Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Osisko Mine On Hold

Lower than expected gold prices is having an impact on a planned mine for the Atikokan area.

Osisko Mining has been working on its Hammond Reef project since taking it over from Brett Resources in 2010

President Sean Roosen says its still a valuable asset, but better prices are needed to go forward.

Roosen says the company still plans to complete the permitting process which is underway.

Awareness Walk Planned For This Saturday

An effort to raise awareness about depression and suicide in our area.

Jaymee Fiset is hoping a walk this Saturday will lead to more people talking about this issue.

Fiset says its very real issue, especially amongst the youth

The walk, called Out of the Darkness goes Saturday through downtown Fort Frances., leaving Pharmasave at 2 p.m.

Health Unit Report Out

The Northwestern Health Unit is showcasing some of the work it's done in the past year.

It's released its annual public health report card, outlining information about programs and services in the region.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jim Arthurs says the report also helps them with their current strategic plan.

Tackling obesity and promoting chronic disease prevention are some of the priority areas.

Bear Caught

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A bear believed responsible for attacking a man at a northwestern Ontario provincial park on the weekend has been captured.

A 42-year-old Thunder Bay man is recovering after being repeatedly attacked by a black bear at Sandbar Provincial Park near Ignace on Saturday.

Provincial police says park officials were able to live trap the bear yesterday morning.

Trails around the park are remain closed until an investigation is complete.

Young Cyclists Learning The Rules

It appears young people are getting it.

OPP summer students have holding rodeos across the Rainy River district to teach young  bicycle riders the rules of the road.

Student Sierra Cousineau says they're happy with what they are finding.

Another bicycle rodeo goes in Emo today.

The students are also rewarding young riders with  "positive tickets" if they are found obeying the rules and wearing their helmets this summer.

The tickets get them a cone at the Sorting Gap Marina or at McDonald's in Fort Frances.