Congratulations to the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Graduating Class of 2018!

To see advice from the valedictorians to younger students

click here >

Confederation College president Jim Madder is looking ahead. He has announced that he is stepping down from Confederation College.

Following 6.5 years as President, Madder will be leaving his post on December 31, 2018. Madder informed Confederation College’s Board of Governors this week during a Board Retreat. In response, Board Chair George Patterson extended his appreciation for Madder’s many contributions.

“President Madder’s vision and leadership have deeply contributed to the growth of Confederation College,” said Patterson. “He has facilitated the expansion and renewal of Confederation College’s infrastructure through several projects over the years. His true legacy though, will be defined by his commitment to providing access and success for all learners and by his cultivation of a long list of meaningful partnerships for the College. On behalf of the Board of Governors and our College community, I thank President Madder for his dedication and wish him well in the next chapter of his journey. His strategic direction and passion for education will have a lasting impact on our institution,” he said.

Madder was appointed as Confederation College’s fifth President on July 1, 2011. He was renewed for a second five-year term in 2016. The college noted that the search for his successor will begin shortly, facilitated through third-party consultation and led by the Board of Governors.

For more information:
Colleges plan Tuesday return 

More Local News

Major fine for New Gold mine

New Gold Incorporated and their Rainy River project site is facing a $100,000 fine for an offence under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act of Ontario. Court heard that in 2015, the Ministry of…

Arena project defeated

Kenora City Council has voted to shoot down the arena twinning design plan project, by a vote of 5 to 1. Councillor Rory McMillian was the lone councillor in support of the city spending $250,000 to…

Council will replace dangerous wood chips

Kenora City Council has voted to replace the reportedly-dangerous wood chips at Garrow Park with artificial turf, after concerns from parents and families came forward. The cost to replace the wood…

Gas prices drop across Ontario

Residents across most of the province should be waking up to lower gas prices this morning. At midnight, the price of gas went down an average of four cents across Ontario. Although the price drop…

Rickford cuts contracts, brings hydro bills down

Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Indigenous Affairs and Kenora Rainy-River MPP Greg Rickford has cancelled 758 renewable energy contracts across the province, in an effort to lower…

Splash Park construction begins

The Kenora Rotary Club, their partners, and community agencies all celebrated the beginning of construction of the Rotary Club Splash Park yesterday, with a celebratory barbecue and sod-turning…

Help from the west for regional fire

Kenora, Minaki, Redditt and surrounding areas may still find a lot of smoke in the air this morning. This is due to a forest fire approximately 30 kilometers north of Wabaseemong First Nation…

Councillors voting to study arena twinning

Kenora City Councillors are expected to vote on and approve a $250,000 amendment to the 2018 Budget today, to fund the creation of detailed design drawings and tender preparations for twinning the…

Smoke near Redditt, Minaki

Kenora residents are warned of smoke drifts in the Minaki, Redditt, Coker and Peterson Road areas. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has confirmed that the smoke drifts are from an…

Council revisiting Garrow Park concerns

Kenora City Council will be revisiting the safety concerns at Garrow Park tomorrow. Last week, Shauna DeGagne made a deputation to city council on behalf of concerned families, saying that the new… is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide