November 2017

"Stuff-An-EMS" This Weekend In Dryden

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:32 AM

"Stuff-an-EMS" is the new name for the charity initiative coming back to Dryden this weekend.

Toys, non-perishable food, clothing and monetary donations will be collected this Saturday from 11am to 3pm at Canadian Tire, Safeway, Extra Foods and Walmart.

Constable Denise Szachury says they were extremely successful last year and they hope to do just as well this time around.

Szachury also mentions that a lot of groups are involved including Northwest EMS, Ministry of Natural Resources Conservation Officers and of course the Ontario Provincial Police.

Regional Doctor Welcomes New Government Standards

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:24 AM

The Provincial Government is updating the program standards that Health Units are responsible for.

One of the region's top doctors is Dr. Janet DeMille and she says the current guidelines don't talk a lot about mental health and its promotion.

"It is in there, it's not completely absent from our current standard but the Ministry has really strengthened that in this updated standard and has provided some guidance and protocols around mental health promotion. I think that's a really significant direction that the Ministry has taken."

Nault Applauds Housing Strategy

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:47 AM

The federal government has launched a new strategy to take a bite out of

A new 10 year 40 billion dollar housing program was announced late last week.

Kenora M.P. Bob Nault says the funding will help out low income families in the region.

Nault says the Housing Strategy also includes 100 thousand new housing units across Canada and providing assistance to over 500 thousand families with low incomes.

Cyber Crime On The Rise

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:43 AM

Cyber Crime is on the increase in Canada but it's under reported.

Scott Doron of Security and Investigations for the RCMP told the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce not reporting cyber crime hinders law enforcement because they don't have enough data to connect the dots.

Doron concedes the demands posed by cyber crime have exceeded the RCMP's capacity and more resources will be needed to combat it.

New Email Scam Going Around

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:42 AM

Another scam to be aware of in Northwestern Ontario, this time involving speeding tickets.

A listener reached out to the CJRL Newsroom to report an email scam claiming to be from the government of Canada.

The email claims to be a Speed Penalty Notice.

It lists specifications of the violation including the date, and says the vehicle was going 30 miles per hour over the posted 75 mile per hour speed limit.

There is also a photo of two separate cars attached and says the person receiving the email has a legal responsibility to comply.

Hoshizaki House Looking For Assistance To Complete Project

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:40 AM

The Hoshizaki House's construction project in Dryden is coming along, but they also need some additional community support.

The walls are coming up and bed rock is still being cleared from the property, so the project requires some extra funding.

Spokesperson Tom Wood says the extra funding is important since it will be used to ensure the safety of anyone who stays at the shelter.

Executive Director Terri Fedorchuk says they will also need money for furniture and playground equipment.

Trudeau Nominates Sheilah Martin to Supreme Court of Canada Vacancy

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:32 AM

Prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced his nomination of Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada to fill the vacancy that Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin will leave with her coming retirement in December.

Justice Martin most recently served as a judge for the Courts of Appeal of Alberta, the Northwest Terroritories and Nunavut and was appointed in 2015. She also served as a deputy judge for the Supreme Court of Yukon since 2009.

This is the second nomination under the federal government's new selection process for the Supreme Court.

Northwest Resident Earns Medal of Bravery

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:38 AM

A big honor for a resident of the Sandy Lake First Nation.

Fontaine Robert Fiddler has received a Medal of Bravery from Canada's Governor General at a special ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Fiddler was singled out for running into a burning building on Sandy Lake on the night of April 5th, 2016.

Fiddler, who has been a Canadian Ranger for the past 14 years, managed to save the lives of all four children in the home and two adults.

Kenora M.P. Bob Nault says the heroics Fiddler displayed were nothing short of remarkable.  

Performer Emma-Lee Excited For Holiday Train Stops In Area

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:31 AM

The CP Holiday Train is out on the rails and will be in the area this Saturday.

The train will come through, food donations will be accepted for local food banks and music will be performed by Colin James and Emma-Lee.

Performer Emma-Lee says she's been through the area a few times, but never with the holiday train.

She also says her music has a Soulful-pop vibe to it.

To listen to the full interview with Emma-Lee, click the link below.

Painting Up For Auction To Support Dryden Library Shelving Fund

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:26 AM

An important fundraiser for the Dryden Public Library is underway.

Chief Librarian Dayna DeBenedet says they are hosting a silent auction in support of their Library Shelving Fund.

DeBenedet says it is an original painting by local artist Burton Penner that depicts a beautiful outdoor scene in Northwestern Ontario.

She notes they are trying to raise 50-thousand dollars to replace their 50-year-old shelving units.

For more information call 223-1475 or send an email to [email protected]