Monday, January 7, 2013

Native Protest At Border

A peaceful protest at the border on the weekend.

Nearly 150 native people from northern Minnesota and Canada gathered in International Falls as part of demonstrations against the Harper government.

Karla Bluebird from Red Lake, Minnesota says the environmental concerns being expressed by First Nations in Canada are also a worry to U.S. bands.

The protest was one of several at border crossings that took place.

School Back

Ontario students head back to school today amid even more uncertainty than before their holiday break.

The dispute between public school teachers and the Ontario government deepened last week when the province imposed new contracts that froze most wages and cut benefits.

Many teachers are furious, with some saying they'll ignore Premier Dalton McGuinty's request to resume extracurricular activities.

Three Charged For Failing To Stop For Police

Three Fort Frances men will be making a court appearance after attempting to avoid police on snowmachine.

It happened while OPP were conducting snowmobile patrols on New Year's Eve on Rainy Lake in the area of Northwest Bay.

Police were attempting to stop a group of seven snowmobilers when three bolted.

Officers were able to identify and locate the operators and later charge them with failing to stop for police.

Snowmobile Accidents

An Atikokan man is recovering from injuries following a snowmobile accident last week in the Atikokan area.

Provincial Police says the 22-year-old was traveling on the ice of the Atikokan river Wednesday when he lost control of his snowmachine and it rolled on top of him.

The man was treated at the scene before being eventually taken to hospital in Thunder Bay for treatment of a leg injury.

A Fort Frances man also had to be taken to hospital in Thunder Bay with a leg injury earlier last week following a snowmobile accident on Rainy Lake.

OPP says the man was operating his snowmachine in the area of Ash Bay last Saturday when he was ejected from his sled, landing on the ice.

Man Charged With Mischief

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A London, Ontario man has been charged after a Fort Frances business had its window smashed on New Year's Day.

Video surveillance showed a man breaking the window with his foot before walking away.

OPP arrested the 31-year-old for being intoxicated in a public place and mischief.

Campbell Awaiting News On New Premier

The MPP of the Kenora-Rainy River riding is looking forward to the new year for a particular reason.

Sarah Campbell wants to see who fills the spot of Ontario premier and leader of the Liberal party.

Campbell hopes whoever the person may be, they have a fresh perspective and work with all parties.

She's also expecting Queen's Park to resume sometime after the third week of February.