Sunday, October 24, 2010

No cause found for fire

The Ontario Fire Marshall has completed the investigation of the West Hotel fire. According to Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, it doesn't look like the investigation was able to uncover the cause of the fire. The site was turned back over to the city yesterday around noon and the next step will likely be demolition.

Family day at the farm for new health care professionals

Around a hundred new health care professionals and medical students along with their families will enjoy a day of activities at Belluz Farm today.

The event is being put on by the Thunder Bay Physician Recruitment & Retention Council.

Thunder Bay Community Relations Coordinator Cheryl Armstrong says it's a good way to show medical professionals what the city has to offer. Armstrong also adds that it gives them a chance to meet one another.

The event is also being sponsored by the Thunder Bay NOSM Group.

Highway improvements

32  highway projects in the region are nearing completion.

Nearly 500 kilometers of highway are being repaved and nine bridges are also being worked on.

Minister of Northern Development Michael Gravelle says that the improvements will lead to safer roads and encourage economic growth.

The province is spending a record $773 million in this years Northern Highways Program.