Thursday, March 11, 2010

Border Cats games to start earlier

The Thunder Bay Border Cats games will be starting earlier this year. The baseball club says that evening games Monday thru Saturday will now begin at 6:35 pm. The first pitch for all Sunday games will be at 5:05 pm. The Cats home opener takes place on June 2nd against the Duluth Huskies.

Outbreak at St. Joe's over

The illness outbreak at St. Joseph's Hospital is now over. The Health Unit says it had taken place on the inpatient unit on 5 south of the Algoma Street facility. To help prevent further outbreaks health officials urge people who have been sick or aren't feeling well to stay away until they recover.

TBRHSC probing possible assault

Officials at the Regional Health Sciences Centre have a confusing staff and security situation to deal with. Human Resources officer Don Halpert says they recently received a report from a staff member who claims she was assaulted. While they determined it wasn't serious, police were called anyway. Halpert says they are still trying to verify the facts of the case. He adds they're reminding staff that security is available if they wish.

United Way launches Pennies from Heaven

The United Way is back to give some worth to the lowly penny. It's launched the 15th annual Pennies from Heaven campaign. The goal this year is to raise 20 thousand dollars which will go towards the overall 2010 campaign objective. As in past years there will be collection cartons sent to every home in the city. They can be used to collect pennies, and when full, can be dropped off at various city locations.

NOSTA President steps down

There will be a change at the top of the North of Superior Tourism Association. President Lori Paras has stepped down from her position. The move comes after months of turmoil within the organization the including infighting during the annual general meeting in December.