Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The O-P-P say impaired driving is a problem year-round, but it gets worse during the holiday party season.
The O-P-P says it will conduct its annual Festive RIDE campaign starting this Friday and ending January 1st.
During last year's Festive RIDE campaign , the O-P-P laid 308 impaired driving charges and issued 903
The Thistle Rink and the pool at the Rec. Center will be open to the public on December 31st from
4:00 until 8:00.
The Rotary Club has agreed to pick up the cost of the facility rentals and cover the additional
staffing costs for the New Year's eve statutory holiday.
That's the finding of a new study conducted by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
It found that the province pays just over 31 dollars per capita in the Kenora District for legal aid, compared to less than 7 dollars in Ottawa.
The study also shows that a higher percentage of lawyers in Kenora do legal aid work than elsewhere in the province.
The report was commissioned to look into the legal needs of Ontarians.
Council voted 5-1 in favour of the increase this week.
Councillor Sharon Smith was the only one to vote against the motion and says she would prefer to see the issue deferred until the 2012 budget deliberations.
Smith had suggested the audit committee review councillor salaries, but no-one was willing to second her motion.
The Winnipeg Free Press said in a report out of Ottawa that Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan will speak to the details of the bill at a news conference today in Saskatoon.
The legislation brings back to life a bill from a Saskatchewan Tory backbencher that died when the election was called last March.
Kelly Block's bill required First Nations to include details of chief and councillors salaries and reimbursements for expenses in annual audited financial statements.