January 2018

Local Sports Wrap For Tuesday, January 16

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 07:46 AM

Hailey Beaudry of Fort Frances and her Thunder Bay rink lost their only game yesterday at the Canadian Junior Curling Championship in Shawinigan, Quebec, falling 11-4 to Newfoundland-Labrador.

Beaudry's foursome are now fourth in their pool at 2 and 2.

They face teams from Ontario this morning and Nunavut tonight.At Falls High School, Emma Gilbert scored 21 in the Broncos girls basketball team's 49-46 loss to Esko.

The junior team beat Esko 32-30 on a final second shot by by Hannah Mark.

 

Role Seen For Municipalities In Reducing Substance Abuse

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 07:39 AM

The Northwestern Health Unit's Medical Officer of Health sees a roles for municipalities in helping to reduce substance abuse in the region.

Dr. Kit Young-Hoon spoke to municipal leaders attending the Rainy River District Municipal Association meeting in Fort Frances over the weekend.

She says initiatives like increased recreational opportunities for youth especially can help.

"That to me is a key way of engaging youth and getting them involved in something other than substance use or misuse."

Lawyer Sees Importance In Reconciliation For Municipalities

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 07:17 AM

A Thunder Bay lawyer sees changing monuments and signs as a good place for municipalities to start to create good will among Indigenous people.

Chantelle Bryson spoke to delegates attending the Rainy River District Municipal Association meeting in Fort Frances over the weekend.

Bryson says many under estimate the value in making such a change, noting it can help in the discussion with Indigenous communities over more larger issues.

Lawyers Sees Importance In Reconciliation For Municipalities

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 07:16 AM

 

A Thunder Bay lawyer sees changing monuments and signs as a good place for municipalities to start to create good will among Indigenous people.

Chantelle Bryson spoke to delegates attending the Rainy River District Municipal Association meeting in Fort Frances over the weekend.

Bryson says many under estimate the value in making such a change, noting it can help in the discussion with Indigenous communities over more larger issues.

New Executive Named For RRDMA

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 05:49 AM

A Fort Frances councillor has been selected to head the Rainy River District Municipal Association.

Ken Perry was elected during the Association's meeting held over the weekend in Fort Frances.

Alberton councillor Peter Spuzak was selected vice-president.

Perry will also continue to represent the local municipal lobby group as an executive vice-president to the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association.

Rainy River Councillor Gord Armstrong and Wendy Brunetta of Fort Frances will also serve as regional reps to NOMA.

Two Killed In Highway Crash

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 05:43 AM

Two people have died in a crash on Highway 17 west of Vermilion Bay.

OPP say 31-year-old Dustin McLaughlin from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, and 13-year-old Cheyanne McLaughlin from Nipigon were killed after a SUV came into collision with a transport Saturday night.

Three other passengers in the SUV were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver of the transport was not hurt.

MP Speaks With High School Students

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 11:53 AM

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak is reaching out to high school students in his constituency.

Rusnak spoke to students at Fort Frances High School Friday.

He says it's somethings he's been doing since elected MP and has visited at least a third of schools in his riding.

He says those visits are imporant to him.

"I need that information of things that are going on the ground right across the riding from municipal issues to what people are going through every day in the high school.

Tax Season Approaching For Minnesotans

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 10:21 AM

Minnesotans can begin filing their state income tax forms at the end of the month.

The January 29 date coincides with the federal opening.

The deadline to file both with the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service this year is April 17 with the traditional April 15 date falling on a Saturday.

Canadians have until the end of April to file their taxes with the Canada Revenue Agency..
 

Local Sports Wrap For Monday, January 15

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 09:43 AM

Hailey Beaudry of Fort Frances and her Thunder Bay-based defeated Northwest Territories 13-2 to improve to 2 and 1 at the Canadian Junior Curling Championship in Shawinigan, Quebec.

Beaudry's rink is tied for third in her pool going into a game this afternoon against Newfoundland-Labrador.

 

Fort Frances Muskies curling rinks are perfect after the first day of play at a NorWOSSA qualifer taking place in Atikokan.

Chris Silver's boys team is 3-0 after wins over Whitefish Bay, 11-0; Atikokan, 6-2; and Red Lake, 3-2, yesterday.