Friday, February 11, 2011
A group of Northwestern Ontario political leaders is now part of a new Energy Task Force. It consists of the Municipal Association, the Chambers of Commerce, city of Thunder Bay and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. NOMA president Ron Nelson says they'll fight for an energy plan for the northwest. Nelson says the northwest needs it's own plan for electricity generation, transmission and pricing
Maybe the second time's the charm. The Community Foundation is coming back to City Council Monday night to ask for cash in the 2011 budget. They already asked the City to create a 100-thousand dollars endowment fund. The foundation will reiterate that 2011 is their 40th anniversary.
The Parliamentary Assistant for the Indian and Northern Affairs Ministry is touting his Governments relationship with First Nations. Grand Council Treaty 3 Chief Diane Kelly says the Harper government gives little hope to aboriginal youth in Northwestern Ontario. Greg Rickford says they've donE numerous things to improve their quality of life.
One city official is thankful there are no serious injuries to report from a morning traffic accident. A 2 car mishap at the intersection of Balsam and the Thunder Bay Expressway hit home for Fire Chief John Hay. His 21 year old daughter was involved in that accident that took place around 10 o'clock. Hay says it was his daughter who called him to say she was okay. Another person was taken to hospital for observation.