Friday, August 26, 2011
For the first time in Ontario's history voters will get a chance to vote by mail. Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa says there will be 10 advanced voting days, 15 days of assited voting and the October 6th election day. Essensa says he thinks the changes will give voters more opportunities to choose when they want to vote.
Ontario's First Nations need 8 billion dollars to close an infrastructure gap. That figure comes from the Ontario First Nation Technical Services Corporation. Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Angus Tolouse says living conditions are some times atrocious. The Ring of Fire will dominate tomorrow's discussion at the first nation technical service conference.
The President of Confederation College Jim Madder says they're prepared for a potential strike by support staff. The local OPSEU union gave strike notice that if negotiations fail they'll walk out September 1st. Contract talks are continuing between OPSEU and the Province
The 1967 Lakewood Mustangs high school football team is reuniting this weekend in Kenora. The reunion began this morning with a golf outing and continues through saturday. Saturday's events include a presentation at Beaver Brae School to salute the current Beaver Brae Broncos, and in the evening is an elvis show and 60's dance fundraiser. Proceeds from the nights events go towards purchasing new multi-purpose goal posts at Beaver Brae.
Members of NOMA have returned from London from the annual conference of municipalities of Ontario. The Members had the opportunity to meet with four provincial ministers to discuss a variety of topics. The need for expanded funding through the ontario municipal partnership fund and a new fund for roads and bridges were discussed as well as other topics. NOMA President Ron Nelson says the Conference was very positive. NOMA Represents the interests of Municipalities from Kenora and Rainy River in the west to Horsepayne in the east.