Friday, January 17, 2014

New Gold Releases Feasibility Study

New Gold says its newly acquired Rainy River gold project meets all of its key criteria.

The company has issued its feasibility study on the project north of Barwick.

Executive Chair Randall Oliphant says the results are consistent with their expectations when they decided to acquire Rainy River Resources last year.

New Gold is targeting late 2016 as when the open pit mine will likely come into production.

Fundraiser Back For Community Chest

Efforts to replenish the Fort Frances Community Chest are underway.

It provides funds to district residents who requires assistance for medical purposes.

Spokesperson Joelle Caul says after taking a break last year, they'll be holding its fundraising dinner next month.

Ticket details for the February 23rd event are still being finalized, but it will take place at the La Place Rendez Vous.

Another Flu-Related Death In Thunder Bay Area

The flu has claimed another live in the Thunder Bay region.

The Thunder Bay Health Unit says the death of the adult who was under the age of 65 brings to six the number of deaths this year related to influenza A.

You Can Beat The Flu

There are plenty of ways to help you prevent getting the flu or colds during the long winter months, including boosting your immune system. 

Nutritionist Leslie Fancey says eating foods that are rich in Zinc, such as pumpkin seeds, mushroom and seafood can help.

Fancey says cut down on sugar as its seen as an immune system depressant.

No Drinking In Huts

It is a common occurrence but unfortunately it's illegal!

Provincial Police are reminding residents that you can't drink alcohol in an ice hut.

Police have received several complaints around northwestern Ontario, in some cases, forcing OPP to take to area ice roads to ensure people are following the law.

Free Fishing This Weekend

It's a weekend of free fishing in Minnesota.

Minnesotans age 16 or older can go ice or spear fishing without the need of a license if they take a child younger than 16 with them as part of a Take-A-Kid Ice Fishing Weekend.

It's starts tomorrow and ends Monday.

Hunters Fined

Two northeastern Ontario hunters have been fined a total of $2,000 after pleading guilty to charges of trespassing.

Luc Belanger and Daniel Levesque, both of Dubreuilville, were charged last October after a property owner in the Berglund area contacted the Ministry of Natural Resources about a deer shot on their property.

The two men have also been banned for hunting in Ontario for a year.

Snowmo Trails Open In Park

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Recent weather has helped Voyageurs National Park get all of its snowmobile trails open.

Snowmobilers are still advised to use caution as some drifting has occurred on the larger lake surfaces.

The park's Rainy Lake Ice Road is also open around Dryweed Island and up to Dove Bay.

The Kabetogama Lake Ice Road is currently closed, but could be opened later today.