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KDSB, Windigo sign student housing MOU

By Shayla Bradley The Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) and Windigo First Nations Council are joining forces to address housing needs for Indigenous students accessing education away from home. The two parties entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which indicates both organizations will collaborate to develop new housing units in order to provide student […]

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Ontario PCs rapid moves in first weeks of power

Published: July 18, 2018  BY SHAYLA BRADLEY Ontario’s Progressive-Conservative government is launching into changes immediately, after Premier Doug Ford was sworn into office June 29, along with 21 members of cabinet. In the throne speech delivered July 12, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell read, “The fact is that Ontario is at a critical juncture. We face mounting […]

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Red Lake to appoint new mayor

Published: July 5, 2018  BY SHAYLA BRADLEY Red Lake will soon have a municipal treasurer and mayor. “On June 18 the position of head of council, mayor, was declared vacant in the Municipality of Red Lake due to the death of our Mayor, Phil Vinet,” explained Deputy Mayor Sandy Middleton. “I was appointed Deputy Mayor by Mayor Vinet […]

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Hospital foundation golf tournament draws over $140K

Published: July 5, 2018 BY SHAYLA BRADLEY This year’s Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Hospital Foundation Annual Golf Tournament set new records for fundraising, bringing in over $140,000, the highest profit ever earned at the event. Held June 16 and 17, with 22 teams participating, the tournament brought in money that will be used for purchasing capital equipment for […]