January 2019

Missing Teen Found Safe

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 16:07 PM

***UPDATE: Missing Dryden youth found safe and sound. Dryden Police thank the public for their help.


Dryden Police need your help to locate a young missing teen.

13-year-old Ethan Burnard failed to arrive home for his scheduled curfew of 9:00 Wednesday evening.

Police say he was spotted near the Dryden Arena about 7:23 that same night.

Burnard was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark grey pants, black boots, yellow and black gloves and a burgundy and grey hoodie.

He's about 200-pounds with straight black hair.

Provincial Funding To Support First Nations Economic Development

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 16:01 PM

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford has announced a major commitment to support economic development for First Nations people.

The Minister of Indigenous Affairs says $27.5-million will be invested into three programs.

Rickford says all are designed to create lasting prosperity for First Nations communities.

He says the current economic gaps are unacceptable and his government is working to rectify the problem.

Rickford stresses when Indigenous people prosper, all of Ontario prospers.

Dryden Woman Charged In Fort Frances

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 14:07 PM

A 29-year-old Dryden woman faces a number of charges following a traffic stop in Fort Frances.

Earlier this week, Provincial Police pulled over a vehicle for a number of traffic violations.

As a result of an investigation, Katlynd Cronley-Polkinghorne faces two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance.

Extreme Cold Warning Lifted In Some Areas; More Records Set

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 13:37 PM

Finally, some relief from the bone chilling temperatures.

An Extreme Cold Warning has ended for the Dryden, Vermilion Bay and Ignace area.

However, it remains in place in Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Ear Falls.

When most of us woke up Thursday morning, a number of record low temperatures were already reached in Dryden, Ear Falls, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Kenora and Fort Frances.

Here are those marks:

Fort Frances: -43.8. Old mark was -41.5 set in 1996

Red Lake: -42.9. Old mark was -40 set in 1985

NextBridge Selected To Build East-West Tie Line

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:09 AM

NextBridge has been selected to build the East-West transmission project here in Northwestern Ontario.

Minister of Energy Greg Rickford says the company will build a 450-kilometre, double-circuit transmission line from Thunder Bay to Wawa.

Rickford notes the Ontario Energy Board’s review process has taken longer than expected, putting the timely construction of this necessary project at risk and potentially increasing costs for electricity customers.

The Energy Minister feels NextBridge is the right choice to quickly and efficiently complete the East-West Tie Line.

Rainbow Alliance Dryden Showing Dryden Rotary Club What They Do

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 08:18 AM

Rainbow Alliance Dryden is ensuring to reach out and show what they do in the community.

A presentation was made to the Dryden Rotary Club about the services and events RAD hosts such as Dryden's Pride events.

Spokesperson Amanda Nisula says she spoke to the Rotary Club because they want to reach out and expand by making more connections within the community.

She also says they offer services and information in relation to the LGBTQ2S+ community and for people who wish to know more.

Ottawa Ready To Battle Election Meddling

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 08:03 AM

There is a wide ranging plan by the federal government to stop foreign interference in this year’s federal election.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale explains several key organizations in the country, including the RCMP and CSIS, will be strengthened so they are prepared to act against any such meddling.

He says “to combat foreign interference, you first have to detect it” which will be the responsibility of that law enforcement task force so these agencies can prevent such threats from happening before they even occur.

Record Breaking Temperatures In Region

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 08:01 AM

With the cold temperatures we have been seeing there is no surprise that some records were broken yesterday in our region.

Dryden hit a record low for January 30th at minus 38 degrees, beating the old record of minus 35.8 which was set in 1996.

Red Lake was a cold spot in the region as the mercury dropped to minus 39.4, eclipsing the old record of minus 38.5 degrees set back in 1934.

Fort Frances was the coldest with a record low of minus 39.6 well surpassing their old mark of minus 34.8 that was set back in 2009.

Ford Cutting Grants To The Wealthy

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 07:57 AM

A correction from the Premier his government is cutting back on grants for students heading to college or university.

Doug Ford told reporters the plan is to cut money for families making over $175,000 a year, but making it easier for those making a lot less.

“Families that have total income of $50,000, we increased the grant from 76%, from the previous government, to 82%. So, we’re putting money to the most needy families.”

The premier added he’s cutting tuition rates by 10-percent, and giving students the option to pay student fees for services.

Shelterbox "Shine" Event At The Centre

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 05:51 AM

The Shelterbox Program in partnership with the Dryden Rotary Club is proud of their latest "Shine" event.

A fundraising dinner was held at the Centre in Dryden Wednesday night to highlight the services Shelterbox offers and the solar lights they offer in their care packages.

Spokesperson Kendra Saville says Shelterbox provides shelter to areas in the world in need as they also help rebuild homes in areas that were damaged or torn down due to natural disasters and conflict.

She says they provide tents and tools during these times of need.