Two American hunters face a huge fine for illegally hunting deer in the Kenora
area last fall.
Jamie Doucette and Jesse Caswell from Michigan have been fined a total of
over 11 thousand dollars for hunting deer at night.
The two were driving along Cynet Lake Road last Hallowe'en when a large
buck ran across the road in front of them.
One of the hunters turned the truck to point the headlights at the deer,
while the passenger got his rifle out to shoot at the buck out the side
The shot missed its mark, but the gun discharged and the bullet ripped through the floor of the truck
as one of the hunters tried to put it back in its case.
Caswell and Doucette have also been banned from hunting in Ontario for three and six years
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Critics have said the Harper government is backing away from FedNor or has been mispending
But Keora M.P. Greg Rickford says the Harper government is still committed to the program.
Lakehead University, Confederation College and the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund recently
benefitted from 1.1 million dollars in FedNOR funding.
There will be at least one vacancy on Kenora City Council this fall.
Councillor Chris Van Wallenghem says he doesn't intend to run in
the upcoming municipal elections.
Van Wallenghem made the announcement at the end of last night's
open council meeting.
Councillor's Dave McCann, Wendy Cuthbert and Jim Parson have
all submitted their nomination papers for the October 25th municipal
Councillors Charito Drinkwalter and Rory McMillan have not indicated if
they plan to run again.
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is gearing up for all-day kindergarten
Two schools will be offering the day long junior and senior kindergarten classes.
Director of Education of the public school board Jack McMaster says they have been
working with the Kenora Catholic and the Northwest Catholic School Boards on the
roll-out of the program.
In Kenora the public school board will be offering all-day kindergarten at Evergreen
this fall, while the Catholic board will be using St. Louis for its program initially.
The Pellatt United Fire Department is hoping to have a more reliable source
of funding soon.
Residents in four unincorporated townships west of Kenora are being asked to
support the creation of a local services board.
Barry Balteson is one of the people behind the proposal and says the goal is
to impose a small levy on each home owner in the area served by the fire
The first of two public meetings on the local services board will take place
tonight at the Pellatt Fire Hall at 7:00.
The actual vote will take place on August 14th.