October 2017

Funding for LU Researchers

Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:59 AM

More money for Lakehead University researchers. 

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council is kicking in $2.3 million in funding. 

It's so LU researchers can conduct innovative research in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, geology and computer sciences. (File Photo)


Video Screenings Remember Region's Francophone History

Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017 07:02 AM

You can check out videos by our region's French-language speakers that look back on the past 150 years. 

Starting in November, Thunder Bay, Geraldton, Dryden, and Red Lake will host screenings of video testimonials put together by the Northwestern Ontario Francophone Association and filmmaker Kelly Saxberg. 

The collection of ten two-minute clips is part of Ontario 150 celebrations. 

New Report Shows Importance Of Partnerships In Northern Ontario

Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 15:10 PM

The Northern Ontario Policy Institute is out with its 4th Annual report and all signs point to the need for improved partnerships and collaborations.

The document focuses on new ideas and opportunities that officials say will lead to stronger and more sustainable communities.

NPI President and CEO Charles Cirtwell says they will now share their report with public servants, politicians, political staff and public and private investors in order to make policy changes for the North.

4 Charged After Constance Lake Drug Bust

Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2017 06:44 AM

Four people are facing charges after a drug bust in a northern First Nation. 

Nishnawbe Aski Police Service seized $930 worth of methamphetamine, along with drug supplies, $190 in cash, and a firearm from a Constance Lake First Nation home on Thursday. 

A 60-year-old man has appeared in court and remains in custody before his next court appearance on Monday. 

Meanwhile a 49-year-old woman has been released after her first appearance in court, and is scheduled for a November court date. 

Search Is On for Person Who Abandoned Moose Carcass

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 13:43 PM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking public help to identify the person responsible for shooting and abandoning a bull moose northwest of Sioux Lookout.

Last Friday, Conservation Officers discovered the dead animal on the Vermillion River Road, near Kilometre marker 145.

The nose and tongue were removed while the rest of the carcass was left behind.

The body was covered in brush it an attempt to prevent it from being found.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the MNRF or Crime Stoppers. 1-877-847-7667, 807-727-2253, 1-800-222-TIPS

Wanted Man May Be Travelling Through Our Area

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 11:28 AM

Police are warning of a federal offender who may be in northwestern Ontario.

Provincial Police say 23-year-old Dallas Solomon is wanted on a Canada wide warrant as a result of his breach of parole.

Solomon is described as an Indigenous male, 5-foot-6, 164-pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

He has tattoos on his neck, upper torso, abdomen and several other tattoos including "Native", "Pride" and a skull on his left forearm.

Solomon is known to frequent Thunder Bay and other parts of the region.

Mudmen Set To Entertain In Support Of Rotary Project

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 09:03 AM

A great mix of Celtic and Rock music and all in support of an important cause.

The Dryden Rotary Club is hosting a fundraising concert next Saturday featuring Canadian Celtic Rock Warriors the 'Mudmen'.

In 2008, the Mudmen were asked to perform the new Hockey Night in Canada theme song.

Jeannie McMaster and Mardie Plomp were guests on the CKDR Morning Show Friday to announce that all proceeds will support their 'Shelter Box' program.

The Rotary project provides shelter to hurricane, flood and earthquake victims.

Bacterial Illness Spreading In Northwestern Ontario

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 08:51 AM

The Northwestern Health Unit says it has seen an increase in the number of cases of Invasive Group A streptococcus infections and those numbers are expected to rise this Winter.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kit Young-Hoon says it's a bacteria that is commonly found in the throat or on the skin.

She says for most people the bacteria isn't severe, with symptoms of strep throat or mild skin infection.