February 2017

'Disney's High School Musical 2' Coming To Life At Dryden High School

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 05:01 AM

A contemporary musical comedy is coming to life at the Gordon Wood Auditorium in Dryden.

The DHS Dramatic Arts Association is hosting 'Disney's High School Musical 2-On Stage' Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

All shows begin at 7:00, with doors opening at 6:30.

Emma Penner, Caleb Sundin and Ted Mitchell were all guests on the CKDR Morning Show this week to promote the show.

Penner plays 'Gabriella Montez' and she says the performance will resonate to everyone.

Province Targeting Ticket Scalpers

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 16:01 PM

Anger over inflated ticket prices is catching the attention of the provincial government.

Ticket scalpers have been finding ways to buy concert and event tickets in bulk online and selling them at much higher prices.

Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says you can help form a new law by giving your feedback in an online survey at www.ontario.ca/tickets.

Naqvi says the new law will be designed to make sure everyone has a fair shot of getting tickets to events they want to see.

2017 Budget Consultations Come To An End

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 16:01 PM

The Ontario Liberals have wrapped up pre-budget consultations across the province.

The only sessions that were held in our area were in Dryden and Thunder Bay.

Opening up the region to investment and tourism, energy, forestry and access to quality health care were the main recommendations.

The government says it spoke with over 81,000 people in Ontario during their consultations.

The discussions took 13 weeks and will help shape the policies and programs that will be part of this year's budget.

Double Homicide In Eastern Manitoba

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 13:30 PM

The RCMP in eastern Manitoba are investigating what they are calling a double homicide.

Police say the incident took place early Tuesday morning in St. Georges.

Police says the victims are both men, one aged 35, the other 43.

So far no names have been released and the investigation continues.

The Mounties say there is no threat to public safety.

Manitoba Taking Action To Aid Asylum Seekers

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:31 PM

Another 39 illegal immigrants have crossed into Canada at the border crossing in Emerson, Manitoba.

The RCMP have been keeping weekly statistics and says so far this year, 143 people have been intercepted crossing the border from the U.S.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says they are taking action to provide temporary emergency shelter with immediate openings of 14-units of housing in Winnipeg, with additional space for programming.

Pallister says they are also sending primary care support to Emerson.

Successful Meeting For Senior's Housing Project

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:01 PM

Finding potential investors for their senior's housing project.

That's what the Dryden Non-Profit Seniors Cooperative did last night with a meeting at the Go-Getters drop-in Centre.

Spokesperson Mel Fisher says the gathering was a success as there were about 25 potential investors at the meeting, and many more that seemed interested in the project.

Fisher goes on to say the next step involves contacting those potential investors, as well as continuing to find new ones.

Fraser Institute Lowers Ontario's Mining Investment Rank

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:53 AM

The Fraser Institute says Ontario is falling in the rankings as a great place for mining companies to invest in.

The Conservative think-tank rates the province 18th in the world, three spots down from last year's study.

Dispute land claims and regulatory changes were cited as some of the reasons.

The rankings are based on input from producers and explorers.

The Real Cost Of Electricity

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 07:43 AM

With so much debate around hydro costs, a company is giving you a breakdown of exactly what you do pay.

EnPowered has come up with an on-line tool to better explain the numbers.

Owner Tomas Van Stee says it aims to shows the real cost of electricity.

He says electricity in Ontario is actually very cheap at 2 cents per kilowatt hour, but its the global adjustment cost that makes up a bulk of one's bill.

In northwestern Ontario, the tool shows 70-percent of an average residential bill going to such things as global adjustment costs.

Dryden Public Library Holding Spirit Walk

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 07:34 AM

An insightful way to find out about the region's past.

An indoor spirit walk is being held at the Dryden Public Library at 6:30pm today where six stories of individuals who impacted Dryden and the surrounding area will be told.

Chair of the Dryden Genealogical Society Will Vermeer says the event will focus on the accomplishments of these people and what hardships they endured to come to Dryden.

Vermeer also says the event is usually well attended and has a bit of a following from a few locals.

The event is free and anyone is welcome to join in.

KCDSB Unveiling New App

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 07:22 AM

The Kenora Catholic District School Board which is responsible for St. John School in Red Lake will be unveiling a brand new app today.

The board has created a new Aboriginal Language App in collaboration with area elders, teachers and students.

The app will provide aboriginal language teachings and lessons on traditions and culture of the Treaty three area.

The board says the main goal of the app is to provide 21st century resources for students, parents and community members.

The app is the first of its kind in the area.