Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pat Lang backs college offer

The president of Confederation College says contingency plans are in the works if college teachers in the province go on strike. However Pat Lang says she hopes teachers will vote in favour of the colleges' final offer when its presented to them February 10th. Lang calls it a good and very reasonable offer.

Fire cause undetermined

The Ontario Fire Marshal's office is confirming what has been suspected all along. The cause of last weeks big fire on Simpson Street will go down as undetermined. Rolf Waffler says theres just too much damage to be able to come to a firm conclusion on exactly what happened. The fire completely destroyed the two story building which was once was home to a city nightclub.

Potential mine stirs excitement

The Chamber of Commerce is pumped about the prospects the future holds for the region in mining. It comes with the recent revelation that a huge chromite deposit is located in an area 500 kilometres north of the city in a mineralized area known as the Ring of Fire. The excitement built up with a speech Wednesday by the president of KWG resources, the company that wants to build a mine in the region.

Local Toyota dealer ready for the big fix

Thunder Bay's Toyota dealership is ready to begin fixing the accelerator pedals on any recalled vehicles. Wayne Toyota will be extending it's hours if necessary to deal with the problem. The issue has lead to a massive recall of certain Toyota vehicles across North America.

V-B Cook sold

A Thunder Bay company has new owners today. V-B Cook Engineering has been purchased by Genivar Income Fund. V-B Cook has 110 employees, none of which are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the deal.