Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hospital staff use donor dollars

The Thunder Bay Health Sciences Foundation is spreading 30 thousand donor dollars to various hospital departments.Chair Brian McKinnon says the money is used to purchase items that staff chose.   McKinnon says its the Foundation's way of giving back to the staff at the hospital.

CEDC outlines goals

The city's Economic Development Commission is out with it's goals for the next two years. Commission boss Steve Demmings says they hope to build on past successes such as stemming the flow of young people out of the city.   The plan outlines about 10 areas to focus on.  Meantime mayor-election Keith Hobbs say the organization has his backing.  As mayor, Hobbs will have a seat on the board. He says he plans to support the Commission at the budget table.   Hobbs says the Commission has to be aggressive in it's approach to getting businesses.

No Book Banning in T BAY

It appears two Timothy Findley books will not be banned by the Lakehead Public School Board. Trustees are being asked to keep the books by the Canadian author, in the system. Board vice-chair Karen Wilson, says the issue came up after one parent complained about the content. A special board committee concluded the books reflect real life.

Survivors have "historic opportunity"

The heartbreaking stories of abuse are being told in Thunder Bay starting Wednesday. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is here to listen to the stories from residential school survivors. Commission spokesperson Alvin Fiddler says it's part of the healing for First Nations people. He says many have waited a long time for what he calls this "historic opportunity" to tell their story. The Commission was invited here by officials of the Nishawbe Aski Nation.

Natural Gas Conversion announced

Thunder Bay's generating station will have a new manager and power source. Chris Fralick takes over the job on December 1st, and in 2011 the facility will convert to natural gas.  Union Spokesperson Gary Shchepanik says it's nice to know what the future holds. The project is expected to be complete by 2014. MPP Bill Mauro and Minister Michael Gravelle made the announcement Tuesday morning. 

Thunderwolves hockey back in CIS top ten

A 5 game winning streak has vaulted the Thunderwolves Men's Hockey team back into the top ten in the CIS.  The wolves completed a weekend sweep over Nipissing Saturday and are now 9th in the country.

Mac's Mart robbed again

City police are looking for a man after a Mac's Mart was robbed.  Police say a man in his late teens robbed the Waterloo Street store just after 5 o'clock yesterday.  Officials say the suspect fled on foot with some cash.

Weekend collision turns fatal

A 23 year old man has died as a result of Sunday's two car collision on Dawson Road.  Police Spokesperson Chris Adams says Justin Enge was the driver of one of the vehicles and succumbed to his injuries early yesterday morning.  Adams says Enge lost control of his vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic and was hit by a mini van.  The other four people involved received non life threatening injuries.

Charges laid in Loch Lomond death

The owner of the Loch Lomond Ski Resort has been charged in connection to a fatal accident.  Last year a father and son were shocked when their ladder came into contact with a live power line while they were working on a roof.  The son died of his injuries and Ward Bond has been charged with failing to ensure the workers didn't use a metal ladder and with not providing proper safety information.