Thursday, September 22, 2011

Crime Strategy goes before Council

The veil will soon be lifted on the Crime Prevention Council's two year strategy.  Chair Wendy Landrie says they'll be bringing it to council on Monday for approval.  Once it gets approval they'll start to implement it.

Alex Auld is ready for his second stint with the Senators

The Ottawa Senators are in a rebuilding mode but that isn't dampening the spirits of the Alex Auld.  The Thunder Bay Goaltender is in his second tour of duty with the team and says its a different roster but there are still a lot of familiar faces in Jason Spezza, Daniel Alferdsson, and Chris Phillips. Auld says he's looking forward to playing with Craig Anderson again who he last played with in the Florida Panthers Organization.

Heinzl speaks in Thunder Bay

The founder of Doctors Without Borders Canada sees similarities between remote first nation communities and the third world.  Dr. Richard Heinzl says more needs to be done to help aboriginal communities who don't have clean drinking water.  Heinzl spoke at Confederation College Thursday night.

Crime prevention awards announced.

Mayor Keith Hobbs is taking his fight against crime to the public level by announcing the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards.   Hobbs says they're designed to help all citizens become aware of crime prevention and strategies.   They will be handed out November 7th.

Grits cool on addressing forestry concerns

Ontario's governing Liberals are not addressing a number of forestry questions put to the main political parties by Northwestern Ontario municipal and industry leaders.   Out of thirteen questions posed to the parties, the Liberals only answered one.   However,  the author's of the survey refused to be critical, saying some of the questions are complex and they hope they'll be addressed before the election.

Mauro gets his star

Thunder Bay's Arthur Mauro now has a star on the Walk of Fame at Victoriaville Mall.   Mauro is the Chancellor of Lakehead University and has served on several government commissions and committees.  He currently lives in Winnipeg.

Cooler temps and rain ease fire concerns

Cooler temperatures and rain are helping to keep the forest fire hazard at low in Northwestern Ontario.  There are currently 40 active fires burning, compared to over 100 during the height of forest fire activity in the hot summer months. No new fires have been reported.

Robbery suspect caught

A 20 year old man appears in court Thursday after police say he was caught following an attempted armed robbery at a north side convenience store Wednesday night.   They say a man wearing a mask and brandishing a knife left the store empty handed.  Police believe the same person may be charged with a similar robbery on Tuesday