September 2016

OPP Arrest Man On Child Pornography Charges

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 12:57 PM

An Igance man faces child pornography charges.

Dryden OPP, with assistance from the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, say they have arrested 24 year old Kyle Douglas Colby in Ignace for Child Pornography related charges Wednesday.

Police say that he has been charged with possession of child pornography and making child pornography available. 

The accused appeared in Bail Court yesterday and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Dryden on Monday October 3rd.

Ontario Universities Looking To Hear From You

Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2016 08:01 AM

As students settle into the school year, universities are asking how they can make sure Ontario is ready for the future.

An online survey has been launched to gather feedback on the skills students need most to help them succeed.

David Lindsay is the President of the Council of Ontario Universities and he says they want to hear from students, parents, businesses and communities.

The survey focuses on a number of issues including the economy, environment, arts and culture and community services.

Summer Program Helping Aboriginal Students Gain Work Experience

Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2016 08:01 AM

Eight young learners from Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation and Eagle Lake First Nation have gained valuable experience in natural resources management and forestry.

They participated in the 6th Annual First Nations Youth Experience Summer program.

Team lead Sheena Harrison says it's an opportunity for the students to get one-on-one training and knowledge.

She says most of their graduates end up working for the Ministry of Natural Resources or Domtar.

Harrison says cultural practices and traditions are incorporated in the program.

NWMO Introduces New President

Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2016 08:01 AM

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization has introduced a new President and CEO.

Laurie Swami will take over the leadership role on November 14th.

She joins the organization after a 30-year career at Ontario Power Generation and was most recently the Senior Vice-President of Decommissioning and Nuclear Waste Management.

Swami replaces Ken Nash who has stepped down following a 42-year career.

Dryden Physician Believes Medical School Starting To Benefit The North

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2016 08:01 AM

Dryden's newest physician is praising the work being done at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Dr. Brian Lorbetskie is a graduate of the program and he believes it has helped filled some service gaps in this region in terms of providing family physicians.

He says the school mandate to provide hands-on-training has paid off for local municipalities.

Lorbetskie notes most graduates will end up going back to those communities to practice full-time.

He says site visits are instrumental in physician recruitment efforts.

Regional Tour Promoting Peace

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2016 07:01 AM

A young Muslim man says no religion at its core teaches violence and extremism.

Tariq Azeem is touring the country in a bid to remove misconceptions regarding Islam.

Azeem stopped in Dryden, Kenora, Fort Frances and Thunder Bay this past week.

Azeem says he was pleased with the response from the public in each community.

He says terrorists have hijacked Islam faith.

You can hear more from Tariq Azeem Sunday morning on Northwest Monitor starting at 9:00.

Planned Power Outage In Red Lake Tomorrow

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2016 07:01 AM

The power will be out in the Red Lake area Sunday.

Hydro One has scheduled a power outage from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

More than 2,100 customers will be impacted.

The outage is due to planned maintenance.

The Red Lake Fire Department will be helping residents pass the time.

Firefighters are hosting an open house and pancake breakfast from 10:30am until 1:00pm.

There will be giveaways and a colouring contest for kids.

October Forecast For Northwestern Ontario

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 08:31 AM

Environment Canada is out with its forecast for October in northwestern Ontario.

Meterologist Geoff Coulson says we can expect warmer than normal temperatures to continue into the fall.

Coulson says we are looking at a normal high of 6-9 degrees late in October.

Coulson adds the beginning of the month will be dry and by the end we could see up to six centimetres of snow.

He notes warmer temperatures will stick with us in November as well.

Dryden High School Turkey Trot Race

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 08:29 AM

A fall tradition in Dryden is fast approaching.

The Turkey Trot cross-country race is next Thursday at Sandy Beach.

Organizer Mike Wood was a guest on the CKDR Morning Show Friday and says one new event this year is the grade 3 to 4 race.

Wood says the Turkey Trot is open to all runners.

He notes the event is a good way to boost team spirit and to promote cross-country running.

To hear more visit the audio link below.