Friday, August 12, 2011

Cats bats coming back

Don't count out the Border Cats just yet because the baseball club is coming back next season. General Manager Brad Jorgenson says they were able to increase attendance 15 per cent this year and hope for an even brighter 2012.   Jorgenson believes a warmer June could have helped to boost attendance even more.

Pukaskwa Park reopens back country

The back country of Pukasaw park is open again.  It was closed for a week after a bear attacked a park visitor.  Meantime, DNA testing on the bear that was killed this week has yet to come back.

C-Dif outbreak at hospital

There's an outbreak of C-Dificile at the Regional Health Sciences Centre. The first floor of the facility has infection control precautions in place.

NAN Chiefs Conference starts Tuesday

Ontario's Lieutenant Governor will be speaking at the Nishnawbe Aski Nation's chiefs conference next week.  It kicks off in Summer Beaver Tuesday, with housing, mining, and education being discussed.  David Onley will speak about his work with aboriginal youth literacy.

Suicide Prevention Thunder Bay

City Councillors are invited to attend a workshop on suicide prevention.  The group Collateral Damage feels that if leaders are informed the community will be more aware as well.  A deputation on the matter will take place during Monday night's council meeting.

Bike Lanes 101

Thunder Bay drivers will be getting lessons on how to drive around bike lanes in the coming weeks. Active Transportation Coordinator Adam Krupper says the city will be conducting a massive education campaign.

Kenora Rainy River race for NDP spot

NDP across the Kenora-Rainy River District begin the selection of their candidate for the October provincial election. Sarah Campbell of Oxdrift and Robert Sinding of Kenora will be campaigning for support as nomination meetings start in Sioux Lookout tonight. Voting will take place throughout the weekend.

Walk4Justice in Thunder Bay Saturday

A group of walkers raising awareness about missing and murdered Aboriginal women will be in the city Saturday.  The group started it's journey in B.C. and hopes to make it to Ottawa in late September. You can meet the group at Vickers Park at 4 Saturday afternoon.

Thunder Bay man arrested in Guelph

A Thunder Bay man is facing 6 months in prison for a robbery in Southern Ontario.  Reports Friday say Timothy Littlejohn was arrested earlier this summer in connection to a robbery at a Subway restaurant in Elora in 2006.

Voting extended for favourite ball park in Canada

You have more time to cast your vote to help PA Stadium become Canada's favourite ball park.  Baseball Canada announced today the deadline for the semi-finals has been extended to Tuesday at 10 am.

NAN supports inquiry into jury rolls

Frank Iacobucci
The Nishnawbe Aski Nation is responding favourably to the news that there will be an inquiry into the jury roll system in Ontario.   NAN says it has fought for years to uncover the truth about why First Nations have been excluded from the provincial justice system.  The government has appointed former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci to head the probe. 

Man with swords arrested

A sword wielding man is facing charges this morning.  Police say they got the call of a man walking around with 2 swords yesterday afternoon.  When officers approached the man, he tried to hide the swords and was arrested and charged.

Man attacks man with pruning shears

A 31 year old man is in police custody  today after an attempted robbery.  Police say the man tried to stab and rob an employee in the intercity area yesterday with a pair of pruning shears.  The man was arrested and charged.

240 summer jobs in T.Bay

Students will leave their summer jobs soon and return to school. 240 Thunder Bay youth were employed locally this summer. YES Employment Services helped the 15 to 18 year olds find summer employment.

T.Bay boy learns in Ottawa

A young Thunder Bay boy is back from Ottawa after attending the Ontario Child Amputee seminar. 8 year old Connor Okerlund was born a left arm amputee and spoke to older CHAMP Counsellors about growing up an amputee.