Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Liberal Cabinet Ministers To Visit

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Ontario's Premier and four members of her cabinet are now confirmed to attend the Northwestern Ontario Municipal conference in Fort Frances.

Transportation Minister Glenn Murray, Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro, Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle and Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Zimmer will answer questions from the region's municipal leaders during Friday's so-called Bearpit session.

As CFOB-News first reported last week, Premier Kathleen Wynne will speak to delegates during a Thursday evening dinner.

Goldcorp Gives Up On Osisko

Goldcorp is giving up on its bid for Osisko Mining.

The mining company says it will not raise its offer of $3.6 billion that expires tonight.

It's decision come on the heel's of last week's announcement that Yamana Gold and Angico Eagle Mines are joining forces to acquire Osisko for $3.9 billion, creating a new company called New Osisko.

Work Resumes On Causeway

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Work on the Noden Causeway is resuming.

The highway over the bridge is being reduced to one lane with reduced speed limits, signal lights and flaggers in place during the construction period.

The rehabilitation of the bridge is scheduled to end this fall.

Boat Tours To Launch

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Voyageurs National Park is now taking reservations for its tour boats.

Boat tours aboard either its 49-passenger vessel, the Voyageur, or its 22-passenger, the Borealis, will begin June 15, departing from the Rainy Lake and Kabetogama Lake visitor centres.

Tickets are available through  www.recreation.gov or by calling the National Call Center at (877) 444-6777.

New Awareness Campaign Launched

A new campaign kicks off this week in Minnesota to educate people on the symptoms of a heart attack and the need for quick action.

Retired Bemidji physician Brian Livermore says it's critical to seek immediate help upon the onset of symptoms, as he did last August when he suffered an acute blockage, often referred to as teh widow maker.

Livermore says the best call to make when your life is on the line is to 911 when encountering symptons such as chest pain, discomfort in the arms or jaw or a shortness of breath.

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day.

It's intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.

It was established following a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, California in 1969

Question Of The Day

Do you think municipalities should take over the responsibility of plowing provincial highways?

Let us know on our website 931theborder.ca.

MNR Defends Tag Cut

The province is defending its decision to reduce moose tags in Ontario.

The Ministry of Natural Resources says it's based on surveys that found the number of moose on the decline in at least eight of fourteen wildlife management units reviewed, including two areas in the Rainy River district.

Hunters who normally go to Units 11A and 9B will have fewer tags available to them this fall.

Dryden Woman Wins Northern Raffle

A Dryden woman is the grand prize winner of the Canadian Red Cross' Northern Raffle.

Jean Allan chose the $25-thousand  rather than a new car because she's going to use the cash to renovate her kitchen.

Proceeds from the raffle support programs such as disaster relief efforts, seniors’ transportation and housing support.