The name of a 22 year old man who died after jumping off the Sioux Narrows
Bridge over the weekend has been released.
Gerald Jonasson of Edinborough, North Dakota was killed after he jumped
off the bridge early Sunday morning and failed to resurface.
The OPP's Underwater Search and Recovery Unit as well as the Kenora Marine
Unit were able to locate the body later in the day.
No other details about the incident have been released.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The City of Kenora is getting a passing grade for its work on environmental issues.
The city's Environmental Advisory Committee has submitted its annual report to council and its generally favorable.
Dave Schwartz is a member of the committee and says they are pleased with a number of initiatives undertaken by the city last year.
Schwartz says the implementation of an Electronics Waste Depot is a positive move, but suggests he would have liked to have seen solar power used in the building of the new fire hall on Barsky's Hill.
A couple of schools will see administrative changes next School year.
Beaver Brae Secondary School will get a new principal next year.
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board says Clinton Bruetsch will take over from Katherine McIvor.
Bruetsch is currently the vice-principal at Queen Elizabeth High School in Sioux Lookout.
Steve Poling becomes the new principal at Queen Elizabeth, while Wayne Mercer becomes the vice-principal.
Parking could be at a premium in downtown Kenora over the next couple of months.
The big tent has gone up on the Harborfront, meaning that all monthly parking is being
moved to other lots in the downtown core.
City council has spent a long time debating how it wants to deal with the parking issue
and has decided against extending a two hour limit at the metered parking spaces
in the downtown area.
Recreation Manager Colleen Neil says she would like to see the time limit expanded
so visitors can spend more time touring Kenora.
The Tourism Office does issue visitor parking passes to tourists, but instead of day-long
passes, council says it would like them to be for two hours only.
All the rain over the past couple of weeks has convinced the Lake of the Woods Control Board to
increase the outflow from the Norman Dam into the Winnipeg River.
Outflow rose from 150 cubic meters per second up to 200 on Friday.
The Control Board says water levels on the lake have increased two inches
over the past week and are expected to rise another two to three inches
over the next seven days.
The Control Board is also preparing for an open house in Kenora this
It will take place at the Best Western Lakeside Inn on June 17th starting