Monday, March 22, 2010

Thunder Bay participating in Earth Hour

For the third year in a row Thunder Bay is taking part in Earth Hour. Global event to raise awareness on climate change happens at 8:30 in the evening this Saturday. Earthwise Thunder Bay's Charles Campbell says to take part all you have to do is shut off your lights and reduce your electricity load anyway you can.  Campbell says there will also be a moonlight walk at Centennial Park during the hour that everyone is welcome to attend.

Cancer Society Launches Daffodil Days

Yellow flowers will be blooming across the city over the next week as the Canadian Cancer launches the annual Daffodil Days. Bunches of the flowers will be sold across the city over the next week to raise money for Cancer Research and other services. The Cancer Society's Dana Levanto says all the money raised will stay in the region. Levanto hopes last year's total of 30 thousand dollars will be surpassed this year.

A new arena project could be part the this fall's election

A proposed new multiplex arena could garner some discussion at tonight's council meeting. Administration will be presenting council with a public consultation strategy. Larry Hebert says while public consultation is key in a project this large, but he is hoping for a different approach. Hebert says he wants the issue to go to the polls in this falls municipal election. He says while he may support the project there is only one way to know for sure what residents want.

Thunderwolves fall in CIS consolation semifinal

The Thunderwolves men's basketball team worked hard but in the end just didn't have enough in the tank as they bowed out of the CIS nationals in the consolation semi final to Cape Breton 87-65. The Wolves lost their first game Friday afternoon to UBC who went onto lose to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in the final.