Friday, September 16, 2011

Innova now has True Grit

Thunder Bay's True Grit Consulting is on the Innova Park. The company says it will be the first tenant of the industrial park which has been vacant ever since the city set aside the land for such a purpose. The company provides the professional services of various scientists, engineers and technicians.

Beardsley back to promote marathon

The second annual Miles with the Giant Marathon is set to go Sunday. Hundreds of participants are running either the half or full marathon.  One of the runners is motivational speaker Dick Beardsley who sees a great future for the local event.   He says it takes a while to get things rolling but he only sees it getting bigger and better every year. Beardsley says the secret is to make improvements every year.

Horwath visit skewered by Gravelle

Andrea Horwath's visit to the Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay is being slammed by Liberal Michael Gravelle who says she has nerve visiting the plant since she voted against legislation benefiting the facility. The NDP leader calls it a diversion from the real issues and once again challenged Premier McGuinty to take part in next week's leaders debate on northern issues. While in Thunder Bay Horwath announced a new buy Ontario policy that would benefit Bombardier

Animkii Festival planned for October

The City of Thunder Bay is expanding it's Animkii Fall Feast from one day to four.  Aboriginal Liason Officer Anna Gibbons says the festival will bring economic opportunities to the City.  The pow wow, feast and other activities will take place at the CLE grounds October 13th to the 16th. 

College and OPSEU go back to the table

OPSEU has modified its demands in an attempt to resume negotiations with Ontario's 24 community colleges. Confederation College Picket Leader Enrico Pucci welcomes the bargaining process after being out on strike for 16 days. A mediator has been appointed and talks could resume as early as Saturday. Once talks resume OPSEU is asking for a media blackout.

Thunder Bay's Housing market continues to rise

Thunder Bay's housing market continues to hum along at a nice pace.  That's the opinion of the President of Thunder Bay's Real Estate Board.  Diane Erickson says our average house price is well behind the national number of 350 thousand dollars but rose to sit at just over 167 thousand dollars from January to August which is a 14 thousand dollar increase over the same period last year.  Erickson says our market is stable and steady and she expects it to continue to grow. 

3 car collision injures 2.

A three vehicle smash up this morning injured two people.  The collision happened just after 10 o'clock on Cumberland Street near Clavet.  The injuries are not known at this time but they are not believed to be serious.

Counterfeit bills are being used in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Police are telling the public to be on the lookout for fake american money.  Around a dozen fake 20's have surfaced in the city after they were used mainly at fastfood restaurants.  All the bills shared the same serial number.

Con College casting call

You thespians and want-to-be-actors out there have a chance to strut your stuff this weekend. The Confederation College film program is holding a casting call at the Intercity Mall. The auditions take place Saturday from 3 until 5 and Sunday noon until 3