December 2018

St. Joseph's Teach Studying Mindfulness And Self-Regulation

Posted on Sunday, December 9, 2018 07:31 AM

Mindfulness and regulating your own stress is under the microscope at St. Joseph's School in Dryden.

Teacher Tiffany Goulet is currently learning more about the importance of regulating stress and meditation for students.

Last year they applied for the project and received $30 000 to study the importance of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation in the classroom.

One of the focuses was also looking at the effects of giving 15 minutes of meditation before class in order to manage stress levels throughout the day.

Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation Gives To Holiday Initiatives

Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2018 13:43 PM

The Dryden Rotary Club is preparing for this giving time of year by distributing funds throughout the region.

The Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation approved 13 thousand 5 hundred dollars towards Red Lake, Ear Falls, Ignace and Dryden area Christmas Cheer Organizations.

That money will be used to assist with hampers for individuals and families in need.

The Foundation is also providing 4 thousand dollars towards several organizations dealing with poverty and hunger.

On top of that another 4 thousand will be going to the Children's Delight Series.

NWHU Warning Residents About Cold-Related Injuries

Posted on Saturday, December 8, 2018 13:40 PM

We've already had some really chilly days this December and the Northwestern Health Unit wants to make sure you are safe.

The health unit is warning residents about the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia.

Manager of Environmental Health Thomas Nabb says when temperatures outside go below minus 28 degrees Celsius, the risk of a cold-related injury becomes much higher.

Nabb also says to prevent cold-related injuries, dress in layers of warm clothing and ensure you are also wearing a hat, scarf, insulated gloves and waterproof boots.

Auditor General Raises Northwestern Ontario Health Travel

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 12:00 PM

This week's Auditor General's report has some surprising statistics for residents of northwestern Ontario.

The auditor's report talks extensively about the amount of money the government spends on Ontario residents seeking medical treatment outside the province.

Bonnie Lysyk says overall, Ontario provides more medical services for out-of-province patients than any other province.

However, of the patients having to go to other juridictions for medical treatment, 28 percent are from northwestern Ontario.

Thunder Bay Police Officers Assaulted

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 11:49 AM

City police say two of their officers were assaulted at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

They tell us early this morning a female was was found in distress earlier at a Pacific Avenue residence and rushed to the hospital.

That’s when police say she became combative with nurses and in the process assaulted one officer.

The youth was then taken away from the area, and that’s when the second officer was assaulted.

She is now charged.

Missing Teen in Thunder Bay

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 11:42 AM

The search is on by Thunder Bay police to find a missing 19-year old woman.

Breanna Moonias was last seen in the 300 block of Arundel Street, in the north end of Thuncer Bay, on Tuesday at around 5 in the afternoon.

Police say she was expected to be heading eastbound toward Lakeshore Drive at that time.

Breanna is Indigenous, about 5’7 tall, with a medium build. She has long brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have information, please contact Thunder Bay Police or Crimestoppers

Thunder Bay Police Association Rebukes NAN Statement

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 10:53 AM

A rebuke from Thunder Bay Police Association to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, in NAN’s reaction to a video showing a local police officer allegedly slapping a 17-year old girl.

In a news release, the Association says it’s deeply offended by comments from NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, who stated “We are outraged by the actions of the officer in the video. We don’t know all the details, but there is no justification for such violence of a defenseless youth.”

The Association adds it’s also outraged by the incident, but is confident the officer in question will be vindicated.

Unifor Makes Donation To Hoshizaki House

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 09:34 AM

The organizers of the first Unifor Local 324 walk to remember the victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre are pleased with the turn-out.

A number of people braved the cold weather Thursday night in Dryden to raise awareness of Violence Against Women.

The union also made a $2,000 donation to the Hoshizaki House and Shelter employee Laurie Markowski was grateful for the support.

Markowski says anything they get in terms of donations to help women and children flee abuse is always appreciated and they can't be more thankful for the support.

Fall Session Comes To An End At Queen's Park

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018 09:28 AM

The current sitting of Queen's Park has been adjourned a week early.

Thursday was the final day of the fall sitting.

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford had the last word in Question Period.

"As I close Mr. Speaker, in particular, I would like to wish all my northern Ontario colleagues not just a Merry Christmas but safe travels across our vast and beautiful ridings."

The fall session ended with the introduction of one final piece of Legislation, the Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, which is designed to reduce red tap for
small business.