June 2016

Busy Day In The NHL

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 15:30 PM

Lots of movement in the National Hockey League today with the Montreal Canadiens trading defenceman P.K Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Webber.

Also, the New Jersey Devils have aquired forward Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers for defenceman Adam Larsson.

TSN insider Bob MacKenzie tweeted that free agent Stephen Stamkos has decided to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Cancer Society Supportive Of Continuing Agreement

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 09:28 AM

The Canadian Cancer Society says it's open to continuing a revenue-sharing agreement around Relay For Life in Fort Frances with the Riverside Foundation For Health Care.

The existing five-year agreement expires this year.

The Society's regional manager Maria Cabral says it's up to the Foundation to request a continuance, but is supportive of continuing on.

Property Standards To Get A Review

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 09:24 AM

Fort Frances is looking to update to its property standards by-law.

The review is identified in a letter being sent to a property owner who complained in April about the condition of a neighbour's yard, but suggesting nothing had changed since.

Councillor June Caul says it's an issue she hears too often around the community.

Chief Building Official Travis Rob says a review of existing by-laws is planned, but notes there are legal steps they must follow in response to complaints.

Recommendations Put Forward

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 08:51 AM

A coroner's jury is recommending every First Nation community have its own high school.

It's one of 145 suggestions coming out of a seven-month inquest that looked into the deaths of seven native youth in Thunder Bay.

Regional Supervising Coroner David Eden says the suggestions are comprehensive and have a good chance of preventing similar deaths in the future.

The parties involved have one year to respond to the non-legally-binding recommendations.

Accident Sends Two To Hospital

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:47 AM

Two Fort Frances men escaped serious injuries following a single vehicle accident south of International Falls.

Minnesota State Patrol says the vehicle they were in left Highway 11, near Highway 332, early Saturday morning, struck the ditch and went airborne.

A 32-year-old and a 29-year-old were both taken to hospital for treatment.

New Truck Driver Program

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:45 AM

Ontario is introducing mandatory training program for new truck drivers.

Individuals seeking a Class A licence on or after July 1, 2017, will need to successfully complete a four to six week course before attempting the road test.

Transportation Minister Steve Del Duca says it's aimed at ensuring commercial truck drivers are properly trained.

Anyone with a Class A licence now won't be required to take the training.

More Campsites Re-opened

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:38 AM

Two more campsites at Voyageurs National Park, closed because of bald eagle nesting sites, have re-opened.

Both sites are located on Kabetogama Lake.

Three others, on Kabetogama, Namakan anad Rainy Lakes, are still closed to the public.

The park closes sites near active nests to limit public interaction during the nesting period.

School Year Revisited

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:33 AM

Students are now into their summer break.

Rainy River District School Board's education director Heather Campbell is reflecting on the past school year.

She's especially pleased with the accomplishments achieved by students, both in and outside the classroom.

She singles out the success of a new student senate and the official unveiling of Sysco's Connecting North project at Mine Centre School as examples.

Campbell says it will be a busy summer for the school board.

Faster Way To Buy Beer

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:20 AM

There's going to be a faster way to buy beer.

The Beer Store plans to launched Beer Xpress, an on-line service allowing consumers to order and pay for their suds before heading down to the store to pick them up.

It plans to reveal the service to the public later today.

Local Sports Wrap For Wednesday, June 29

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 07:16 AM

An upset in women's soccer in the Borderland Soccer League last night.

Jess Caul scored twice as Taggs Source for Sports beat the league leading La Place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs 5-1, halting the under 18 team's 7 game win streak.

Ericka Tymkin, Alina Eldridge and Sara Roach also scored for Taggs.

Abby Sanders replied for the Vous.

On the men's side, International Travel Service moved into a share of the division's lead following a 1-0 win over Pharmasave.

Lucas Koomans scored the game's lone goal.