Sunday, August 18, 2013

Local Drownings

Police say that a 32 year old man is missing and thought to have drowned in Lake Superior. They say  the incident took place early Saturday evening at Silver Harbour in Shuniah township and that a woman was taken to the Health Sciences Centre but her condition is not known.  Police say the two were cliff diving at the time.  Meantime police are searching the Kam River, also for a 32 year old man after the canoe he and three others were in flipped over at Silver Falls.  The others made it to shore safely, they say the man did not.

AMO Conference Starts Today

The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association is gearing up for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference starting today in Ottawa. Association President Dave Canfield says he's looking at issues affecting communities throughout Northwestern Ontario like infrastructure funding and tourism.  Canfield says another issue is the rising cost of policing.

Film Hopes To Bridge Culture Gap

The city is teaming up with a local filmmaker to produce  four short films about the Aboriginal people of the city and who they are. City Clerk John Hannam says it's to help bridge a cultural gap with First Nations residents.  He says they're looking for financial help from local businesses and organizations to offset the 45 thousand dollar budget.  Hannam says the documentary will be shown to employees in all city departments.

Mike Richards donates 17K

Another huge success at the Mike Richards Charity Golf Tournament in Kenora. A cheque presentation was held where the NHL star donated over 17 thousand dollars to the community foundation. Richards says giving back is a key goal of his no matter how big or small. Richards charity events have raised over 100 thousand dollars overall for the community foundation.