Saturday, April 12, 2014

Reminder To Stay Off The Ice

Thunder Bay residents are being asked to remain off all frozen bodies of water due to recent spikes in temperature. Fire Chief John Hay says its nearly impossible to tell how thick ice may be because of water currents. Hay adds that a fall through the ice could result in hypothermia, and ultimately be fatal.

Help Line For Aboriginal Women

Help is just a phone call away for Aboriginal women facing violence at home. Talk-4-Healing is a 24-hour hotline that's available to Aboriginal women living across northern Ontario. Coordinator Robin Haliuk say women get services they need in the language they need, as their services are offered in Objibway, Oji-Cree and Cree as well as in English. Haliuk says phone line was set up over a year ago.

Province Provides Help To Young Entrepreneurs

Ontario is looking to help young people succeed in today's economy. The province is announcing a new program called the Starter Company program, which provides youth with training and business skills development from local business leaders. The program is part of Ontario's Youth Jobs Strategy, and will support 18 to 29-year-old entrepreneurs across the province.

Funding For Northern First Nation

Ontario Trillium Foundation logoA remote First Nation community in northwestern Ontario has received 125-thousand dollars in Ontario Trillium Foundation funding. The money will be used to renovate the Wapekeka First Nation recreation and cultural facility, as well as to purchase equipment. The centre and equipment will be used by community groups to offer traditional land-based recreation, culture, and healing programs.

New Councillor For Conmee

The Township of Conmee is announcing that Cathy Woodbeck has been sworn in as councillor. Woodbeck fills the seat of the late Robert Rydholm, who passed away in February. Conmee mayor Kevin Holland says Woodbeck brings vast knowledge and experience to the position.