Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Concerned citizens voice their displeasure

There were plenty of people giving Horizon Wind a piece of their mind at last night's open house.  Neebing area resident Barbara Smith says she's disappointed Thunder Bay Council didn't put a stop to the wind farm project.  Smith says she's lived in Thunder Bay for eight years and are planning to move because they feel council isn't addressing their concerns about the horizon wind project.
Meanwhile,  Councillor Linda Rydholm was impressed with last night's turn out of over a hundred people.  Rydholm wants to see the wind power company answer the public's concerns.  Council is currently waiting for the company to answer some of their questions before they proceed with approving the location of the turbines.

Horizon Wind Park holds two meetings this week

Horizon Wind Farm expects to hear from Thunder Bay City Council by the end of the month. The final two public consultation sessions are being held this week. C.E.O. Tony Zwig says they're taking the concerns of the public seriously. The wind power company President says if they hear of any legal wrong doings they will take that into consideration and make changes to their wind park proposal. Zwig adds they'll be providing the province with the data gathered from the public meeting as part of its review process.
Meanwhile, There was at least one man in favour of the project. Reiner FIcker says people need to hear both the pros and the cons of the wind farm. Ficker adds the project will bring money to the municipality of Neebing and that would be greatly appreciated.

Go Green Fair coming to Thunder Bay

Earthwise Thunder Bay wants its residents to be more environmentally friendly. The city group is holding its first "go green expo" this fall. The event will feature workshops and exhibits from local green companies. For more information log onto

McKellar Place spots open for seniors

The Northwest Community Care Access Centre is accepting applications for its transitional housing for seniors.  75 spots are available at the seniors apartment in McKellar Place.  St. Joseph's Care Group President Tracy Buckler says tenants of McKellar Place will be guaranteed a supportive housing apartment at the Centre of Excellence for Integrated Senior Services.  The McKellar Place spots are partially funded by the Northwest Local Health Network.

Caribou Ride happens Sept. 12th

One of the city's newest charity events is back on again. The second annual Caribou Ride for the Northern Cancer Fund is set for September 12th. Organizer Bob Stewart says 350 cyclists will be riding 20 and 50 kilometre routes.   Stewart says the goal is to raise over 20 thousand dollars.  Pictured left to right:  Dave Pinner, Bob Stewart and Jeff Hupka

Final two open houses for Horizon Wind Farm

Horizon Wind's big wigs will be in town tonight. The final two open houses for the proposed Big Thunder Wind Park are being held tonight and tomorrow. Project Co-ordinator Nhung Nguyen and C.E.O. Tony Zwig will be mingling and talking with people in attendance.

High interest in Bounty

Thousands of people are lining up today to get a first hand look at the HMS Bounty at Pier 3 of the Thunder Bay Marina. The tall ship is attracting interest from both locals and visitors. In fact, the first person in line was Steve McLean of Chicago. He says he and his family delayed their trip just to take a look at the ship which is docked here until Thursday. Tours take place until 8 pm this evening.

City police had a busy night

There was another armed robbery at a city Mac's mart this morning. Police say just after midnight a man held up the north May street store. No one was hurt and the man was last seen running east bound down the lane behind the store.

Police also had to 2 women who got lost in the Shuniah mines area. Police say the women were walking a dog at around 9:30 when they got lost and called police with a cell phone. Officers located the women just before midnight.