January 2018

Charges Laid In Kenora Stand-Off

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 15:09 PM

Provincial Police say a 31-year-old Kenora man faces seven charges in connection to a stand-off over the weekend.

The incident took place in the Lakeview area of Kenora on Sunday morning around 9:30.

The suspect has been charged with assault with a weapon, spousal assault, uttering threats, forcible confinement, domestic mischief, uttering death threats and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon.

The name of the accused is not being released to protect the identity of the victim.

Police say the suspect remains in custody pending a bail hearing.

Dryden Police Service Charge 3 With Possession Of Stolen Plates And Methamphetamine

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 15:07 PM

The Dryden Police Service are reporting Stolen Plates and Methamphetamine Possession Charges.

Police say on Saturday they stopped a westbound car on Highway 17 for a traffic related offence.

Police then say once the car was stopped, they learned the Manitoba plates located on the car were stolen and the three people in the car were immediately arrested.

Police also say Methamphetamines were also seized from the vehicle along with another set of stolen plates from Manitoba.

Treasury Metals Hosting Information Sessions

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 09:23 AM

A chance to learn more about the Treasury Metals Goliath Gold project in the Dryden-Wabigoon area.

An open house is being held Tuesday at the Best Western Plus starting at 6:00pm.

Officials will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to provide updates on the project.

The public will be able to review maps and 3D models and there will be a brief presentation.

A second information session takes place Wednesday at 6:00pm at the Wabigoon Memorial Hall.

Dryden Hosting Sunset Regional Figure Skating Competition

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 09:22 AM

Young skaters from across the region will be in Dryden this weekend for the Sunset Regional Figure Skating competition.

This is the first time in years the Dryden Skating Club has been able to host the event.

Karen and Brianne Kudlacek joined Janice Radburn on the CKDR Morning Show Tuesday to talk about the competition.

13-year-old Brianne Kudlacek has been with the Dryden Skating Club for five years and she says it will be great to skate at home in front of family and friends.

Safe Snowmobile Week; Caution Urged On Roads As Well

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 09:14 AM

With more snow in the forecast, it's the perfect time to hit the trails.

The Provincial Police and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs have kicked-off 'Safe Snowmobile Week'.

OPP say they responded to 27-snowmobile deaths during the 2016-2017 season, marking the highest number of fatalities since the winter of 2003-2004.

There have already been 8 fatalities in 2018.

Police say a vast majority of those who died took unnecessary risks.

Kenora MP Touting PM Visit To Pikangikum

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 09:10 AM

Kenora MP Bob Nault believes the Prime Minister's recent visit to the Pikangikum First Nation will pay long term dividends.

Nault suggests getting a first hand look at the conditions in the remote community will have a lasting impact on future government decisions affecting northern First Nations.

Nault says it was important for the PM to see the conditions and challenges in Pikangikum first hand.

Trudeau had a chance to meet with community elders and band councillors to talk about how to build an economy.

KDSB Launches Aggressive Housing Strategy

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 09:02 AM

The Kenora District Services Board says it plans to be very aggressive in its housing strategy in 2018.

Chief Administrative Officer Henry Wall says they now have the funding to really put a dent in the homelessness situation in the region.

Wall says their goal this year is to build or renovate as many as 100 new units in communities across the Kenora District.

Wall notes that's just a drop in the bucket to what they actually need.

He says as an example, for every family that they house, they have 20-27 new families that are entering their wait list.

CRA Tax Scam Back In Dryden Area

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 08:52 AM

Dryden Police are warning residents of another wave of Canada Revenue Agency scams hitting the area.

Police have received several complaints over the past couple of weeks, with scam attempts via email and phone.

The phone scam involves someone claiming to be from the CRA stating a recent audit has identified discrepancies with past filed taxes, calling for repayment.

Fraudsters threaten consumers that failure to pay will result in additional fees, jail time or deportation.

They request payment by a money service business or pre-paid cards and gift cards.

Unifor Members At DVRRC Vote In Favour Of New 3 Year Contract

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 17:03 PM

Unifor members at the Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Centre have voted in favour of ratifying a new three year contract.

Unifor National Representative Stephen Boon says the deal includes language improvements as well as annual pay raises of 1%, 2% and 2.5%.

Boon also says the new contract runs from August 1st, 2017 to July 31st, 2020.

He goes on to mention that the deal was reached rather quickly with the Volunteer Centre voting 75 percent in favour of the deal.

Minnesota Man Caught At Border With Live Leeches

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 11:01 AM

A Minnesota man has been fined $1,500 for a bait violation in northwestern Ontario.

This past June, border agents at the Fort Frances port of entry inspected a vehicle and discovered two containers of live leeches in a cooler.

Conservation officers found out that Duane T. Hanson of Spicer was planning to use the leeches while fishing in Ontario waters.

The province reminds anglers that importing live organisms can introduce invasive species to our lakes.