Wawatay News

WAHA suspends CEO

Create: 12/16/2017 - 03:59

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) has announced the suspension of their CEO, Mr. Bernie D. Schmidt. The decision came at a Meeting of Directors held in Timmins recently. Greg Spence has been appointed interim CEO.

WAHA claimed the suspension was necessary to allow complaints and allegations from the communities receiving medical, dental and other essential health services, to be reviewed and dealt with by the Board of Directors, the body responsible for the governance, supervision and management of the affairs of the Corporation.

Double homicide shocks Cat Lake First Nation

Create: 12/08/2017 - 01:17

Cat Lake First Nation is in shock after a double homicide was committed in the community on the evening of Wednesday December 6.

Chief and Council have confirmed the deaths of two community citizens.

No names have been released as of yet.

The OPP are currently in the community undergoing an investigation, and will be releasing an official statement later today (December 7).

Cat Lake has a population of about 650 people and is located north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

Man pleads guilty of fraud over Kashechewan breakfast program

Create: 11/29/2017 - 03:00

Giuseppe (Joe) Crupi, who was appointed co-manager of Kashechewan, pleaded guilty earlier on two counts of fraud over $5,000.

A sentencing hearing is set for January 12, 2018.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police laid charges against Crupi in September 2016 for fraudulently obtaining more than $1.2 million from the National Child Benefit Reinvestment Program between 2007-2012, and misappropriating nearly $700,000 for personal use.

VICTOR MINE TO COMPLETE MINING AND PRODUCTION IN 2019

Create: 11/02/2017 - 03:44

De Beers Group today announced that its Victor mine in northern Ontario, Canada, will complete mining and production activities in the first quarter of 2019, once the current open pit is depleted and in line with the original feasibility study and current mine plan.

Production at Victor mine commenced in July 2008. The mine was forecast to produce six million carats during its mine life and has already exceeded these projections, producing approximately seven million carats to date, and it will continue to operate at full production throughout its remaining life.

Second child in Constance Lake First Nation dies

Create: 10/04/2017 - 02:04

Ontario Provincial Police and the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) are looking into the death of a three-year-old child from Constance Lake First Nation.

The Hearst OPP detachment was contacted on Saturday September 30 to assist NAPS and paramedics with a girl in medical distress in the community near Highway 11.

OPP say the child was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead. The investigation is being conducted under the authority of the Coroner's Act. A post-mortem was scheduled to take place on Monday, October 2.

5th Annual Orange Shirt Day: Let’s Give Our Children Hope and Opportunity

Create: 09/30/2017 - 02:48

To mark Orange Shirt Day on September 30, in honour of former students of the Indian residential schools, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is asking all Canadians to learn more about this history, support meaningful change and affirm that ‘every child matters.’

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