Monday, August 16, 2010

NOSM staff on strike

Administration staff at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine are on strike.  Pickets are set up at all entrances at Lakehead University.  Dean Dr. Roger Strasser says they want to reach a solution with the OPSEU union.  Meanwhile, Union Chair Tyler England says they just couldn't reach an agreement after 90 hours of bargaining.  Outstanding issues include workloads, benefits and sick leaves.

Students works of art on display

The old CIBC building on Victoria Avenue is home to some student artwork. Summer students from Lakehead University are displaying their work. Assistant professor Kristy Holmes says it's different and unique. The display runs until September 18th

Metis Flag raised at City Hall

It's the year of the Metis. Thunder Bay is going to play host to the Annual General Assembly for the Metis Nation of Ontario this weekend. Thunder Bay Metis Council President Wendy Landry says they're honored to be holding the event. Northwestern Ontario is home to 2 thousand 843 metis residents. The Metis Nation of Ontario flag was raised at City Hall Monday.

CLE a hit again

Organizers of the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition are pleased today. They say this years fair was another success. They estimate that 60 thousand people came through the turnstiles, about the same as last year.

Rough season for Border Cats

The Thunder Bay Border Cats close out the baseball season at Port Arthur Stadium tonight. For owner Brad Jorgenson, 2010 could have been better, on the field and at the box office.  He says while the weather was much better this season that last year, it didn't reflect in the attendance.   He also says the World Junior Baseball Championship had a negative effect on attendance saying it went down after the games concluded.  He says it also proved hard on the team's schedule.  Jorgenson says the team will access how things went this year and make some decisions from there, but he is not ruling out the team returning next year.

Motorcycle collides with bear

A Thunder Bay man is not hurt badly after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a bear on the weekend. OPP say it happened on Saturday on Highway 11/17 in Conmee Township. Police say the driver was taken to the hospital, treated and released. As for the bear, it ran off into the bush.

American man victim of fatal accident

A 70 year old Indiana man is dead following a weekend traffic accident. OPP say that it was a single vehicle mishap that took place on the Trans Canada Highway near Nipigon. They say the pick-up truck the man was a passenger in, drove off the highway and struck a rock cut.