News Bulletin: February 16, 2017

Grade four students learn knitting at C.S.M.E.C. today. Photo by Darva Anderson. 

Kasabonika Lake News
Tyance Anderson
February 16, 2017

Weather: -10 feels like -18 mostly cloudy

  • A well known artist from Summer Beaver passed away on February 14 2017. Moses Beaver, 57, was being held at Thunder Bay Jail at the time of his death, but the reason has not been disclosed and his death under investigation. Beaver was known to many through his art, including Kasabonika.
    “He helped my class with those paintings at the school gymnasium when I was a child. So sad.” said community member Devin Anderson on Facebook. “He’s the first one who taught me how to draw better. This is sad,” said another past student of Beaver’s, Amelia Brown on Facebook.
    In a separate incident, Beaver’s sister Mary Wabasse, 58, died in a collision between a transport truck and an SUV in Thunder Bay on Highway 102 yesterday afternoon. The five other SUV passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries, and the driver of the transport was unharmed.
  • The annual Kasabonika Men’s Hockey Tournament kicked off with a fast paced game between the Kas Eagles and Islanders. Despite a strong effort to overtake the Eagles, the islanders lost 4-3. Next up the Kasabonika Flames dominated the Kas Warriors 12-3. Visiting Team Webequie faced off against the Kingfisher Flyers losing 1-6. The night finished with the Michikan Mavericks winning against the Kas Eagles 2-1.
    Games started this morning at 10am with Webequie and the Warriors tieing 3-3. The Flames beat Kingfisher 4-2. Michikan dominated against the Islanders 9-1. Next game is scheduled between the Flames and Webequie at 5:30. Eagles vs Sandy Lake is postponed until the Riverhawks arrive.
  • The Winter Road from Checkpoint to the Turnoff  is closed as of 9am Friday February 17 until Sunday February 19 at night for light traffic only, due to mild weather. It will remain closed during the day on Monday February 20, reopening at night. Tuesday conditions will determine whether the road will reopen regularly.
  • The Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board and Patal International College are offering a 25 week hospitality training program. Students will learn how to manage successful hospitality enterprises such as hotels, restaurants and tourism. Applications deadline is february 22, 2017. Submit applications to SLAAMB or fax (204 ) 944 8207. For more information call Patal at 1 877 829 8071
  • The high school students are hosting a silent auction for art. It’s one dollar a ticket and the draw is Monday February 20.



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