July 2017

Break And Enter Charges In Red Lake

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 15:54 PM

Ontario Provincial Police in Red Lake have responded to a report of a break and enter in the community.

Officers say the incident occurred at a residence on Howey Street at 11pm on Sunday, when the homeowner heard noises of someone they believed was breaking in.

Poilce they when they arrived they conducted a search and found the suspect in the basement.

OPP say the suspect faces a charge of break and enter as well as breach of probation.

Police say 29 year old Tylor Clement of Ear Falls will appear in Red Lake court on August 10th to answer to the charges.

Impaired Driving Charge In Red Lake

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 15:47 PM

Ontario Provincial Police in Red Lake are reminding motorists to not drink and drive.

Officers say on Sunday morning at 12:44, they conducted a traffic stop and found that a driver had alcohol in their system.

Police then say a breathalyzer test was done and came back with a failing result.

OPP say the driver was arrested and returned to the Red Lake detachment for further testing.

Officers say 19 year old Starr Quewezence has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle as well as Over 80.

Health Risks Of Wire-Bristle BBQ Brushes Being Reviewed By Health Canada

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 12:04 PM

Health Canada is reviewing the health risks of wire-bristle barbecue brushes, after the filing of at least 9 reports.

Spokesperson Tyler Goodier is with the risk management bureau and says a few years ago they started to get indications that some of these brushes were losing bristles that were getting stuck to grills, then food, then getting swallowed.

He tells Acadia Broadcasting they decided to open up a risk assessment on this issue.

Fraser Institute Report Critical Of Ontario Hydro Rates

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:59 AM

More fuel to the electricity argument in Ontario.

A report from the Fraser Institute says electricity prices have risen 71 per cent since 2008, the greatest increase of all provinces.

The study also finds prices have increased 2.5 times faster than incomes.

The Conservative think-tank says the the increases are directly tied to the phase out of coal, poorly structured green energy contracts and other policy decisions.

Ontario PC's Heading North

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:56 AM

The Conservatives in Ontario are showing the north some love.

For the third year in a row, the PC's will be holding their annual summer caucus meeting in northern Ontario.

Party leader Patrick Brown says this time around the retreat will take place in Timmins.

Last year, the PC's held their caucus meeting in Kenora.

City Will Not Pay Hobbs' Legal Fees

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:55 AM

It appears Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs is on his own when it comes to paying for his lawyer.

Many on social media have been inquiring about whether it's the city taxpayer who will be on the hook, when it comes to defending Hobbs against extortion and obstructing justice charges.

A city spokesperson says because the matter is personal, the Corporation is not responsible for his legal fees.

Hobbs and his wife Marisa, have hired high profile lawyers Brian Greenspan and Naomi Lutes to battle the charges in court.

Help For Suicide Crisis In The North

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:33 AM

Ontario's Liberal Government is providing emergency funding to a number of First Nations in light of the ongoing youth suicide crisis in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

1.6 million dollars is going towards Pikangikum First Nation to hire 20 mental health counsellors to help their community.

The province is also spending $200,000 to send 4 additional mental health counsellors for Wapekeka First Nation.

Wapakeka and Nibinamik will share a pot of funding for emergency supplies and youth supports.

OPP Searching For Missing Kenora Man

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 10:32 AM

The Kenora OPP are searching for a missing person.

39 year old James Begg from Kenora was reported missing to police on Friday July 21st.

Beggs was last seen in the downtown area on July 16th.

He is described as an indigenous male, 5 foot 11, a larger build with short black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a brown-grey sweater and black jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kenora OPP at (807) 548-5534 or call 1-888-310-1122. .

"Go Fund Me" Campaign For Dryden Teen's Family

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017 09:28 AM

Friends of a Dryden teen who was killed in a car crash this weekend haver started a "Go Fund Me" campaign to help his family.

16 year old Nikolas, a popular DHS student and athlete, died when the car he was driving hit a rock cut on highway 502 Saturday night.

As of Monday morning, the "Go Fund Me" campaign stood at just over 43 hundred dollars.

Details at:  

https://www.gofundme.com/fundraising-in-memory-of-nikolas-ho

Relative Of Josiah Begg Missing

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:46 PM

It appears the family of Josiah Begg cannot seem to get away from hard times.  

Our sister radio station in Kenora, CJRL, is reporting that a relative of Josiah Begg, 39-year old James Begg, has been missing for about 8-days.  

He was last seen in the downtown area of Kenora, and is about 5'9 inches tall.

We are not told of the relation to Josiah at this time.

Joyce Begg is the sister of James and says they've filed a missing persons report with police.