Thursday, August 26, 2010

New First Nation Mining Program

There are ten spots open in a new first nations mining course. The program is being offered through the Anishinabek Employment and Training Service and Spokesperson John DeGiacomo says the course will run for 20 weeks. The program is being funded by the provincial government, mining companies, and the Assembly of First Nations. The program starts September 20th.

ORNGE celebrates 1 year

Ornge air is celebrating its one year anniversary in Thunder Bay.  The organization is the region's medical transport service that flies patients to medical care.  Chief Operating Officer Rick Potter says they're currently remodeling their facilities to accomodate their services.  A grand opening will be held in October. In the last year, ORNGE has carried over 2 thousand patients over a half million miles for medical care.

Species at Risk get help

Three area Species at Risk projects are being supported by the Provincial Government. The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists will be keeping tabs on the common nighthawk at the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory. They'll also be monitoring Peregrine population. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority will be looking at species at risk in the Watershed.

Cruisin for a Cause

You can grab a bite to eat and help out a good cause today from noon until 3.  Thunder Bay's two A&W resteraunts are taking part in Cruisin for a cause for the MS Society.  Arthur Street Manager Clint Shirk says a dollar from every teen burger sold today will go to support the MS Society.  Classic cars are also expected to come out to the Memorial Avenue A&W.