January 2013

House Fire At Riverside Drive

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 13:58 PM
No one is hurt following a Thursday afternoon fire at 176 Riverside Drive.  The blaze started in the garage and quickly spread and got out of control sending black plumes of smoke high into the sky.  Fire Service Platoon Chief Joe Grzelewski says they were unable to save the house and most of its contents.

LRCA Holds Elections

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 13:46 PM

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is welcoming back its Chair Bill Bartley.  He was re-elected last night as was Shuniah's Donna Blunt as Vice-Chair.  The LRCA held its monthly meeting last night, where they were told they are getting a 22 thousand dollar grant from the Ministry of Environment for the Mission Marsh's 25th Anniversary.

Hudson Mill Re-opens In Sioux Lookout

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:27 AM

More positive news for the forest industry in northwestern Ontario. Sioux Lookout Mayor Dennis Leney says the Hudson Mill has re-opened. Leney says Buchanan Forest Products hopes to have a full crew of 100-plus people by May or end of June. He stresses the future looks bright for the mill and for the community.

NADF New E.D.

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:16 AM

The Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund's new Executive Director is Brian Davey. Davey says he's excited to get to work on a number of initiatives that he hopes will boost the number of Aboriginal entrepreneurs in the region. Davey is replacing Harvey Yesno who went on to become the Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.