December 2017

Beer Glasses Recalled, Injuries Reported

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:09 AM

Molson Coors is recalling glasses included in cases of Molson Canadian. 

Health Canada says eight injuries have been reported due to the "Original Six" glasses breaking when washed by hand.

All six NHL glasses are included in the recall.

They were sold between September and December. 

To return or replace the glasses, you're asked to call Molson Coors Canada at 1-800-655-7661 or contact them through their website

Extreme Cold Warning Continues

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 08:12 AM

Environment Canada's extreme cold warning remains in effect as the frigid temperatures continue. 

Meteorologist Mark Schuster tells us the cold snap isn't letting up any time soon, although it's expected to get slightly warmer after New Year's Day. 

"Much-below-normal temperatures are likely to persist right through to next weekend and possibly beyond," Schuster says, "But this extreme cold looks like it's going to last just the next day or so."

Extreme Cold Warnings Return to Area

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 08:30 AM

After less than 24 hours, Extreme Cold Warnings have been issued - again - across our entire district.

From Dryden to Kenora, Red Lake to Ignace, For Frances to Sioux Lookout - it's cold out there.  

A huge Arctic air mass continues to keep a strong frigid grip over Northern Ontario.

Nighttime wind chill values near minus 40 or below are expected in most areas until Monday.

Wind chills will moderate providing some temporary relief from the extreme cold during the daytime.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Fire Destroys Kilns At Kenora Forest Products

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 06:27 AM

An overnight fire has gutted one of the buildings at Kenora Forest Products. 

Kenora Fire Chief Todd Skene says two drying kilns were fully engulfed in flames when they arrived around midnight. 

Nobody was injured. 

Skene explains they're letting the building containing the kilns burn itself out, noting the frigid temperatures make it inadvisable to put water on the flames.

Fire crews remain on scene. (Staff Photo)

Patricia Gardens Providing A Grocery Shopping Program

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018 07:31 AM

The Patricia Gardens is touting their Grocery Shopping Program.

The initiative helps seniors who have trouble leaving home by helping them with their grocery shopping needs.

Spokesperson Tammy Rollins says if you want to volunteer or take part in the service to call them at 223-5278.

She also says the volunteers they get, the better.

Rollins also says the program has been available since November and has been received well by participating seniors.

Dryden Rotary Club Will Collect Your Christmas Trees

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018 07:01 AM

The Dryden Rotary Club is getting ready for their Christmas Tree Pickup.

Volunteers from the club will hit the streets on January 6th to collect any Christmas Trees.

Rotary Member Roger Gould says they will be collecting Christmas Trees from people's driveways on January 6th from 9 to 11am.

Gould also says people are not forced to make a donation, but if they wish to, the donation information will be left on a card they will put in your mailbox after pick up.

More info can be found HERE

Mayor Of Ear Falls Wants To Make Community More Affordable In 2018

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 07:01 AM

The Mayor of Ear Falls has a few projects he wants to continue working on in 2018.

Kevin Kahoot wants to work on making the community both more beautiful and affordable.

Kahoot mentions one change he wants to look into is capping sewer and water rates as more of a burden is placed on the public when people move away.

He also says they will be working on the second year of their Park Revitalization Program.

Kenora MP Bob Nault Notes Challenges In The New Year

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 07:31 AM

The Kenora MP is ready to roll back the sleeves and get back to work in 2018.

Bob Nault says they are in a comfortable position when it comes to federal debt, but also says they must always be wary of spending.

Nault mentions a few challenges that will carry into the next year surround trade as there is frustrations around NAFTA and Softwood Lumber talks.

He also says his government may have made a few mistakes, but the best course of action is to learn from them and keep improving.

Dryden Mayor Ready For 2018

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 07:31 AM

The City of Dryden's Mayor is excited for the New Year.

Greg Wilson says they have a lot to look forward to in 2018 including a balanced budget and completing well-needed repairs.

Wilson also mentions that they will be cautious on spending since they are aware of their limited funds.

Dryden's Mayor also wishes everyone a Happy New Year.