Saturday, October 19, 2013

Call For Action

The Ontario Native Women's Association is echoing a call for action in the treatment of Aboriginal communities in Canada. UN Special Rapporteur James Anaya offered his recommendations to the Canadian Government earlier this week. ONWA spokesperson Mary-Anne Matthews says having a UN representative address these needs carries a lot of weight.

Kitchen Fire

Officials are searching for the cause of a kitchen fire in Current River. The fire broke out Friday afternoon causing damage to the kitchen and smoke damage to the second floor.
No one was hurt.

Connecting to the Provincial Power Grid

A new transmission line will be built to connect Pickle Lake and First Nations communities to the provincial power grid. Margaret Kenequanash is the chair at Wataynikaneyap Power, one of the four companies involved, and says their goal is to connect remote communities, and stop their dependency on diesel. The project will be finished in two phases.