Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nutritionist praises report on salt

A panel of experts is offering recommendations on how you can take some of the salt out of your diet.The Health Canada report says cutting back on salt can save thousands of lives by reducing heart attack and stroke.  Janice Piper, a nutrionist at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit says it's welcome news.  She's happy to see how comprehensive the report is by targeting the foods with the most sodium.  The report wants Canadians to reduce their salt intake by a third by 2016

Local marathon to offer cash prizes

The first ever Thunder Bay Marathon is going to come with cash awards for the winners. President Barry Streib says it's all thanks to a donation from RBC. He says there are12 thousand dollars in cash awards. It will include 2 thousand dollars for the first male and female finishers and 1 thousand for the first male and female finishers of the half marathon. There will also be cash awards for the top finishers from Northwestern Ontario. The marathon takes place September 19th

Make way for Festa Italiana

The annual Festa Italiana takes place this weekend. It's a chance to experience that country's culture and food. Organizer Benny Melchiorre says the popularity of the event is evidenced by the number of people who attend. He says the first year attracted about 4 thousand people and now they're expecting close to 20 thousand to attend. Festa Italiana happens Sunday and Monday at the Italian Cultural Centre on Algoma.

Delta pulls the plug on Thunder Bay

Delta Airlines is giving up on Thunder Bay. As of October 10th the company will stop its daily flights to Minneapolis. Airport Manger Scott McFadden says he's not surprised by the move. McFadden feels Delta didn't publicize the service well enough. McFadden hopes to find another airline to pick up the service

Taxi by-laws to come under review

The rules governing Taxi companies in Thunder Bay are going under the microscope. The Police Services Board is going to hire a consultant to do a study on the taxi by-laws. Board Chair Wayne Bahlieda says its to find out if cab companies are charging too much. He says the board believes that cab fares in the city are "extremely high" and "out of whack" with fares in the rest of Canada. The study is expected to take about half a year to complete.

Morning Sports Wrap

Canada got a scare from the Czech republic but mananged to earn the win and first place in Pool B at the World Junior Championships. Canada won 8-7 thanks to a two run walk off double from Dalton Pompey. 

The win improved Canada to 4-1 which gave them the head to head edge with Korea who finished the round robin in second in pool B after beating Panama 12-2 yesterday.

Elsewhere yesterday Netherlands shocked Cuba winning 9-8 and with the win earning 3rd in Pool B and moving Cuba to 4th.  The US crushed France winning 16-0, Australia pounded Italy 14-4 and Chinese Taipei downed Venezuela 9-0.  Tomorrow Panama battles France, Venezuela takes on the Czech Republic, Korea meets Australia, Chinese Taipei faces the Netherlands, Cuba battles the US and Canada takes on Italy at 7:00 at Port Arthur Stadium.

In the Northwoods League the Border Cats split a double header with St Cloud yesterday winning game one 4-3 before dropping the second game 3-2.

Police looking for missing man

Thunder Bay Police are again looking for a missing person. Missing is 34 year old Darren Sabbe who was last seen Tuesday in the Ontario street area. Sabbe is described as 5'10", Caucasian thin and balding and was last seen riding a red mountain bike.