Monday, August 29, 2011
A Lakehead University Professor wants the City to continue its support of the Humanities 101 program. The program is for students with disabilities and Dr. Christina van Barneveld wants enough passes to transport twenty students to 15 classes. Councillor Iain Angus asked if they would consider holding the course in a downtown location; but van Barneveld says the students wanted to take a course on campus so they could get a feel for University life. The students don't pay tuition so the bus passes are not included in their course. Council will decide on September 12th whether to provide the free passes or not.
Thunder Bay Fire still doesn't know the cause of an Adelaide Street Apartment fire. Acting Platoon Chief David Long says the blaze started in a fifth floor apartment just after one o'clock Monday. Fifth floor residents won't be allowed back into their apartments at all. Long says there's extensive smoke and water damage to that floor. The apartment building was evacuated and residents spent most of their afternoon hanging outside of the building.
A 26 year old man is walking away with only minor injuries after being stabbed. The incident happened yesterday evening just before 5 in the Picton Street area. Police arrested a woman and she will appear in court this morning.