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Mike Aiken

Fire call on First Street

Tenants in Ziggy's block had to interrupt their dinner plans, as emergency crews responded to the apartment block around 5 p.m., after reports of smoke. Firefighters, ambulance and police arrived at ... read more..

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Mike Aiken

College, minister react to tuition changes

Management at Confederation College are happy to see the province will maintain operating grants, along with a fund for northern institutions. However, they're waiting to here more about ways to help ... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Clear, cold conditions for snowmobilers

If you're choosing to bundle up and hit the trails this weekend, and number of them are groomed and open around Kenora, Dryden and Sioux Lookout. However, the A-trail between Kenora and Dryden is not ... read more..

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Ryan Forbes

Two charged in cocaine seizure

Two Red Lake residents have been charged with possessing and trafficking cocaine, following a drug bust on Wednesday. The Red Lake OPP say that on January 16, officers from Red Lake and Kenora OPP d... read more..

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Ryan Forbes

Firefighters respond to 428 calls in 2018

The City of Kenora’s Fire and Emergency Services department has provided a look into their previous quarter, detailed in a report presented to councillors earlier this week. The previous quarter took ... read more..

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Rikki Watson

Regulation creates hiring roadblock

Hiring teachers in Northern Ontario is becoming an issue for school boards. Part of the problem is Regulation 274 which outlines the process teachers go through in order to be hired into permanent pos... read more..

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Rikki Watson

Kindergarten Registration Week is set

School boards in Northwestern Ontario have once again teamed up to offer families a Regional Kindergarten Registration Week for 2019. February 25th to March 1st, schools across the region will be hos... read more..

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Rikki Watson

Provincial cuts impact KCDSB

The Kenora Catholic District School Board is losing about $219,000 in funding this year thanks to cuts to a fund called the Education Programs - Other (EPO). Manager of Business Services Alison Smith... read more..

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Ryan Forbes

City supports Rideout, Evergreen rinks

The City of Kenora will provide $16,000 to two local community clubs this year. The Rideout and Evergreen Community Clubs will both see $8,000 each, as part of the city’s 2019 community club grant all... read more..

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Ryan Forbes

Ice shack vandals caught, charged

Two Kenora residents are facing charges for shooting multiple ice shacks in the area. Terry Roen, 24, and Austin Holmstrom, 18, are both facing multiple charges. The Kenora OPP say that on January 6, ... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Rickford wants further reductions

Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford is determined to make more reductions in the price of gas in the riding. "Look, we've made some progress, but it's not enough," he said. The minister would like... read more..

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Mike Aiken

FASD class sharing strategies for success

Bailey Palson's the teacher in a very special class at Keewatin Public. She helps young children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder get ready for integration into a regular classroom. "Sometimes th... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Eikre honoured with Papal Blessing

Phyllis EikreIt was a real honour for the outgoing director of education at the Kenora Catholic District School Board. Last night, Phyllis Eikre received a Papal Blessing for her years of service with... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Social housing in 2019 budget

Social housing is at the top of the list, as the district services board prepares their budget for 2019. Andrew Poirier is the director for the City of Kenora. "Like every other budget, I think, they... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Tax rates delayed

Kenora ratepayers will have to wait a bit longer, before this year's property tax rates are set. "You know, we did the review, and we're still not comfortable. There's still some issues we need to de... read more..

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Ryan Forbes

First phase of All Nations Hospital approved

The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has given approval to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and the Kenora Chiefs Advisory to move forward with the first phase of planning for the All Nati... read more..

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Mike Aiken

High-speed internet top new minister's list

High-speed internet is at the top of the list for the new federal minister for rural economic development. Kenora MP Bob Nault says Bernadette Jordan is willing to work with mayors and chiefs across t... read more..

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Mike Aiken

New hydro bills coming for Kenora

Kenora Hydro customers will be noticing changes in how they're billed. Since the merger with Thunder Bay Hydro was approved by the Ontario Energy Board in November, the City of Kenora has been workin... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Safe beds to help clients, cops

Kenora residents dealing with a mental health crisis will soon have another option. The safe beds project is meant to divert people from either the hospital or police. Sara Dias from the Canadian Men... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Housing starts on the agenda, Nault

Housing starts are at the top of the list for Bob Nault. After talking with councillors in recent weeks, the member for Kenora offers an update. "They see housing as holding back their economic oppor... read more..

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Mike Aiken

More hydro cuts coming, Rickford

Energy Minister Greg Rickford says relief is on its way for hydro customers. "We're hoping as early as this spring to start delivering on the substantial portion of the 12 per cent cut that we campai... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Shooters target ice shacks

Claudette Howe is feeling better now, after police told her they'd caught the vandals, who shot at her ice shack on Lake of the Woods. "This is my third weekend here. So, our second weekend, that's w... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Greenbelt gets carnival ready

Davis Longe didn't mind spending a bit of time outdoors. He was part of the crew from LMD Contracting, who were helping to set up on the greenbelt for the Kenora winter carnival. "Oh, it's a nice day... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Simpler licences ahead, Rickford

Queen's Park is working to make life easier for anglers and hunters, says Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford. "What we're building here is a system where there's less regulatory burden, less... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Kenora mayor outlines Phase IV

Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford joins city councillors and supporters of downtown revitalization in council chambers Friday.Kenora Mayor Dan Reynard says the advantages of Phase IV of down... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Province grants $1 million for revitalization

There's nothing like welcoming in the New Year with a cheque. So, it was all smiles for mayor and council at Kenora city hall, when Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford came for a visit earlier... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Onigaming death under investigation

Police are still investigating the death of a 47-year-old Onigaming member. Norm Copenace, Jr., was found deceased in a wooded area on the community earlier this week. A post-mortem was held in Kenor... read more..

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Mike Aiken

Only one drug-impaired driver charged, OPP

It may have been the first year for legal cannabis use in Ontario, but that didn't mean a flurry of charges for drug-impaired driving. Instead, only one charge was issued for drivers impaired by drug... read more..

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Rikki Watson

Proposed roundabout planned for mall entrance

Stage four of Kenora's Downtown revitalization is set to begin this year. Part of the proposed revitalization plan is a new roundabout. Economic Development Officer Megan Dokuchie explains where it w... read more..

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Ryan Forbes

Kavanaugh calls for cannabis inclusion

The Grand Chief of the Treaty #3 territory, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, is calling on the provincial government to include the Indigenous community in the sale of cannabis, and the decisions that sur... read more..

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