Friday, November 23, 2012

Teachers Begin Job Action

Elementary teachers with the Rainy River District School board have started a series of work-to-rule actions in their efforts to reach a new deal.

This after a Ministry of Labour conciliator issued a no-board report in their talks wih the board.

Local union president Trevor Bowles says focus for teachers will now only be on classroom instruction and ensuring the safety of students.

Some of the jobs action include teachers showing up for work 30 minutes before the start of school and leaving 30 minutes after classes end on Mondays and Tuesdays only.

They will also refrain from participating in extra-curricular activities on those days.

The teachers actions are more directed at the provincial government, they say has hindering local bargaining with the passage of Bill 115.

Kenora Man Seeks P.C. Nomination

Progressive Conservatives in Kenora-Rainy River are getting prepared for the next provincial election,some believe will happen next spring.

Randy Nickle, a prominent businessman in Kenora, says he's throwing his name into the hat to be the party's candidate.

The riding association intends to hold a nomination vote December 1.

Leadership Debate To Go In Thunder Bay

All of the Ontario Liberal Leadership hopefuls will be coming to northwestern Ontario next month.

Thunder Bay will be the site of one of several candidate debates.

It's scheduled for December 9, but a location has not yet been identified.

Residents wanting to participate are being asked to contact the local Liberal riding association.

Town Recognition Dinner Cancelled

Town of Fort Frances is canceling this year' dinner intended to recognize retiring employees, town volunteers and its citizen of the year.

The town says it's because of recent developments in the community, prior commitments by several of the honorees and a low response to the event in general.

It's now looking how at best to recognize individuals in a different way.

School Bus Cancellations

A school bus cancellation to pass on at this time.

The bus from Stanikoming First Nation driven by Desmond Jourdain won't be running today because of slippery road conditions

Hunt Numbers Down In Minnesota

Minnesota hunters killed 7 percent fewer deer this firearms season.

The Department of Natural Resources says the drop was expected.

The DNR increased the number of lottery areas where hunters had to have a permit to shoot a deer without antlers.