Sunday, June 13, 2010

Volunteer firefighter training happening this weekend

If you see fire fighters out in full force this weekend it doesn't necessarily mean there's a fire. Thunder Bay is playing host to the Ontario Fire College's fire fighter survival, search and resuce, and fire supression course.
Volunteer firefighters from O'Connor, Gillis, East Gorham, Lappe, and other townships are being taught a number of important skills. There will be live fire situations using a fire tower, vehicles, roofs and flammable materials.

Summer HST tolls on First Nations land

A number of First Nations communities are preparing to impose toll fees on traffic passing through their territories over the HST. Anishinabek Nation Chiefs meeting at Fort William First Nation endorsed a resolution directing their bands to begin advertising their intentions for this summer. Native leaders want a point-of-sale tax exemption now given to aboriginal people extended when HST kicks in July 1st.