Monday, November 29, 2010

Lang talks with MPs

Confederation College President Pat Lang is returning from a quick visit to Ottawa.  Lang took part in meetings on Monday with Cabinet Ministers and MPs. Lang adds they spoke about aboriginal education and applied research.  The meeting was part of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

McLeod launches first kids book

A Thunder Bay woman launched her first children's book over the weekend.  Kiss Me! I'm a Prince was written by Heather McLeod while she was on maternity leave with her son.  The book launch took place at Chapters and included a reading, and interactive kids activities.

Winter Roads Funding announced

The Provincial Government has rolled out this year's funding for the Northern Ontario winter road network.  Minister of Northern Development Michael Gravelle says they've boosted this year's allotment by 300 thousand dollars.  The total budget comes in at 4.5 million.  The winter roads link 31 communities together and spans over 3 thousand kilometres.

Bisson looking into exclusivity reports

The NDP are concerned about reports of tourist outfitters being given exclusive access to Northern lakes and crown land. People have been contacting Natural Resources Critic Gilles Bisson stating signs have been posted saying only Tourist Outfitters can access the lake.  Bisson says he's raised the issue with Minister Linda Jeffrey, but he isn't happy with her answers to date.  Bisson says most of the closed off lakes are in the Wawa area but notes it's probably happening in the rest of the Northwest as well.

Search on for TBSO general manager

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is looking for a new general manager. It's because Leanne Atkinson is not coming back from maternity leave in February as planned. Advertising for the position will start this week. Clint Kuschak has agreed to stay on as acting GM until March.

Arson arrest made

One person is facing an arson  charge in connection with last weeks fire on Georgina Bay.  A vacant townhouse unit was badly damaged.  Police say the person charged is a 19 year old woman from Landsdown House.

Photos released of Robbery Suspect

Thunder Bay Police have released photos of the suspect involved in Friday's robbery of the Apple Credit Union. A man armed with a hand gun ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash last Friday afternoon. Photos of the suspect can be seen around this story.