March 2017

UPDATE: Body Found Near Chomitsa Trailer Park

Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017 15:17 PM
The body of a woman has been found near Chomitsa Trailer Park, but police cannot give the identity at this time.  
Police say late yesterday afternoon volunteer searchers found the deceased woman, but a post mortem will need to be done, the date and location to be determined. 
Dryden OPP, Treaty Three Police, local police and community volunteers have been searching for missing 43-year old Emily Brown, who was last seen in Dryden.  

Province Focusing On Social Emergencies

Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017 09:35 AM

The province is focused on dealing with suicides, flooding and other emergencies in more creative ways.  

Minister of Indigenous Relations David Zimmer spoke at the Social Emergencies Summit in Thunder Bay this week, saying better funding is needed for the many programs already in place.  

The task is to decide on who gets money and how quickly, and better planning is needed to do this.  

First Nations Election Systems Can Be Problematic

Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:00 PM

A new report finds problems with custom-made First Nations election systems.  

The Fraser Institute feels the systems can lead to abuse of power and discrimination as 57% of First Nations have discarded the current Indian Act election system for their own rules for chief and council elections.   

The Indian Act gave the federal government oversight into First Nations elections, but custom-made systems, approved by Ottawa, relaxed that federal oversight.  

Upcoming Area Clubs And Organizations Info Session

Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017 07:01 AM

It's time to come together and see all the good organizations are doing in the area!

The Dryden District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Area Clubs and Organizations Information Session at the Centre this Wednesday from 7 to 9pm.

Vice Chair Tyler Peacock says that over 100 clubs were invited and they currently have over 40 confirm their attendance.

Peacock goes on to say that the event is a great way to find a club to volunteer for.

FP Innovations Highlights Forest Industry Sustainability

Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017 07:01 AM

The forestry sector is helping make sure the environment is sustainable.

That's the word from FP Innovations as they address some environmental misconceptions of forest industries.

Spokesperson Dean Caron mentions that clear cutting is actually important for the environment.

Caron goes on to say that forest work done here in the region is worthy of the highest praise.

To hear the full interview with Dean Caron, listen to Northwest Monitor Sunday morning after the 9 o'clock news.

Joe Roberts To Be In Ignace Monday

Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017 07:01 AM

Joe Roberts Push For Change Walk will be in Ignace tomorrow!

The community walk with Joe begins at 11:30am at the Silver Tops Hall and will lead to Ignace Public School.

Then Roberts will make his welcome at the Ignace School Gym with a drumming group opening the event.

Roberts will then speak and head back on his way at around 1:15pm.

Donations will be collected at the door.

Bear Clan Patrol Assisting In Search For Missing Woman

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 16:40 PM

Search efforts continue to find missing 43 year old Emily Brown.

The Bear Clan Patrol of Fort Frances are assisting to help find her.

Patrol Leader James Eastman says they will be knocking on doors at places where she is known to go to as well as asking local businesses to help.

He says that they will be respectful in their search and they are well-equipped with search equipment and First aid/CPR training.

Eastman also says they will be here until Sunday morning and if she isn't found by mid-next week, they will come back to search more.

Dryden OPP Investigating Death

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 16:12 PM

Ontario Provincial Police in Dryden are investigating a death.

Officers say at 9pm on Thursday they received a report of a missing person.

Police say upon investigation they found a man dead off of Highway 502 in an unorganized Townnship.

The incident remains under investigation.

New Prospect Student Shaves Head To Help School Staff Member

Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017 07:01 AM

A student at New Prospect school has shaved their head for a good cause.

Hudson Antoine decided that he wanted to help a staff member at his school while also donating his hair.

That staff member is Sherri Chagnon (shan-yawn) who was diagnosed with breast cancer this past fall.

The shaving took place at the school yesterday at noon.

Hudson's hair is being donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and a GoFundMe page has been set up for donations.