April 2017

LU Prof Surprised At O'Leary Decision

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:05 PM

Kevin O'Leary's decision to pull out of the Conservative leadership race is still causing reaction.

A political science professor at Lakehead University is still scratching her head.

Laure Paquette says the move definitely took her by surprise.

She says she was preparing to watch what she calls a snoozefest with the latest debate, when she saw the news.

Paquette believes O'Leary let his supporters down at the last minute. 


Tart Shell And Pie Lid Recall Expanded

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 05:38 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding a recall relating to pie and tart shells.

Mom's Pantry is recalling tart shells and pie lids because of possible E Coli contamination, that's an expansion of a recall issued last week.

Food contaminated with E Coli may not look or smell spoiled but it can still make you sick.

Symptoms range from nausea and vomiting to seizures, strokes and even death.

'Beam Me Up, Scotty': Canada Post Launches Seven New Star Trek Stamps

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:01 AM

The latest set of stamps issued by Canada Post are honouring one of the most popular science fiction TV shows in the world.

Seven Star Trek themed stamps are now available for the public, featuring each of Starfleet's finest leaders, matched with their greatest adversaries.

Five of the stamps have characters on them, James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and Jonathan Archer.

The remaining two stamps have a Borg Cube, and the shuttle Galileo depicted on them.

Resolute Reviewing Added U.S. Tariff

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:15 PM

Forestry officials in Canada are still reeling from the announcement of a added softwood lumber tariff on exports to the United States.

For Resolute Forest Products, it's a nearly 13 per cent hit.

Vice-president of its Ontario woodlands division, Roger Barber says it's too early to say what it may mean.

Resolute has lumber operations in Thunder Bay, Atikokan and Ignace.

Funding For Forest Access Roads

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:12 PM

The provincial government is promising another $20 million this year to build and maintain forest access roads in northwestern Ontario.

Natural Resources Minister Kathryn McGarry says it's one of the things government can do to help forest companies dealing with new U.S. tarriffs on Canadian Softwood lumber.

McGarry says overall, the provincial government will be spending $74-million on forest access roads over the next year.


Opposition Reaction To Budget

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:10 PM

Opposition is quick with its response to the budget.

PC Leader Patrick Brown says the Liberals are misleading the public by stating the books are balance.

He claims Ontario is actually carrying a $5-million deficit.

Brown says Ontario families will continue to pay more and get less.

The NDP is also critical of the budget.

Leader Andrea Horwath says it doesn't come close to undoing the damage Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberals have done over the past 14 years.

Balanced Budget Presented

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:07 PM

 The provincial government thumping its chest in bringing down a balanced budget.

It's the first since the Wynne government has been in power.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the fiscal document writes a new chapter for the people of Ontario.

The budget includes free prescription drug coverage for everyone 24 and under, help for caregivers taking care of the elderly, as well as increased funding for health care and education.

Area Hockey Players Prepare For National Championship

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:02 PM

Several area hockey players are getting ready for next week's National Aboriginal Hockey Championship in Duncan, B.C.

Seth MacKay of Fort Frances and Isaiah Smith of Couchching First Nation will play for Ontario's boys team.

MaKenna Henttonen of Onegaming First Nation and Annaliese Hayes from Couchiching First Nation will suit up for the province's girls squad.

Both teams are made up of Indigenious youth across the province.

Play begins Monday.