Thursday, June 23, 2011
A new active transportation group is aiming to make Thunder Bay more walkable. The Thunder Bay Health Unit held a one day conference aimed at finding ways to make the city more pedestrian and bike friendly. Spokesperson Stasha Star says they'll eventually bring their findings to City Council. Star says they're goal is to encourage people to walk to the grocery store or work instead of reaching for car keys.
The Provincial Government is putting another 4.2 million dollars towards Confederation College's Bio Energy Centre. Outgoing President Pat Lang says the cash will mean she'll leave the school in a good financial position. Lang says this final funding announcement means the project is completely paid for before it's even been built. The biomass project uses wood waste to heat the college.