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New hospital may open as early as November Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR
IOUX Lookout’s new hospital may be opening its doors sooner than expected. “The current schedule formally is still unchanged. That is, that occupancy will happen no later than December. December’s a big month,” stated Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Vice President of Corporate Services Doug Moynihan. “If things continue to go the way they’re going now, which is very good, there may be a potential opportunity to occupy in the early part of December, maybe even as soon as getting into November… We won’t know that until we get closer.” Moynihan shared, “Hospital
moves have to be very regimented, very rigorous. What we’ve done is hire a professional hospital mover, if you will. These people specialize in hospital moves. They actually are very experienced and have moved hundreds and hundreds of patients in a day in larger cities.” He continued, “For us they’ve identified it will take seven formal days to move us all (doctors and patients) in.” The moving company will also oversee the moving of hospital equipment. Planning is well underway to make the move from both hospital sites to the new hospital. Commenting on a grand opening celebration for the See GRAND on page 7
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Snowarama raises funds for Easter Seals
Suited up against the weather, Sioux Lookout’s 2010 Snowarama participants set out on their fundraising ride early in the morning January 30. “We raised $4451 and had 27 riders,” commented Mike Starratt, event organizer. Starratt thanked participants, donors, and local sponsors for all of their help in making this year’s Snowarama a smashing success.
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Katimavik gathers town stories See SHARE on page 3
Mayor Poling’s community update See MAYOR on page 9
Flyers read with Sacred Heart students See FLYERS on page 15
High school hockey in Sioux Lookout See TIMBERWOLVES on page 17
Lookout on Canadian MONOPOLY board Tim Brody ASSOCIATE E DITOR
ONOPOLY is launching a new Canadian Edition and a Sioux Lookout man is hoping residents will vote like crazy to put Sioux Lookout on the board. A vote is already ongoing to choose 20 cities and two wildcard cities to be property spaces on the MONOPOLY Canada game board. Sioux Lookout resident Andreas Kottschoth has created a Facebook group inviting people to go to the MONOPOLY website and vote for Sioux Lookout.
“It would be nice to see Sioux Lookout, but it’s a long shot.” Sioux Lookout Mayor Kathy Poling said it’s a great idea. “I encourage the residents and business owners of our community to vote for a property space on the new Canadian version of Monopoly. It is very important that Northwestern Ontario be included. This would be an excellent opportunity to market our town for very little investment except for a vote. Sioux Lookout has demonstrated in the past that there is awesome community spirit and we need to show it again.”
Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce President Dick MacKenzie stated, “I think Monopoly is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, board game in the world, so it’s a hugely popular game and to adapt it to some Canadian settings would be kind of interesting and if Sioux Lookout were part of that I think it would be good for us. It would be fun and a good thing to do. If the decisions are being made solely on the number of votes, I think the Vancouvers and Winnipegs and Thunder Bays and Ottawas will have a distinct advantage over very See I THINK on page 7
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McDiarmid Lumber partners with First Nations LP Shayla Cybulski STAFF W RITER
CDIARMID Lumber Ltd., a Winnipegbased company, is opening a new location in Sioux Lookout thanks to an agreement with First Nations Limited Partnership. Effective February 2 McDiarmid will take over First Nation LP’s current retail space at 12 Fifth Avenue, aiming for a grand opening at the new location in April. First Nations Limited Partnership consists of Lac Seul, Kasabonika Lake, Kingfisher Lake, Wapekeka, Wawakapewin and
Wunnumin Lake First Nations. Senior Operations Manager at McDiarmid Lumber, Tony Matic, said, “We are looking forward to our continued cooperation with the First Nations and providing the communities in Northwestern Ontario with our guaranteed pricing, quality service and product.” At the signing ceremony between McDiarmid and First Nations LP, held in Sioux Lookout Jan. 27, McDiarmid president Vincent Ryz said he is looking forward to working in Sioux Lookout. “Finally the opportunity
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Representatives of First Nations LP met with McDiarmid Lumber president Vincent Ryz on January 27 for a signing ceremony. McDiarmid took over the First Nation LP Rona retail space in Sioux Lookout February 2.
presented itself, and we’re very happy to be here,” Ryz addressed the audience. “We employ 750 people in three provinces. We are
committed to this industry. It’s really all I know, and for that matter, we know, is this industry, and we look forward to working with you,” he said.
Ryz assured that McDiarmid is invested in Northwestern Ontario and Sioux Lookout specifically. “We want you to feel comfortable calling at any given time, if it’s an issue large or small,” he told the crowd. “I want to congratulate the chiefs,” said Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull. “They
worked very hard on this agreement.” “I’m really excited about this new partnership,” said Bull. McDiarmid employs approximately 600 people in more than 750,000 square feet of retail, manufacturing, distribution and office space spanning three provinces.
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Share stories and reminiscences with Katimavik Shayla Cybulski STAFF WRITER
AT I M AV I K members in Sioux Lookout are working hard to gather and record local
stories. The young people have put together a questionnaire that they are distributing around town, asking Sioux Lookout and area residents for their
stories. Special areas of interest are the hospital, Aboriginal stories, legends and lifestyles, the 1967 fire in Sioux Lookout, war stories, Cedar Bay, the train station, the flooding of
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Discovering their roots
Youth in the Katimavik program, a national youth service, learn about their ancestry in the “Blast to Your Past” event put on by the Sioux Lookout and Hudson Genealogy Club during the evening of January 28 at the Sioux Lookout Public Library.
Lac Seul, immigration stories, the airport, and the trapping industry. “The vibe from the community we’ve gotten has been really vibrant,” said Tyler Zurick. “People seem to be really into what we’re doing.” “We’ve heard a lot about the radar base, the railroad and the airport,” said Isabelle Renaud. While the group has been attending literacy festival events in town to work on their collection, they have plans to find
stories in nearby areas such as Alcona, Hudson and Lac Seul First Nation. “We are going to visit Lac Seul on February 5,” shared Renaud. The project will culminate in a multimedia presentation to be unveiled during Sioux Lookout’s centennial celebration. Zurick said it will be a presentation of town footage, interview footage and voiceovers. Until then, future Katimavik participants
will continue to take on the project each year, collecting more footage for the centennial. The group said the community has been very helpful so far, thanking Neil Fraser, Anne Reid and K-Net for their help. “The A-frame Gallery has been really helpful,” Zurick added. Questionnaires are available from Katimavik participants in town, and will be distributed at public literacy festival events until February 5.
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1980 - CFS Sioux Lookout: Isolated - Yes; Dull - Never CFS Sioux Lookout is a radar site on the Pinetree Line, and a site well deserving the 25 year slogan “Tops on the Pinetree.” As a radar site, its primary function is to act as a second line warning by detecting aircraft. Sioux Lookout is noteworthy because it is one of the few Canadian radar sites which was originally built and operated by the Americans. Since 1978 was the Silver Anniversary of the site, it is only appropriate to present a brief historical outline. In 1952 the United States Air Force formed the 915th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. At that time, the new unit was homeless but was destined to be housed somewhere in Canada. Construction for its home site was already underway up in the wilderness of Northwestern Ontario. The fall of 1952 saw the first advance party of the 915th move into their new home, while the spring of 1953 saw the site move into full operational status. The site at that time, as were all the sites, was manual. The Americans were only posted there for six month unaccompanied because it was considered an isolated posting. However, when some servicemen left, they also took a few local girls with them. This created some bad feeling between the young men in the town and station personnel. As well as isolation, another reason for the short posting was that housing then was a problem. There were no PMQs and very few empty houses to be found in town. Today, that situation has improved considerably, since CFS Sioux Lookout now has its own trailer park with 59 trailers, located in town. The situation has improved but not yet been overcome. Even today some members spend their first few months here unaccompanied until housing is available. Despite the early problems, for almost ten years the 915th performed its duty exceptionally well and earned the slogan Tops on the Pinetree. Then in the fall of 1962, control of the site was handed over to the Royal Canadian Air Force. At the same time, the site was re-christened the 39th Radar Squadron. The site stayed with the RCAF and continued performing well until 1968 when it again changed hands and this time was reborn as Canadian Forces Station Sioux Lookout. Today (1980), CFS Sioux Lookout continues to live up to the fine examples of operational effectiveness set by its predecessors. Presently, Sioux Lookout operates under the control of 23rd NORAD Region Headquarters in Duluth. Its equipment consists of the FPS-6B height-finder, one of three Canadian FPS-107 search radars (the other two are at Yorkton and Alsask) and, of course, the necessary Common Digitizer and GATR equipment. CFS Sioux Lookout now has the distinction of being classed as a semi-isolated Station. It deserves its classification, especially when you consider that the population of the two nearest towns add up to about 4000. (The towns have grown considerably since the site was first built 26 years ago). The town of Sioux Lookout is 12 miles from the Station by road; 4 miles as the raven flies. Its population is 3000 plus. That leaves the hamlet of Hudson, about 10 miles down the road from the Station in the other direction. The nearest large town (or more correctly, largish town) is Dryden, which is about an hour’s drive from the base. Sioux Lookout’s nearest point of departure is Winnipeg. One can get there in five hours by car, or in seven hours by train (which can be caught at the bright and early time of 04:00 hours every day). It’s no wonder that when many people hear about their first tour of duty to CFS Sioux Lookout, they shudder and balk and connive about changing their posting. On the other hand, most ex-Sioux Lookouters are planning and conniving a way to get back. So, what is it that turns these faint-hearts into people who have to be dragged away from the site after repeated extensions? It can’t be the luxuries and conveniences that the town offers because there are very few. The Town of Sioux Lookout is a railroad town, middle-class, and there are more inconveniences than conveniences to be found. It can’t be the promise of higher education that makes people want to stay because the nearest college is located in Thunder Bay. So, what is the attraction at Sioux Lookout? Well, I suppose it’s that Sioux Lookout offers something for just about everyone if they are willing to go out and get involved. Being an isolated small town, Sioux Lookout is almost forced to be self-supporting and both the town and the Station operate on the principal of self-help. Also, since the PMQs are located in the town, Station personnel have an excellent opportunity to become involved in community affairs. The Station, because it is small, does not offer the usual Forces churches and schools. Instead, dependants have to get out and mingle with the townsfolk. This affords the newcomer a chance to hear about various activities and gives a sense of welcome, since, like most small towns, Sioux Lookout is friendly and is also very receptive toward the military population. There are many different activities to be found in town and there is sure to be at least one military person involved in each. There are projects involving the schools, the churches, Guides and Scouts, the hospitals, work with the handicapped and many more. The town of Sioux Lookout also has its own Recreation Council that controls a wide variety of sports activities, both winter and summer. These include hockey, skating, skiing, summer camps, sailing and swimming. Just about Continued on page 6 A summer celebration Since the town of Sioux Lookout is going to celebrate a great anniversary this year I would like to suggest the festivities should be celebrated with a step back in time. The ladies and men could dress the part - not spend a great amount of money on outside bands or singers. There is enough local talent that could come together to provide entertainment for everyone. Fun games from the past for children - three legged races, etc., treasure hunts of nature
elements, hide and seek, and many more fun things, swimming, etc. Our youth could plan events that would attract all the youth of the town. We could play Bocce, horse-shoe throwing, card games, baking contests of different cultures, getting the ladies, old and young alike, to decorate baskets with picnic foods to sell at auction. I’m sure that the churches could bring some customs that went on back then too. This community is full of people with
great anecdotes from the past that also show the great changes that have happened over the years. The First Nation communities could show many things of the past. They were living in the area before Sioux Lookout was settled, so we should learn the history of the area from long ago. Let us all come together to make this memorable to all. Thank you. Jeanne Graham Rebecca Lynn Cappel Award for Dental Health
Many residents of Sioux Lookout will remember Lynn Cappel. Lynn was Sioux Lookout’s first full time dental hygienist, working at the Zone Hospital dental office for over 20 years. She then became the first hygienist in Ontario to set up her own practice and, along with two dentists, founded the Old Mill Dental Clinic in 2000. Lynn was an ardent advocate for encouraging people from Northwestern Ontario to pursue careers in dental health. After
her untimely passing in 2004 a small bursary fund was created by her friends and family to assist students from the area to study dental hygiene and dental assisting. Anyone interested in a career in one of these fields or currently in a program, might be interested in applying for this award. If you or anyone you know fits into this category, we would be interested in hearing from you. For information contact Joyce Timpson, Fund Secretary, 807-737-2323, firstname.lastname@example.org Joyce Timpson
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any sport can be found, as long as there is someone willing to take control and organize it. Finally, last but not least, for the outdoors man, Sioux Lookout is a paradise. The area offers the finest fishing and hunting to be found anywhere in Canada and it’s right outside the door. Fishing is available in both winter and summer with the most common fish caught being pickerel and jackfish. In the fall and winter there is moose hunting and trapping. Some station personnel have become so addicted to the outdoor life that they own their own trap lines and take a month’s leave in winter to work them. As mentioned previously, Sioux Lookout offers very few luxuries; however, it does have all the basics. There are two grade schools, Roman Catholic and Public, as well as one high school in the town. The Anglican, Roman Catholic, United and Baptist churches always welcome new members. In the local stores and businesses, all the necessary basic items can be found to keep body, soul and house together. With the exception of the Hudson’s Bay and Simpsons order houses, and possibly one or two others, all of the businesses are locally owned and operated. One can also find branches of various service and fraternity clubs such as the Rotary, Lions, Mason and Local Order of Moose. Also, the local Legion often holds various community functions in its main hall in town. As well, there is a movie theatre, food take-out place and two or three very good restaurants and bars. Sioux Lookout is also able to outfit anyone for any activity that he would care to participate in from skates to boats. Now, getting back to the Station life, a newcomer could find himself becoming quite involved here very quickly in various projects as well as his primary function. Since the number of personnel is small, everybody ends up doing something. There are mess committees for organizing major functions like Oktoberfest and Winter Carnival; clubs such as the photography club, auto club and hobby club; station newspaper and many sports events. The station is equipped with a curling rink, gymnasium, bowling alley and ski trail, all operated and maintained by Station personnel. The Station plays in various leagues downtown and competes with other Bases and Stations across Canada. The list of what to do in Sioux Lookout is endless, as it is in most places. However, the difference lies in the visibility of the activities. In Sioux Lookout there are so many things to do and not enough people to do them, whereas on a large Base in a big city there are also a lot of things to do, but more than enough people to do them. I would not hesitate to say that living in an area such as Sioux Lookout can give a person a sense of accomplishment. Things aren’t going to be done unless each individual wants to do it. If someone wants his son to attend Scouts then he may have to be the Scout Leader and if someone else wants a dance at the Winter Carnival then he may have to organize it. There is a good feeling at Sioux Lookout, a closeness among the Station personnel and a rapport between the Station and town. Of course, it’s far from being Utopia. Pockets of resentment exist as they do in any relationship. You’ll also find hardcore sceptics who detest every minute they spend at Sioux Lookout, but these are few and far between. Most people become addicted to life here after only spending a few months. For the most part, you’ll find the majority of those who put down Sioux Lookout have never even been here. And to them it should be said, don’t knock it till you try it and if you do try it, there is a good possibility that you will end up with a hankering to return, many years after you leave Sioux Lookout. There’s a saying up there that once you’ve been here, people will always return, sometime. And they do! This article was written by Lt. P.A. Humby and was published in the C&E Newsletter 1980/1
From the archives... February 2, 2005 Top stories NEWS: Sioux Lookout continues Tsunami relief effort
EOPLE in Sioux Lookout continue to remember and raise funds to assist those dealing with the aftermath of the Tsunami tragedy in Southeast Asia.
NEWS: Partners working together to provide NWO FASD Clinic
NOTHER service is being offered in Sioux Lookout that people once had to travel to Winnipeg to access. Funded under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Northwestern Ontario Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Clinic will consist of 15 clinics in both Kenora and Sioux Lookout at the rate of about one per month.
Teachers to vote on possible strike action
LEMENTARY public school teachers employed by the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, could be trading in their teaching aids for picket signs. Teachers will hold a strike vote over a three night period in three different communities.
COVER PICTURE: To be a kid again
ROM left: Lauren Adams, Shaelyn Beaulne and Jadelin Beaulne take advantage of deep snow on King Street despite the cold temperatures. Attention all adults: 4:00 pm is snow angel time. Get out your snowsuits!
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N E W S Sacred Heart School celebrates literacy A book exchange, a puppet show, EQAO information, early literacy math activities, karaoke and literacy activities using the Nintendo Wii were some of the more than a dozen activities that made up Sacred Heart School’s jam-packed family literacy evening January 26. Even Blueberry Bert showed up for the evening of fun, which Sacred Heart School literacy coach Kim Savoie said was a huge success. Students and staff at the school also recorded more than a million minutes of reading during the public library’s millions of minutes of reading contest.
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Grand opening as early as possible in the fall Continued from front
new hospital, Moynihan said, “We want to do that, given the weather in the area of Sioux Lookout at the best time of year, so if we can do it before we occupy, that
is also advantageous and actually normal with new hospitals… so we’re going to want to have a grand opening as early as possible in the fall.” Anyone who would like a tour of the
new hospital as work continues on it can make arrangements through Maureen Oakley, Executive Assistant to the VP of Corporate Services, at 737-3030 extension 3237.
I think it’s worth a try Continued from front
small places like Sioux Lookout… but I think it’s worth a try and it’s a fun thing that we can do that won’t do any harm for sure and it might just bring us a little bit of recognition.” Sioux Lookout would
be vying for a wildcard city property space on the board. Voting for the top 10 most nominated wildcard cities will begin February 8. Both Kenora and Dryden are already in the top 20 wildcard
cities. The Canadian Edition MONOPOLY board’s top 22 communities will be displayed in June. Those who wish may go to www. monopolyvote.ca to begin voting for Sioux Lookout.
Aboriginal Family Support Program Friendship Centre. Candice Goretzki 737-7521
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
Friends of Cedar Bay Beth 737-7459
Aboriginal Head Start Program Clarise Henrickson 737-7519
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
Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Specialized Solvent Abuse Treatment CentreLaurie Vaudrin, Outreach/Intake Worker (807) 623-5577
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 Peer Support Mental Health and Justice 1-877-311-0117
Sioux Lookout-Hudson Association for Community Living 737-1447 Sioux Lookout-Hudson Minor Hockey Vice President Andy Schardt 737-7122 Sioux-Hudson Employment Services 737-1672 Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council Johnathon Baum 737-8022 Sioux Lookout Best Start Hub Debra Toppizini 737-3253
Learning Centre, Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council - 737-8022
Sioux Lookout HOG Chapter Contact Rick Jaworski 737-2226 or 582-3482
Legal Aid Ontario Legal help for low income people 737-3074
Sioux Lookout Gymnastics Club Contact: 737-1677
Alanon 737-2006 or 737-1485
Can-Help Program, Canadian Mental Health Association Family Liaison Worker 1-877-311-0117
Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Br. 78 Meets first Tuesday every month. 737-3365 Life Long Care Program provides Aboriginal Support Services. Peggy Cutfeet 737-1903 Lions Club Tracy Goretzki 737-0767
Sioux Lookout Travel Information Centre 737-1937 Sunset Women’s Aboriginal Circle 737-7922 SWAC Prenatal/Postnatal Support Program Iris Wujanz at 737-7922 Toastmasters of Sioux Lookout Ralph Ireland 737-2284
It’s M.O.M.S. Call peer support for breastfeeding mothers. Call Amanda at 737-2292, ext 34.
Waninawakang Aboriginal Headstart Child Care Clarise Henrickson 737-7519
Multicultural Youth Centre Terry-Lynn Jewel 737-1501
Nitawin Community Development Corporation (Aboriginal Housing) 737-4574
Cornerstone Christian School 737-4473 Hudson School 582-3311
NEP-Needle Exchange Program 737-2292, 737-1275
Queen Elizabeth High School 737-3500
NW Health Unit 737-2292
Sacred Heart School 737-1121
Ontario March of Dimes Achieving Success Program Virginia Head 737-8073
Sioux Mountain Public School 737-3480
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Ojibway Power Toboggan Club 737-1976 or Gail 737-4447
Chamber of Commerce 737-1937
Out of the Cold Shelter 25 Fair Street 737-7499
Catholic Women’s League For meeting times and information, call Nicole Carnochan 737-8137
Community Counselling & Addiction Services outpatient treatment program 737-1275 Community Food Bank 25 Fair St. Mon-Fri 9a-1p, Mon & Thurs 5p-7p 737-7499 Community and Domestic Violence Action Committee Call for information 737-1700 Community Wellness Program 737-2214 Crisis Response Services Crisis line 1-866-888-8988 Diabetes Program 737-4422 or toll free1-888-507-7701 all are welcome
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Sexual Health Clinic 737-2292
Drug and Alcohol Program Friendship Centre Brian Logan 737-1903
Parent Support Program 737-2214 Patricia Centre for Children & Youth 737-2086 Preschool Play Group Deb 737-3465
St. Andrew’s United Church 737-3131 Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church 737-3760 New Life Assembly 737-2843 Believer’s Fellowship 737-3839 Hudson Believer’s Fellowship Community Church 582-3252 Calvary Baptist Church: 737-3293
Rotary Club 737-7777
St. Mary’s Church 737-2790
Salvation Army 737-4686 Open Tuesday's & Saturday's
Church of the Good Shepherd, Anglican Network in Canada 737-7725
Scouts Canada Contact Todd Martelle 737-2993
The Area Services Directory is available for non-profit groups to list a name and telephone contact number as a quick reference for residents and visitors. Contact The Bulletin at 737-3209 to inquire about listing your organization’s information.
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Big time Scrabble tournament This is the sixth year for the Scrabble Tournament. The first year was in conjunction with the Winter Festival and the next year the Literacy Festival took it over. We have had the tournament at the Legion all these times and want to thank them for generously opening the place early so we can have a large enough area to accommodate all the players. This year we had a total of 18 entrants. Many were first time participants and we hope they had enough fun to come back next year and bring some more of their friends. One group of ladies was sporting scrabble jewelry that they designed especially for the tournament. Kudos to them for their imagination and their wit! The overall winner of the tournament this year was Pat Hildebrand. Her
three game total was 1096 points. Next was Noreen Beebe at 1042, followed by Bill Brazier at 1017. Low score for the three games was 492. The highest scoring single game was by Pat. She scored 437 points on the first game of the afternoon. The lowest individual game was 129 points. During the games there were seven bingos, when all seven tiles a player had were played all at one time. Pat had two bingos. The other people using all seven tiles were Bill Brazier, Janet Patterson, Joanne Ford, Joey Lac Seul and Temerity Kakegamic. We had a return of the entry fee prize and it went to Temerity. Some of those seven-letter words were reading, sounded, mutterd, banding, loonies, cruised and amusing. Bill scored 89 points when he used banding. Those in attendance
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Scrabble fans hit the boards January 30 at the Sioux Lookout Legion as part of literacy festival events. Organizers said this year’s turnout was better than they’ve seen in the past, with a total of 18 participants enjoying the game.
had a great time. Even those attendees who did not have high scoring games enjoyed playing and meeting new people.
Another member of the literacy committee, Anne Saltel, came as the adjudicator. If someone wanted to challenge a
word, they paid $1 to check it out. That money will all be going to the Literacy Committee to help defray expenses.
Thanks to all who made this tournament a great success. Submitted by Sandra Lockhart
Sunday power outage allows for emergency maintenance Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR
HE Sioux Lookout area experienced a two-hour power outage Sunday morning to allow Hydro One to perform emergency maintenance at the Sam Lake distribution station.
All Sioux Lookout Hydro customers, including Hudson and Alcona, and Hydro One Customers on Highway 72 South, and Frenchman’s Head were affected by the outage. “It’s some broken insulators at the station at Sam Lake,” explained
Sioux Lookout Hydro President and CEO Gord Maki. “The location of the insulators means they have to turn the power off to the whole distribution station.” Maki commented, “It’s Hydro One’s station. We have all the circuits out of the station
but Hydro One owns the station. So they were doing an inspection and they found the broken insulators and it’s one of those things if you don’t do it, it will occur at a most inopportune time.” The maintenance was rescheduled from a week ago due to bad weather.
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Mayor Kathy Polingâ€™s Community Update As presented to the Sioux Lookout Rotary Club
T is my great honour and privilege to be able to present the 2009 Community Update to the Sioux Lookout Rotary Club on January 28, 2010. Thank you for this opportunity. The year 2009 represents a year of challenge and opportunity for the community of Sioux Lookout. One canâ€™t help but notice the level of activity or the economic action signs around town. During a year of deep recession we were able to implement a zero per cent tax increase while continuing to take advantage of stimulus and other funding that will allow our municipality to emerge from this difficult economic time in a position of strength. Included in the projects that moved forward this year under the new economic stimulus funding particularly the Building Canada Fund, are the multicultural and youth centre in our downtown and the infrastructure upgrades that will support Seventh Avenue development, primarily the eagerly anticipated new Meno Ya Win hospital that is scheduled to open later this year. On the first Build Canada uptake, the Municipality applied for and received both federal and provincial funding to support this very important project. It is currently in the design phase and will be tendered this spring. The upgrades
include widening of the road, storm and sewer water improvements, as well as other minor improvements. It is anticipated that this project will be finished when the hospital is completed. A portion of the municipal funding will be provided from the substantial building permit fees from the new hostel/hospital development. On the second Build Canada uptake, council made the decision to support a proposal for a new youth and multicultural centre in the downtown core as a result of a renovation of the former Sioux Hotel. The goal of this project is to provide the youth of our community with an opportunity to participate in healthy, appropriate activities while providing them with access to services that will allow them to become successful and eager participants in local activities. Culture and the arts programs in Sioux Lookout will also be enhanced and developed. In terms of community revitalization, as a whole this renovation is a very good fit with the vision for the downtown as a place where people can gather for celebrations and everyone will feel welcome. This project is in the design phase and Keewatin Aski will be conducting public sessions very soon. It is anticipated that this project will be complete
by September 2011. Stimulus funding also came to Sioux Lookout in the form of the RinC or Recreation Infrastructure Canada program. Although there was much deliberation on the part of council to determine the priority projects, our community was fortunate enough to receive funds for six of our top priorities. There will be 2.2 million dollars worth of recreational upgrading for the cost to the municipality of just over $400,000. The projects include upgrades to the recreation centre; a new soccer pitch at Sioux Mountain Public School (done in partnership with the Keewatin Patricia District School Board); a new playground for the Seventh Avenue area; repairs at Cedar Bay; lighting and other improvements at the baseball diamonds and tennis courts/skateboard park. These are all asset areas that needed to be addressed but this funding allows us to complete the upgrades in a tighter timeframe at a lower cost to the municipality. This program was oversubscribed and yet Sioux Lookout benefited in a major way. It is indeed gratifying to know that both the federal and provincial orders of government view recreation infrastructure as being critical to the prosperity and success of communities across the country.
I am pleased to announce that the 4.4 million dollar sewer and water upgrade to the airport is 100 per cent complete. This major infrastructure project will provide much needed servicing to an economic engine for the town. There will be opportunities for future expansion of both commercial and residential investments. On the topic of the airport I would like to welcome new manager Todd Tripp. He certainly has hit the ground running and with the assistance of the Airport Commission we are confident that he will be successful in his new role. His direction will come from the recently reaffirmed and amended airport strategic plan. Another project that was completed this year was the Critical Link. It includes a new water main, storm water improvements and road upgrades in the Robert/ York Street areas of town. This investment was 100 per cent funded by the provincial government and supports the current and future development of the south side of the municipality. Other ongoing capital projects include the train station refurbishment and downtown/community revitalization which are both in the design process at present. As most of you know, the train station is the anchor project for the downtown and will be a magnet for community
gatherings, business development, as well as attract tourists. These two initiatives have already received funding from both the provincial and federal governments. Under the strategic pillar of community development the municipality was able to move toward increasing the number of fully serviced urban lots for residential development. It has been a longstanding strategic initiative to develop lots for housing in the community. As a result of an open request for proposals, we were presented with a unique development opportunity from Finn Way General Contracting Incorporated for land owned by the municipality on the north side of town. The value of the infrastructure investment to be made by Finn Way is 3.9 million dollars. Up to 90 lots may be created that will be fully serviced and within walking distance of the downtown. This is an infill project that will allow additional serviced land on the north side of the community and will provide opportunities for an expanded health care park in the future. This
strategic initiative had been placed on hold for several years because the municipality did not have the capacity to develop this land and no other private developer was interested. The Economic D e v e l o p m e n t Commission and its sub-committees have been very busy in the past year and they have accomplished a great deal. Aside from the major projects previously mentioned they have made recommendations to council that have resulted in the adoption of a new logo, economic development strategic plan, as well as a marketing and promotions strategy. The Urban Reserve sub-committee continues to work with the Sioux Lookout Area Chiefs, the local community, and other orders of government to investigate the opportunities around establishing an urban reserve in Sioux Lookout. They are just coming off a very successful and well attended economic development summit hosted in town in mid November. The quality of the speakers, combined See CREATING on page 10
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with participation from multi-sectoral attendees, resulted in a valuable learning and networking experience for all involved. The summit was also an opportunity for the Urban Reserve subcommittee to conduct a professionally facilitated community dialogue on urban reserves that will provide the direction for the feasibility study and future actions of the committee â€“ both of which will have a substantial education component. The Environment Committee has also been quite active in the past year. One of the greatest accomplishments was winning the participation award for the province
wide Count Me In Challenge. Although Sioux Lookout did not win the award per capita for decreased consumption we did place seventh overall in that category. This year we intend to defend our current title and to improve our standing for consumption. Given that we are competing with more than 400 other municipalities, we did extremely well. I have to say that I am not surprised, given the community spirit and leadership that so easily and readily surfaces when we are challenged. The Environment Committee is also working with staff to develop a bylaw to ban single use plastic bags.
This bylaw will come to council in April for first reading. They continue to partner with the Economic Development Commission to create an integrated community sustainability plan which you will be hearing more about later in the year. Other committees and advisory groups continue to flourish and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who serves as a volunteer on any of our committees. It should be noted that before many issues or recommendations get to the council table for deliberation they are vetted through our volunteers. Their input is valued and certainly weighs heavily in my personal decision making framework. Before moving on to goals and priorities for next year I would like to touch briefly on municipal finances. 2009 was a year of global financial turmoil and council was committed to implementing a zero per cent tax increase. To date, we anticipate a balanced budget pending our OPP reconciliation. The format for the budget process next year will be similar to 2009 and the public can expect to see a final budget in May, 2010. Although this may seem late compared to other municipalities, we prefer to have all budgetary
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information including n o n d i s c r e t i o n a r y, uncontrollable costs before we pass it. In that way we can present a budget based on the actual cost of service versus our best guess. In terms of our debt, the overall capacity is 18.5 million dollars with a current load of just under 12 million dollars. This leaves room for another 6.5 million dollars over the next 10 years which is well within ministry recommended limits. The municipality has a solid debt management
strategy in place and as a result will have 70 per cent of our current debt paid off within the next 10 years. This will allow the municipality to effectively undertake future capital projects and pay for them in an equitable manner that will not place extraordinary tax burdens onto its property owners at any one time. As a result of having a debt management strategy in place we have been able to benefit and capitalize on many of the provincial and federal funding programs that
have been offered during the economic downturn. In addition, we have been able to take advantage of low interest rates. Effectively, we have been able to leverage funding for projects that were necessary and would otherwise never been undertaken. It has taken us years of capacity building (both financially and planning) to uniquely position our community to take advantage of opportunities and I am pleased to say that this planning has finally yielded results.
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Sioux Mountain School hosts Family Literacy Night Shayla Cybulski STAFF WRITER
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A student collects a star for completing a literacy activity at the Sioux Mountain School Family Literacy Night. Participants were encouraged to try out all of the events in order to receive a reward.
ESPITE a shuffling of dates due to chilly weather, the Sioux Mountain Public School seventh Annual Family Literacy Night drew a fair-sized turnout January 28. “It’s great, considering we had to postpone,” laughed Principal Michael Boos. This year’s event took the form of a journey through different literacy stations, with students collecting a stamp for each activity completed. A fully stamped card could be traded in for a hot dog, cooked by the school’s Grade 8 girls. “It’s a little incentive,” Boos explained. From putting together puzzles to playing board games, testing out the Nintendo Wii or listening to traditional Aboriginal stories, students and their families were treated to a wide variety of experiences. “We want families to know that when we say literacy, it’s not just reading,” explained Karen Luddington, an event organizer. Luddington said that activities like playing a video or board game, or just talking with family members counts as literacy, a lesson she hoped those in attendance would take home. “We want to encourage literacy at home in a fun way,” she said. Throughout the night the Literacy Lion, a
cheerful mascot on loan from the Lions Club, wandered among the crowd, taking part in a few events, posing for photos and hugging people young and old. “The Literacy Lion is very popular,” said Boos. “No matter what age, everyone loves the Literacy Lion!” “The Literacy Lion is a pretty big thing,” agreed Luddington, who thanked the Lions Club for their hand in ensuring the Literacy Lion’s presence at Sioux Mountain. Another area organization was also a big help in making the night run smoothly, said organizers. “The Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council (SHLC) donated the door prizes,” Luddington said. Along with handing out colourful heliumfilled balloons to eager children, the SHLC collected entries for the door prize draw. “We do the meet and greet,” said Jonathan Baum of the SHLC. Door prizes consisted of two book and puzzle packages, brimming with lots of good reads and activities, and two iPod shuffles, of about equal value to the other prizes. “I think every adult put their name in when they saw the iPod,” Baum laughed. Literacy Festival events continue at Sioux Mountain with the Magnus Actors visiting the school February 4 and 5.
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The Sioux Lookout Flyers took part in literacy festival activities by reading to children at area schools. On January 27 the team visited Sacred Heart School to read hockey-themed books to primary students. Participating students in each class had the opportunity to win tickets to an upcoming game, and everyone received temporary Flyers tattoos.
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Breach of Probation, Possess a Substance Glen Loon, 39, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to breaching his probation by failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and possessing a substance. On the breach of probation charge he was sentenced to 30 days
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N E W S On the possession charge he received a conditional discharge of three months probation.
Assault Causing Bodily Harm Michael Slipperjack, 29, Fort Hope, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm. He was sentenced to six months custody to be followed by one year of probation and was ordered to provide police with a sample of his DNA, and was given a three year weapons
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Breach Probation, Break, Enter and Theft, Assault A 16-year-old Thunder Bay male pleaded guilty to assault, breaching his probation by failing to abide by a curfew, two counts of breaching his probation by failing to keep the peace and be of good behavior, and two counts of break, enter and theft. He was sentenced to 12 months probation to be served concurrently on all charges, and must write a letter of apology.
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S P O RT S Timberwolves, Warriors play hard
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Two area high school hockey teams finished off January with a feisty game. The Pelican Falls Timberwolves boys team played the QEDHS Warrior boys, with both teams putting on a great show for the audience. The Warriors won the game 7 – 3.
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Top A Trail Sioux Lookout to ½ way to Ignace: Status: OPEN Groomed Jan 09 Top A Trail Sioux Lookout to Hudson:
Top A Trail Hudson to ½ way to Dryden: Status: OPEN Groomed Jan 15 Local Trails: Town Loop Trail: Status: OPEN Groomed Jan 25 Airport Trail: Status: OPEN Groomed Jan 25
Sioux Lookout Flyers forward Darren Turner celebrates his third period goal against the Fort William North Stars January 31 at the Sioux Lookout Memorial Arena. The Flyers beat the North Stars 5 – 3 after being edged by the team from Thunder Bay the previous evening 3 – 1. The Flyers also split a series with the league leading North Stars January 22 and 23.
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Winter has ﬁnally arrived! With a fresh dump of snow last weekend,theJackrabbits program is in full swing here in Sioux Lookout. Twenty-ﬁve skiers ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old are registered in this year’s program, which started January 3 and runs to March 7. This is the second consecutive year for Jackrabbits in Sioux Lookout, after it took a hiatus for a number
of years. The Jackrabbits program is run through the Sioux Lookout Nordic Nomads and relies heavily on a core group of volunteers. This year’s volunteer instructors are Shirley Acton, Rachel Carter-Wilson, Ann Cleland, Ryan Dasno, Kai Koivukoski, Tanya Nugent and Melissa Zarecki. As well, many parents help out each week. Skiers are divided into three groups –
Bunnyrabbits (ages 4-5), Jackrabbits (ages 6 - 9), and Track Attack (10-12 year olds). Every Sunday skiers meet in the parking lot at the Sioux Lookout golf course where everyone straps on their skis and joins together in a game of Frozen Tag or British Bulldog, until all skiers have arrived and are geared up. (It also serves as a way to keep skiers warm on cold winter days!) Each weekly session consists of a new skill, a few games that work on developing these skills, and some free play time. The skiers spend a lot of time falling and getting up, giggling and just having fun in the
snow. Have you ever tried playing soccer with skis on? Every lesson ends inside the clubhouse with hot chocolate and snacks and a lot of happy chatter. Highlights of the season include a Scavenger Hunt, and Ski Races, which coincide with the Sioux Mountain Winter Festival in February. Many of the skiers also take part in the Sleeping Giant Loppet (formerly called the Sibley Ski Tour) outside of Thunder Bay - the ultimate end to the Jackrabbits season! Submitted Nugent
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Toward another Safe Grad Bill George presents Safe Grad with a cheque for $1000 from the sales of Christmas trees. From left: Kyle Durante, Bill George, Joel Anderson.
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