Monday, July 4, 2011

Local officers to attend funeral

The funeral for a slain York Region Police officer takes place Tuesday in Thornhill and Thunder Bay's Police Association is sending two officers according to president Gregg Stephenson. He says they want to show their support to the slain officer's family and to the York Police

Furniture store pledges charity donations

The Dufresne Foundation has launched a 1-million dollar charity challenge in communities across Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba. CEO Mark Dufresne says they are donating 500-thousand dollars to various charities tied to children, women and health.The non-profit recipients will then raise an equivalent amount to equal the 1-million dollar commitment.  For more information go to

Summer=Fewer council meetings

City councillors get a bit of a summer break.   During the months of July and August councillors don't meet every Monday like they do throughout the year.  There are only two meetings scheduled this month and two next month.

Trustees back Education Day

Lakehead Public School trustees are throwing their support behind Education Day in the province. Trustee Deborah Massaro says the board is endorsing a request from the provincial school boards association for a provincial all candidates forum that day.   Education Day is on September 20th.

Cyclotron funding announced

A new health research centre is one step closer to reality.  Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro announced almost 4 million dollars for the project Monday.  The new centre which houses a cyclotron and lab will create 194 construction jobs and fifty permanent jobs.

Shad Valley students return

The Shad Valley students are in the city for their yearly visit.   These young up and coming university students are some of the brightest young minds in the country who come here to help advance their education. It's the 12th year in a row that Lakehead University has hosted the Shad Valley visit

Mantis talks upcoming election

Thunder Bay Superior North has a new NDP candidate in place for the upcoming Provincial Election.  Steve Mantis will be carrying the party's banner and says he looks forward to working under Leader Andrea Horwath.  Mantis won the nomination last week.

21 year old diver dies

A 21 year old man has died after diving from High Falls into the MacKenzie River, north of Highway 11/17. Dau Huston was pulled from the water by a friend when he didn't come up after his second dive. Police say Huston hit some rocks while diving.