Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Former Rainy River Resources CFO Finds New Work

Rainy River Resources' former chief financial officer has found new employment.

Nik Nikolakakis has joined Rubicon Minerals as its vice-president and chief financial officer.

Rubicon is in the advanced stage of a gold project in the Red Lake area.

Warm September In Falls

Above normal temperatures for International Falls last month.

The National Weather Service says the city ended the month 4.2 degrees F warmer than normal.

Cockburn Supporting Environmental Group

Clinton Gray photo
An environmental message from Bruce Cockburn as he travels through northwestern Ontario.

He's helping the group Environmental Defence with its campaign to remove toxic chemicals found in many common household products.

Cockburn says its an issue that impacts everyone.

Cockburn performed at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances last night and is at St. Patrick's School in Atikokan tonight.

TimeTable Discussed For School Decision

The fate of three elementary schools in the west end of the Rainy River district could be decided early in the new year.

The Rainy River District School Board is being asked to consider the recommendations of advisory committees calling for a rebuild of Donald Young School in Emo and that Sturgeon Creek in Barwick and that Crossroads in Devlin be left open.

A special board meeting to discuss administration's reviews of the reports is now planned for November with the board expected to make a final decision in January.

Federal Riding Boundary Stays The Same

The federal riding of Thunder Bay-Rainy River will remain virtually the same.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario has submitted its final report to the Chief Electoral Office

MP John Rafferty is happy the Commission opted against an initial proposal to add the Lake of the Woods area to the Kenora riding.

Sabaskong Bay, which is split by boundaries, will be a part of the Kenora riding.

Local Liberal Likes Common Ground Initiative

A new website set up by Ontario's Liberals to gather input into new policies is being welcomed by the president of the Kenora-Rainy River Liberal Riding Association.

Anthony Leek sees it important for people in our area to have a voice.

Leek says people sharing ideas can go along way in shaping the Ontario's future.

Hudak Offers Plan To Premier

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak isn't high on the Liberal's Common Ground campaign.

Hudak doesn't see how its going to help get people without a job find one.

Hudak says if Premier Wynne doesn't have a job creation strategy, he welcomes her to steal his and call it her own.

Men Fined For Harassing Moose

Two men have been fined $2,500 after being caught riding a moose.

The Ministry of Natural Resources charged the men in July after receiving complaints and reviewing video footage.

Court was told Andrew Weiers of Dryden and Matthew Weiers of Alberta were witnessed circling a moose in their boat on Eagle Lake with one of the men eventually jumping on the animal's back.

Breastfeeding Week

The Northwestern Health Unit is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.

Public Health Nurse Donna Mior says not only is breastfeeding good for the baby, but it's good for mom too.

Mior says it's also well documented that breast milk is all that a baby requires for the first 6-months.