Monday, September 13, 2010
Bill Thompson will be back for another four year term as mayor of Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls.
Thompson was the only person to file his nomination papers for the top position on the town council.
There will be elections for all other seats on the Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls town council.
Four people are in the race for two councillor at large positions.
Incumbants Norbert Dufresne, Lou Kabel and Chan Motlong will be challenged by former
mayor Jerry O'Leary.
In the Sioux Narrows ward, incumbant Gale Black will be up against John Stuhldreier.
In the Nestor Falls ward, Randy Hanson and Wayne Hellier will face off against eachother.
Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls will be using a vote-by-mail system for the October 25th vote.
Ontario Provincial Police are warning local residents and retailers about a new telephone scam that has hit the area.
The scam involves a call from a fictitous company stating there are new Government health regulations in place requiring workplaces have special first-aid kits.
The caller goes on to state that any violation could lead to closure or fines.
OPP say the caller may identify themself as being with a representative of the Health Unit or a company identified as Canadian Safety Supplies.
They offer to sell the kits at a steep price and will go as far as sending companies and invoice.
The Operations department is recommending the speed limits be increased in a couple of
areas of town.
Operations manager Rick Perchuck says now that the east highway to the city limits has
been paved, he'd like to see the speed limit increased from 80 kilometers an hour.
Perchuck says they are also proposing to increase the speed limit on Highway 596, from the Darlington Bridge to Highway 17-A from 60 kilometers an hour up to 80 klicks.
Ted and Louise Stewner from Winnpeg were the big winners over the weekend, reeling in 54.85 pounds of bass over three days.
They edged out Jeff Gustafson and Mike Reid, who weighed in 53.6 pounds.
Gustafson and Reid had a huge first day weight of 24.55 pounds, but were unable to
match that performance over the next two days.
Hiram Archibald and Joe Pritchett took third place with 52.32 pounds of bass.
An official launch for the Allan Cup will take place later this week.
Judy Bain is one of the organizers and they just want to let people know what will be going on in Kenora next April.
The official launch for the 2011 Allan Cup will take place at the Minnis Hall in the Super 8 motel this Thursday at 6:30PM.
The Ontario Provincial Police and the Northwest Region Forensic team have been asked to review the circumstances surround the sudden death of a man in Cat Lake First Nation.
Nishnawbe-Aski Police were called to assist staff with a man who was being examined at the nursing station on Thursday.
The man suddenly stopped breathing and efforts to revive him failed.
The deceased has been identified as 34-year-old Romeo Gerald Wesley of Cat Lake First Nation.
Canadian Blood Services says it still has a number of appointment slots open for its two day blood donor clinic in Kenora.
The clinic begins this afternoon at 4:30 at Thomas Aquinas.
Harvey Heather is a spokesperson for Canadian Blood Services and says they
are still hoping for over 300 donors to show up.
The blood donor clinic will run until 9:00 tonight, and again from 9:30 to 12:30 tomorrow.
The only other election race on October 25th will be for the Keewatin-Patricia
District School board.
Five people have decided to run for three trustees positions available.
Jon Sigurdson filed his nomination papers Friday, and joins Gregory Wagar,
Michelle Ott, Bob Onysko and Cecile Marcino on the ballot.
Over at the Kenora Catholic District School Board, there won't be a trustee election
as only five people filed nomination papers for five seats.
Brenda Bye, Mike Favreau, Frank Bastone, Paul Landry and Theresa Gallick will form
the new separate school board.
The election race in the City of Kenora is Officially underway.
Friday was the deadline to file nominations.
Its going to be a three-way race for mayor, with Jim Parson moving from
council over to the mayoralty.
All three candidates agree that the economy will be the biggest issue in
the fall election.
Parson says one area he wants to seem improvement is an expansion of our tourism
Andrew Poirier says he wants to continue to work closely with the economic
development commission to implement the key elements of its plan.
Former Mayor Dave Canfield says in order to improve economically, the city is going to
need a strong voice lobbying for the community.
The municipal elections officially take place October 25th, but mail-in ballots will be sent out
to local residents the last week of September or the first week of October.
Beaver Brae's Football team has opened the regular season with a convincing 27-0 win over the Dryden Eagles.
Cody Jones had 12 of the Bronco points, including three field goals.
Beaver Brae head coach Chris Penner says after a lackluster first half, his team rebounded with a strong second half.
Nick Hendy had a 65 punt return for a touchdown in the first half for the Broncos, while
Billy Kitt had the other major for Beaver Brae on a five yard touchdown run.
The Broncos next game is on the road in Winnipeg next Friday against the Maples Marauders.