Thursday, April 21, 2011
Advance Polls for the Federal Election open Good Friday across the Thunder Bay Rainy River Riding. There are eleven polling stations in the City, with another three in the Rainy River area. You can cast your vote in both the Rainy River and Superior North riding's each day from noon until 8 o'clock.
The NDP's Economic Development Critic is calling on the Province to make border towns more competitive. Howard Hampton wants the government to reduce the liquor control board's mark up on liquor sold by duty-free stores. Hampton is calling on the mark up to be dropped from 50 percent to 30.
A group of 7 hunters from Southern Ontario have been ordered to pay nearly 46-thousand dollars for 30-offences relating to illegal hunting in the Schreiber area. 6-men and 1-woman pleaded guilty to numerous offences for the poaching of 3-adult moose and a deer. Charges include hunting during the closed season, possessing and abandoning illegally killed animals, unlawfully using another person's licence and obstructing a conservation officer. One of the men has been banned from hunting for 10-years.