April 2018

Indian Horse To Be Screened In Wabaseemoong

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 15:22 PM

The Wabaseemoong First Nation northwest of Kenora will be getting the Hollywood treatment next week.

The producers of the movie Indian Horse are bringing the film to their community on Wednesday, April 25th.

Josee Lusignan is president of the group I Love First Peoples, and they are excited to bring the film to the home community of Richard Wagamese, who wrote the book the movie is based on.

"An extreme honor I must say to be able to visit the community.  So many people there of course are highly expectant.  For us I know it's going to be tremendously special."

Kenora Hydro Rates Going Down Slightly

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 15:17 PM

Some rare good news on the electricity front.

Kenora Hydro says local residents can expect a small decrease in their energy bills over the next year.

Dave Sinclair is president and CEO of the city-owned utility and says most of it has to do with lower distribution rates. 

"The one application we filed in the fall with the OEB and that's really for the distribution side or the Kenora Hydro side of the business, which is just over slightly 20 percent of the bill.  It will drop just over three dollars a month for the average residential consumer."

Three Sent To Hospital In Early Morning Fire

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 15:13 PM

The OPP have released a few more details about a fire in a downtown apartment block early this morning.

Police say they were called to the scene on Matheson Street South around 1:30.

Two officers and one resident of the building had to be taken to hospital for treatment, but they have since been released.

In the meantime, Fire chief Todd Scene says they are continuing their investigation.

"I'm going back there, taking a look, to figure out what the cause was.  There was extensive damage so it might be quite hard."

Hockey for Health Tournament Proves A Big Success

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 15:09 PM

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation has scored a really big goal with it's annual Hockey for Health 3 on 3 tournament.

The final tally is in, and last weekend's event raised over 46 thousand dollars.

A total of 17 teams entered this years tournament in four different divisions.

The top fundraisng squad was the Atom Monster Pucks, who generated over seven thousand dollars for the cause.

All funds this year will go to the CT Renewal project at the hospital.  

City Of Kenora Preparing For Municipal Vote

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 15:04 PM

Municipal elections are still about six months away, but the City of Kenora is starting to get ready.

City clerk Heather Kasprick says they are beginning the process of compiling their voters list.

She is asking local residents to go to the website www.voterlookup.ca see if they are registered.

"The Voter Lookup really just helps us prepare, so to have the most accurate voters list we can.  Of course changes can be made after the voters list is cut from those updates."

Temporary Road Closure In North End

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 11:08 AM

A traffic note for motorists in the north end of town.

The City of Kenora says a section of 2nd Street North is closed until about 1:00 while a guard rail is being repaired.

The section of the road affected is between 4th Ave North and 3rd street North.

Motorists are asked to detour around this area.  

Rotary On-Line Auction Now Open

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 11:02 AM

Bidding is now officially open in the annual Kenora Rotary Auction

John Dahl is a spokesperson for the Rotary Club and says they actually were able to top the number of donated this year compared to what they recieved last year.

"We were a little bit worried at the beginning, because it didn't seem to be happening.  But just like Kenora, last minute.  We have over 180 or 190 items, with a retail value of over 30 thousand dollars."

Rotary is hoping to be able to match or exceed last year's 19 thousand dollar total raised from the on-line auction.  

Mounties Still Have More Questions Than Answers About Humboldt Bus Crash

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 10:54 AM

Saskatchewan RCMP have confirmed that the tractor-trailer involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash was in the intersection at the time of the collision, but haven't determined if it was moving or still at the time.

The Mounties add all of their efforts are dedicated to finding out why.

The crash which claimed 16 lives happened in eastern Saskatchewan on April 6 as the tractor trailer was travelling on Highway 335 and the bus northbound on Highway 35.

Armories Hosts Soldier For A Day Tomorrow

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 10:45 AM

A chance to see if a career in the Canadian military is right for you.

The 116th Independent Field Battery is hosting Solider for A Day at the Kenora Armories tomorrow.

Sergeant Kevin Allard is responsible for recruiting in this region and says this is a day long session for anyone interested.

Soldier for a Day runs from 8 til 5 tomorrow.

For more information you can contact the Kenora Armories. 

Tip Leads To Fine For Scheiber Hunter

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 10:41 AM

A hunting trip in the Quibell area north of Vermilion Bay,has resulted in a hefty fine for a Schreiber man.

Michael Souliere has been ordered to pay 5-thousand dollars for trespassing, shooting from a roadway and abandoning a deer and allowing it to spoil.

Conservation officers responded to a complaint on the TIPS line last November about a man shooting from a roadway at a deer on private property.

An investigation found that Souliere fired three shots from Highway 609, killing a deer in an area that was clearly marked with a "no shooting" sign.