Thursday, September 15, 2011
Kenora Hydro is trying to find the cause of regular power outages in the Lakeside, north end and
Coney Island areas.
Over the past few weeks, electricity has been interrupted several times, sometimes for hours on end.
President and CEO of Kenora Hydro Dave Sinclair says they've done a complete inspection of the system, but haven't been able to find out what's triggering the outages.
Sinclair says if anyone notices any strange activity, or noise on the hydro lines in their neighborhood, they should contact Kenora Hydro with the details.
Foundation Director Nicke Baird says gift comes from someone who is choosing to remain anonymous.
Baird says the individual is also leaving it up to the Foundation on how the money will be used.
A student advocacy group is calling for a resumption of negotiations in the strike by support workers at Ontario community colleges.
The workers are members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents about 8,000 cleaners, food service staff, registration officers and other workers at the province's 24 colleges.
Wages and job protection are major issues in the dispute. The colleges say they will remain open during the strike, using management and non-unionized part-time staff.
water quality on Lake of the Woods by Christmas.
The International Joint Commission is looking through a report by a Task Force that was set up last year to look at the local watershed.
Kelly Saunders was a member of the committee and is hoping the commission takes their recommendations seriously.
The governments in Canada and the United States are expected to announce their water quality
plans for Lake of the Woods by the spring of 2012.
Constable Bob Bernie has been chosen as Officer of the year.
He was singled out for his work with the Kenora Mental Health and Drug Awareness Task force.
Bernie will pick up his award at the OPP Accolades Ceremony in Orillia next Monday.
When the last Crown Victoria rolls off the assembly line, the plant's last 12-hundred hourly-paid employees will be out of work. Sales of Crown Victorias and other large rear-wheel drive cars made by Ford have been falling in recent years as consumers opt for more fuel efficient models
A psychiatric examination was ordered for Randall Hopley when he appeared in a court in Cranbrook, B-C yesterday.
The evaluation will determine if Hopley is fit to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and abducting a child under 14. He has been ordered to be back in court for a bail hearing on November 9th.
Hopley was charged after three-year-old Kienan Hebert vanished for four days in Sparwood, B-C.