Saturday, September 18, 2010

Union walks away from NOSM talks

Talks have stalled in the Northern Ontario School of Medicine labour dispute.

Ontario Public Service Employees Union representatives left the table Friday afternoon after four days of talks last week.

A NOSM representative says progress was made but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.

East Avenue accident

There was a single vehicle accident this morning on East Avenue near County Boulevard.

Thunder Bay Police say a man was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

His condition is unknown at this time.

Man on fire in front of courthouse

Thunder Bay Police and Fire Rescue responded to a call about man who was on fire yesterday in front of the courthouse on Arthur Street.

It isn't yet known how the fire started.

The fire had been extinguished by bystanders before police and fire fighters arrived.

The man was taken to hospital, his condition is unknown at this

Harper speaks at Conservative Rally

The Prime Minister wrapped up his visit Friday by speaking at a Conservative rally at the Victoria Inn.

Stephen Harper began his speech by name dropping some local hockey heroes. He also had some complements for Conservative candidates Maureen Comuzzi-Stehmann and Richard Harvey.

Harper said out of the four years the Conservatives have been in power this has been the "greatest for Canada" and touted everything from Olympic gold to the G8-G20 meetings and the nation's global economic standing to make his case.

Harper also reiterated his party will work to abolish the long gun registry even if the Tories come up on the short end of next Wednesday's vote.