October 2016

OPP Looking To Identify Man Found Dead In Ontario

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 06:56 AM

Provincial police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man found dead earlier this month near Port Albert, Ontario.

OPP says the man is believed to have been traveling through Ontario from Alberta under an assumedname Mitchell Nelson.

The victim is described as:
"    White, male
"    Average to medium build
"    Balding with grey hair.
"    Thin moustache.
"    Approximately 30-60 years old.

Co-op Seeks Expansion To Rainy River District

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:21 AM

A Dryden-based co-op, looking to expand into the Rainy River district, is giving the public and opportunity to learn more about its plans and what the group is all about.

The Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op held a session for area producers last night in Emo and with further meetings today in Emo and tomorrow in Fort Frances.

Agricultural Co-ordinator Andrea Harbinski says the session with producers was geared toward them getting involved with the Co-op.

Today's meeting for the public takes place at the Emo Legion from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Four Sent To Hospital In Carbon Monoxide Scare

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:10 AM

A Dryden women and three young children are recovering after fire officials in Dryden found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in their home.

The incident happened yesterday morning.

Dryden Fire Service says all four were sent to hospital with the children displaying serious symptoms of CO illness.

The source was identified to a leaky appliance.

Local Sports Wrap for Tuesday, October 25

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:05 AM

An indoor soccer league in Fort Frances is looking for players.

It started Sunday night at Fort Frances High School and will run through until May 14.

Cost is $20 for the season.

Call or tex 276-3245 to register.


For the second time this season, a member of the English River Miners has been named SIJHL Player of the Week.

Miners netminder Spencer Eschyschyn gets the nod after post a 3-0 record.

Dylan Kooner, who scored four goals in the Lakers win last Friday, was among the considerations.

First Round Of Funding For New Schools

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 07:44 AM

The provincial government will spend $474-million over the next year to build 28 new schools and renovate 23 existing others.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the money will be doled out in 36 different communities around the province.

Education Minister Mitzie Hunter says her ministry had to consider $2.6 billion in requests in this first round of funding.

The exact boards to receive the money this year is not being immediately disclosed.

A Ministry of Education spokesperson tells CFOB-News says those announcements will be coming in the days ahead.

Distracted Driving Still Prevalent

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 07:38 AM

Some worrisome stats about the habits of motorists.

A survey conducted for CAA finds one in three Ontarians still admitting to driving while using their mobile devices.

44 per cent says it's because somebody called them.

15 per cent said they were able to multi-task.

It's been illegal for drivers to talk, text, type, dial or e-mail using cell phones and other handheld devices for any reason since October 2009.

The fine for caught breaking the law is $490, plus three demerit points upon conviction.

Canada's Food Guide Getting A Look Over

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 07:37 AM

Canada's Food Guide is getting an update.

The document advises Canadians on the type of foods they should be eating and how much.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says the revisions will be done to reflect the latest scientific evidence on diet and health.

Health Canada is now gathering public comment on what those changes may look like.

The consultation period will go until December 8.

New Owner For Former Farmer's Market Building

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 07:14 AM

The former farmer's market building in Fort Frances has a new owner.

It's been purchased by local veterinarian Dr. Dan Pierroz.

He says he intends to make it the new location of Nor-West Animal Clinic sometime in the new year.

Pierroz says there are extensive renovations needed first.

The exact plans for the building are still being developed, but he says the main building will be the main clinic site with a small building, once a canteen, being used as an isolation area for sick and recovering animals.



Roughly 202,400 Canadians Will Develop Cancer In 2016

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 11:49 AM

Annual cancer rate statistics have been released by the Canadian Cancer Society for 2016.

Over 202,000 new cases of cancers are estimated to occur in Canada this year.

The report estimates those cases will result in 78,000 deaths in Canada in 2016.

Roughly 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes with 1 in 4 dying from the disease.

More then half of all new cases will be breast, lung, prostate and colorectal cancers.

To read the entire report: bit.ly/2eE9Y7H

NTAB Seeking Business Advise Again

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 11:19 AM

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board is looking to hear from area businesses.

A community breakfast information session will be held in Fort Frances this Thursday.

Executive Director Sonja Wainio says they're continuing to promote their employerone survey.

Wainio says they are looking for businesses to inform them of their employment roadblocks, hiring plans and specific occupations that are hard to hire for.