Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Kenora M.P. Greg Rickford announced 775 thousand dollars to install a fence to keep wildlife out of the airport compound.
Rickford says the funding comes out of the federal/provincial infrastructure program.
Airport manager Mike Zroback says they plan to install a 12 foot high fence around the airport to keep deer out.
He says there have been a number of near misses in recent years between aircraft
landing and taking off and wandering wildlife.
A woman from Kitchener, Ontario has been killed in a two-vehicle accident between Kenora and Dryden on the Trans-Canada Highway.
The OPP say the collision took place shortly after 10:00 yesterday morning near the intersection of Eton-Rugby Road and Highway 17.
Police say a west-bound car collided with an eastbound pick-up truck.
The driver of the car, 35 year old Rosanne O'Brien was killed, while the operator of the half-ton was taken to hospital in Dryden for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The highway was closed for over five hours as a result of the collision.
Nestor Falls is getting a lot of support for its bid to be the Ultimate Fishing Town in Canada.
The northwestern Ontario community is second among all towns and cities nominated, with 142 submissions to the World Fishing Television contest.
Kenora has 40 votes and is fifth overall.
Nominator Maureen Hanson of Hanson's Hideaway Lodge says it's an important contest to win.
The winning town gets 25-thousand in prizes.
Voting begins today on the World Fishing Network website.
The founder of the Angler Young Angler Fishing tournament now has official
Andrew Klopak teamed up with two other youngsters to win the one day
walleye fishing derby on Lake of the Woods over the weekend.
Klopak, Stephen Duynisveld, and Jordan Boychuck from Lac Du Bonnet weighed in more than
30 pounds of walleye to take this year's title, which featured 28 teams
from across Canada and the United States.
Health Unit administration met with council at a special meeting last week to discuss the issue.
Medical Officer of Health, Dr. James Arthurs says they are governed by very specific legislation, but are willing to look at suggestions on how to better present information about beach closures.
Members of council have suggested sending beach water samples to labs in Winnipeg to get quicker information about bacteria levels at local beaches.