From the Archives:
Wednesday, February 27, 2002
K-Net working to connect Sioux organizations with broadband
Imagine a communications system that rivals Dick Tracy comic-strip science fiction. Video conferencing of such high quality that a doctor could be visited via a broadband data network, a lawyer in Sioux Lookout consulted from Fort Severn, a student receive training as a water treatment plant technician without ever leaving North Spirit Lake. That technology exists today – and as a close to home as Eighth and King, site of Sioux Lookout’s K-Net offices, heart of a broadband network currently linking six northern communities.
Frog Rapids Bridge gets root canal
Frog Rapids Bridge will move to tadpole capacity while it is revamped over the next two summers.
Smoking ban on the horizon
Smoking in restaurants and bars could be a thing of the past as early as May 1. In a public hearing in front of Town Council at the Feb. 20 meeting, in front of a packed audience of interested residents and business owners, George Hoggarth of the Sioux Lookout Area Heart Health Coalition requested that the Town enact a 100 per cent smoke-free by-law prohibiting smoking in all workplaces.
Smile! You’re on OPP camera
Sgt. Dan Macleod of Sioux Lookout OPP’s Northwest Patrol tests the new digital video camera given to the detachment. The camera, donated by the Sexual Assault Response Unit, will be used to record victim interviews and crime scenes.