Monday, August 23, 2010

Shaw allowed to keep broadcasting

City council has decided to continue the status quo when it comes to a televised black out of their meetings.  The resolution was brought forward by Councillor Robert Tuchenhagen who feels the Shaw broadcasts provide an advantage to Incumbants.  Councillor Trevor Giertuga feels Tuchenhagen is using the resolution to his advantage.  Councillor Larry Hebert voted against the resolution citing they can't ban other media from covering the council meetings leading up to the election.

OPSEU rallies at City Hall

Striking Northern Ontario School of Medicine employees rallied at Thunder Bay's City Hall Monday night.  Members of the OPSEU union took to the streets holding signs asking the school's dean to get back to the bargaining table.  The union is still waiting for a response from the Management Team for scheduled dates to return to the bargaining table.

City signs Declaration of Commitment with area Aboriginals

The City of Thunder Bay has signed a declaration of commitment with urban Aboriginal people. The City's Aboriginal Liaison Anna Gibbon says its a very important step for future relationships between the city and aboriginals. Mayor Lynn Peterson says aboriginals in Thunder Bay have very diverse cultures and needs and a unique and understanding solution is needed to help them become a bigger part of the community.

Police hand out second murder charge in Bearskin Lake

A second murder charge has been handed out in connection to a death in Bearskin Lake First Nation. Niel Fiddler was murdered and another young man was taken to hospital following an incident August 14th. A second 15 year old boy has been arrested and is charged with 2nd degree murder and attempted murder.

Police looking for missing teen and find missing man

City Police are on the look out for a missing teen. 15 year old Daniel Pelletier reportedly said he was going to leave with the fair and was last seen at the CLE August 16th. Pelletier is 6 foot 4 and around 240 pounds.

Meanwhile Thunder Bay Police have found a man missing since the end of July. Darren Sabbe was found at a house on the North Side Saturday safe and sound. He was last seen July 28th.

Take a Hike hitting the road to new location

A local outdoor outfitter is relocating. Take a Hike is gearing up to move from its current location in downtown Fort William to a new bigger location in the Bay and Algoma business community. Owner Diane Petryna says she's excited for the move.