November 2017

SUCCI Helps Students Transition Back After Strike

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 18:46 PM

Now that Confederation College students are back after a five week teachers strike, the student union is starting to keep tabs on some of them.

President Jodi Afonso states they'll be looking to change up programming to deal with any issues students may have as a result of the walkout.

She notes it's the key focus for them to make sure they can alleviate any type of stress at this early juncture.

Afonso tells us many had high anxiety levels as the result of the walkout and need help settling back in.

New Email Scam Going Around

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 18:05 PM

Another scam to be aware of in Northwestern Ontario, this time involving speeding tickets. 

A listener reached out to the CJRL Newsroom to report an email scam claiming to be from the government of Canada. 

The email claims to be a Speed Penalty Notice. 

It lists specifications of the violation including the date, and says the vehicle was going 30 miles per hour over the posted 75 mile per hour speed limit. 

There is also a photo of two separate cars attached and says the person receiving the email has a legal responsibility to comply. 

One Person Killed In Collision On Highway 1 in Eastern Manitoba

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 13:21 PM

The RCMP in eastern Manitoba say one person is dead following a collision earlier this week on Highway #1 in the Hadashville area.

Police say that on Sunday night around 7:00, a westbound semi collided with a tractor.

The two occupants of the farm vehicle were thrown onto the highway and a 51 year old man from the Rural Municipality of Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 33 year old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in hospital.

The Mounties say charges are pending against the 70 year old driver of the semi from Montreal.

Minnesota Angler Fined For Using Illegal Bait

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 13:20 PM

A Minnesota man been fined for bringing live leeches into Ontario to use as bait while fishing.

It stems from an investigation in July at the remote border entry station at Sand Point Lake on the Ontario-Minnesota border.

Canada Customs Services Agency officers found a foam container in a boat marked as worms, but actually contained the leeches.

Russell Sikkila Jr. of Chisholm was fined 800 dollars after pleading guilty to the charge in court recently.

Ontario's Chief Coroner Begins Review Of Deaths Of Youth-In-Care

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:10 AM

The death of 11 children in the province is being investigated by the Chief Coroner of Ontario and an expert panel.

The panel will be looking into the deaths that occurred from January of 2014 to July of this year of children that  were in the care of Children's Aids Society's or Indigenous Well Being Organizations.

Dr. Dirk Huyer calls this a review rather than an inquest.

Safe Communities Kenora Concerned About Marijuana Legalization

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:02 AM

It's been a busy year for Safe Communities Kenora.

The group has hosted multiple events this past year, and plan to keep going for 2018.

Maria Bagdonas Co-Chair of the Safe Communities says they really enjoy getting the community involved with their events.

Bagdonas adds for 2018 they plan to host those events again.

She also notes one thing they will have to deal with this upcoming year is the legalization of marijuana and how they plan to deal with that issue some a safety perspective.  

Nault On A Tour Of East Asia

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 08:10 AM

Kenora MP Bob Nault has embarked on a ten day Asian tour.

The Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee is leading an all-party delegation, with meetings in Beijing, Hong Kong, Hanoi and Jakarta.

Nault says the purpose of the trip is to gain a first-hand perspective on the economic, political and security situations in Asia, and to identify areas where Canada can deepen its relations in the region.

The group will also talk trade and human rights with government, business and legal experts.

The trip started on Sunday.

Hydro One Proposing An Increase In Distribution Rates

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 08:07 AM

The Ontario Energy Board is starting to hold hearings on a proposed hydro rate increase.

The OEB has received an application from Hydro One Remote Communities.

They want electricity distribution rates increased by $1.55 per month for year round customers and $1.79 for seasonal customers.

If approved, the application could impact customers bills for the next five years starting May 1st.

Emma Lee Excited To Be Part Of This Years Holiday Train

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 08:06 AM

The CP Holiday Train is coming, all in support of local food banks.

The train will be going throughKenora, Ignace, Dryden and Vermilion Bay on Saturday and food donations will be accepted.

Performer Emma-Lee will be playing and describes her musical style. 

She also says she has been through the area many times, but this is her first time on the Holiday Train.

Saints Hockey Teams Earn A Split In Sioux Lookout

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 07:12 AM

A split for the Thomas Aquinas hockey teams in Sioux Lookout last night.

The Saints girls got a shutout by Faith Reid en route to a 5-0 victory over
the Queen Elizabeth Warriors.

The T.A. boys weren't as fortunate as they edged 4-3 by the Warriors.

Not a lot of rest for both Saints hockey teams as they are back in action tonight at home
against the Dryden Eagles.