Friday, March 8, 2013

Town Efforts To Trap Bobcat

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The town of Fort Frances is involved in the search for a wild cat.

What's believed to be a bobcat has been spotted in the area of Church Street and Nelson Avenue for the past few weeks.

Rick Hallam, who oversees the town's by-law department, says the Ministry of Natural Resources has given it approval to set traps.

Hallam says there are reports the cat may have killed at least three domestic cats.

Northwestern Health Unit Study Released

Some concerning results in a survey from the Northwestern Health Unit.

Over 2000 students from the Kenora-Rainy River districts were asked in the Youth Action on Drugs Study on their thoughts on alcohol and drug use.

Health Promoter Saralyn Seminiuk says it also found that half didn't believe there was enough for young people to do in their hometowns.

Seminiuk says the survey also found that young people over estimate drug and alcohol use among their peers.

Campbell Supports Changes To Gas Tax

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell is supporting a bill that recommends changes to the provincial gas tax.

Campbell says while everyone pays the tax not all municipalities get their fair share or even qualify for the funding.

Campbell sees the changes a first step to creating a dedicated program for infrastructure needs in rural and northern Ontario.

Body Found In Kenora

A post mortem exam is being conducted today on a body found floating in the Winnipeg River in Kenora.

The body was found by workers yesterday morning in the area of the Norman dam.

The identify is still being determine.

New Music From Maverick Judson

Some new music from area performer Maverick Judson.

He's released a five-song disk, entitled FYI.

Judson says the music captures styles of performers who've influenced him the most.

Many of the songs were recorded while he attended school in London, Ontario, working with other musicians and producers he'd met.

He's making the disk and songs free to listeners to download through a new website