Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The OPP is urging local motorists to slow down today as kids return back to school.
Classes resumed this morning for elementary and secondary school students in Kenora.
Police say motorists should be aware of school buses stopping and kids cross local roads.
The OPP say officers will be out patrolling school zones this week and conducting traffic enforcement to ensure students are going to be safe getting both to and from school.
The Dalles First Nation is getting money to study lake sturgeon and their habitat on the
AKRC will be getting funding to study species at risk on the east side of Lake of the Woods in
the Sioux Narrows area.
The Government is funding 113-community projects in Ontario to the tune of 3.6-million dollars.
Students in both the public and separate school boards return to class this morning.
Phyllis Eikre is the director of education for the Kenora Catholic District School Board and says they have high expectations this year.
Eikre adds that they are also excited by their all-day kindergarten programs which will
be starting up at St. Louis School tomorrow.
with a water treatment plant this year.
The project was tendered out earlier this summer, but the costs came in over twice as high
as the amount they had budget for.
Kenora M.P. Greg Rickford says he's spoken to the Redditt Board and is relieved they are
going ahead with construction.
The Redditt Local Services Board says its going to look again at its tender to see if it can find ways of reducing costs of the project.
Under the terms of the federal infrastructure program, projects that receieved funding
have to start no later than March 31st, 2011.
A Hoffman Estates, Illinois man is irate with border guards at the Fort Frances crossing.
Ed Pokorski says he was denied entry into Canada because of a charge that dates back to the 1980's.
Pokorski also claims the border agents were rude and not at all helpful.
He adds the agents wouldn't give him information on who he could call and they wouldn't help him with directions so he could make travel plans back home.