Tuesday, January 14, 2014

School Board Fined

A northwestern Ontario school board has been fined for violations found with the water systems of two of its schools.

The Ministry of Environment issued $1,500 in fines against the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board after violations were found at schools in Upsala and Savant Lake.

A school board official says the problems were immediately corrected, but the MOE still proceeded with the fines.

CUPE Wants Support For New Contract Bill Withdrawn

The union representing school support workers says it's disappointed with how the provincial government is dealing with education contracts.

Canadian Union of Public Employees Fred Hahn says the government is ignoring provisions of legislation passed last year.

CUPE says it now wants the opposition to withdraw support to a new bill that will govern future school board negotiations.

Hudak Promise One Million Jobs

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is promising to create one million jobs in Ontario over the next eight years.

He says his five-point plan includes lowering taxes, creating competitive energy rates, reducing red tape, training more skilled workers and increasing trade.

Fines Levied In MNR Investigation

Nearly $73-thousand dollars in fines have been issued following a two-year investigation into illegal hunting and fishing activities at a northwestern Ontario resort.

Charges were laid after Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer found the former owner and staff at Andy Meyers Lodge, west of Dryden, encouraged clients to hunt wolves and fish without a license.

The lodge's former owner, six employees and three guests were charged.

Tbaytel For Good Program Back

Tbaytel has launched its second campaign under its Tbaytel for Good program.

It's a community giving initiative that asks the public to submit ideas they feel will improve their communities.

Anyone in northern Ontario can submit an idea and anyone, anywhere can vote online for their favourites by going to tbaytelforgood.net.

Dinner Raises $4,000

The Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River district is happy with the turn out for its "Forget Me Not Dinner" held in Fort Frances on the weekend.

A total of $4,000 was raised in Saturday's event.

The money go towards helping patients with dementia and their families in our region.