Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wasaya and Kelner in business partnership

Wasaya Air is getting into the helicopter business now that it's in a new partnership with Kelner Helicopters. Wasaya chair Hez Sakakeep says with the move his company is looking into the future by taking advantage of the demand for choppers by junior mining companies working in the northwest. Sakakeep says in return Kelner has new connections with First Nation communities.

OPP find new sponsor for bear giveaway

The OPP are continuing their efforts to help out children who are victims of trauma.   They've received a new supply of 16 hundred stuff toy bears to give away thanks to a new sponsor,  Aviva Canada

McDonald's now offering free WiFi

You can now surf the web while you eat a BigMac.  Thunder Bay's McDonalds restaurants are now offering free WiFi.  Spokesperson Louis Payette says its been something customers have been asking for, for quite a while.  Payette says by the end of the month 90 percent of McDonalds locations will have WiFi. 

Police take more drugs off the street

Seven people are facing drug related charges after a 5 month undercover investigation in the city.   Police say they seized over 100 thousand dollars worth of drugs in two separate busts, one on Powley Street and the other on Bethune.   They say a number of the people arrested are alleged to be responsible for trafficking in cocaine, oxycodone and morphine pills in the city.

EcoSuperior is giving out tips to save at the pumps

If the high gas prices are still giving you a head ache then EcoSuperior has a few tips to save you from pulling out your hair.  Spokesperson Derek Tessier says tonight's EcoDriver workshop can help the average person save at least 10 percent on their fuel consumption. The workshop will start at 7 o'clock and will be held at the Waverly Library.

Confederation College has chosen a new President

Confederation College has announced its new President.  Jim Madder will be taking over for out going President Pat Lang who will be stepping down in July.  Madder was the Program and Campus Leader at Sir Stanford Flemming College in Lindsay before becoming the Executive Vice President-Academic at Red Deer College in Alberta. Madder will be officially taking over in July.

Chancellor to head law school task force

Attempts to get a new law school at Lakehead University are taking another step forward with the announcement of a task force. It will be headed up by L-U Chancellor Dr. Arthur Mauro who says a Faculty of Law would be a natural move for the institution.  Mauro says fundraising will be a key component of the task force

LU Thunderwolves release 2011-2012 schedule

The LU Thunderwolves Men's Hockey team will kick off their play with a non conference match up against University of Quebec Trois Rivieres September 22nd and 23rd.  The team released its schedule that will see them play a pair of exhibition games in Duluth the following weekend against the defending NCAA champions University of Minnesota Duluth.  The Wolves will host McGill for a pair October 7th and 8th to kick off the OUA regular season.