Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Brodie Street bus terminal comes to a close

The south downtown will have a new bus terminal starting tomorrow. The Brodie Street terminal is closing for good today to make room for the Consolidated Courthouse. Transit Manger Brad Loroff says as of the end today City Hall will be the new location for the south bus terminal. Loroff says the terminal will remain at City Hall until the Violet and North Street location is ready.

Forest Allocation competition comes to an end

The deadline to place bids for 11 million cubic metres of Ontario Forest has come and gone. The forest allocation competition started last November and there were a number of proposals put forward. Forestry Minister Michael Gravelle says most of the bids came from companies in the North and many from smaller companies focused on the value added side of the industry. Gravelle hopes to see recommendations from his ministry within 6 months.

Canadian Cancer Society gearing up for Relay For Life

The Canadian Cancer Society has officially kicked off the Relay For Life. The annual kickoff breakfast took place this morning and Chair Elizabeth Stafford says everyone is encouraged to take part in the event and can find more information at the Canadian Cancer Society's website. Stafford says she hopes to see 85 teams enter this years relay that takes place June 18th.

Patrick Molesti to appear in another court hearing

The man accused of trying to buy a 5 year old online will be back in court tomorrow (Wed). 56 year old Patrick Molesti will have another detention review hearing to determine if he can be legally held in Canada. Canada Border Services Spokesperson Kris Kealey says this review will determine whether Molesti will remain in Thunder Bay. Kealey says Molesti will eventually face an admissibility hearing that will determine whether he will remain in Canada or be deported to the US. That hearing hasn't been scheduled.

Thunder Bay's Archives are open to the public

Your in luck if you want to get an inside look at Thunder Bay's history. Its Archive awareness month and the City's Archives are open to the public. City Archivist Mat Szybalski says everyone is welcome to come down and get tours of the archives from 11 am to 2 pm all week. Szybalski says their will be displays highlighting the fire department and emergency measures organization and some of the City's oldest records.