November 2018

Hydro One Announces Additional Power Outages

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 11:57 AM

Hydro One continues to replace aging equipment in northwestern Ontario.

There is now a planned outage for parts of Wabigoon Lake First Nation as well an area between Dinorwic and Borups Corner.

The power will be out from 2 until 4 on Friday afternoon and from 10 until 2 on Saturday.

And a reminder that there is a scheduled outage for much of the Dryden area from 8:30 until 1:30 on Sunday.

Hydro One says all customers impacted by the planned maintenance outage have been contacted.

Youth Strategy Needed For City Of Dryden

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 07:22 AM

The Kenora District Services Board is hoping to work with area organizations and groups to improve the well being of youth in Dryden.

Chief Administrative Officer Henry Wall says there's a lot of leadership in this community, so it's time to pull up our sleeves, and make Dryden a really good place for our youth.

Wall says our youth need to feel empowered in order to overcome some of the challenges they are facing.

He notes they simply need more things to do and would like to see the development of a youth centre and youth centred activities.

Standard Launching Campaign To Support Local Youth

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 07:19 AM

Standard Insurance in Dryden is stepping to the plate to ensure area children have a healthy meal and a great start to their day.

Dani Frechette was a guest on the CKDR Morning Show Tuesday and she says the "Grains For Brains Cereal Drive" will launch on Thursday.

You are asked to drop-off a box of cereal and all donations will support Breakfast Club programs at New Prospect, Open Roads, Dryden High School and Lillian Berg.

Those who participate will be entered into a draw for an Interior Auto Detailing package from Harvey's Auto Detailing.

Work Continues To Remove Softwood Lumber Duties

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 07:15 AM

Even though Canada and the United States have reached a new trade deal, 20% softwood lumber tariffs remain in place.

Unifor Local National representative Stephen Boon is urging the Canadian government to continue pressing the Trump administration to remove the tariffs.

Boon says "we definitely to get that corrected and I know that's being processed under Chapter 19 of the new NAFTA deal that has a dispute mechanism where it's clearly not legal under the rules."

Fortunately, Boon says right now actual mills are still doing fine despite the duties.

Push On To Advance Massive Power Project In Far North

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 07:07 AM

The MPP for Kiiwetinoong is asking the provincial government to throw its full support behind a proposed energy transmission line for northwestern Ontario.

The Wataynikaneyap transmission line would connect 17 remote First Nations that still rely on diesel fuel for power.

Sol Mamakwa says the current utility system leaves numerous Indigenous communities without running water or power.

Treasury Board Chair Bracing For Economic Update

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 07:00 AM

Ontario's Finance Minister will provide an economic update on Thursday.

An Independent Commission previously stated the PC government has inherited a $15-billion deficit, while the debt has now reached $338-billion.

Treasury Board Chair Peter Bethlenfalvy says right now Ontario spends more on interest payments to service the debt than it does on post-secondary education.

Bethlenfalvy notes the $15-billion deficit has been set as the baseline for future spending.

Wilson's Business Solutions Supports CT Scan Renewal Fund

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 04:21 AM

Wilson's Business Solutions has made a donation in support of the CT Scan Renewal Fund at the Dryden Regional Health Centre.

Tim Dashney and Sheila Wilson presented the Health Services Foundation with a $30,000 cheque Monday.

It's part of a $120,000 commitment from Wilson's.

Fundraising for the new machine has been completed, but commitment funds continue to flow in.

National Recognition For Keewatin-Patricia District School Board

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2018 10:21 AM

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has been recognized for its work to improve Indigenous education.

The public board has received the Indspire Nurturing Capacity: Documenting Community Success plaque.

The distinction was awarded to the Board and Dryden High School's Four Directions Graduation Coach approach for demonstrating a positive impact on the success of K-12 First Nations students in the community.

The initiative was highlighted at the 2018 National Gathering for Indigenous Education Conference in Edmonton.

Dryden Comes Together To Recognize Our Veterans

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2018 09:23 AM

An amazing turnout Sunday for Remembrance Day events in Dryden.

There was no room to move at a morning ceremony and evening banquet at the Royal Canadian Legion, and hundreds braved the cold weather for the noon hour wreath laying at the Cenotaph.

Branch 63 President Doug Miranda says it was a day to honour our soldier's as well as come together as one.

Miranda says the idea of these ceremonies is bonding with veterans, Legion members and the community and ensure everything and everyone remains positive.