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Volume 20, No. 15

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lac Seul First Nation joins Canadian Rangers Tim Brody ASSOCIATE E DITOR


HEN emergencies threaten, when disasters strike, members of the newly created Canadian Ranger Lac Seul First Nation Patrol 19 will be there. On February 4 at the Obishikokaang Elementary School in Frenchman’s Head more than 20 community members from Lac Seul First Nation graduated from the ranger training program. Terrance Angeconeb found out about all the skills he’d learn to help his community and others and decided to sign up. “The training was very informative,” he said.

Asked about becoming a Canadian Ranger, he said, “It was a real honour. It was a really good experience and it motivated me.” Lac Seul First Nation Band Councillor David Gordon also graduated from the program, receiving a promotion to Master Corporal and was made second in charge of the Lac Seul patrol. “We really wanted to have a patrol in Lac Seul and had requested a patrol be established here with the Canadian Ranger Program. They gave us word a patrol could be established here and I thought that by enrolling myself I might encourage some other people to join. Also I wanted to be a positive role model See RESPOND on page 10

Spreading the love

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Staff from the Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre invited the community in for a free Valentine’s Day lunch February 14 over the noon hour. Hot chilli, bannock and desserts were served. Friendship centre staff, who decorated, prepared and served the meal said the Valentine’s Day lunch was about spreading love throughout the community through inclusiveness.

Inside The Bulletin Students dare to try filmmaking NEWS:

Decisions of municipal council See MUNICIPAL on page 2


Equay-wuk gathering and AGM See EQUAY-WUK on page 6


Writing contest winners share their works See LITERACY on page 8


Rec Centre offers winter programming See WINTER on page 20

Shayla Cybulski STAFF WRITER


ALKING into Pelican Falls First Nations High School on February 9 was like walking onto a Hollywood movie set. Students carrying cameras, lights and sound equipment scurried past clumps of young people working to memorize lines and placements. Another group sat together with guitars, drums and violins, piecing together a musical score. A slate, the ubiquitous black-and-white striped board signifying the start of a take, was produced, and the students were off to the chosen location of their first shot in a short film, led by the DAREarts team, a group dedicated to artistic education.

Fourteen Pelican Falls students were joined by 16 from Queen Elizabeth District High School from February 7 to 12, learning the skills of storytelling, filmmaking, music, dance, drama and photography. “DAREarts has been igniting change in youth and young people for over 16 years,” explained Cathy Elliott, Aboriginal artist, playwright, songwriter and performer. “DARE stands for discipline, accountability, responsibility and excellence. The seven grandfather teachings are something that we want to mesh with the DARE principles, and they mesh very very beautifully.” Elliott was joined by filmmaker Francois Aubry, filmmaker Jennifer Kalinowski, and Aboriginal screenwriter and community worker

Jeremy Proulx. Through the week the students worked on a script for their film, inspired by Heart of a Dragon, the story of wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen’s trek along the Great Wall of China. The young filmmakers were shown the opening minutes of the film, featuring a famous Chinese legend. With about 48 hours left to work, the youth had their script complete, roles handed out, and were ready to try making a film. Students led the entire process, from directing to sound, and were fearless both in front of and behind the camera, sliding into their duties as if it were second nature. “This is what it feels like to make a movie,” Kalinowski See INSPIRE on page 7

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D E L E G AT I O N S / PRESENTATIONS Mayor Dennis Leney presented retirement certificates to Gord Ford and Jean Gosse. REPORTS VEHICLE PURCHASE Council authorized, for pre-budget approval, the purchase of two vehicles in the amount of $47,140 plus HST for the Public Works and Bylaw Departments and that the departments carry the appropriate amounts in their respective budgets beginning in 2011; and further Council authorizes the transfer of $38,570 held in reserves for public works equipment to fund their purchases. Through the passing of this item the Bylaw

Department’s ¾ ton truck was transferred to the Public Works Department at a cost of $15,000 to Public Works. The Bylaw department will purchase a new ½ ton 4x4 truck. Municipal CAO Merlin Dewing explained, “It will be a transfer from one department to another so $15,000 will be taken from the public works reserve and credited to the fire department (for the bylaw vehicle) and then they’ll use that $15,000 to offset the cost of the new truck… a bit over $8000 is the balance.” What this means is that public works gets the bylaw department’s fairly new truck, the bylaw department gets a new truck and the cost to come from the 2011 budget is $8570.

Councillor John Bath said he was not in favour of pre-budget approval. Councillor Joyce Timpson agreed. After discussion on the matter, the motion was passed unanimously. APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL AUDITOR FOR 2011 Council authorized a one year extension to the appointment of BDO Dunwoody LLP as the Municipal auditor from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. BUILDING CANADA FUND, LEGAL AGREEMENT – E X T E N S I O N REQUEST FOR THE SIOUX LOOKOUT CULTURAL CENTRE FOR YOUTH AND THE ARTS Council approved that WHEREAS the Federal and Provincial governments are providing a one-time extension of the deadline for funding of projects under

the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, Building Canada Fund – Communities Top-Up, the Recreational Infrastructure Canada/ Ontario Recreation Program, and the Knowledge Infrastructure Program from March 31, 2011 to October 31, 2011; AND WHEREAS all funding from the Government of Canada and Ontario will cease after October 31, 2011; AND WHEREAS The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout has asked the provincial government for an extension to Federal and Provincial funding to October 31, 2011 for the following projects: Program: BCF, Project Number: 27786, Project Title: Cultural Centre for Youth and the Arts, Total Eligible Cost: $3.9 million THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout attests that it will continue to contribute its share of the required funding for the aforementioned projects; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT actual claims for all eligible costs incurred by March 31, 2011, for the aforementioned projects must be and will be submitted no later than April 30, 2011; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout will ensure that the project will be completed. Dewing explained, “This report solely is extending our funding window. It’s taking the safety

net of funding and spreading it over a longer period of time. Nowhere have we said we’re going to extend the contractor’s window. We’ve just extended the funding window which gives us some freeboard, an additional seven months. “What we’ve done is go to the contractor (LTL Group) and say we will extend your construction window by three months thereby giving you better construction timing, better weather to work in, etcetera. Will you give us some money back? Will you give us some savings? If they’ll give us a savings we’ll weigh that savings against the construction being completed later. This is just the funding window being extended to our advantage. When we hear back from the contractor we will go to council.” Councillor Doug Squires asked if council was prepared to let the former Sioux Hotel building sit unfinished all summer. Municipal Manager of Development Services Peter Moyer P.Eng explained the municipality is talking with the contractor to determine benefits to the town of extending the project timeline. Mayor Dennis Leney said he would like to see costs for the project capped. Squires also said he felt taxpayers should be seeing things happen with that building to be converted into the Sioux Lookout Cultural Centre for Youth and the Arts. Moyer said although it doesn’t look it from the out-

side, a great deal of work has been happening on the inside of the building. SIOUX LOOKOUT GOLF AND CURLING CLUB – EXTENSION REQUEST, DRAFT PLAN APPROVAL Council approved THAT Draft Approval for Plan of Subdivision 60T 98010 be extended one year to June 5, 2012. This extension gives the Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club an additional year to work on the homes it is creating in its Highland Park subdivision. NOTICE OF MOTION - PROCEDURE BYLAW Council voted THAT discussion of changes to the Municipal Procedure Bylaw be deferred to a Special Council Meeting to be held after February 23 and that staff solicit proposed changes from council and managers to be compiled and distributed as a discussion paper prior to the meeting. At the special council meeting council will discuss how municipal council meetings are run and any changes they would like to make to that process. Dewing explained it is normal practice for the town’s procedural bylaw to be reviewed every new term of council to see if revisions should be made as well as to educate council about the current process. Councillors were advised to give the current system some time before making changes. Dewing said the current municipal procedural by-

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N E W S law is an evolution of 30 years experience provided by Dewing and Municipal Clerk Mary MacKenzie. NOTICE OF MOTION – SIOUX LOOKOUT HYDRO INC. SHAREHOLDER DECLARATION Council voted to defer this matter to a special council meeting to occur after February 23 to look at the structure of the Sioux Lookout Hydro Board and determine if any changes should be made. Councillor John Bath, a former member of the hydro board, brought forward a motion to council in which he proposed several changes to the way the current hydro board operates. The Sioux Lookout Hydro Board was reorganized recently by the municipality. Dewing explained to council there is a substantial amount of history around the board and changes made to it and suggested council defer the matter. After much discussion, Squires pointed out to council they were no further ahead and suggested they take the CAO’s advice and defer the matter. M E N O - YA - W I N HEALTH CENTRE BOARD APPOINTMENT Council voted to submit the names of Joyce Timpson and Doug Squires to the nominating committee of the Sioux Lookout

Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre Board of Directors for consideration as the council member representative to the Board. COUNCIL BUSINESS CARDS Council reaffirmed Resolution No. 29009, which states THAT Council approves the adoption of a new logo for the Municipality for Municipal signage, advertising, visual media and other correspondence and further THAT the former logos be preserved and used for heritage purposes and further THAT Council directs staff to supply business cards to council that make use of Sioux Lookout’s new logo. I N V E S T I G AT I O N TO LOCATE A YOUNG OFFENDERS FACILITY IN SIOUX LOOKOUT Council voted to authorize staff to investigate the opportunity to locate a young offenders facility in Sioux Lookout. I N V E S T I G AT I O N TO LOCATE AN ADULT JAIL IN SIOUX LOOKOUT Council gave direction to staff to investigate the opportunity to locate an adult jail in Sioux Lookout. Mayor Dennis Leney brought forward the motions to investigate locating a young offender’s facility and adult jail in Sioux Lookout through the town’s economic development of-

ficer and CAO. Leney said this revives a concept that had been pursued three council terms ago when Sioux Lookout was in the running with Kenora for an adult jail facility. Leney said he believes there would be a great deal of benefit to everyone concerned if both facilities were able to be made a reality in Sioux Lookout. Leney said that due to Sioux Lookout’s geographical location, it would make it easier for relatives of those in custody to help them in their healing and rehabilitation process. He also said such facilities would create jobs in town for the creation and running of the facilities and would also reduce Sioux Lookout’s policing costs incurred by prisoner transport. Dewing said, “With council’s support or direction the mayor will be meeting with ministers in Toronto at OGRA to discuss the concept and see where it could go. As part of our analysis we have to determine, is this something that is good for the community.” Timpson said she would support in principle looking into this concept but strongly cautioned the municipal-

ity to be very careful in looking into such concepts adding that many social services would need to also be up and running as part of the operation of such facilities in town if they were to happen. BYLAWS O N T A R I O INFRASTRUCTURE P R O J E C T S C O R P O R AT I O N , CONSTRUCTION LOAN APPLICATION Council authorizes the passing of Bylaw 02-11, Being a Bylaw to Authorize Certain Capital Works of The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux (The “Municipality”); to Authorize the Submission of anApplication to the Ontario Infrastructure Projects Corporation (“OIPC”) for Financing of Such Capital Works; to Authorize Temporary Borrowing from OIPC to Meeting Expenditures in Connection with Such Works; and to Authorize Long Term Borrowing from OIPC for Such Works Through the Issue of Debentures. Dewing explained this matter was about town council approving a construction loan for the rehabilitation of the train station and Centennial Park

as well as the youth and arts centre. “We are asking for more money than our contribution and that will cover the cash flow deficit between the time we spent the money and the time the government gives us the money. Otherwise we have to carry it ourselves. The town is looking to receive $4.5 million. The town plans to recover its costs on both projects over time. CENTENNIAL PARK REVITALIZATION AND GATEWAY SIGNAGE Council awarded the contract for detailed designs, specifications and tendering, with severable function of contract administration for Centennial Park Revitalization and Gateway Signage to Hilderman, Thomas, Frank, Cram, Landscape Architects, in the amount

of $197,245 plus HST; and further THAT Council authorized the passing of Bylaw No. 01- 11, Being a Bylaw to Authorize the Mayor and the Clerk to Execute a Contract Between The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and Hilderman, Thomas, Frank, Cram, Landscape Architects, for detailed designs, specifications, tendering, with severable function of contract administration for Centennial Park Revitalization and Gateway Signage. Dewing explained, “Instead of just blindly making the award, we need certain components to move forward. We need detailed design specs and tendering, but if we choose not to move forward with the project obviously we’re not going to need contract administration and when they choose not to Continued on page 11

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Exhilarating experience I just spent a wonderful weekend thanks to Barb Matousek, Wasaya Airlines and the Ontario Arts Council. During the Literacy Festival, Barb organized a weekend writing workshop at Abram Lake Park. The event began at the library on Friday, February 4 with readings from two Thunder Bay writers, Mary Frost (poet) and Holly Haggarty (author of two children’s books). On Saturday and Sunday, Mary and Holly led workshops. I participated in the poetry writing sessions led by Mary. It was the best workshop I have ever attended in terms of its enjoyment and usefulness. I felt so exhilarated afterward that I couldn’t fall asleep Sunday night. I heard equally good things about Holly’s workshop. Our weekend of writing also included supper and a play on Saturday evening. Playwright Eleanor Crowder and author/actor Katherine Grier, combined their considerable talents to treat us with a production of Family Album, demonstrating how our family histories are littered with stories that both nourish and defy who we are. The true marvel of these events is how seamlessly they unfolded and how incredibly affordable it all was, only twenty dollars per participant. Can you even go to the movies for that price anymore? (Well, actually you can if you live in Sioux Lookout!). Thank you so much, Barb, for your great work, not only for this weekend but for spearheading the Literacy Festival every year. It has become an event as keenly anticipated as the Blueberry Festival, Race Relations Week, and the Winter Festival. Thank you to the artists who travelled to Sioux Lookout to share their talents, and to Wilson’s, Wahsa and the Sioux Lookout Public Library for the bag of writing treats. Heather Mesich

Literacy festival These past three weeks have been filled with exciting events for the Ninth Annual Literacy Festival. This year we have been lucky to have had three groups of artists come to our community to work in schools in Sioux Lookout and in Hudson. The goal of our literacy festival committee has always been to involve as many different groups of people from our community as possible and to provide an opportunity for participants to be creative in some way. We like to define literacy as expression, which can include not only writing and reading but music, drama, dance and even film making. If you, or your child, had a literacy festival experience we would like to thank you too for being a participant. We hope you all had a fantastic experience whether it was proofreading your child’s writing, judging that writing, telling a story, picking up some wonderful food for our writing workshop, playing a game of scrabble or crokinole, or attending one of the many festival events held throughout the community. There are many behind the scenes people involved in these events that should be praised for their efforts to provide some excellent and fun opportunities to participate; too many to thank here but you know who you are. Thank you for the pleasure of working to create such a wonderfully creative community. Barb Matousek, on behalf of the Sioux Lookout Literacy Festival Remembrances of Mum from Bulletin article Hello, Catherine, The power of the Internet is amazing! The Sioux Lookout Bulletin story about your exhibit caught the eye of Brian, a Thunder Bay man whose mother grew up in Sioux Lookout’s Finnish community and was a childhood friend of Signe Ilkka, our mother. Brian recognized Mum’s name and e-mailed the article to his cousin, Debra Robinson, because he knew that she is also

our cousin — on a different side of the family. And Debbie, who is in Korea leading a team of ESL teachers, then e-mailed your request to us. So your message travelled halfway round the world before it reached us here in southern Ontario! To say that your interest in hearing about our mum touched our hearts would be an understatement. Mum died in 1988 at the age of 69, but her memory is dear to us, and we are very proud of her achievements. And there were many of those. After graduating from North Bay Normal School, Mum went on to a long and distinguished career in teaching. Her first teaching jobs were in rural schools in places such as Kirkland Lake and Savant Lake. She often told stories of the isolation of those places: of living in the teacherage attached to the rear of the schoolhouse and, in winter, of skiing out after school on Fridays, then back in on dark Sunday nights — only to scare herself silly by listening to The Shadow on radio. During this time, she attended summer school at Queen’s, earning a BA. While at Queen’s, she met our dad. This was during WW II, and he was in the army, serving at a base near Kingston. They married and had three girls: me and my sisters, Signe and Rhondda. When each of us was very young, Mum took time off teaching, but we three were spaced so that, as my dad’s job took the family around the country, she also spent time teaching in Manitoba and Quebec. In 1956, the family alighted in Thornhill, just north of Toronto, and it was there that Mum really came into her own. She went to work for the local township school board, which was eventually amalgamated into what is today the York Region District School Board. Mum became involved in salary negotiations through the local branch of FWTAO — the Federation of Women Teachers’ Associations of Ontario — and then moved on to work actively with FW at the provincial level.

In 1966, the school board invited Mum to take a sabbatical to earn a BLS, which she did, and the next year, she became one of the first library consultants in the province. At the time, consultants were called “master teachers,” and Mum oversaw the recruiting of school librarians and the setting up of libraries in elementary schools across York Region. Mum was also instrumental in lobbying the ministry to fund the purchase of paperbacks for school libraries. Hard to believe that there was a time when paperbacks were frowned on! Throughout this period, Mum continued to work with FW, serving as president of the York Region Women Teachers’ Association and being elected a director of the provincial federation. As a director, she worked on various committees, including one on Aboriginal education. Between her work with school libraries and with FW, Mum was enormously busy. During salary negotiations, she would often finish school in the afternoon and go straight to a bargaining session, then arrive home late at night with a pile of library books that needed to be catalogued (she often did this thankless job herself because the board’s budget for clerical help was just about non-existent). And in her “time off,” she would spend hours on the telephone, deeply involved in advising teachers who needed help dealing with the board, planning strategy with other members of the local or provincial executive, and so on. She also spent several summers working with students at the CNIB, often inviting them home and taking them on excursions. Later, she taught summer courses to teachers who planned to become school librarians. When Mum retired, FW held a dinner to honour her, and after her death, the York Region WTA established an annual award in her name. It was bestowed on a woman teacher who had made an exceptional contribution to the WTA’s work in York Region. In some ways, it’s fortunate that Mum died before

FW and the Ontario men teachers’ association united to form a single group. This union had been talked of for years before it actually happened, and Mum was always adamantly opposed to the idea, perhaps because she had been involved for so long in the battle to ensure that women and men teachers were treated equally. Given your own teaching career, I’m sure you’re familiar with some of the inequities that were common at one time. But Mum was also forward-thinking, and as conditions became more equitable, she may have recognized that times had changed and that women had achieved many of the goals that had once seemed almost out of reach — and that the bad old days were gone for good. Mum would have been delighted to know that you remembered that she was from Sioux Lookout. Her parents died when she was quite young, but she was always proud of her roots in the town and often spoke fondly of what things were like when she was growing up there. Later in life, she returned a couple of times for visits and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with old friends — and to speak Finnish with folk who had been part of her childhood. Mum would also have been very interested in your work with rags. She was an excellent seamstress, who for years made most of our clothes. But being young and stupid, we didn’t appreciate her skill and longed to have “store-bought” clothes like our friends. She also knitted beautifully, and I treasure the things she created for my own kids when they were young. Though she tried to pass on these skills to us, her efforts didn’t fall on particularly fertile ground. The three of us can do the basics, but our needlework skills are less than stellar. Thank you so much for your inquiry, which has given us this wonderful opportunity to put together this little memoir of our mum. We all miss her every day. Best wishes. Dyanne Rivers Signe Ball Rhondda Snary

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Equay-wuk hosts women’s gathering Shayla Cybulski STAFF WRITER


QUAY-WUK women’s group hosted a gathering for women from Aboriginal communities in Northwestern Ontario February 9 and 10 in Sioux Lookout. The gathering’s theme was celebrating and honouring women in the north.

A women’s gathering takes place every two years to coincide with the Equaywuk AGM, as each elected director on the board sits for two years. Kelly Anderson of Lac Seul First Nation was elected board chair, Lisa Beardy of Muskrat Dam was elected vice-chair, and Joyce Sawanas of Sandy Lake was elected secre-

tary and treasurer. Dorothy Sakanee of Neskantaga, Ruby Morris of Muskrat Dam, and Sadie McKay of Big Trout Lake were elect-

ed directors. Sandra Bergman, Equay-wuk program director, said that although the gathering was smaller than

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Participants took part in a presentation by PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise.

From the archives...

past years due to financial constraints, more than the expected 24 women were in attendance. While some women were sponsored by their bands and others were selected by Equay-wuk based on past workshops, many women came from the general public. Two guest speakers from PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise came to speak about starting businesses. The main focus of the gathering, however, was the Nishnawbe Women’s Wellness workshop and the Building Aboriginal Women in

Leadership workshop. Curriculum developed by Equay-wuk was presented to the women in attendance to ensure the programs are culturally appropriate for each woman’s home community. A final draft will be prepared, then the women will receive resources to implement the curriculum across the 31 communities Equay-wuk serves. Bergman said the drafts are expected to be complete in March. Of the gathering, Bergman said, “I was ecstatic. It was wonderful. I had so much fun.”

February 14, 2007 Top stories NEWS:

First stage of construction set for new hospital


HE first shovel is expected to go into the ground in March, beginning the construction process for Sioux Lookout’s new hospital. On February 6 the Ontario Government announced $1.49 million for the Meno Ya Win Health Centre to proceed with the first stage of construction for the project.


Municipality including Guelph University in plans to revitalize Cedar Bay


HE Municipality of Sioux Lookout is rolling out the red carpet to delegates from Guelph University. At the February 6 special meeting of municipal council, councillors voted to pass Bylaw No. 11-07, a funding agreement between The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout, the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities and the Northwestern OntarioMunicipality including Guelph University in plans to revitalize Cedar Bay Municipal Association who have provided funding through the Northern Communities Investment Readiness Program for a familiarization tour of Cedar Bay.


CN workers walk off the job


cross Canada, United Transportation Union (UTU) workers, including those in Sioux Lookout, walked off the job as of Saturday at 12:01 a.m. The UTU, which represents 2800 conductors and yard-service employees at CN in Canada, demands a wage increase of 4.5 per cent in three years.

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Inspire others, while building leadership skills Continued from front

exclaimed, guiding the students through another shot. DAREarts originally planned for two short films, but the final result was one 14-minute long masterpiece, telling the story of a high school loner’s ultimate acceptance from her peers. The film also delved into issues of substance abuse and peer pressure. Elliott said the team usually uses the teaching of respect as the jumping off point for a new group of students. “The minute that we met the youth here we found out that they’ve got respect down,” she said. The team asked the students which teaching they would like to focus on, and the choice was courage.

“It’s a pretty apt way to go because these are very very courageous young people, very honest young people, and really, such a pleasure and an honour for us to be part of this circle of friendship,” Elliott said. The film was screened for the community at the Mayfair Theatre February 13. It was followed by a documentary about DAREart’s work in Webequie, and the full length movie of Heart of a Dragon. The team’s goal was to send youth home with their own film plus Heart of a Dragon, particularly those with a different home community than Sioux Lookout, so participants could share and inspire others, while building their own leadership skills. The Mayfair theatre was filled with community members, from

family and friends of students to staff from both schools. “This is amazing,” Elliott said prior to the film’s start. “It’s so nice to see so many faces here.” Kalinowski and Aubry worked long hours editing the film into its final state. “I’ve only slept two hours. Francois has only slept for one, one and a half,” Kalinowski said, adding that they put the effort and love into editing because they saw how much effort and love the students put into the film. Aubry encouraged the participants to continue studying film. “You have to keep feeding the fire with wood if you want the fire to burn,” he said. “This doesn’t stop today. It just starts today.”

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Students practised with the equipment before filming their first scene.

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Literacy festival writing contest winners share their stories, poems Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


HE stories were as varied as the writers. A large crowd of family and friends gathered at the Sioux Lookout Public Library last week to hear this year’s Sioux Lookout

Literacy Festival writing contest winners read their works. Winners in the poetry Kindergarten to Grade 2 category were Olivia Mesich and Lizzy Anderson. The winner in the Grades 3 to 5 poetry category was

Romona Chickekoo. Honourable mention went to Lily Johnup. Winners in the Grades 6 to 8 poetry category were Quinn Keno and Ben Martin. The winner of the Grades 9 to 12 poetry category was Miriam Achneepineskum.

In the adult poetry category the winners were Erika Loon, Sandra MacLeod and Annette Berry. In the Kindergarten to Grade 2 short stories category the winner was Faye Mesich. In the Grades 3 to 5 short stories cat-

egory the winner was Lindsay Southwell. Honourable mention went to Jillian Toms. In the Grades 6 to 8 short story category the winner was Emily Matousek. In the Grades 9 to 12 short story category the winners were Monica

Baumgartner and Chelsea Capay. The winner in the adult short stories category was Pam Southwell. Sandra MacLeod commented on her poem about Sioux Lookout. “I love Sioux Lookout. I came up with a verse and the rest just

kind of tumbled out from there.” Jillian Toms who also wrote about Sioux Lookout said she enjoys living in Sioux Lookout and the fun things to do here, as well as the nice people and the wilderness. “I really like to write stories and say them in front of people,” she said. Emily Matousek also wrote about Sioux Lookout and said, “I guess I sort of thought what would be a whacky



AT NOON. combination of things to put in a story.” Matousek said she enjoyed writing her story, “I really like writing for fun.” Literacy Festival Chair Barb Matousek said she is hoping even more pieces are submitted for the writing contest next year, adding the quality of this year’s entries was quite high. “It was wonderful. There was some really great writing,” she said, adding, “I think it’s really important to





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Community members gathered at the Sioux Lookout Public Library to hear this year’s literacy festival writing contest winners share their work.

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for the youth and a big factor was that in one year from now we could have a junior ranger program and I’m really looking forward to having that in the community for youth.” Gordon commented on the graduation ceremony. “I think we had a really good turnout here in the community, a lot of family members of the Rangers that graduated. For myself, I was surprised I got promoted but at the same time I was very proud.” Lac Seul Band Councillor Brad Ross became a Ranger in Muskrat Dam and has been a Ranger for about 10 years now.

His expertise and passion for the Ranger Program earned him the rank of Sergeant in charge of the Lac Seul patrol. Ross said Ranger training took place over about eight days in Frenchman’s Head and included a good mix of community members in terms of age and gender. He said benefits to the community and surrounding area of Lac Seul having a Ranger patrol group include the patrol’s search and rescue training, medical training and ability to assist and coordinate with the Canadian military and other government agencies such

as Ontario Provincial Police, Health Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources. Some of the skills the Rangers learned included map reading, compass and GPS navigation, fire arms training and CPR and first aid training. Dianna Pember said, “I guess I wanted to help out my community, be more involved. I’m proud to be a Canadian Ranger.” Brigadier-General Fred Lewis, who is in charge of Canadian military operations for the province of Ontario, was on hand for the graduation ceremony. He was impressed with Lac Seul’s Ranger

Patrol and challenged the Rangers to be role models to youth and keep up the enthusiasm for the program. He said it is good to have a branch of the Canadian military in the area to help out in times of need. Lac Seul First Nation Chief Clifford Bull commented, “We’re very proud of what we achieved here today. Getting a patrol in Lac Seul is something we’ve always wanted. “We’re confident if an emergency arises we now have people to send to help out and see to people’s needs.” Bull agreed with Gordon and Ross that it will be exciting to

be able to start a junior Ranger patrol in the First Nation next year. Bull said having a Ranger patrol in Lac Seul is something the community has wanted for a long time. “We really wanted a program like this to run here due to the nature of our community. We have three communities. We wanted members trained in each area so they can respond quickly to emergencies as the need arises and also to help out when unfortunate things happen.” He commented on Brigadier-General Lewis attending the graduation ceremony, “The general being here really meant a lot to us. To have a

high ranking official take time for us to be a part of our ceremony was indeed an honour.” Bull added that the new patrol is a continuation of the proud military tradition of the First Nation. “Lac Seul has always prided itself on doing its duty for our country. We’re proud to be Canadian. We’ve had service men in World War One and World War Two and we want to contribute and feel very proud to do so.” Lac Seul First Nation Patrol 19 is the 19th Ranger patrol group set up in Northern Ontario. Canadian Rangers are part time reserve soldiers, members of the Canadian Military.

Chief Clifford Bull attaches a pin to the uniform of Brad Ross, one of his band councillors, promoting him to the position of sergeant in charge of the new patrol group. Brigadier-General Fred Lewis observes.

Lac Seul First Nation Ranger Patrol Group 19 along with Chief Clifford Bull, Brigadier-General Fred Lewis and other members of the Canadian Military following the graduation ceremony for the new rangers from Lac Seul. Bulletin Photos/Tim Brody

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move forward with certain components of the project because of cost or our desire to truncate them or do them later, we don’t want to commit ourselves to paying that full amount of money out. However the tender, the RFP related to all that work at that amount of money, what we’ve done is make the contract administration portion severable so at the time when we get to that point we can just advise them we’re not doing this component of the project or reducing the cost by whatever that was worth.” Resident Mike Quince said he didn’t like council being told they had to make major decisions on capital projects in the space of one meeting. He said the municipality has spent thousands of dollars on consultants and said projects are not moving forward. He also said the tendering process needed to be improved to better allow smaller, local businesses a better shot at getting to do some of these projects. Quince said he didn’t see how the municipality could afford to go forward with everything in the downtown revitalization project, adding that of projects underway, he didn’t see much progress. Moyer said the downtown revitalization project is very broad and projects are being prioritized over time. Council was told they

needed to approve this item to get billing started by the March 31 stimulus funding extension deadline. Timpson said she felt the municipality is in too deep to its capital projects to back out now and needs to move forward. With all the money that has been spent to purchase the train station, interim repairs to its foundation, the purchase of the land from CN, and design and planning work that’s been done on capital projects a lot of money has been spent. “The majority of that money is supported by funding from the Provincial and Federal governments. If we pulled the plug on the project one could argue they would want their money back because their funding was based on us completing the project.” That money would have to be funded through the tax payers. Dewing said of the heritage train station rehabilitation project, “Our contribution for the total project would be about a million dollars, however our contribution if we pulled the plug on the project would be about a million dollars so do you want to spend the million dollars and have a completed project and an asset worth nearly $4 million or do you want to spend your million dollars and have it look like what it looks like right now. It’s a very similar comparison on the youth

centre. You will have spent the same amount of taxpayer dollars to get a finished project as an unfinished project because we’re taking advantage of this substantial amount of funding coming from the province and the feds.” O U T S I D E RESOLUTIONS – REQUESTS FOR SUPPORT CITY OF KINGSTON RE: INCREASE HEADS AND BEDS PAYMENTS The Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout voted to support the City of Kingston in their efforts to petition the Province of Ontario to provide an increase in the heads and beds payment.

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Mayor Dennis Leney presents Jean Gosse with a certificate of recognition marking her retirement after many years of service to the municipality in the Community Services Department.

Gord Ford (left) receives a certificate of recognition from Mayor Dennis Leney marking Ford’s retirement from the Municipal Public Works Department.

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N E W S COURT IN BRIEF Sioux Lookout Court February 1, 2011

Breach of Recognizance, Breach of Probation Joe Ostamus, 28, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to breaching his recognizance by failing to abide by a non-communication order, and breaching his probation by failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. On the first breach he was sentenced to 15 days custody. On the second breach he was sentenced to 15 days custody to be served concurrently. He served 14 days in pre-trial detention. Breach of Recognizance Albert Williams, 22, Weagamow Lake, pleaded guilty to breaching his recognizance by failing to abstain from the consumption of alcohol. He was sentenced to one day custody concurrent to

27 days time served. Breach of Undertaking Travis Cutfeet, 27, Fort Hope, pleaded guilty to breaching his undertaking by failing to abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol. He was sentenced to 25 days custody. He served five days in pre-trial detention. Operate over 80mg Galen Polowick, 48, Winnipeg, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg of alcohol in 100mL of blood. He was fined $1200 and is prohibited from driving for one year. Breach Conditional Sentence Order Charmaine Beardy, 19, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to breaching her

conditional sentence order by failing to obey a curfew. The sentence was terminated and she must spend the balance of the time remaining, approximately two months, in custody. She was given credit for seven days time served. Breach of Undertaking Eric Gray, 33, Lac Seul, pleaded guilty to breaching his undertaking by failing to abstain from the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. He was given a 60 day conditional sentence during which he must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol, and have no contact with a certain individual without initial and ongoing consent. He entered into a 12-month peace bond to have a charge of breach of undertaking by failing to abide by a non-communication

order withdrawn. He must keep the peace and be of good behaviour, have no contact with a certain individual, abide by a curfew, and pay a $500 surety. Mischief under $5000, Breach of Undertaking Roy Gray, 43, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to committing mischief damaging property valued under $5000, and breaching his undertaking by failing to abide by a non-communication order. On both charges he was given a suspended sentence of 10 months probation, concurrent, during which he must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, complete an alcohol assessment, seek and maintain employment, and attend counselling for alcohol treatment. Sioux Lookout Court February 8, 2011 Fail to Attend Court, Fail to Provide Breath Sample Matthew Sofea, 32,

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Summer Beaver, pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to attend court, and failing to provide a breath sample. On both court charges he was sentenced to one day custody concurrent with seven days served in pre-trial detention. On the breath sample charge he was fined $600 and is prohibited from driving for one year. Assault, Mischief under $5000, Breach of Probation Danielle Loon, 21, Lac Seul, pleaded guilty to assault, mischief damaging property valued under $5000, and breaching her probation by failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. On the assault charge she was sentenced to five months custody. On both other charges she was sentenced to 30 days custody to be served concurrently, followed by 10 months probation during which she must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and attend counselling for

anger management and alcohol abuse. She served 24 days in pre-trial detention. Breach of Probation Joseph Wesley, 33, Cat Lake, pleaded guilty to five counts of breaching his probation by failing to abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. On one charge he was sentenced to 30 days custody. On all other charges he was sentenced to one day custody concurrent with 24 days served in pretrial detention. Resist Peace Officer Edward Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, 39, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to resisting a peace officer. He was sentenced to 30 days custody. He served 11 days in pre-trial detention. Possess Stolen Property over $5000, Mischief under $5000 Kris Plomp, 35, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to Continued on page 14

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possessing stolen property valued over $5000, and mischief damaging property valued under $5000. He was given a sixmonth conditional sentence during which he must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances, abide by a curfew, write a letter of apology, and have no contact with certain individuals. It will be followed by six months probation during which he must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and attend counselling and treatment as recommended. He must also

pay restitution. Theft over $5000 Rebecca Goretzki, 21, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to theft over $5000. She was given a six-month conditional sentence during which she must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances, abide by a curfew, write a letter of apology, and have no contact with certain individuals. It will be followed by six months probation during which she must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and attend counselling and treatment as recommended. Cause Disturbance Evangeline Masakeyash, 18, Mishkeegogamang, pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance by fighting. She was given a conditional discharge of

four months probation, during which she must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, perform 10 hours of community service, and complete an alcohol assessment. Possess Stolen Property under $5000, Theft under $5000, Breach of Undertaking, Possess Stolen Property over $5000 Bobby-Joe Hutchinson, 35, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to possessing stolen property valued under $5000, theft under $5000, breaching his undertaking by failing to abide by residence requirements, and possessing stolen property valued over $5000. On the possession under charge he was given a six-month conditional sentence during which he must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, abide by a curfew, attend counselling, and pay restitution.

On the possession over charge he was given a six-month conditional sentence to be served concurrently. On both other charges he was given a 30 day conditional sentence to be served concurrently. It will be followed by six months probation during which he must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour. Assault Chester Skunk, 25, Sioux Lookout, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was given a sixmonth conditional sentence during which he must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, abide by a curfew, notify the Sioux Lookout OPP when he is in or out of the municipality, abstain from the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances, seek and maintain employment, and have no contact with the victim. He must provide law enforcement with a sample of his DNA.

Youth Court Assault A 15-year-old Sioux Lookout female pleaded guilty to assault. She was given a conditional discharge of six months supervision, during which she must report, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, abide by the rules of the home in which she resides, attend school and apply herself diligently, and attend the attendance centre.

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ORT Severn First Nation will benefit from the Building Homes and Building Skills project. The project is aimed at building green and sustainable housing for First Nation communities.

In December 2010, Chief Matthew Kakekaspan attended the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs meeting in Ottawa. He met with Mike Holmes, star of the popular television show Holmes on Homes. As a result Fort Severn community members will travel to Sudbury to be trained in homebuilding by

Holmes and his crew. “I was pleased to support the community in its efforts to participate in this project,” said Kenora MP Greg Rickford. “In the end, it was the strength of the Fort Severn community who left a strong impression and led to their participation in the project.”

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Green and Gold Pride from North Ontario! The Warriors competitive cheerleading program is back, and better than ever before! The squad performed for a packed gym at QE on Wednesday, February 9 to kick off the last home games for the Warriors court sports teams.

These 21 talented young girls will be representing Northwestern Ontario when they travel to Minneapolis to compete in the United Performing Association (UPA) AmeriCup Cheer & Dance Championships from February 24 - 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Centre. They will have

the opportunity to compete against teams from all over the U.S. and Canada! Team captains Cesan Martin-Asmus and Caidence Paleske have proven to be a strong force in helping to build the team over the last year. Caidence will also be competing in the Individual Dance category in Minneapolis. The Warriors are fortunate to have a wide variety of gymnastics and jump talent on the team, which will prove to be an advantage

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Sioux Lookout Figure Skating Club competition results Congratulations go out to members of the Sioux Lookout Figure Skating Club who attended the Sunset Regional Interclub Competition January 28, 29 & 30 in Fort Frances. “If you believe in yourself and never quit you’ll be a winner,” were the encouraging words in the opening ceremonies. The Sioux Lookout club took these words to heart and participated in the true spirit of sportsmanship. The club is grateful to coaches

Lynn Traviss-Thompson and Jennifer Maki, who spent many hours preparing the skaters for this annual event. A vital part of this organization is the role played by the program assistants, composed of senior skaters who dedicate time to mentor their junior partners, in particular members of the CanSkate group. A strong volunteer base of devoted parents ensures the continuation of this important community sport. Sioux Lookout was represented at Regionals by 18 members who

each did an outstanding job and together brought home 26 medals! The Roxanne Gordon Team Spirit Award was presented to Sioux Lookout for demonstrating the most fun and showing support to fellow skaters. Alyson Brunton had the honour of receiving the Kathy Livingston Award, given to the skater who exhibits excellence in presentation and artistic expression. The skaters and their coaches worked hard and trained tirelessly to prepare for this level of competition. Each of these competitors skated a personal best and most importantly had fun. Here are some of the results for SLFSC at the Sunset Regional Interclub Competition. C A N S K A T E

MEMBERS - Jayden Adam: 4th place Junior Show, 5th place Preliminary Line Number; Shantal Agustine: Bronze medal CanSkate 3, 5th place Preliminary Line Number; Kailey Barnes: 5th place Preliminary Line Number; Emma Bates: Bronze medal CanSkate 1, 5th place Preliminary Line Number ; Aubrey Bates: Bronze medal CanSkate 2, Bronze medal Junior Show, 5th place Preliminary Line Number; Luke Bates: Bronze medal Junior Show; Breann Goodfellow: 5th place Preliminary Line Number; Danielle Goodfellow : Bronze medal CanSkate 3, 5th place Preliminary Line Number; Samantha Legros: Silver medal Intermediate Show th Program, 5 place Preliminary Line Number; Kyrsten Quedent: Bronze medal Intermediate Show Program, Bronze medal CanSkate 6, 5th place Preliminary Line Number; Isabella Neegan: 4th place

Junior Show, 5th place Preliminary Line Number; Shayna Szczerkowski: 5th place Preliminary Line Number;. STARSKATE MEMBERS: Lana Anderson: Bronze medal Junior Bronze Free Skate, Bronze medal Bronze Interpretive, 4th place Junior Line Number; Kayleigh Bates: Gold medal Introductory Spins, Bronze medal Intermediate Show Program, Bronze medal Introductory Elements, 4th place Junior Line Number; Alyson Brunton: Gold medal Senior Bronze/Junior Silver Skills, Bronze medal Silver Interpretive, Bronze medal Junior Bronze Spins, 4th place Junior Line Number; Victoria Brunton: Silver medal Pre-Preliminary Free Skate, Bronze medal Intermediate Show Program, Bronze medal Pre-Preliminary Elements, 4th place Junior Line Number; Michelle Quedent: Silver medal Introductory Interpretive, Bronze medal Preliminary/ Junior Bronze Skills,

4th place Junior Line Number; Kelsey Wellwood: Silver medal Introductory Interpretive, 4th place Senior Show Program, 4th place Preliminary Spins, 4th place Junior Line Number. The Sunset Regional is one of four competitions attended by various skaters of the Sioux Lookout Figure Skating club. In November three skaters, Michelle Quedent, Kyrsten Quedent and Lana Anderson, travelled to Winnipeg to participate in SuperSkate. Two members, Kelsey Wellwood and Kyrsten Quedent took part in Skate Thunder Bay in early December. The last competition of the season for this region will be the Thunder Bay Open February 25, 26 27. We wish good luck to Shantal Agustin, Kailey Barnes, Isabella Neegan, Kyrsten Quedent and Michelle Quedent, who are registered for this event. Submitted by Anna Wellwood

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In Memoriam





Legion membership cards are available for pick up. Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9-10 am, or at the bar

Roy Croy Elliott August 15, 1924 – February 20, 2000 To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die. Your sons Robert, Ron, Ray, Neil and spouses, and all grandchildren from smallest to biggest.

Central boiler classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Provides safe, clean heat. Call today H&H Impor ters & Sales (Thunder Bay) Inc. 807-939-1152 Hwy 17, West of Thunder Bay. Computer repair and satellite installation. Call Garett Cosco 738-TECH (8324) $39.99 Monthly Telephone Service. $20.00 Referral discounts. $39.99 New activation’s. $20.00 Unlimited long distance. Call Toll free 1-866-391-2700. A Neighbourhood Connection.

Richard Schwindt M.S.W., R.S.W. Counselling/psychotherapy, and case consultation via Skype 613 484-1903 Waterite Authorized Dealer. Gordon T. Ford. Water Softners, Iron Removers, UV Lights, Reverse Osmosis, Purifiers, Inline Filters and submersible pumps. (807)737-2477 Free water testing with every purchase. DEBT PROBLEMS? (discuss your options.) For free advice: Meyers Norris Penny Limited, Trustee in Bankruptcy. Local office: 315 Main Street South, Kenora, ON; Cathy Morris, Insolvency Admin Assistant (807) 468-3338 or Toll Free 866-381-3338. Principal Office: 301-1661 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB Ken Zealand, CA Trustee.

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Madsen GM Wholesale Inventory Clearance 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue $2885, 2000 Chevrolet Silverado $5870, 2002 Chevrolet Venture $4890, 2002 Pontiac Montana $3865, 2008 Chevrolet Silverado with safety $9895.

In Memoriam Katherine Rose Elliott April 19, 1932 – February 4, 2010 If tears could bring a stairway, And memories a lane, We would walk right up to Heaven, And bring you home again. Your Rocks, Rob, Ron, Ray, Neil, Spouses and Grandchildren.

Help Wanted Live-in Caregiver for an infant required in Sandy Lake. Must provide Criminal Record Check and be fluent in Mangali.

For Rent For rent or sale. Small one bedroom house in Hudson. $400.00 per month plus utilities. Includes fridge, stove. Suitable for single person. 582-3515 Rob 582-3536 Ron Bachelor apartment on Moosehorn Road. $600 p/m, utilities included. 737-4182

Vehicles 98 GMC 4x4 v-6 4.3 litre $5,500.00. Can deliver to Pickle Lake. Rob 737-0087 cell 737-0647

2007 Jeep Liberty Sport. 80,000 Km. 4X4, V6. Still under factory warranty. Power locks, windows. Key-less entry. Cruise control. Safety done. Remote starter. Electronic Traction Control. Anti-Lock brakes. $14,800.00. 737-7638 Leave message. 738-0029 cell.

Athletes in action The Pelican Falls First Nations High School Timberwolves and the Queen Elizabeth District High School Warriors took centre stage in court sports this week, facing off against each other and the Rainy River Owls. The Timberwolves junior boys basketball team lost 46-12 to the Warriors. The senior boys Timberwolves basketball team lost 64-19. The junior and senior girls volleyball teams had similar fates, each losing to QEDHS 3-0. When it came to the Owls, the Timberwolves junior boys fared better, winning 30-27. The Timberwolves senior boys lost 46-27, while the junior girls Timberwolves lost 3-0 and the senior girls picked up one win, ultimately losing 3-1. When QEDHS faced the Owls, they took the win in nearly everything, with the senior boys basketball team winning 59-44, the junior boys winning 45-15, the senior girls volleyball team winning all three sets, and the junior girls losing two sets to one.

Bulletin Photo/Shayla Cybulski

Bulletin Photo/Shayla Cybulski

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Page 19


Flyers play close series of games on the road Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


HE Sioux Lookout Flyers had a busy time on the road last week. The Flyers started their five game road trip in Wisconsin February 7 where they were beaten by the hometown Wilderness 5 – 3. Darnell Ferland, AJ Merritt and Justin Veltri were the Flyers goal scorers. The following evening in Duluth the Flyers edged the Clydesdales 2 – 1. Both teams were scoreless through

the first two periods of play. Darnell Ferland scored for the Flyers and Jacob Ransom for the Clydesdales in the third period. Jake Wentz had the overtime winning goal for the Flyers. The next night the Flyers were back in Wisconsin and after a very closely played game they were edged 2 – 1 by the Wilderness. Kalan Ewald contributed Sioux Lookout’s goal. On the evening of February 11 the Flyers narrowly lost 6 – 4 to the Ice Dogs in Dryden.

Brendan Wertanen had a huge game for the Flyers with a hat trick performance. Jacob Nolan was the other Flyers goal scorer. On February 12 the Flyers were in Fort Frances and fell to the hometown Lakers 4 – 2. Darnell Ferland contributed both Flyers goals. The rest of the Flyers games this month will be at home with their next game taking place tonight (February 16) at 7:30 p.m. at the Sioux Lookout Memorial Arena.

Bulletin File Photo

The Flyers road trip took them to the States where they tangled with the Duluth Clydesdales (top) and the Wisconsin Wilderness.

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Fort William North Stars Duluth Clydesdales Fort Frances Lakers Dryden Ice Dogs Dryden Ice Dogs

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Wed, Feb 16 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 18 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 24 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 25 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 27 2:30 pm

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Winter programming offered by community services Tim Brody ASSOCIATE EDITOR


OOKING for something to do this winter to have fun, keep in shape or just try something new? If your answer is yes, you might be interested in some of the recreational programs offered this winter through the Municipality of Sioux

Lookout’s Community Services Department. Manager of Community Services Neil Carbone shared, “We have a wealth of new sports/fitness programming which started in January. We have numerous fitness classes including toning classes… we have things you have to register for, drop in availability on some

of the classes. “We have Zumba classes being taught, pilates classes being taught. For sports we continue to have our open tennis days on Thursdays and Sundays.” Another season of coed volleyball is starting up in February. “I’m excited to say we’re starting up the Johnny’s Junior Gym program again

and we’re expanding on it this year with two different age groups, the younger kids on Mondays and the older kids on Fridays and that’s in the evening for an hour and a half. A big thanks to Johnny’s Fresh Market and all the sponsors of the program and to those who run the program.” Carbone said, “Johnny’s Junior Gym is specifically

geared toward creating a free structured, supervised, recreation environment and programming for youth. Instructor wages, healthy snacks that are served, other programming and supplies and the facility rental is all subsidized through the community services department or our partnering sponsors. There is also some investment

from PRO Kids into that as well.” Also being offered this winter are jazz dance and ballet classes as well as karate and mixed martial arts. Anyone who might be interested in any of these programs is encouraged to drop by the Sioux Lookout Recreation Centre for additional information.

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