October 2017

Wanted Man Apprehended Between Dryden and Ignace

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 16:21 PM

A man wanted for bank robberies and parole violations has been nabbed in the Dryden area.

Provincial Police were notified Monday that the man could be travelling in our area, resulting in the heavy police presence east of Dryden.

OPP in Ignace noticed the vehicle in question and deployed a spike belt.

The driver was stopped and arrested in Zealand Township.

Police say 37-year-old Jeffery Gorsline was arrested on several outstanding warrants held by Niagara Regional Police, Halton Regional Police, as well as Fredericton, Truro and Halifax RCMP.

Missing Teen In Kenora

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 16:09 PM

The Ontario Provincial Police are looking for a missing 14 year old male in from Kenora.

Police say Joseph Hyancinthe was last seen in the downtown area of Kenora on October 20th.

He is described as an indigenous male, 5'9", medium build with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen Hyancinthe or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Kenora OPP at (807) 548-5534 or call 1-888-310-1122.

Halloween Forecast Calls For Clouds And Light Wind

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 15:01 PM

It won't be a bone chilly evening for trick-or-treaters in Dryden.

Bill Laidlaw of Signal Weather Service says Winter won't be going away, but it won't be bad weather.

Laidlaw says it will be cloudy but there will be good visibility.

Laidlaw says there will be a light southerly wind, with the temperature hovering around -4.

He notes it will be fairly windy in the morning hours, but notes they should subside by the early afternoon.

OPP Investigating Death In Red Lake

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 09:57 AM

Provincial Police are investigating a fatality in Red Lake.

OPP say the body of a man was found Sunday morning around 11 o'clock in the Howey Street area.

The cause of death and the name of the victim have not been released.

The Criminal Investigations Branch, the Forensic Identification Unit and the Northwest Crime Unit have been called in to look into the death.

A post-mortem exam is being conducted at Lake of the Woods District Hospital Monday.

Reported Computer Scam In Our Area

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 11:01 AM

Another scam to be aware of in northwestern Ontario.

The scam locks your computer, showing a red screen, with a number to call to get it unlocked.

If you call the number, someone is on the other end notifying you that you need to upgrade your security package.

The price quoted is $399.

Instead of sending the money to the scammer, all you have to do is turn the power off on your computer.

If you are using a laptop, just remove your battery.

Con College Student Union President Comments On Teachers Strike

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 08:29 AM

A victory for International students attending Confederation College.

Student Union President Jodi Afonso says after meeting at Queen's Park with the Deputy Premier last week, it was announced that foreign students will not be penalized if the current teachers strike forces them to overstay their Visa.

Afonso calls the news a small victory.

However, Afonso says they were not able to persuade Deb Matthews to spur both sides in the dispute to the bargaining table.

She says students will now target both sides in the dispute to resume negotiations.

MNRF Concerned With High Number Of Spoiled Moose

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 08:25 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry calls it a heinous crime that must stop.

There are growing concerns with the discovery of three spoiled moose in October in the Ear Falls and Sioux Lookout districts.

Conservation Officer Mike Evers says he's disappointed every time he walks up to a moose that has been shot and abandoned.

Evers stresses leaving a moose to spoil shows a complete disrespect towards the animal, hunters and those who enjoy moose in the wild.

Register Today For 'Skip To Equip'

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 08:18 AM

Ladies get ready, the 7th Annual Bearskin Classic 'Skip to Equip' is fast approaching in Sioux Lookout.

Curling teams of all skill levels are welcome to register for the charity Bonspiel.

Long-time participant Dawn Sauve says proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of a C-arm for the operation room at the Meno Ya Win Health Centre.

Sauve says the very important piece of equipment will help reduce the number of medevac's and reduce health care costs in the region.

She notes over the seven years, the Bonspiel has raised more than $380,000.

New Prospect School Needs Your Vote To Build Outdoor Rink

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 07:50 AM

A project that will not only help students at New Prospect School but the entire community is in the final ten of on-line voting in the Tbaytel 'Good Schools Program'.

The school is hoping to build an outdoor rink and is now relying on your votes to help start making the dream a reality.

Vice-Principal Ryan Graham believes the rink will also have a positive impact on the north part of Dryden.

Graham says the long-term vision is having the rink as a leadership program for the kids in the Hockey Academy.