October 17, 2001 - 8:49am | by Anonymous
In a late morning of October 16/01, notification was made of complications at the Ontario Hydro Power Plant located Northeast of the community (Severn river). We are sorry about not being able to provide the actual name of the falls. On further notice, one of the two power turbines was not functioning as it was supposed to. A crew from Hydro with a diver were salvaging lots of debris from one of the turbine intakes. As they did the same on the outtake, the diver located the problem of finding a cone that broke off from the malfunctioning turbine meters down the flow. The plant is now operational with only one turbine until the second one is repaired.
click here for pictures http://photos.knet.ca/Deer-Lake-Hydro-Dam
October 16, 2001 - 3:50pm | by Anonymous
We had a partridge hunting contest this weekend in Keewaywin. Which was set up by David Fiddler and volunteers. We had two winners and a consolation winner. In the men's division Anthony Thompson won, the youths division Anthony Kakegamic and the consolation prize for the youth went to Timothy Kakegamic. There were no enteries for the women's division. Door prizes were awarded and fifty fifty draws. The judges for the contest were Lawrence Mason, Karen Kp, and Nancy Kp.. The judging and the gathering were done at the clinic. People who were there had a great time. Congratulations to the great partridge hunters.
October 15, 2001 - 3:12pm | by Anonymous
The “KO” fitness team took first place on the 21 Day Challenge. The challenge organized by the Red Lake Community Centre had 13 teams consisting of 5 members per team. Each member was awarded two points for every 10 minutes of fitness activity over 21 days. The KO team of David Neegan (captain), Penny Carpenter, Orpah McKenzie, Lars Dixon and Cheryl Bechard edged runner-up team “Trimming the Pork” by 12.6 points. The key factor in KO’s victory over “Trimming the Pork” is Orpah’s fire wood expedition on Nungessor Road which allowed KO to over take top spot during the final week. Each KO team member received a water bottle holder, one month free membership to the Red Lake Community Centre, pencil and a zipper tag. Watch for the team pictures in the Red Lake District News. Congratulations to all that participated. The results are as follows:
Trimming the Pork 369.6
The Panthers 323.4
Deb’s Devils 291.2
RLMPS Teachers 291.2
Rob’s Rowdy’s 260.6
Wack - M 239
Sidder Boys 232.8
Heart Games 162.8
Golden Girls 161.6
The Fall Follies 0
October 7, 2001 - 10:19am | by Anonymous
October 6 2001 is going to be remembered by many people for more reasons than it being Jesse and Angie's wedding day. Jesse and Angie invited family and friends to come together in Sioux Lookout to celebrate their wedding. Along with the beautiful fall, harvest theme for the wedding, the natural elements added a whole new meaning to beauty by providing this area with its first snowfall. Everyone had a great time enjoying the outdoor event. Pictures from the day are now available in the on-line photo gallery. SEE THE PICTURES
October 7, 2001 - 10:12am | by Anonymous
Keewaytinook Okimakanak staff completed three presentations in Thunder Bay during the week of October 1, 2001. The first presentation about the development of the Kuh-ke-nah Smart Demonstration was to the Board of Directors of 807NorthwestNetwork on Oct 2 during their annual planning meeting. On Oct 3, a similar presentation was planned for Contact North's Emerging Technologies Conference
. The panel discussion on "Bringing High Speed Networks to Small and Remote Communities" resulted a short presentation describing the work Keewaytinook Okimakanak completed to date and the challenges for all small communities to prepare their business cases to become "smart". The original powerpoint presentation entitled 'From Potential to Practice'
is available for everyone to review. As well, the National Broadband Task Force presentation
was given on Oct. 4 by myself and Carl Seibel of Industry Canada's FedNor program.
October 2, 2001 - 2:43pm | by Anonymous
Today the reserve of Keewaywin out of respect for our late elder has shut down its offices in the community.
David Kakegamic was believed to be in his late nineties when illness took our elder at 5 am at Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital. He was one of the original elders that seeked Keewaywin reserve status. As a respected elder in our community we will miss his wisdom and advice. He is survived by five sons and three daughters and lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren. His sons, Solly Kakegamic is the Keewaywin Chief, and Silas Kakegamic is a Keewaywin Councillor. Goyce Kakegamic the Nan Deputy Grand Chief. Our hearts and prayers go to family and friends.
September 28, 2001 - 12:51pm | by Anonymous
Just a reminder to start planning for this years winter road. If you need any assistance please contact myself or David Neegan @ 1-800-387-3740
September 28, 2001 - 12:51pm | by Anonymous
The knet.on.ca mail server is going to be turned off at the end of the month. It is hoped that everyone will have switched to the new knet.ca mail account.
The knet.on.ca mail server will accept email for a limited time after September 30 to allow people to update their address books. If you are using the web browser to go to your new mail account, there is an option to forward email from knet.on.ca to knet.ca . This setting is located under OPTIONS.
If you are using Outlook Express or a POP3 email client, use mail.knet.ca for both sending and receiving email. Add a checkmark to the 'My server requires authentication' box. This will allow you to send and receive knet.ca mail from any location.
Call K-Net staff if you need assistance.
September 24, 2001 - 2:49pm | by Anonymous
The deadline date for this year's Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA) and Ontario Aboriginal Economic Development Program (OAEDP) is December 3/2001.
Under CORDA, First Nations, band members, and Native organizations are eligible to apply for dollars to cover resource economic development activities (ie. fur harvesting, forestry, resource planning, etc..)
The programs under OAEDP are:
1) Organizational Development ($15,000)
2) Economic Capicity Building ($25,000)
3) Business Development ($50,000)
For more program information, please goto www.sfns.on.ca
September 24, 2001 - 2:48pm | by Anonymous
The organizing committee of this year's youth challenge is well on it's way to gear up for the tournament this year. This year's tournament marks our fourth year and previous champions have included our very own Ice Bear Warriors and a team from Sandy Lake. Every year the tournament accomodates eight teams and we would like to extend that to twelve teams if possible. The tournament will be heard on WRN (not final yet!) and will go in the week long festivities dedicated to the youth of Pikangikum. For more information on this tournament, please feel free to email, phone, or fax me. Thank You
ph # (807) 773 5491
fax # (807) 773 5536