July 2018

Dryden Mayor Addressing Provincial Downloading Concerns

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 09:37 AM

The Dryden Police Service has long complained about the cost and time commitment of providing prisoner transfer service and court security.

Now, Mayor Greg Wilson is getting involved, promising to bring up the costly issue with government officials.

Wilson calls the practice another form of provincial downloading.

Wilson says right now the City absorbs roughly $2.4-million in total downloaded costs and notes that figure continues to rise.

He says that means taxpayers are left footing the bill.

Southern Ontario Man Dies In Highway 17 Crash

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 09:06 AM

A southern Ontario man is dead following a single vehicle crash, about 30-kilometres west of Ignace.

The collision closed the TransCanada Highway for about seven hours around 8:15 last night.

Provincial Police say a westbound transport lost control and left the highway.

OPP say 55-year-old James Duchene of Aylmer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause is still under investigation.

Government Promising More Support For Northern Fire Crews

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 09:00 AM

Ontario's Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry says they are planning to bring in more resources to help battle wild fires in northern Ontario.

Jeff Yurek says they are looking at a number of different options right now.

Yurek says they are anticipating more fire rangers from Mexico and more equipment from their provincial partners.

He says they are also exploring an option to allow retired firefighters to come back on the job on a temporary basis.

One Vacancy Remains For Catholic School Board

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 08:55 AM

The City of Dryden says time has been extended for anyone interested in being a Trustee with the Northwest Catholic District School Board.

Kathy Bryck was the only one to file her papers before last Friday's deadline and one seat remains open.

City Clerk Debra Kincaid says under the provincial Municipal Act, she is now calling for additional nominations to fill the vacancy.

Kincaid says you must be a resident of the area where the school board covers, a Roman Catholic, a Catholic School supporter, and at least 18 years of age.

Theft At Sioux Lookout Area Campground

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 08:44 AM

Provincial Police in Sioux Lookout are investigating the theft of fishing equipment at a campground on Highway 72.

Police say between July 14th and 15th, someone used tools and removed a number of items from a parked Crestliner 1859 boat.

OPP say a Minn Kota I Pilot Electric Trolling motor was stolen (Serial #: WW8H2548530), along with two GLC marine batteries and a Hummingbird 798 Fish Finder.

The total value of the equipment is roughly $4,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sioux Lookout OPP at 737-2020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Health Canada Warns Of EpiPen Shortage For August

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 07:43 AM

Health Canada is issuing a warning that supplies of the 0.3 milligram EpiPen are expected to be very limited during the month of August.

Pfizer Canada says while some pharmacies may have inventory on hand, it's likely to be depleted in the coming days or weeks and they do not expect to have new supply available until the end of August.

The company says the current shortage is the result of a manufacturing issue.

Highway 17 Now Open

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 05:14 AM

The TransCanada Highway is now open west of Ignace.

Highway 17 was closed around 10 o'clock Monday night following a collision between Highway 622 and Ignace.

No details have been released.

Provincial Police are investigating.

Trans Canada Highway Remains Closed between Dryden and Ignace

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018 22:29 PM

OPP report the Transcanada Highway is closed between Dryden and Ignace due to a motor vehicle collision.

The highway is closed in both directions, about 30km West of Ignace at the GLFP Cap 38 Road

Police say there is not estimate on when the highway will reopen

(Posted 10:14 pm 30 July 2018)

(no change at 4:35 am 31 July)

Dryden Police Respond To Saturday Incident Involving Bleeding Man

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018 15:49 PM

Dryden Police are releasing information about a suspicious incident in the City on Saturday.

Police say at 6pm they received three calls of a man who appeared to be injured and bleeding walking near Safeway in Dryden.

Dryden Police confirm that at no time is there any indication that the man had a weapon or that the safety of the public was threatened.

Police also say there are no reports or ongoing investigations of any criminal offence committed that's directly related to the incident or individual.