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Volume 18, No. 62 Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chemical spill contained and cleaned up Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


ELLINGTON Street was closed for a brief period of time on the evening of January 5 following a liquid chemical spill. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Sodium Hydroxide (an alkaline product used as a pH adjustment agent in the water treatment process) spilled from a tanker outside the Municipal Water Treatment Plant. The cause and quantity of the spill is currently being determined. According to Municipal CAO Merlin Dewing, the spill was quickly contained and cleaned up thanks to the Plant Operators, the Sioux Lookout Emergency Services/Fire

Department, and the OPP. The Public Works Department used sand to soak up the chemical, and the contaminated snow and sand have been moved to a secure location for ultimate disposal. Sioux Lookout Fire Chief Rob Favot stated, “We were on hand to provide information on the chemical and to help contain the site; as a precautionary measure, we advised residents in the neighbourhood to stay indoors until the spill was cleaned-up.” Favot added the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC) was contacted to obtain information on the chemical and advice on clean up procedures, but noted that the spill was not to the extent to cause the Fire See ALL on page 7

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Olympic moment Ruth Broderick of Sioux Lookout proudly holds an Olympic torch alongside mother Dorothy and brother Charles. The Broderick’s were just one of the many families that made the trip to Dryden January 4 to see the Olympic Flame pass through our area.

Inside The Bulletin McNally-Reek retires from NEWS:

EDO comments on new tourism areas See SIOUX on page 2

NEWS: Upcoming Easter Seals fundraiser See SNOWARAMA on page 3


Library makes plans for 2010 Literacy Festival See SIOUX on page 9

NEWS: Olympic pride, residents attend Dryden torch relay See SIOUX on page 11

CBLS after years on the radio Shayla Cybulski STAFF WRITER

I’VE never had a boring day in my life,” laughed Pat McNally-Reek, looking back on her years of volunteerism with CBLS Radio in Sioux Lookout. McNally-Reek, who has lived here since 1969, is finally hanging up her hat at CBLS. She stumbled into her position as a radio personality by accident, and fit in so well that over 30 years later, co-announcers at CBLS are truly mourning the loss of McNally-Reek’s show. “I was conned into it,” she said of her jump into radio. “Quite a few years ago, a friend of ours was on there, Ron Willis, he was going to take my boss on his show, which was

the original arrangement, and then my boss got laryngitis. “He talked to me and he said, ‘I want to see you at the door of the station at 7:30, just be there because you need to fill in for Derrick. And I said, ‘I can’t do that, I’ll never do that, I’m too nervous.’ And he hung up. Well, that was it. Its silly thinking about it now, I could’ve just not gone. But I went, thinking, well I can’t leave him stranded.” McNally-Reek found that she enjoyed being on the radio, thanks to the fun she had with Willis. “We were such good friends, it was a good rapport,” she recalled. “We had fun on the radio, and that’s what started it.” Fellow radio personality

Pat Lemmon looked back on McNally-Reek’s beginning in a similar way. “Way back years and years ago when she used to work with Ron Willis, they had a rapport,” Lemmon agreed. “She developed the joke of the day and it carried on through the years.” When asked about McNallyReek’s years on the radio, her co-volunteers all pointed out her sense of humour as a signature aspect of her show. “I would say her happygo-lucky personality,” said Lemmon about what she would miss about McNally-Reek. “That’s the kind of person she is, just making the best of the day.” See WE”RE on page 8

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Sioux Lookout taking wait and see approach to new tourism regions Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


HE Province of Ontario has a n n o u n c e d the formation of 13 new tourism regions and regional tourism organizations. However, according to Municipality of Sioux Lookout Economic Development Officer Florence Bailey where the government wants communities in Sunset Country to focus tourism efforts on is different than where communities in Sunset Country have traditionally done so. “It’s not what the region wanted to see happen. Earlier last year Sunset Country Tourism had asked the municipality for a resolution of support to keep this zone intact due to its uniqueness. Our primary market is the upper Midwest US.” Bailey further commented, “The focus of the (province’s new) tourism strategy is not to focus on the US but to focus internally within Canada. That’s where we don’t have that alignment in thinking. We still do a lot of marketing around visitors from the US.” Bailey added, “If the

strategy is to not market to the upper Midwest anymore what does that mean for our tourism? We’ll have to wait and see what the benefits are. If their strategy doesn’t meet what our reality is there’s a conflict there.” A new release issued by the Province of Ontario about the new tourism regions states, “This regional approach, developed in consultation with the tourism industry, will help better coordinate tourism marketing and management, attract increased visitation, generate more economic activity and create jobs across the province. The Province will help the industry transition to the new tourism regions by providing $25 million in each of the next two years. This funding is in addition to the $40 million in ongoing annual funding announced in the 2009 Ontario Budget.” Minister of Tourism Monique Smith stated in the press release, “Ontario’s tourism industry is a major economic driver and job creator for our province. Our government recognizes the potential for growing Ontario as a competitive global

destination. Through our support for the thirteen new tourism regions we are helping the industry reach that potential and increase economic activity across the province.” Tourism Industry Association of Ontario President Bill Allen added, “Ontario’s new tourism regions are the foundation for building a stronger industry that will contribute to the economic growth of the province. The Regional Tourism Organizations will help our industry take a more coordinated approach to new product development, quality customer service and effective marketing, leading to an enhanced visitor experience.” Tourism spending in Ontario in 2008 was $23 billion and over 300,000 people were directly and indirectly employed by the tourism industry. The new regions build on key recommendations from Discovering Ontario, a report on the competitiveness of Ontario’s tourism industry. Sioux Lookout and the rest of Sunset Country are included in region 13c.

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Snowarama set for end of January Shayla Cybulski STAFF WRITER


HE Ojibway Power Toboggan Association (OPTA) is getting ready to host the annual Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids in Sioux Lookout. Second-time organizer Mike Starratt is looking forward to the event, which starts at 9 a.m. January 30. “Last year we had about 20 people, which was great, but we’re always looking for more people,” he said. Snowmobilers will collect pledge money from riding the town’s trails, starting out at the OPTA clubhouse on Abram Lake Road. “We’ll do our HudsonSioux loop. We’ll probably be gone about three hours or so, and then we’ll go back to the OPTA clubhouse for lunch,” said Starratt. For those who prefer non-motorized fun, Sioux Lookout’s Snowarama offers cross-country skiers the opportunity to raise money while skiing at the Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club. “We had two skiers last year,” said Starratt, “They’re always welcome to participate.” Starratt says that this year, his focus is on

Snowarama organizers Tracey Ellek (left) and Mike Starratt show off the event’s banner.

participation and making the public aware of Snowarama. “I know the economy is bad this year,” he said. “We’re trying to get people to come out. They don’t need to have huge pledges.” “We really want to get the numbers up this year,” agreed Tracey Ellek, another Snowarama cocoordinator. Incentive prizes for fundraisers range from an Easter Seals hat to a $100 gift certificate. Last year’s event in Sioux Lookout raised $3,700 for Easter Seals. Snowarama has raised

over $16.1 million for Ontario’s Easter Seals kids over the past 35 years. “It has done very well, we’re happy with the money that has been raised,” said Rhonda Harrison, Northern Region Easter Seals senior development officer. “Easter Seals provides direct financial assistance to families dealing with physical disabilities,” she explained. For more information, contact Mike Starratt at 737-4777, Tracey Ellek at 737-3030, or Ron Laverty at 737-3167.

Clarification Rexall also provided a donation to the New Year’s baby basket presented to this year’s New Year’s baby and his parents.

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E D I T O R I A L is owned and published by 948892 Ontario Inc. and distributed every Wednesday to the communities of Sioux Lookout, Hudson, Pickle Lake, Wabigoon and 19 Northern communities. Box 1389 40 Front Street Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1B9 Tel. (807) 737-3209 Fax (807) 737-3084 EDITOR Dick MacKenzie

Sharing the Olympic spirit Many people from Sioux Lookout made the trip to Dryden on January 4 to see the Olympic Flame. A lot of those people felt this was such a special event, the Olympic Flame coming through our area, they went as a family. Fourty-six singers from Sioux Lookout participated in the celebration that marked the flames passage through our area. The Olympic Flame has a sacred history, according to the Vancouver 2010 website and symbolizes the principles of peace, brotherhood and friendship. The Olympics have come to represent something very special bringing peoples and cultures from around the world together. Wouldn’t it be nice if the spirit of the games could stay with us always? A prime example of this Olympic spirit nears completion, the new Meno Ya Win Health Centre. Working together, the Governments of Canada and Ontario along with Nishnawbe-Aski Nation and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout have come together to create something truly grand. So as Sioux Lookout and her people move into a new year let’s all take a moment to reflect on how we can carry the Olympic spirit forward in our own lives and as a community. Just imagine what we can achieve.


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Dryden’s Michelle Arsenault proudly carries the Olympic Flame into Dryden High School before a crowd of hundreds. A crowd that included many from Sioux Lookout. Arsenault, an environmental crusader in Dryden, will be a speaker at Sioux Lookout’s youth forum this spring.

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Sioux Lookout to host NOACC AGM Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


HE Northwestern O n t a r i o Associated Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) has selected Sioux Lookout to host the organization’s

Annual General Meeting April 15 – 17. Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce President Dick MacKenzie, chamber representative on the NOACC board for more than 20 years

commented, “I’m quite excited. Over the years we’ve had a few NOACC meetings here and people that come here to the meetings are always very impressed with Sioux Lookout, the town, the people here and our chamber

of commerce, which is pretty nice. We’ve had good meetings in the past and I think this should be an especially good one.” MacKenzie explained, “Every chamber has a voting member, a board member on there, that’s

every chamber from Manitouwadge and Marathon in the east to Kenora, Rainy River in the west, north as far as Red Lake and south as far Fort Frances and all the chambers in between.” MacKenzie also expects some economic

development officers from area communities will be in attendance and possibly some ministers. The NOACC executive will determine the agenda for the meeting with input from all the chambers, a process that is already underway.

From the archives... January 14, 2004 Top stories NEWS: Lots happening at Sioux Lookout Municipal Airport


N THE last two years about three million dollars in capital improvements have taken place at the Sioux Lookout Municipal Airport.

NEWS: Sioux Hotel liquor licence revoked


S A RESULT of an investigation conducted by liquor inspectors with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission, and members of the Sioux Lookout OPP detachment, the Sioux Hotel located at 54 Front Street has had its liquor licence revoked.

NEWS: Fire chief goes over dos and don’ts of stove fires


ANT Santa to come down the chimney again next year? Then listen up. It’s possible that chimneys not properly cleaned and maintained may not be around to see next Christmas.

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All protocols for dealing with spills were followed Continued from front

Department to use the spill kits with which the emergency vehicles are equipped. Dewing commented that all protocols for dealing with spills were followed, and all the proper authorities were notified, including the Ministry of the Environment’s Spills Action Centre. “Our staff acted quickly, effectively and proficiently to deal with the issue, and thanks to their response, there

was no impact on the operation of the Water Treatment Plant or the environment, and no lingering safety concerns for the public.” The Northwestern Health Unit is recommending that vehicles that may have come in contact with the chemical spill be washed to remove any potential residue. A press release from the Northwestern Health Unit states, “If you were driving along Wellington

Street in Sioux Lookout on Tuesday January 5, 2010 between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm your vehicle may have residual chemical on the tires or underbody. The chemical is a caustic and therefore corrosive to metals and can be an irritant to eyes and skin on contact. The health unit is therefore recommending that exposed vehicles be washed while taking precaution to avoid splashing on exposed skin or eyes.”

and parmesan cheese mix on top of eggplant pieces. Close grill cover and heat until cheese melts and tomato pieces are warm.

Grilled Glazed Bananas Recipe Ingredients: 6 bananas, peeled 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 stick butter 1 tbsp. water

Grilled Eggplant Recipe

tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices

Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant, cut lengthwise into 4 pieces 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced 2 medium ripe

Instructions: Preheat grill. Brush eggplant pieces with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and basil; mix well. Cook eggplant pieces over medium heat on grill for 8-10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, turning once. Then place tomato pieces

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The Municipal Water Treatment Plant on Wellington Street.

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First Step Women’s Shelter 737-1438, 24 Hour Crisis line 1-800-465-3623

Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children's Program Candi Edwards 737-7922

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Genealogy Group Meets every 2nd Thursay of each month. Vera Kameda-Lacroix 737-2321

Aboriginal Healing & Wellness Friendship Centre. Charles Williams 737-1903 ADD/ADHD Support Group (Quarterly Meetings) 737-2086 Ah-Shawah-Bin Sioux Lookout/Lac Seul Victim Support Services 737-1700 or 582-9800

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Alcoholics Anonymous 737-2744, 737-3123 or 737-4142 Alzheimer Society of Kenora District 1-800-682-0245 Anokeewin Wiichiiwaawin Employment Program Employment Services and Drop In Centre. Jennifer Thomas 737-1903. Anti-Racism Committee 737-1501 Arthritis Society Barb Lacalamita 737-1437 Cancer Patient Transportation Program Hazel Mills, 737-7447 or 737-3606. 24 hr notice preferred. Can-Help Program, Canadian Mental Health Association Family Liaison Worker 1-877-311-0117 Can-Help Program, Canadian Mental Health Association Peer Support Mental Health and Justice 1-877-311-0117

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We’re sorry to see her go, and I’m sure the listening audience is too Continued from front

Marie Eliuk of CBLS shared a similar sentiment, saying, “She’s been super, always dedicated, always well prepared with her programs, always with a chuckle to end her show, something to lift your spirits for the day.” Dianna Ayotte, who stood in for McNallyReek on occasion, said, “She was always bright and cheerful and easy to understand, and that was positive.” “My theme is, always leave them laughing,” said McNally-Reek. McNally-Reek pointed out that without the help of her loyal listeners, she wouldn’t have much of a show. “I think you meet people on the street and its good, because I told them jokes. I told one every morning, and that was just a fun thing because they would say, oh, I’ve got a story for

you,” she said. “Now I can get rid of a stack of papers from people giving me stories,” she joked. McNally-Reek has no plans to slow down after her retirement from CBLS, listing Legion Ladies, the Senior’s Centre, and St. Mary’s Anglican Church as some area organizations she frequents. “I would like to find some extra time,” she laughed. “I have lots of hobbies. I have lots to do. I like getting involved with things; there’s no use to sit around and do nothing. It’s very important to keep busy.” With McNally-Reek moving on, CBLS is on the lookout for new volunteers. “Who’s going to take her place, that’s the big question,” said Lemmon. “It’s kind of hard to come by people who are willing to give on a regular basis.” Eliuk expressed concern

as well, stating, “We’re looking for volunteers; if someone is sick we’ll have to get someone to fill in, or double up programs.” McNally-Reek encouraged others to follow her lead in volunteering, saying, “I think this is a great thing for people to become involved in. It doesn’t take that much time; it’s whatever you put into it. It’s not a lot of work, it’s just a lot of fun. It’s not a drag, not ‘oh gosh, I don’t want to go there, I don’t want to do that,’ it’s just always been fun.” “I think volunteerism has to be a willingness, because you enjoy it, and I’ve certainly enjoyed it,” she said. Regardless of who her replacement may eventually be, CBLS will miss McNally-Reek when she leaves. “We’re sorry to see her go, and I’m sure the listening audience is too,” said Lemmon.

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Pat McNally-Reek, a long time Sioux Lookout resident, is leaving CBLS Radio after over 30 years of volunteering as a radio personality.

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Sioux Lookout Public Library hosts Literacy Festival Shayla Cybulski STAFF WRITER


HE Sioux Lookout Public Library is finalizing plans for this year’s two week Literacy Festival, held January 25 through February 5. Family Literacy Day itself is held annually on January 27. This year’s festival is titled Empowered Expression 2010, and has a historical focus. The library is in the midst of a writing contest that calls for biographies and autobiographies that are a personal, local, or family history. “This year we sort of did a different thing,” said Wendy MacDonald, head librarian. “We’re trying to not lose the past. We’re acknowledging it and rejoicing in it. If you don’t write down your stories, they’re gone.” The contest’s age

groups follow the same format as past competitions, with categories for primary students, elementary students, senior students and adults. The deadline is January 25 and the grand prize is a trip for two to Winnipeg to see a play or game, with a two night stay at the Winnipeg Radisson. The winners will be announced February 3 at 7 p.m. at the library. The library has many other activities planned for the festival, with something for everyone. The entire town has the opportunity to participate in Millions of Minutes, during which readers keep track of how many minutes they

have spent reading, then submit their times to the library to get a picture of how much time Sioux Lookouters have spent on literacy. “We’re going to have

a big thermometer at the post office to keep track,” MacDonald explained. MacDonald said that any type of literacy counts towards the total, explaining, “It can be stories, poems, pictures—the whole point is that they’re being literate, somehow.”

Other plans include a book club meeting at the library on January 27, a Scrabble tournament at the Legion on January 30 from 2 to 5 p.m., a Toastmasters open house starting 7 p.m. on February 2, a book sale at the library on February 3 from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Family Fun and Games Night held at the library on February 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. “We try to have as many things as we can,” said MacDonald. Area schools are participating in the festival as well, with

literacy workshops held for both students and the public. “It’s a great way for parents and guardians to see what’s going on at their kids’ schools,” said MacDonald. The purpose of both Literacy Day and the Literacy Festival is to encourage families to read and learn together on a daily basis. ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation suggests “enjoying a storybook together at bedtime and during the day, to playing with word games, singing,

writing to a relative or friend, sharing dayto-day tasks such as making a shopping list or using a recipe, and surfing the Internet for fun and interesting sites” as a few ways to bring literacy into homes. “We just hope the community will participate in anything that’s going on,” said MacDonald. “Literacy is such an important thing. The more ways you can read, the better.” For more information about the festival, contact the Sioux Lookout Public Library at 737-3660.

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OPP asking public’s help to solve unsolved homicides Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


HE Ontario Provincial Police and the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch have initiated a new area on the OPP website focusing on

unsolved homicides in Ontario and police are hoping members of the public can help them close the book on some of these unsolved crimes. Unsolved Homicide Investigation Teams have been put together to conduct reviews of

unsolved homicides and bring cases up to current investigation standards and forensic analysis. Many of these cases have been posted on the OPP website, www.opp. ca. The information on the OPP website

includes case histories, photographs and multimedia that the public can view. Two unsolved homicides from this area have been placed on the website, the Raymond Muckuck homicide in 2006 in Pickle Lake

and the Judy Ann Quill homicide in 2009 in Pikangikum. Sioux Lookout OPP Community Services Officer Constable Mark Gaudet stated, “We encourage people to go to the site and look at it. A lot of our crimes are

solved by the public.” Additional cases will be posted in the future. People are encouraged to review these cases and if they have any information on these or any unsolved homicides to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.

Winter walk

Bulletin Photo/Tim Brody

Warmer temperatures Sunday had many people out and about the community for a winter walk.

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Sioux Lookout shows National, Olympic pride Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


HEN the Olympic Torch Relay passed through Dryden on January 4, many people from Sioux Lookout were in attendance to show their Canadian pride and Olympic spirit. Torch relay ceremonies took place inside the Dryden High School gym due to the cold, where hundreds of people cheered on entertainers and of course the Olympic Flame and torch bearer Michelle Arsenault who lit an Olympic cauldron. The Sioux Lookout Community Choir sang the torch theme song, “There’s a light” as a part of the entertainment to wild applause and cheering. Choir Director

Marlene MacDonald said of the performance, “I was elated. I think the performance went very well. It was just a real honour to be part of it and doing the theme song for the torch.” Forty-six people from Sioux Lookout sang in the choir, practising the song for two months to commit it to memory and get it just right. “It was quite an undertaking, people had to re-arrange schedules and take time off work. They did a bang up job.” Sioux Lookout Mayor Kathy Poling was one of those in attendance for the ceremony and said the community choir did the community proud. “There was a great sense of community pride and I think the choir was one of the best parts of the entertainment.” Continued on next page

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Members of the Sioux Lookout Community Choir take a moment to snap a few pictures before they sing the Olympic torch theme song during Olympic festivities in Dryden January 4.

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Fun to go out as a group and represent the community Continued from page 11

Poling’s husband Steve was one of the members of the community choir. “I thought it amazing,” he stated, “Some of the comments that Kathy could hear around her were ‘holy cow, this is a really big choir’ and they couldn’t believe that big and that quality of a choir was from Sioux Lookout.” Steve Poling said singing in the choir for the Olympic flame is something he’ll never forget, “It’s such a fun thing to go out as a group and represent the community at a national event like that. It was really something.” Steve Poling is also Vice-Principal at Queen Elizabeth District High School and said 50 students and four staff members went to Dryden to watch the Olympic ceremony. Sacred Heart School Vice-Principal Susan MacLellan stated, “We had a large number of students that went that afternoon. They all came back really moved by what they saw. I’m glad our kids got to see it.” Sioux Mountain Public School Vice-Principal Wayne Mercer said a number of students from that school also went to

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see the ceremony. “The last time we had something like this was ‘88 in Calgary and it could be a long time before it happens again so it was great for the students to

get to see,” he said. Ingrid Cummings also sang in the community choir and stated, “It was quite fun. I had a great time singing.” Cumming’s daughter, Dorothy Broderick, took in the ceremony with her

husband Duane and their two children. “It was pretty awesome, amazing,” she said. Broderick and her children even got the chance to have their picture taken holding an Olympic torch.

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The whole experience was something she wanted to share with her family she said. Mayor Poling echoed that feeling, “I think the fact that the torch came through our region was

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very significant and personally it was a very emotional moment for me because I was able to share it with one of my sons and my husband who was singing in the choir.”

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Poling said she’s not surprised at all so many people from Sioux Lookout made the trip to Dryden to see the Olympic ceremony. Poling added that she was very pleased Michelle Arsenault was selected as a torch bearer. “She has done so much for the community of Dryden. She’s very involved in environmental endeavours and just the fact that she’s reached out to other communities across the region to further her message about the environment. I was just so pleased that a youth that is doing so

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much for the region was chosen to carry the torch in Dryden.” Poling said Arsenault being selected to carry the torch is highly significant to Sioux Lookout because of all the work the community has done to be a the forefront of environmental best practices. “We’re looking forward to having her as part our youth forum coming up in the spring and not only is she going to be talking about her environmental activities, she’ll now be able to add torch bearer,” Poling concluded. The 2010 Olympic

Torch Relay will be the longest in history to be contained within the Host Country. The Torch Relay will cover 45,000 kilometres and 12,000 people will have the honour of being an Olympic Torchbearer as the flame journeys through hundreds of communities. The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay began in Canada on October 30 and will conclude at the Opening Ceremony signalling the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games on February 12.

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N E W S COMMUNITY CORNER A space designated for your submissions

The Youth Centre in 2010 Since opening its doors in 1995, The Youth Centre has accomplished amazing feats, given a voice to the youth and allowed them to

become leaders and institute positive change within the community. Past highlights include planning and hosting regional youth conferences, concerts, coffeehouses, and provided technical support for Cultural

Day, Race Relations Week and the Sioux Mountain Music Festival. The Youth Centre is a fun safe space where youth aged 13+ can come to participate in scheduled programs or just drop in and play a game, create art, or just sit and chit-chat. For high school students wishing to volunteer, we have many opportunities to help complete the necessary community involvement hours. We are also starting a Youth

Advisory Committee. The committee will discuss Youth related issues in the community as well as creating action plans to address the issues. Here is a list of the regularly scheduled events at the Youth Centre: Monday – Drop in 5-9 pm Tuesday – Drop in 57 pm, Sports Night @ the Rec. Centre 7- 9 pm Wednesday – Drop in 5-6:30 pm, Art Night 6:30-

8:00 pm Thursday – Drop in 5-7 pm, Improv 7-9 pm Friday – Games and Movie Night 5- 9 pm The winter season is coffee house season at the Youth Centre. This Friday, the 15th will be our first coffee house of the New Year. It’s a chance for local musicians to come out and play a song or for those fans of music, a chance to listen to some great local talent! So once

again the Youth Centre is open Monday to Friday 5-9 pm for youth 13 and up. If you wish to volunteer or even just get involved with our activities call us at 737-1501 or email us at We look forward to seeing you out and hope everyone is having a great New Year. Submitted by Mark Hoggarth, Youth Centre.

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Kenora MP Greg Rickford presented Sioux Lookout Mayor Kathy Poling with a cheque to help make a new youth centre for the town a reality last year. The plan is to convert the old bar in the Sioux Hotel into the new youth centre.

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pended sentence of 12 months probation and was ordered to pay restitution. Theft Under $5000, Breach of Undertaking, Breach of Probation, Fail to Attend Court, Assault Peace Officer Christina Gliddy, 22, Thunder Bay, pleaded guilty to theft under $5000, failing to attend court, assaulting a police officer, breaching her undertaking by failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour and breaching her probation by failing to abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol. On the assault peace officer charge she was sentenced to three days custody and was given credit for having spent 15 days in pre-trial detention and was further sentenced to nine months probation. She was sentenced to one day custody concurrent to time served on each of the other charges. Youth Court January 6

Operate a Motor Vehicle Without a Licence, Fail to Stop at a Stop Sign A 16-year-old female from Sioux Lookout, was 15 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle without a licence and failing to stop at a stop sign. On the operate a motor vehicle without a licence charge she was fined $200 plus a victim surcharge, plus court costs and was given time to pay. On the fail to stop at a stop sign charge she was fined $60 plus a victim surcharge, plus court costs and was given time to pay. Theft Under $5000, Cause a Disturbance, Breach of Undertaking A 15-year-old female from Sioux Lookout pleaded guilty to theft under $5000, causing Continued on page 23

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Stay safe this winter, prevent chimney fires Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR

WE had five chimney fires that we responded to in 2009 and so far in 2010 we’ve had one chimney fire already on January 2,” stated Sioux Lookout Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rob Favot. “What I’d like to tell people is make sure you check your chimneys, make sure you clean them, what you should be doing is burning dry wood,” he said. Favot said people should be cleaning their chimneys once a month to prevent dangerous creosote build up. He added, “People need to be cautious where they store their wood inside the house, make sure it’s away from any kind of ignition.” A good idea Favot said, is to have your wood stove inspected by a Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. (WETT) inspector. People can find local WETT inspectors by going to the WETT website.

“Make sure you’ve got working smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide detector in your home,” Favot said. “It’s the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms in your house.” No matter what people burn, whether it’s wood or oil or anything else, Favot said people should have a working carbon monoxide detector in their home. “We have responded to homes where the carbon monoxide detector was going off and it was as a result of ashes smouldering in the bottom of the stove and producing carbon monoxide so it’s a good clean out the inside of your stoves on a regular basis,” Favot explained. He also urged people to have their furnaces inspected annually. Favot concluded by stating that everyone should have a family escape plan from their home and make sure exits from your home are clear and not stuck with ice or blocked with snow.

Ice Rescue ready

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Sioux Lookout Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rob Favot reminds the public that the fire department is equipped with ice rescue equipment and trained people that know how to use it in case of an emergency. Favot advises people not to snowmobile or ice fish in areas they are unfamiliar with and if at all possible stick to the marked trails.

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In Memoriam


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Looking for my soul mate. Single male, age 48, looking for a woman age 35-45 to be my companion. I’m a good looking guy with brown hair and am in a wheelchair. Call Joe at 7377214 or 737-5975. 8-9am or 6-9pm.

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Jamie Falk Feb. 23, 1977 - Jan. 14, 1995

Isabel Vallantyne Jones Welcome Home Isabel! Jen and Jeremy Jones are thrilled to announce the birth of their precious daughter Isabel Vallantyne born Nov. 3, 2009 in Winnipeg. The grandparents and families are ecstatic!!

Fifteen years have passed since we lost this grandchild, who we loved so much and was so much a part of us. As long as we live we will have precious memories of him We did not get to say goodbye. We miss you Jamie, we miss you now and always will. We still keep your favorite hat where we can see it everyday. “Oh, Heaven let your light shine down” Always remembered and loved, Nan and Grampa

OPP REPORT Ontario Provincial Police

THREE CHARGED AFTER BUSY 24 HOURS From 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 5 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 6 Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)


responded to 15 calls for service. Two of those calls resulted in two males and one youth being charged. Just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5 police responded to one of the local high schools for a call about an intoxicated

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youth. The youth was not a student at the school, was wearing very little clothing and appeared to be intoxicated. The youth was arrested but before he entered the police vehicle he fled on foot. A brief foot chase ensued and the youth was apprehended. The youth was charged with resisting arrest and released from custody when sober. The youth is to appear in Sioux Lookout court on Tuesday, March 16.

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At approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5 police received a call about two people fighting at the Out of the Cold Shelter. Police responded and further investigation resulted in two Sioux Lookout men being charged with Mischief. Both have been released from custody with a court date of Tuesday, February 23.


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OPP REPORT Ontario Provincial Police

LARGE DRUG BUST IN WEAGAMOW LAKE FIRST NATION On Thursday, January 7, 2010 at approximately 3 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended the North Caribou Band Office at the request of a local band councillor. OPP officers attended and arrested a male for various drug related offences. Police arrived at the band office and after a brief investigation OPP discovered a quantity of Oxycodone pills, over a pound of Cannabis and a quantity of one other drug.

A 19-year-old Weagamow Lake First Nation man has been charged with three counts of Trafficking and one count of Breach of Probation. The estimated street value of the drugs in Weagamow Lake First Nation is over $80,000. The police will continue to investigate all matters related to bootleggers and drug traffickers. Anyone with information regarding the illegal sale of drugs or alcohol is being asked to contact the Sioux Lookout O.P.P. at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477).

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Alzheimer Awareness Month

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January is Alzheimer Awareness Month and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout is supporting the work of the Alzheimer Society and helping raise awareness by flying the society’s flag at the Municipal Office throughout the month. Sioux Lookout Mayor Kathy Poling stated, “As I’ve said in the past the Municipality will do everything it can to help raise awareness and this is something that will allow us to do that. It’s in a prominent place where people can see it.” Joining Poling on January 7, just before the flag raising, is Rachel George representing the Alzheimer Society.

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S P O RT S Flyers soar against Wisconsin Mustangs Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


ACK to back wins and the first shutout in franchise history for the Sioux Lookout Flyers. The Flyers welcomed the Wisconsin Mustangs to the Sioux Lookout Memorial Arena January 6 and 7, winning the first

game 6-4 then shutting out the Mustangs 3 – 0 the second evening. Earning the shutout was Flyers goalie Brett Timmerman who stopped all 24 shots he faced. Adam Wensley and Ian Alcock each had big games for the Flyers both evenings. Both games combined Adam Wensley racked up two goals and three as-

sists. Alcock assisted on four goals. “Those two guys had a great two games, they did real well,” Flyers Head Coach/GM Randy Lulashnyk commented. “I think that we had a few very pleasant surprises from some players out there. I think that especially in the second game we played 60 minutes where we were think-

ing defence consistently which took away the shots period by period. We played more physical, we didn’t get the goals to six like the night before, but we limited out shots. We just played very positional, very disciplined, I think we played good,” Lulashnyk said. “They played as hard as they could positional, they took time and space away

which limited their shots on us and we played that much better.” As the play-offs loom closer and closer, Lulashnyk said it was a big four points for the club. “If we can continue playing this way yeah, confidence will only grow,” he said. The Flyers will look to take the momentum

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of these two wins on the road with them when they will face the K&A Wolverines, Fort William North Stars, Fort Frances Lakers and Dryden Ice Dogs. The Flyers next home games will be Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31 against the Fort William North Stars.

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The Sioux Lookout Flyers in action against the Wisconsin Mustangs.


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Ojibway Power Toboggan Association

OPTA Trail Report – January 7 Town Loop Open Groomed Dec 29 All other trails CLOSED

Sioux Lookout Flyers 2009/2010 Game Schedule

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Fort William North Stars Fort Frances Lakers Dryden Ice Dogs Fort William North Stars Fort William North Stars Sioux Lookout Flyers Sioux Lookout Flyers Fort Frances Lakers Sioux Lookout Flyers Sioux Lookout Flyers Dryden Ice Dogs Fort Frances Lakers Dryden Ice Dogs Sioux Lookout Flyers

Wed, Jan 13 Tue, Jan 19 Wed, Jan 20 Fri, Jan 22 Sat, Jan 23 Sat, Jan 30 Sun, Jan 31 Tue, Feb 02 Sat, Feb 06 Wed, Feb 10 Sat, Feb 13 Tue, Feb 16 Thu, Feb 18 Fri, Feb 26

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S P O RT S MNR REPORT Ministry of Natural Resources

$2,000 Fine For Illegal Moose Hunting A hunter has been fined $2,000 for illegal moose hunting.

John Ireland of Everett, Ontario, was convicted under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and fined $2,000 for unlawfully hunting cow moose. His firearm

MNR REPORT Ministry of Natural Resources

Big Fines for Night Hunting and Shooting Deer Decoy Two Wisconsin hunters have been convicted of

charges related to illegal deer hunting. Dennis Majewski of Goodman, and Sean Meier of Green Bay, were both charged under the Fish

OUT AND ABOUT A space designated for your submissions

D R Y D E N PAPERKINGS WIN FORT FRANCES BP ROYALS PEEWEE AA CHAMPIONSHIP The Dryden Peewee AA Paperkings added a third championship to their collection by winning the eight team Fort

Frances Boston Pizza Royals Peewee AA Championship over the weekend. Dryden defeated the Springfield, Manitoba Ice Hawks 5-2 in the championship final Sunday with Parker Macrae, Michael Hodgkinson, Trey Palermo adding goals

was seized and will be returned once his fine is paid. Court heard that on October 10, 2009, Ireland shot a cow moose, but was unaware of the whereabouts of any of the other seven hunters in his hunting party, including the hunter who had the valid cow moose game seal tag. Ireland could not communicate with any member of his party, all of whom were more than five and Wildlife Conservation Act and fined $2,000 and $1,000 respectively for hunting at night. Majewski was also fined $500 for shooting from a roadway and is prohibited from hunting in Ontario for three years. His firearm was seized and will be returned once his fines are paid. Meier cannot hunt in Ontario for one year.

kilometres away from him. Ireland finally alerted his hunting party of the harvested moose when they picked him up, three hours after he shot it. A Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer contacted the hunting party at a roadside check and officers later contacted Everett when they patrolled the area. The ministry reminds hunters that the person who Court heard that on November 8, 2009, the men were driving on Mafeking Road, north of Dryden, more than hour after the legal hunting time. Meier parked his truck in the middle of the road, using his headlights to illuminate a deer standing in the ditch. Majewski got out and stood in front of the truck, loaded his

kills wildlife while hunting in a party must immediately notify all other members of the party, and the game seal holder must immediately affix the game seal to the wildlife. Each member of the party must be able to reliably and immediately communicate with the other members and hunt within five kilometres of the person who holds the valid game seal. firearm and shot the buck deer decoy. Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers arrested the hunters at the scene and released them with summons for their violations. Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on December 15, 2009. The public is reminded

Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on December 15, 2009. To report a natural resource violation, call 1877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). that it is illegal to shoot from, down or across a road while hunting. To report a natural resource violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (8477667) toll-free any time or contact your ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

and Brandon Stanley s c o r i n g t w i c e . G e o ff Kitt picked up 4 assists in the win with Rylie Wills playing in net. Dryden had a perfect weekend defeating Fort Frances 4-3, Thunder Bay KC Sabres 50 and Winnipeg Selkirk Fishermen 32 in round-robin play. The Paperkings then went on to defeat the Kenora Thistles 9-0 in the semi-finals to reach

the championship on Sunday. The Paperkings record now improves to 39-3 for the season. The Kenora Thistles defeated Fort Frances BP Royals 4-1 in the 3rd place game. Parker Macrae, Rylie Wills, Brandon Stanley and Coach Mitch Wills are all from Sioux Lookout. All three players were also selected to play for the Northwestern

Ontario All-Stars AAA Peewee team which represents all of Northwestern Ontario outside of Thunder Bay. Since November 5, the Paperkings have also won gold at Thunder Bay Westfort Pizza Hut Peewee

AA Championship and Kenora Thistle Peewee AA Challenge. They won silver at the Superior, Wisconsin Colder By the Lake Peewee AA Cup. Submitted by Stephen Boon, Manager, Dryden Paperkings

Submitted Photo

Coaches (left to right) Mitch Wills, Ken Kitt and Andrew Bartlett. Second row (left to right) Matt Kellar, Joel Zieroth, Josh Oberg, Brandon Stanley, Zack Lugli, Mike Hodgkinson, Troy Williams, Trey Palermo and Parker Macrae. Front (Left to right) Rylie Wills, Tyler Boon, Geoff Kitt, Brendan Bartlett and Devon Caren.

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N E W S COURT IN BRIEF Continued from page 16

a disturbance and two counts of breaching her undertaking by failing to abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol. On the theft under

$5000 charge she was sentenced to six months probation, community service and was ordered to write a letter of apology. On each of the other

charges she received the same sentence to be served concurrently. She was also ordered to write a letter of apology on the cause disturbance charge.

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Warriors welcome Timberwolves

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Two local teams faced off on the volleyball court Jan. 7 at Queen Elizabeth District High School, with the QEDHS Warriors and Pelican Falls Timberwolves junior and senior girls teams and senior boys teams meeting up. Pictured are the schools’ senior girls, with the Warriors taking an early lead to defeat the Timberwolves.

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