Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hyer back from Ottawa

Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer is back in town from Ottawa and ready to defend his seat. Hyer says affordability of life and truth and honesty in government are two key issues in this election. The incumbent MP says while he's aware many voters aren't excited about having to head to the polls, he's optimistic some positive change will come out of the election.

Yves Fricot on election

Yves Fricot is the Liberal candidate for Thunder Bay-Superior North. Fricot says voters in the riding want to be able to find work and raise families without having to leave the region. Fricot says if he's elected he wants to work with MPs from other parts of Canada facing the same challenges as Northwestern Ontario to come up with solutions.

Harvey ready for election

Richard Harvey is running for the Conservatives in Thunder Bay-Superior North. Harvey says he feels there was a lot of voting along party lines during the last session of Parliament, which ran contrary to the interests of Northwestern Ontario. Harvey—who’s also mayor of Nipigon— believes he can do a better job of representing the region in Ottawa. Harvey says unemployment and economic recovery are the main concerns of the voters he’s been talking to.

Polar Bear Plunge

The second annual Polar Bear Plunge saw some brave swimmers leaping into the chilly waters behind the Slovak Legion Saturday afternoon. The thrill seekers were raising money for Special Olympics Ontario.

Citizen Satisfaction Survey

City Council is getting the results of a citizen satisfaction survey during Monday's meeting. The poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid Public Affairs looked at a number of factors like quality of life and how city services are being delivered. The survey results can be used by city council to help make decisions.