Thursday, September 15, 2011

Green's have a new candidate

The Green Party has found a new candidate for the upcoming provincial election.  Jon Milnes will run for the greens in Thunder Bay - Atikokan

NAN scoffs at Premier's offer

It's thumbs down by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation to an offer from the Ontario government.   Premier Dalton McGuinty is offering meetings instead of a Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of seven NAN students in Thunder Bay.   Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose says they expect nothing less from the Premier than to announce the inquiry.

Northern Debate a go!

The Northern Ontario Leaders Debate is a go!  NOMA Executive Director Charla Robinson says they'll be asking a variety of questions to the NDP and Progressive Conservatives.  The debate will take place next Friday at 11 at the Valhalla Inn.  It's only open to members of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association, Economic Development Commissions, and Chambers of Commerce.

Pickle Lake wants you to picnic

How about 100-thousand dollars in cold hard cash to fix up a popular tourist destination?  Pickle Lake is hoping to grab that cash as it's one of 5-communities in the running for the Schneiders 'Picnic Anywhere' competition.  John White is leading the local bid and says the community now needs your vote.  You can vote by going to Facebook and search the 'Picnic Anywhere Project from Schneiers'.

Fundraiser for hospice

St. Joseph's Care group is embarking on a new fundraiser.  This one is trying to raise half a million dollars for its hospice.   The project is a personal effort for local real estate agent and fundraising co-chair Karin Sitko.  She has experience with the care provided at the hospice and wanted to give something back

No injuries in mishap

There are no injuries to report after a two vehicle accident on Edward Street near the entrance to Confederation College.  Police say that despite the proximity to the College entrance the current support staff strike had nothing to do with the incident.

Border Cats lose manager

The Thunder Bay Border Cats are without a manager.  Mike Steed has resigned from his position as manager.  The 41 year old native of Burlington, Ontario is giving family reasons for his decision

Frost warning overnight

It's a sign that fall can't be all that far away. Environment Canada has issued a frost warning for overnight. Our meteorologist Bill Laidlaw says it's almost a sure thing.  Laidlaw says there could be another frost tomorrow night but it shouldn't be as intense as tonight.

T.Bay man charged with impaired driving

Sioux Lookout OPP have charged a Thunder Bay man with impaired driving.  Police received a complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 642 and officers caught up to the man.  Police arrested the 28-year-old for impaired operation of a motor vehicle.  He was transported to the Sioux Lookout Detachment where the accused refused to provide a breath sample.  He will appear in Court on November 15th.

T.Bay woman invested in Order of Canada

A Thunder Bay woman is being invested into the Order of Canada.  Ruth Kajander is being honoured for her work with people with psychiatric illnesses.  Kajander is one of 45 Canadians being acknowledged by the Canadian Order.

McGuinty doesn't rule out deaths inquiry

Premier Dalton McGuinty is not ruling out a Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay. McGuinty says the call by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation is now in the hands of the government's Child Advocate. He's hoping to bring various levels of government to the table to come to grips with the problem. As well, McGuinty has again ruled out joining next week's leaders debate on northern issues.