June 2017

More Canada 150 Activities With The Dryden Kiwanis Club

Posted on Sunday, July 2, 2017 07:01 AM

Don't worry, there is still tons of Canada 150 fun to be held in Dryden today!

The Children's Activities Fun Zone at Van Horne Landing will be bustling today and there's also a Children's Karaoke contest from 11am to 4pm as well.

Spokesperson from the Kiwanis Club Suzanne Joly-Cesiunas says the karaoke fun doesn't end there as there will be an Open Mic/Karaoke for Adults and Youth from 4 to 7pm!

The Kiwanis Club will also have food available at the Van Horne Landing as well.

More Reflection On Candlelight Vigil In Dryden

Posted on Sunday, July 2, 2017 07:01 AM

A moment of remembrance and healing at the Dryden Native Friendship Centre.

That's what was done last week at a candlelight vigil in memory of Josiah Begg and Tammy Keeash as well as other missing and murdered indigenous women and children.

Volunteer Catherine Kiewning says the amount of support was fantastic since she was expecting around 40 people to come, and around 60 showed up.

Kiewning also says the event is important since Dryden as well of Northwestern Ontario needs to heal.

Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Op Expansion

Posted on Sunday, July 2, 2017 07:01 AM

It's nothing but up for the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op.

The Dryden based organization continues work on establishing a regional food charter and expanding its local and fresh food program into the Rainy River district.

On top of that, Cloverbelt will soon be sending more meats, veggies and fruits to Sioux Lookout.

Starting July 4th and continuing to September 19th, the distribution schedule will be every first and third Tuesday of each month.

Products can be picked up at the Information Centre.

Dryden Social Working Urging People To Be Aware Of Wapekeka Situation

Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2017 08:01 AM

A state of emergency remains in place in the northern community of Wapekeka First Nation.

Three youth suicides this year has rocked the community of roughly 400.

Dryden's Leanne Nicholson continues to support the First Nation in the healing process through her experience in teaching art.

She believes utilizing art is helping youth express their feelings and opening the lines of communication.

Nicholson says she's always on the lookout for more donations of arts supplies.

She is asking the public to be aware and understanding of the situation.

More Summer Jobs In Kenora Riding This Year

Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2017 07:31 AM

The Federal government says this Summer it has created jobs for over 300 students in the Kenora riding, going up as far north as Fort Severn.

Officials say $900,000 was injected into the Canada Summer Jobs program this year.

That's up only $70,000 from last year, but according to a government report, only $176,000 was spent by the Conservatives in 2015 to create 79 jobs.

Popular jobs this year are in business, health and tourism.

Province Still Asking For Caution When Starting A Fire

Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2017 07:01 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is out with some tips if you are going camping this Canada Day long weekend.

Although the risk of a fire is minimal right now, officials stress a fire can spread at any time and in any condition.

Officials urge to keep your fire small, always stay nearby, soak your fire with water when done and ensure it's out before you leave.

You are asked to choose your site carefully, with easy access to water that is sheltered from high winds.

UPDATE: Interac Takes E-Transfer Service Offline Temporarily To Fix Technical Problems

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 13:15 PM

Significant technical issues have led Interac to temporarily take their E-Transfer service offline.

In a statement, Interac says it is an internal technical issue resulting in transaction delays, and the suspension of a number of transfers.

They are reassuring the public by saying the system and data remains secure.

While the system is offline, banks will not be able to process any transactions.

Interac says any transfers currently in transit will be processed once the system is restored.

Canada 150 In Red Lake/Sioux Lookout

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:06 AM

All of northwestern Ontario is ready for Canada 150 celebrations Saturday.

In Red Lake, festivities get going at noon with the raising of the flag, Mayor's Address and more.

The highlight will be at 12:30 with the grand opening of the Splash Park.

There will be games, activities, displays and a skateboard demonstration and clinic from 12:30 until 6:30.

The fireworks display will be held at dusk and all events are being held at Centennial Park.

Mayor Phil Vinet says this will be the first time the show will be held right in the park.

Domtar Responds To Glen Murray That It Is Innocent

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 10:38 AM

Domtar is reacting to comments made by Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray that the company isn't cooperating with orders to investigate possible mercury contamination near the Dryden mill site.

In a release to CKDR News, Domtar says it has already voluntarily shared historical mercury sampling data with the Ministry as well as voluntarily conducted additional survey work on mill property.

The company notes Ministry officials and representatives from Grassy Narrows were allowed to observe the work.

19 Charges And Warnings During One Day MNRF Check

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 09:56 AM

A recent enforcement blitz on Highway 11, east of Fort Frances has resulted in a handful of charges and warnings.

The one-day road check was held on June 24th and more than 584 resident and non-resident anglers were stopped.

14 charges and five warnings were issued for packaging fish so the number couldn't be counted, packaging fish so the species couldn't be identified and possessing an over-limit of fish.