Monday, March 15, 2010
The federal government now has a national emergency response plan aimed at making sure key decisions are made quickly when disaster strikes. The move is getting praise from the city's top emergency planner. John Coupland says it will have a trickle down effect. He says it will be now easier for the provinces to get disaster assistance, and in turn it will get to the municipalities faster. The new plan outlines the responsibilities departments and agencies have in national or provincial emergencies
One provincial park and a camp in northwestern Ontario are getting a facelift thanks to your tax dollars. Neys Provincial Park near Terrace Bay and a Ranger camp near Sioux Lookout are getting 700 thousand dollars in federal and provincial cash. It will be used to make upgrades to both areas.
If you're looking for something to do for the March break and are good at something head down to the Intercity mall. Auditions are underway for So You Think You've Got Talent. Childrens of all ages and even Adults can show their stuff today until Wednesday. The winners of each age group will win a $300 Intercity gift card and $200 Bounce Productions Scholarship. Deadline to enter is tomorrow at 5pm.
International Students are taking centre stage at Lakehead university this week. Bagpipers, African Dancing and Aborginal singing were on display as part of the opening ceremonies for international days. Organizer Tanka Awosika says its important to recognized the around 100 international students at the school. Awosike says different events will be happening throughout the week as part of International Days.
Thunder Bay Police caught a would be thief in the act this morning. At around 12:30 officers responded to an alarm at a bar on Cumberland and found the back door open. Inside the bar they found the culprits bag with his photo ID. The Canine Unit was called in and quickly located a 28 year old and arrested him.
For the first time in 33 years the Thunderwolves Men's Basketball team is off to the CIS nationals. They beat the Ottawa Gee Gees 78-73 to advance to the tournament being held in Ottawa this weekend. The Carleton Ravens beat Windsor over the weekend to win the OUA championship and will host the nationals.