Friday, February 3, 2012
Kenora District Municipal Association President Phil Vinet says the meat and potatoes of their annual conference starts this morning in Sioux Lookout.
The Red Lake Mayor says Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell, Lieutinent-Coloniel Dan Drew and Medical Officer of Health Dr. James Arthurs are among the guest speakers.
Chair of the finance Committee Ron Lunny says that includes engineering drawings and actual construction.
Lunny says the project would be contingent on getting funding from
the upper levels of government or a partner from the private sector.
The city has set aside four million dollars as its share of the proposed
Officials at CCAA monitor Ernst and Young say the company owes almost 40 million dollars to creditors and proceeds of a sale would go to them.
If no buyers can be found its a possibility the mill could be sold for scrap.
Police are asking folks to not talk or text on their phone while driving.
Police say distracted driving is one of the leading causes of fatal collisions.
It could also net you a 155-dollar fine.
Police have laid 3-charges over the past few days.
Jenny Greenhalgh of NCDS as secured a boat from Dragon Boat Canada with the intent of establishing an event in Fort Frances.
She says several groups are interested.
Greenhalgh is exploring the idea of having the event tied to Canada Day.
Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty says a separate pot of money could be set aside through the regional development agency for northern Ontario municipalities to access.
Rafferty says financial help for infrastructure upgrades is a major need among municipalities, but doubts there could be any coming in the upcoming budget.