can work in the area.

Local traffic will be allowed through during that time period.

MPPs Working For The Weekend

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 16:59 PM

It's going to be a working weekend for the Ontario government.

Legislators will be at Queen's Park throughout the weekend debating the government's back to work bill for College teachers.

MPP Arthur Potts called out the NDP's decision yesterday to block it. 

"We know why we are here. The only reason we are here is because the NDP party is blocking students from going back to school. This is a shameful display Speaker because they are playing politics with students." 

CJRL Christmas Miracle Marathon Turns 27 This Year

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 14:46 PM

A 27 year Christmas tradition returns to Kenora next week.

The annual CJRL Miracle Marathon takes place next Friday and Saturday, November 24th and 25th at Dingwall Ford.

Sandra Poole is the business manager for the Salvation Army and says they use the donations from the radio marathon to stock their shelves for their Christmas Hampers.

Poole says they will be accepting applications for Christmas hampers for another two weeks.

She expects they will have to do up about 200 again this year.  

Prep Work Being Carried Out On New Redditt Water Line

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 14:43 PM

The hamlet of Redditt north of Kenora is a step closer to getting it's new water system up and running.

Moncrief Construction is in the process of preparing for new lines to be installed in the spring.

Jack Martin from the Redditt Local Services Board says cews have been measuring and marking locations for the new water lines this month.

Martin says the new water line will also service the north side of the community, which has been without water service for almost two years, after the existing line under the CN mainline broke.

Kenora Conservatives Meeting In Dryden Saturday

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 14:40 PM

A two for one special for Conservative Party members in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts this weekend.

The Conservatives are holding both their federal and provincial Annual Riding Association meetings Saturday in
Dryden.

There's special significance for the provincial meeting, as a candidate for the upcoming provincial election is
expected to be selected.

Last week, it was revealed that former Kenora M.P.Greg Rickford would be seeking the nomination for the newly
drafted version of the Kenora-Rainy River Riding.

A Curling Marathon At Keewatin Curling Club

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 14:38 PM

A full day of curling in Keewatin.

The Keewatin Curling Club was one of 20 across the province to take part in the
Great Ontario Bonspiel.

It's not only a celebration of the sport but part of Ontario 150th Birthday celebrations.

For it's part, the Keewatin Club has decided to curling 150 ends all day Saturday.

A number of different events are being featured including formats like doubles curling and stick curling.

The action begins at 9AM will last until about 10PM  with a number of four member teams signed
up to compete.