The annual Shelter House Relay takes place today at Chippewa Park. It's the annual fundraiser for the city's homeless shelter and Executive Director Patty Hajdu admits participation is down from previous years, but they expect to bring in about 140 thousand dollars. She says next year they hope to breathe some new life into the event on its 20th anniversary.
A smoking ban on the grounds of the Regional Health Sciences Centre will soon be enforced by officials. Spokesperson Allison McMullen says as of September 30th patients and staff will no longer be able to light up on hospital property. McMullen says the long lead time is for everyone time to prepare
Kenora MP Greg Rickford believes it's time to move forward. Rickford says the government want to see the latest Senate scandal taken care of, and hopes they can make the Senate a more accountable part of parliament. The Conservative MP says the Senate has had some disappointing expenditures in the past.
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