January 2018

School Re-Named In Honor Of Chanie Wenjack

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 09:27 AM

The Oshki-Pinache-O-Win Education and Training Institute is being rebranded.

They are renaming themselves in memory of Chanie "Charlie" Wenjack who died during his time at the Ceclia Jaffray residential school in Kenora.

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation decided to have the institute rebranded back in October of 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of his tragic death. 

The new name reads as Oshki-Pimache-O-Win The Wenjack Education Institute. 

School Bus Service Cancelled In Vermilion Bay

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 09:21 AM

Despite the fresh snow, all school buses in the Kenora area are operating today.

However, the same can't be said for the Vermilion Bay and Dryden areas.

The Northwest Student Services Consortium says it's cancelled school buses in the Machin area due to excess drifting on country roads, which 95 percent of the students they pick up live.

The Consortium adds that locally there could also be some delays due to snowfall accumulations and drifting snow.  

By-Pass Closed Due To Accident

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 08:53 AM

The clean-up is underway from yesterday's Alberta Clipper.

You might notice a bit more truck traffic through the city this morning.

The Kenora By-Pass has been closed at the east entrance all the way to the Redditt
Road intersection due to an accident.

While only the westbound lane is listed as closed, traffic is being diverted into
the city via Highway 17 east.

In all the city of Kenora saw about 11 centimeters of snow yesterday, which continues
to blow around, with drifting in open areas.

Saints Win Back-To-Back Against Broncos

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 07:52 AM

Back to back wins for Thomas Aquinas hockey teams.

The Saints girls upended their cross-town rivals from Beaver Brae 17-2 yesterday afternoon at the Kenora Rec. Center.

Maren Turner, Seanna Cyncora, Chelsea Henderson, Ally Turcotte and Jenee Degagne each scored a pair of goals.

Meanwhile, the T.A. boys doubled up the Broncos 6-3 last night. 

Carter Dewson and Brett Riehl each scored a pair of goals for Thomas Aquinas in the win, while Mason Vodrig earned the shutout.

Dryden Family To Participate In World Record Attempt For Cancer Care Manitoba

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 18:39 PM

A Dryden family is joining in a world record breaking attempt in Winnipeg on Sunday.

Organizers of the "Chain for Change" are hoping to bring together some 400-people to create the longest line of ice skaters.

Ahnika Bruetsch is taking part in the fundraiser for the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation because of the care her mother received during her treatment.

Bruetsch says if they ever had questions, an oncologist or nurse would return their call within 20-minutes with advice.

Rafferty Bows Out Of Provincial Election Race

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 14:31 PM

John Rafferty will not be running in the provincial election in June.

Rafferty had signalled his intent to run for the NDP last year in the riding of Thunder Bay-Atikokan.

In a news release, the riding association says he's begun treatment for a recently diagnosed serious medical condition.

Rafferty was MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River from 2008 until 2015 when he loss a bid for a third term to Liberal Don Rusnak.

Fedeli Says He Won't Run For PC Leadership

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 13:58 PM

The interim leader of the provincial Conservatives says he will not be running for the party's top job.

In a release, Vic Fedeli says this a time that they have to put team before self and ahead of any one person's ambition.

He adds the party is in much worse shape than anyone knew and it's going to be a massive undertaking to fix it.

For those reasons, he says he'll focus exclusively on working as the interim leader of the party. 

Treaty#3 Attends Emergency Meeting On Aboriginal Child Care

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 13:02 PM

Grand Council Treaty #3 says it's guardedly optimistic that the federal government will commit to more funding for the aboriginal child welfare system.

Grand Chief Frances Kavanaugh attended an emergency meeting last week in Ottawa with Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott.

He says the government's intent to implement the orders from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is a step in the right direction.