Sunday, July 28, 2013

Forest Fire Hazard In The Green

 At last, the forest fire hazard situation in our area of Northwestern Ontario is down to low. However Ministry of Natural Resources Spokesperson Deb McLean says there is still quite a bit of activity. McLean says the hazard in the northern parts of the region is still at moderate, but the rain is expected to help that.

Mining Matters Back In Rainy River

Rainy River Resources is bringing back the Mining Matters initiative. The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada program gives people a chance to learn more about the mining industry. Company vice-president Kyle Stanfield says two separate sessions will be held in Barwick this week.

ETFO Supports Inquiry

An inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women is supported by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. Local President Anne Saltel says it's unfair that the federal government has said no. Saltel says the ETFO believes all people should have the same equity, adding the government seems to be treating Aboriginal women like second-class citizens.