Sunday, February 17, 2013

Apartment Fire at 145 Cumming Street

An investigation continues into a fire that began early this morning in the city. The fire was contained in a vacant apartment building at 145 Cumming Street. A crew is still on the scene as they try to determine the cause. No one was injured as the building has been empty for some time.

NOMA Wants Better Physician Recruitment

The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association says the province isn't helping in physician recruitment efforts. Vice-President Dave Canfield says several communities have lined up doctors to practice but stresses they are experiencing long delays in gaining provincial approval. Canfield says the current model is based on population. The Mayor of Kenora points to his community which has a size of 16-thousand people. He notes the true number is 30-thousand.

Rainy River Resources is On Target

Rainy River Resources says its on target with its plans to open an gold mining operation in the district. The company's has identified key objectives it intends to achieve in 2013. Spokesperson Indi Gopinathan says it includes continuing the search for more minerals. The company also intends to release a feasibility study by the summer.

Family Fishing Weekend

It's shaping up to be a perfect weekend for ice fishing in northwestern Ontario. You can fish for free as it's Family Fishing Weekend. No license is required today or Monday. The initiative is aimed at getting more young people interested in fishing. Approximately 1.3 million anglers fish in Ontario each year and spend 2.5 billion dollars in the province annually.