Sunday, March 6, 2011

Gilbert nomination offical

It's official: retired Lakehead University president Fred Gilbert will be the Progressive Conservative candidate for the Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP seat. Gilbert will be going up against Liberal MPP Bill Mauro. The NDP are planning to pick their candidate for the riding later this month.

Nurse wants to streamline emergency care

A Shuniah Councillor thinks she has the soloution to a sometimes crowded emergency room at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Alana Bishop says an emergency facility dedicated specifically to addiction and mental health related admissions would help free up beds. Bishop --who's also a registered nurse--will pitch the idea to city council Monday night.

New crossing for Lakehead proposed

A new Oliver Road traffic light is being proposed to help  L-U students reach the Health Sciences Centre on foot.

The new light would make it easier for students living in residence to get medical attention. Also, nursing students frequently need to cross back and forth between both locations

LUSU president Mike Snoddon along with representative from Lakehead will present the idea to city council at Monday's meeting.