Tuesday, August 27, 2013

RAin Helps Fire Situation

MNR file photo
Widespread rain Saturday night has helped put a damper on the forest fire situation in northwestern Ontario.

Ministry of Natural Resources Debbie McLean says it helped douse a number of fires they were monitoring last week.

Meantime, the Ministry is sending 109 fire rangers to Montana to help battle wild fires in that state. 

Wynne's Home Site Of Protest

She wasn't home, but that didn't stop protesters from northwestern Ontario to descend on the front doors of Premier Kathleen Wynne's Toronto home.

More than 100 people, including a marching band,  protested Sunday the level of mercury in the drinking water in Grassy Narrow First Nation.

Protesters claimed Wynne hasn't honoured a promise to address the issue, but her office says progress is being made on the file.

MP Not Pleased With Liberal Leader's Behaviour

A northwestern Ontario Conservative is questioning federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's behaviour.

Trudeau recently admitted to smoking marijuana since elected to Parliament.

Kenora MP Greg Rickford says he was also reported to have done a strip teased routine at a recent fundraiser.

Rickford says Trudeau's actions show he's not capable of leading one of Canada's largest parties.

New Chamber Members

There are some new members of the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.

Participants in the Biz Kids program were made honourary members for a day.

Chamber vice-president Robin Payeur says it's great to see young people take an interest in business.

All seven involved received certificates from the Chamber.