April 2019

Kashechwan Residents Fight For Action Over Flooding

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 15:01 PM

"More Broken Promises"

That was the message delivered Monday afternoon at Queen's Park and Tuesday morning at Parliament Hill by First Nations leaders and members of Kashechewan First Nation.

One speaker at the rally expressed his disgust with the lack of help for their flooded northern community.

He stated both the Trudeau government and the Ford government acted immediately when flooding started in the Ottawa area.

The speaker declared "They are helping filling up their sandbags, what about our sandbags? This has been going for 17 years."

Tax Deadline Day=More Tax Scams

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 08:20 AM

Tuesday is the last day to file your taxes without penalty and with that Canada Revenue Agency scams are picking up in our area.

The CKDR Newsroom has received several complaints of attempted CRA scams in recent days.

They include phone calls, texts and emails claiming you owe money and threaten jail time if you don't pay immediately.

Officials stress they never threaten anyone for payment of delinquent accounts.

With the warning comes a reminder that this is deadline day to file.

If you have a balance owing, the total amount is also due today.

Another Demand Made To Relocate Kashechewan First Nation

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 08:19 AM

First Nations leaders in northwestern Ontario are ramping up efforts to pressure the government to relocate Kashechewan.

Officials will be holding a rally at Parliament Hill Tuesday as the remote community continues to be plagued by flooding.

Another protest was held at Queen's Park on Monday.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox says Kashechewan continues to wait for the feds to fulfill promises to move them to a permanent new location.

Education Funding Fight Dominates Discussions At Queen's Park

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 08:10 AM

Ontario's Education Minister is on the attack against the leader of the NDP when talking about education funding.

Lisa Thompson insists the $25-billion allocated for schools boards for the next school year is an increase.

Thompson accuses the official opposition of creating unnecessary fear.

Speaking at Queen's Park, she stated "we are talking about people's livelihoods, we're talking about people's jobs, and shame on you for all the anxiety and all of the fearmongering that you are causing throughout Ontario."

80's Fundraising Glow Bowling Event In Support Of Special Olympics

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 07:55 AM

A new and fun fundraiser is coming to Dryden to support the Special Olympics.

Dryden Police Service Community Services Officer Denise Szachury is organizing the 'Anything 80's' Glow Bowling night on May 25th at Timber Lanes.

Szachury was a guest on the CKDR Morning Show Tuesday to promote the event.

She says "we were looking for a new, fun way to have a fundraiser where we can get people out and socializing and having a good time and we thought well, this is different."

Szachury says teams must consist of six people.

Dryden Man Charged In B&E

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 05:35 AM

Dryden Police have arrested a local man for break and enter.

Officers received a complaint last Friday of an individual kicking in the door of a local motel room.

The accused proceeded to steal a television.

As a result of an investigation, Police say 24-year-old Kyle Pelletier was charged.

He's due in court on June 3rd.

Local Man Arrested Following Drug Bust

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 05:32 AM

A Dryden man faces four drug and possession charges following a bust on April 24th.

City Police executed a search warrant at a Wabigoon Drive home and seized Opiates, Methamphetamine, and Canadian currency.

Police say 30-year-old Clayton Cousineau was arrested two days later.

A bail hearing for Cousineau is set for tomorrow in Dryden.

Alberta Man Nabbed Near Ignace For Stunt Driving

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 05:25 AM

A Calgary man has an extended stay in northwestern Ontario following a traffic stop on Highway 17, about 25-kilometres east of Ignace.

Provincial Police pulled over a vehicle on Saturday night for stunt driving, after officers clocked him at driving 50-km/h over the posted speed limit.

Police also discovered that the car was stolen and the driver had marijuana readily available.

Police say 50-year-old Robert Virtue faces a total of nine charges.

Disturbing Case Of Animal Cruelty Being Investigated By MNRF Officials

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019 10:33 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry confirms they are investigating a disturbing case of animal cruelty in the Dryden area.

A viral video surfaced on social media on the weekend showing two young males attacking a lone and defenseless beaver on a road.

The video shows the pair throwing what appears to be rocks at the animal, eventually knocking it completely out.

It also shows a young female filming the entire incident, at times laughing and saying that the beaver has been "merked".

Dryden Road Closure On Tuesday

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019 15:01 PM

A road closure of note in the City of Dryden.

Public Works says Thunder Drive will be closed to vehicles Tuesday from the East Intersection to the West Intersection of Wabigoon Drive from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Local traffic will be allowed.

It's required to complete water maintenance in the area.