April 2018

Staffing Changes At Area Schools

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 12:08 PM

The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is shuffling some of its staff at area schools for 2018-2019.

Doris St. Jules has been named the new Principal of Lillian Berg School in Vermilion Bay.

She is currently the Vice-Principal at Ear Falls Public School.

In Sioux Lookout, Darryl Tinney has been appointed as Principal of Sioux Mountain Public.

Tinney will make the move from Red Lake.

At Sioux North High School, Andy Schardt has been named Vice-Principal.

Missing Woman In Dryden

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 11:55 AM

Dryden Police need your help to find a missing woman.

Police say 36-year-old Shannon Rae Marcyniuk was last seen on Saturday night around 8 o'clock on Colonization Avenue.

Her last Facebook activity was Sunday morning at 6:45.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shannon Rae Marcyniuk is asked to contact Dryden Police or Crime Stoppers.

Dryden Ready To Host Dudley Hewitt Cup

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 11:21 AM

The Dudley Hewitt Cup is just one sleep away.

Things actually get going Monday night with a welcoming party at the Centre.

Tournament Chair Colleen Oliphant and team President Mike Sveinson were guests on the CKDR Morning Show Monday to promote the event.

Oliphant says individual tickets will be available at the Arena two hours before each game.

She says games will be at 2:30, with all Ice Dogs games starting at 7:30.

Sveinson is encouraging everyone to get to the Arena early, stressing tickets are expected to sell fast.

City Of Dryden Hydrant Flushing Underway

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 11:13 AM

The City of Dryden has started hydrant flushing in the community.

The process is expected to last about six weeks.

Water Works Manager Dean Walker says if you notice your water is murky or brown, you are asked to leave the cold tap running until the water runs clean.

Walker says it's due to sediment off the bottom of the pipes from the flushing.

Doug Ford Added To NOMA Roster

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 09:41 AM

Some last minute changes to the agenda for the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association Conference in Kenora this week.

PC leader Doug Ford has confirmed he will be attending.

NOMA Past President Dave Canfield says Ford is scheduled to address delegates Wednesday afternoon, while NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Premier Katheen Wynne are on the agenda for Thursday afternoon.

Canfield says the schedule couldn't accommodating an all-candidates debate.

Medical School Partnering With U Of M

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 09:39 AM

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the University of Manitoba are breaking new ground.

Catherine Cervin is the Medical School and says they have signed a deal with the U of M to allow medical students from the northwest do a residency program in Winnipeg.

Cervin notes part of the agreement means the students must do their placement in northwestern Ontario.

She believes it makes sense since it will help communities in the region attract medical students who will have a connection to both Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.

Liberal Candidate Supporting Community Justice Centre

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 09:36 AM

The person seeking the candidacy for the Liberal party in Kenora-Rainy River is applauding a decision by the provincial government to establish a Community Justice Centre in Kenora.

Karen Kejick says the centre will help protect vulnerable people accused of low-level crimes.

She says we need to make sure that youth, who have been charged with minor crimes, know that there are better options to live a safe and prosperous life.

Work Continues On Integrated Health Care Plan In Dryden

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 09:32 AM

The Dryden Regional Health Centre continues to work with other area health providers on trying to streamline the local health care system.

Hospital Chief Executive Officer Wade Petranik says the Dryden Integrated Health Care Organization Working Group is looking both locally and around the world for the best structure of their medical services.

Petranik says they've been working with a consultant for the past four or five months to talk about an integrated system.

The overall goal is the creation of the Dryden and Area Local Health Hub.

Panel Looking At First Nations Fire Deaths

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 09:27 AM

The process is now underway to investigate Ontario First Nations fire deaths over the last ten years.

Ontario's Deputy Chief Coroner Jim Sproule says a panel will consist of the Fire Marshal, a forensic pathologist, epidemiologist and data analysts.

They will be examining 30-fires involving a total of 55-fatalities.

They will be collecting information on the circumstances on each fire and each person who passed away.

Each fire will have a separate file which will be collected as data.

Sproule stresses the idea of his study is not to lay blame.

Huge Spin-Off's In Hosting Dudley Hewitt Cup

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 09:23 AM

Hotels are slowly starting to fill up and it's getting a little more busy around town as the Dudley Hewitt Cup is just one day away.

Dryden is hosting the Central Canadian Junior Hockey Championship for the first time.

Ice Dogs Treasurer Tom Clarke says it's going to provide a major economic boost for the community.

Clark says they are anticipating an influx of 500-visitors during the week long championship.

Clarke says an economic analysis predicts a nearly half-million dollars in extra revenue for the City.