September 2017

Terry Fox Activities Monday At New Prospect

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:58 AM

New Prospect School in Dryden is preparing for its Terry Fox Run activities.

Vice-Principal Ryan Graham was a guest on the CKDR Morning Show Friday and he says fundraising efforts will reach a fever pitch on Monday.

Graham says their annual walk will begin at 1:30 and there will be a dunk tank to follow.

He says students have been making daily $1 donations to have their favourite teacher nominated for the dunk tank.

The highest pledge owners will be plunged into the icy waters.

Graham says their fundraising goal is $2,000.

TSB Releases Cause Of Fatal Wasaya Crash

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:22 AM

The cause of a fatal Wasaya Airlines crash near Pickle Lake is being attributed to icy conditions

The Transportation Safety Board has concluded that the direct cause of the December 2015 crash, was an ice build up on the Cessna aircraft.

TSB Spokesperson Eric Vermette says another factor, was the airline's practice to allow this type of plane to fly into such weather.

Vermette says the aircraft wasn't certified to fly in icy conditions.

Toys For Tots Ride Tomorrow In Sioux Lookout

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:17 AM

Motorcycle enthusiasts will gather in Sioux Lookout Saturday for the 13th Annual Toys for Tots Ride.

Rick Jaworski is with the Sioux Lookout HOGS Chapter and he says all donations will support the Friendship Centre to help families in need during the Christmas time.

You are asked to bring an unwrapped gift valued at $10 or more.

The toys should cover the ages of 1 to 18.

Jaworski says the Ride starts at 1:00pm at the Tourist Information Centre.

He is hoping for a big turnout, noting anyone with a motorcycle is welcome to join them.

New Trappers Store Opening In Dryden

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:08 AM

Trappers rejoice, a store is coming to Dryden to suit your needs.

"The Palace" will be in operation starting on Saturday, with an open house from 10:00am-4:00pm and a barbecue from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at 123 Queen Street.

Owner Marc McNay says there is a need for a store like this since many people have to drive to Winnipeg to get their trapping supplies.

McNay says there's a lot going on in a tiny space as he is also manufacturing a product called "Bear Balls".

He adds the store has a studio and green screen for his TV show "The Real Deal".

OPP Launch Fall Seat Belt Campaign

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 07:02 AM

Provincial Police will be keeping a close eye on motorists and their passengers for the next week.

The annual Fall Seat Belt Enforcement campaign is underway.

Sergeant Shelley Garr says despite all of the warnings and a provincial law being in place for decades, some still don't get the message.

Garr says in three fatal vehicle crashes in northwestern Ontario this year, improper seatbelt use was identified.

She adds 124 people were charged for not wearing their seatbelts during last years campaign.

Army Reserve Open House In Kenora Tomorrow

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 06:53 AM

Those interested in learning more about our armed forces are being encouraged to make the trip to Kenora.

The Canadian Army Reserve Open House is Saturday and Master Bombardier Lynn Danielson says they really just want to engage the public.

Danielson says the open house gives people an opportunity to talk to local solders about their experience as well as ask questions about a potential career.

She notes they always have job openings for anyone over the age of 16, stressing there is no age limit.

Fishing Fine For Three Southern Ontario Men

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:01 AM

A fishing outing north of Sioux Lookout has netted a group of southern Ontario men a $3,600 fine.

David Gallagher of Toronto, David Griffiths of Barrie and Gordon Harrison of Leakside have pleaded guilty to possessing fish that were packaged so the number couldn't be easily counted.

Harrison was also fined for possessing two walleye over the legal limit.

Conservation officers stopped the three men last October on Vermilion River Road.

Win This Space Selection Event Next Tuesday

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 08:57 AM

The Dryden District Chamber of Commerce is down to the final three finalists in their 'Win This Space' contest.

The contestants will square off on October 3rd at The Centre, where they will present their business ideas to the public.

The winning business idea will be selected by a panel of five judges after the presentations are given.

Chamber Manager Lorna Wood and Board of Directors Chair Michelle Price were guests on the CKDR Morning Show Thursday to promote the initiative.

Terry Fox School Runs Today

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 08:22 AM

Area schools will rally together Thursday in support of cancer research.

Terry Fox Runs and activities are being held across the region.

In Dryden, students at Open Roads School will face Team Terry in a Charity Soccer game.

Team Terry consists of a group of community volunteers who are joining the students in the fight against cancer.

Game time is 11:30. 

In Red Lake, students at St. John School will participate in a rally at Centennial Park starting at 11:30.

High Speed Internet Coming To Area Schools

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 08:17 AM

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and Rainy River District School Board are leading a regional effort to introduce high speed Internet to all area schools.

The province is spending $3.5-million on the Bell Canada program.

The initiative sets up Internet hub sites in communities from Marathon to the Ontario-Manitoba boundary.

The first hub site is expected to be in place by the end of the year with the entire project, connecting schools and boards, completed by next March.