• Leaders review strategic plan priorities

    Published: July 19, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Municipal leaders feel the local government is “on track” when it comes to meeting its strategic plan goals and objectives.
    On Monday night Councillors received a report card on the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan detailing planning and infrastructure initiatives undertaken by the Municipality in the last 18 months in support of the strategic vision.
    “A strategic plan progress report is an opportunity to review the plan to ensure it remains
  • Re-zoning approved for emergency shelter’s new location

    Published: July 19, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS      
    Municipal leaders approved a plan this week to move the Red Lake Area Emergency Shelter (RLAES) onto Howey Street.
    Meeting for their monthly Regular Council Meeting on July 17 Councillors passed a resolution in support of a Planning Advisory Committee motion to rezone 220 Howey Street to an Industrial classification, making way for renovations to begin on the property later this month.
    “I feel this is a very p
  • First Red Lake Pride event set for end of Month

     
    Published: July 19, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Red Lake will join other Northwestern Ontario towns in making local history next weekend by hosting its first Red Lake Pride LGBTQ2 Two-Spirit Celebration.
    Set to kick off on July 28 with a meet and greet with advocates Ma Nee Chacaby and Teddy Syrette, Red Lake Pride will include a March in Centennial Park and family-centric activities at Keesic (Kinsman) Beach on July 29.
    “It is not just for LGBTQ2 but everybody together,” said Wa
  • Norseman Festival gets ready for takeoff

    Published: July 12, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    As the 25th anniversary Norseman Festival approaches organizing committee Chair Duane Riddell says there is only one way to describe this year’s efforts to mark the quarter century.
    “We are going broke,” laughed Riddell in an interview this week calling festival planning “revenue critical.”
    “Two of our grants that we were hoping to get were denied. One we are appealing and one came in at about one third of what we w
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  • Increased Fines for Starting a Forest Fire

    Published: July 12, 2017
    BY NSN STAFF
    With forest fire season well underway in Ontario, the province has increased the maximum fines for individuals and corporations for starting forest fires. 
    If found responsible, individuals can now be fined up to $25,000 for starting a forest fire, with fines for corporations that start a forest fire going up to $500,000. These increased maximum fines will help deter human-started fires.
    “We all have a role in preventing wildland fires, and with t
  • Hospital provides year-in-review, reports surplus

    Published: July 5, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    The Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital (RLMCMH) exceeded budget projections for the 2016-17 fiscal year, resulting in a $179,000 surplus. This was the financial picture presented to the Board of Governors at the organization’s Annual General Meeting held on June 13.
    President and CEO Angela Bishop said last week the surplus would be used to help finance next year’s capital plan.
    Bishop noted that over the last fiscal year the reg
  • Regional efforts support Pikangikum Prom

    Published: July 5, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Students at Eenchokay Birchstick School (EBS) had a helping hand from the Red Lake District in getting ready for a semi-formal dance last week.
    On June 27 the Pikangikum school hosted its first Prom event. More than 100 students attended the evening dance that celebrated the end of the school year and the 2017 graduating class.
    However, with one hairdresser in town and no dress shops, getting ready for the event was going to be a challenge for many stu
  • Ear Falls Public School Jazzes Up Wheels

    Published: July 5, 2017
    BY SARAH DESFORGES
    Throughout the month of June members of the Ear Falls Public School’s grade two and three class took on the project of making decorative pictures to put on the wheels of one of their classroom support worker’s wheelchair. Thirteen unique wheelchair covers were made by the kids in Jennifer Harrison’s class.
    Harrison says the idea was inspired by a video that she had seen on Facebook earlier in the year. The video was of a business calle
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  • Financial incentives coming for business owners for beautification

    Published: June 28, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    The Municipality of Red Lake is moving forward with a plan to provide financial incentives to revitalize and beautify private property.
    Councillors met last week to review the proposed Community Improvement Plan (CIP), a land use planning tool, legislated under the Planning Act. The plan provides a framework for revitalizing, beautifying and promoting economic development within designated areas of the community.
    “This meeting tonight represents
  • Services board taking a stand on “slum” property owners

    Published: June 28, 2017
    By Chris Marchand, The Dryden Observer
    The Kenora District Services Board says it’s going to crack down on landlords who are renting unsafe units to their affordable housing clients.
    The issue was raised at a KDSB meeting, June 15.
    Services Board CAO Henry Wall says if helping people is indeed a concern of KDSB programming, then it can no longer directly or indirectly support property owners whose units are unsafe, have become hubs for criminal activity, or who are
  • Foundation golf tourney nets big bucks for equipment

    Published: June 28, 2017
    The Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital (RLMCMH) Foundation charity golf tournament brought more than $65,000 into the organization’s coffers. Chair Audrey Blazek told those gathered for the Wine and Cheese and live auction on June 23 the group is working towards raising a total of $600,000 to purchase diagnostic equipment for the local hospital. Business and community leaders showed up to the event Friday night armed with big cheques adding $20,000 in co
  • Security of food examined in consultation process

    Published: June 28, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Food charter consultations continued in the district last week as representatives for the Cloverbelt Food Coop hosted a public input session.
    “The discussion today will go toward creating a food charter,” explained Northwestern Health Unit’s Jaclyn Shewchuk who chaired the meeting. “The food charter becomes a document which will be used for decision making policies and/or programs when things are becoming implemented in the reg
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  • Record number of students graduate from Keewaytinook Internet High School

    Published: June 28, 2017
    BY JILL WOOLLEY
    A record seventeen students from nine First Nation communities across northern Ontario were recognized for their accomplishments at the Keewaytinook Internet High School (KiHS) graduation on May 23.
    Students in the 11 communities served by KiHS connected via video conference for the celebrations. Surrounded by their family members, school staff, elders and local chiefs and councils, the graduates received their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and
  • Recreation report card falls short

    Published: June 21, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    The 2017 Recreational Master Plan Report Card was accepted by Council earlier this week amid complaints by one Councilor that the report is incomplete.
    “If these here report cards were being given out in schools now days it is no wonder that people are coming out functionally illiterate,” stated Councilor Sandy Middleton at the Regular Council meeting on June 19.
    “It is a whole bunch of puffs of smoke but no fire.”
    Middleton so
  • Businesses lobby for equitable tax rates

    Published: June 21, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Local business owners are urging municipal councilors to overturn a decision that has allowed a hobby shop to operate on residential property in Red Lake.
    Appearing before municipal leaders at their Regular Council Meeting on June 19, Lakeside Marina Ltd. owner Mike Smith told those gathered the decision to grant an Application for Temporary Use Provision to 79 Howey Bay Road in May is counter to the interest of businesses in the community.  
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  • Shelter finds new home, working on zoning

    Published: June 21, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    The Red Lake Area Emergency Shelter (RLAES) has found a new home.
    Executive Director Janalee Jodouin confirmed this week the organization has purchased a building on Howey Street and is looking to start renovations over the summer.
    “We have quite an extensive renovation being done which is part of the funding that came in was to buy the building and renovate.”
    In April RLAES received approval from the United Way’s Homelessness Partne
  • Far north election boundaries under review

    Published: June 21, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Electoral boundaries in the north are being reviewed in advance of the 2018 provincial election.
    Members of the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission were in Red Lake on June 14 in an effort to gather feedback and submissions on proposed changes to the riding structure in Ontario.
    “You are small in number but that doesn’t really matter. What we hear from you is what is really important,” said Chair Joyce Pelletier while introduci
  • Musselwhite Mine tops Ontario Mine Rescue Competition

    Published: June 14, 2017
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    Mine rescue volunteers from Goldcorp Canada Musselwhite Mine earned more than gold hard hats from Ontario Mine Rescue, a part of Workplace Safety North (WSN), as the overall winners of the 68th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition in Goderich last week.
    Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine, a fly-in/fly-out mine approximately 480 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, also won the Firefighting Award and the Special Equipment Award during the closing banquet Friday, Jun
  • Mining MN130 concludes at Confederation College

    Published: June 14, 2017
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    The Mining industry is alive and well in the Red Lake District.
    It was an exciting semester as the Confederation College Campus in Red Lake delivered the mining MN130 course in the Red Lake District High School.
    The students were taught the basics in mining both in the underground and open pit concepts. Participants were given the opportunity to do some panning, where they learned how to find treasures in pay dirt.  The students were tau
  • POLICE INVESTIGATING BREAK AND ENTER INTO FIRE HALL

    Published: June 7, 2017
    (RED LAKE, ON) – The Red Lake OPP are investigating a Break and Enter into the Madsen Fire Hall that occurred sometime between the afternoon on Monday May 29th and the afternoon on Wednesday May 31st.    
    Unknown person(s) entered the Fire hall and spray painted the fire truck and other equipment within the building.  Also the unknown person(s) used screw drivers and an axe to damage interior doors.         
    At
  • Travel grant program needs “significant overhaul”

    Published: June 7, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell is calling for better access to health care for northerners.
    Presenting a motion before the Ontario Legislature last week, the northern MPP called for “a significant overhaul” of the Northern Health Travel Grant.
    “Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government have ignored the needs of northerners for too long,” Campbell told the Legislature on June 1. “I’m proud to stand up for peopl
  • 2017 Business award nominations launch

    Published: June 7, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Have you received excellent service in a local establishment or have something positive to say about a local employer? The Chukuni Communities Development Corporation (CCDC) is encouraging you to take time to nominate them for a 2017 Chukuni Business Award.
    “We’re looking to receive numerous nominations again this year and hoping that the decisions will be just as difficult to make as they were in the previous year,” said Manager Cath
  • Hobby shop receives temporary approval

    Published: May 24, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    Municipal council has granted a “Temporary Use Provision” for a small automotive shop on Howey Bay Road, overturning a planning committee recommendation made earlier this month.
    During their Regular Council Meeting this month leaders defeated a Planning Advisory Committee resolution, which recommended not approving a proposal by a local resident to expand an established home based business that focused on repairing boats and snowmobiles to
  • Giveaway Weekend makes its comeback in 2017

    Published: May 24, 2017
    BY JILL WOOLLEY
    Do you have items sitting around your house that are in good condition, but you just don’t need any more? Do you think your neighbours would like to have them for their home?
    Through June 3 and 4, Red Lake District residents are encouraged to participate in the Giveaway Weekend.
    Place your unwanted items at the edge of your property with signs or stickers clearly labelling each item as ‘free’. It’s like a garage sale at every house,
  • Trafficking charges laid

    Published: May 17, 2017
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    Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), with assistance of the Treaty Three Police Service, Kenora OPP Street Crime Unit and members of the Kenora OPP Detachment have charged three people with drug related charges following an investigation into drug trafficking in the Northwest Region.
    On May 12 shortly after 1:00 pm, OCEB members stopped two vehicles in a parking lot in the east end of Kenora. As a res
  • Mine rescue tech heading south

    Published: May 17, 2017
    BY NSN STAFF
    Local mine rescue technician Dave Hay will represent the Red Lake District at the 68th annual Ontario Mine Rescue Provincial Competition next month.
    The rescuer, who is a member of Red Lake Gold Mines Team 2, won the award for top technician during the 2017 Red Lake District Mine Rescue Competition in Cochenour, May 11 to 12. The competition included team and individual events.
    During the two-day event four mine rescue teams from Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine and
  • Slow start to fire season

    Published: May 17, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    The 2017 forest fire season has started out slowly in the Red Lake district with only one fire on the books six weeks in.
    Ministry of Natural Resources officials confirmed earlier this week RED 001 was recorded after a human caused fire was located on Apr. 22 approximately three kilometres from Pikangikum. The fire was confirmed out as of May 4 after snow blanketed the region at the end of April. The fire only reached three hectares in size.
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  • Emergency preparedness drill coming

    Published: May 10, 2017
    BY JENNIFER PARSONS
    The public is being warned of an emergency preparedness drill scheduled for May 15.
    Red Lake Airport Manager Duane Riddell told the Northern Sun News last week to fulfill legislative safety obligations; first responders would be running a full-scale exercise next Monday.
    “It is an actual legal requirement to test our emergency response plan every four years and we are at the end of that cycle right now. The Municipality has certification requirem
  • Night hunting conviction for local hunter

    Published: May 10, 2017
    BY NSN STAFF
    Two Red Lake men were fined last week by the provincial government.
    Last month Kenneth Burgess was found guilty at trial and fined $4,500 for unlawfully hunting at night. He also received a two-year hunting suspension.
    Court heard that on December 3, 2015, conservation officers were patrolling Highway 105, south of Ear Falls, at night when they observed a vehicle illuminating the highway with bright lights. The vehicle slowed down multiple times for moose on
  • Complaints lead to woman's arrest for impaired driving in BalmertownCRIME - Tbnewswatch.com

    Complaints lead to woman's arrest for impaired driving in BalmertownCRIME
    Tbnewswatch.com
    (RED LAKE, ON) – Officers of the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged an adult female driver with impaired driving. On February 28, 2016 at 1:50 p.m. Red Lake OPP received a complaint of an impaired driver in ...
  • Complaints lead to woman's arrest for impaired driving in Balmertown - Tbnewswatch.com

    Complaints lead to woman's arrest for impaired driving in Balmertown
    Tbnewswatch.com
    (RED LAKE, ON) – Officers of the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged an adult female driver with impaired driving. On February 28, 2016 at 1:50 p.m.. 0. Mar 10, 2016 9:03 AM by: TbNewsWatch.com Staff.
  • Bomb threat forces evacuation of Red Lake, Ont., high school

    Provincial police say students were evacuated from a high school in the northwestern Ontario community of Red Lake today due to a bomb threat.
  • Melanson competes at nationals - The Chronicle Journal

    Melanson competes at nationals
    The Chronicle Journal
    Melanson trains out of the Cassie Campbell Arena in Brampton where he is coached by Douglas Haw. Melanson made the grad after a strong performance at the Skate Canada Challenge in Quebec last month. Eric Radford of Balmertown (near Red Lake) ...
  • Duhamel and Radford roar to fourth national figure skating pairs title - Vancouver Sun

    Vancouver Sun
    Duhamel and Radford roar to fourth national figure skating pairs title
    Vancouver Sun
    Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., skated a nearly flawless performance to a medley by Muse, Radford holding Duhamel over his head in their dramatic final lift to the English rock band singing "We will be victorious." The ...
    Toronto teen Nam Nguyen wins first Canadian men's singles figure skating titleHamilton Spectator
    Megan Duhamel, Eric Radford captur
  • Duhamel, Radford post record score at nationals - The Sudbury Star

    The Sudbury Star
    Duhamel, Radford post record score at nationals
    The Sudbury Star
    “We always have a little bit of an idea of where our scores could be,” added Radford, who hails from tiny Balmertown in northwestern Ontario. “But we don't concentrate on that specific aspect as much as we used to. When we have a good skate we kind of ...
    Duhamel and Radford roar to fourth national figure skating pairs titleVancouver Sun

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  • Figure skating jitterbug finale calm after storm: DiManno - Toronto Star

    Toronto Star
    Figure skating jitterbug finale calm after storm: DiManno
    Toronto Star
    Pairs: Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford, Montreal/Balmertown, Ont.; Lubov Iliushechkina/Dylan Moscovitch, Moscow/Toronto; Julianne Seguin/Charlie Bilodeau, Montreal/Notre-Dame-du-Portage. Dance: Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje, Houston/Waterloo; Piper ...

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  • Toronto teen Nam Nguyen wins first Canadian men's singles figure skating title - Hamilton Spectator

    CBC.ca
    Toronto teen Nam Nguyen wins first Canadian men's singles figure skating title
    Hamilton Spectator
    Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., captured their fourth Canadian pairs title with a national record performance. The duo scored 150.69 and a total 230.19, both Canadian championship records. Lubov Ilyushechkina and ...
    Nam Nguyen, Gabrielle Daleman lead at skating nationalsCBC.ca
    Duhamel and Radford roar to fourth national pairs titleCanada.com
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  • Duhamel, Radford claim fourth title - Similkameen Spotlight

    Duhamel, Radford claim fourth title
    Similkameen Spotlight
    Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., skated a nearly flawless performance to a medley by Muse, Radford holding Duhamel over his head in their dramatic final lift to the English rock band singing "We will be victorious." The ...
  • Nam Nguyen, Gabrielle Daleman win 1st Canadian senior titles - CBC.ca

    Nam Nguyen, Gabrielle Daleman win 1st Canadian senior titles
    CBC.ca
    Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., captured their fourth Canadian pairs title with a national record performance. The duo scored 150.69 and a total 230.19, both Canadian championship records. Lubov Ilyushechkina and ...
  • Duhamel and Radford roar to fourth national pairs title - Windsor Star

    Duhamel and Radford roar to fourth national pairs title
    Windsor Star
    Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., skated a nearly flawless performance to a medley by Muse, Radford holding Duhamel over his head in their dramatic final lift to the English rock band singing “We will be victorious.” The ...
  • Megan Duhamel, Eric Radford capture pairs title at Canadian figure skating ... - The Sudbury Star

    The Sudbury Star
    Megan Duhamel, Eric Radford capture pairs title at Canadian figure skating ...
    The Sudbury Star
    “We always have a little bit of an idea of where our scores could be,” added Radford, who hails from tiny Balmertown in northwestern Ontario. “But we don't concentrate on that specific aspect as much as we used to. When we have a good skate we kind of ...
  • Duhamel and Radford roar to fourth national pairs title - Canada.com

    Duhamel and Radford roar to fourth national pairs title
    Canada.com
    Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., skated a nearly flawless performance to a medley by Muse, Radford holding Duhamel over his head in their dramatic final lift to the English rock band singing “We will be victorious.” The ...
  • Nam Nguyen leads at Canadian figure skating... - Waterloo Record

    Nam Nguyen leads at Canadian figure skating...
    Waterloo Record
    In pairs, Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., are the leaders after the short program, while Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., are the leaders in ice dance. Kevin Reynolds of Coquitlam, B.C., a three ...
  • Nam Nguyen, Gabrielle Daleman lead at skating nationals - CBC.ca

    CBC.ca
    Nam Nguyen, Gabrielle Daleman lead at skating nationals
    CBC.ca
    In pairs, Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., are the leaders after the short program. Piper Gilles of Toronto and Paul Poirier of Unionville, Ont., were second, while Alexandra Paul of Midhurst, Ont., and Mitchell ...
    Prescott's Chartrand sits third after the senior women's short programOttawa Citizen
    Nam Nguyen leads at Canadian figure skating...Guelph Mercury

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  • Teenage Nguyen leads men's short program - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

    CBC.ca
    Teenage Nguyen leads men's short program
    Saskatoon StarPhoenix
    In pairs, Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., are the leaders after the short program, while Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., are the leaders in ice dance. Kevin Reynolds of Coquitlam, B.C., a three ...
    Nam Nguyen, Gabrielle Daleman lead at skating nationalsCBC.ca
    Prescott's Chartrand sits third after the senior women's short programOttawa Citizen
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  • Prescott's Alaine Chartrand sits third after the senior women's short program - Canada.com

    Canada.com
    Prescott's Alaine Chartrand sits third after the senior women's short program
    Canada.com
    In pairs, Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., are the leaders after the short program, while Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., are the leaders in ice dance. Weaver and Poje, silver medallists at last ...
  • Prescott's Chartrand sits third after the senior women's short program - Ottawa Citizen

    Ottawa Citizen
    Prescott's Chartrand sits third after the senior women's short program
    Ottawa Citizen
    In pairs, Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., are the leaders after the short. Duhamel and Radford, two-time world bronze medallists, carry a huge lead into the free program after scoring a Canadian championship-record ...
  • Nguyen leads at Canadian championships - Similkameen Spotlight

    Nguyen leads at Canadian championships
    Similkameen Spotlight
    In pairs, Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., are the leaders after the short program, while Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., are the leaders in ice dance. Kevin Reynolds of Coquitlam, B.C., a three ...
  • Nam Nguyen, Gabrielle Daleman lead after short program nationals - CBC.ca

    Nam Nguyen, Gabrielle Daleman lead after short program nationals
    CBC.ca
    In pairs, Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., are the leaders after the short program. Piper Gilles of Toronto and Paul Poirier of Unionville, Ont., were second, while Alexandra Paul of Midhurst, Ont., and Mitchell ...
  • Canadian pairs silencing critics - Regina Leader-Post

    Regina Leader-Post
    Canadian pairs silencing critics
    Regina Leader-Post
    Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., are writing their own success story with a season that has thus far seen them win both their Grand Prix events and then the Grand Prix Final in December in Barcelona, Spain. They're in the ...

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