Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Thunder Bay Border Cats have a new field manager. The team has announced Andy Judkins will take over for Mike Steed. Judkins helped the Rochester Honkers earn the North Division title back in 2010 and is currently an assistant coach at Central Arizona College.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has cleared a 2009 case against Thunder Bay Transit. Manager Brad Loroff says the complaint had to do with calling out stops for the visually impaired; which they have since dealt with. Loroff notes they were in the process of implementing the new system before the complaint was made.
The Lakehead Public School Board feels more work needs to be done to improve Grade six math scores. Superintendent of Education Sherri-Lynne Pharand says the latest Education Quality Accountability Office results show room for improvement. The Catholic School Board is also implementing more programs to help boost scores in Grade nine applied math. Both boards met the provincial average in math scores.
Thunder Bay will be hosting the 2013 Dominion Curling Club Championships. According to the Dominion Curling website the 24 team national tournament will take place at the Fort William Curling Club and include both men's and women's club teams from across Canada. Each team will have to qualify at regional tournaments earlier in the season.