Sunday, August 25, 2013

Grassy Narrows Says No More Logging

The Grassy Narrows First Nations says its still waiting to hear from the provincial government about its demand not to issue any more logging permits for the Whiskey Jack Forest. A number of human rights, environmental and labor groups wrote a letter back in June, but say they still haven't heard back from Premier Kathleen Wynne. There has been a blockade at Grassy preventing any new logging activity for the past 10 years, but the community is looking for a commitment from the province to respect their wishes.

Van Danger

Rainy River OPP are warning parents about a report of a man driving a brown mini-van approaching young girls and asking them to come into the van. In the Atikokan situation the girls went inside their home and told their parent. Since that report, police have learned of a Facebook post that alerts the public of the incident but has made reference to a similar incident occurring in Thunder Bay. OPP can confirm that similar incidents have not been reported to either Thunder Bay Police Force.

Beyak Stands Behind Senate

Despite the scandals facing the Senate, Dryden's Lynn Beyak is standing behind it. Beyak was appointed to the Senate in January, and says she loves being a part of it. In regards to the prorogation of Parliament, which has yet to be confirmed, Beyak says it allows them to look at legislation which is currently on the books and make the right decision.

Running Event A Hit

The first annual Run Or Dye charity fun run is in the books. Hundreds of runners turned out at Boulevard Lake yesterday to take part and raise money for the Children's Centre Foundation.  The run gets its name from the powdered dye that gets dumped on participants prior to the run.