Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Advance Polls close

Elections Ontario says about 43-hundred of the 56-thousand plus voters took part in advance polls in Thunder Bay-Atikokan.

OFL's Sid Ryan supports NDP

The President of the Ontario Federation of Labour is asking Thunder Bay residents to give the NDP a chance. Sid Ryan was in town today to ask the City's ten thousand unionized workers to vote for the NDP. Ryan thinks the ridings of Thunder Bay Atikokan and Superior North will go orange. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is in the City Tuesday as well to drum up support.

Election Day is Thursday

The Provincial election is just two days away.  We asked people in front of City Hall what they thought of the impending vote. 

Joint meeting Tuesday night

Thunder Bay City Council and the the Fort William First Nation Band Council meet Tuesday night.  While no decisions will be made a so called "declaration of commitment will be signed to formalize the relationship between the two councils in areas ranging from culture to the economy. 

LU Professor looks at Thunder Bay Atikokan

With the election just two days away LU's Political Science Professor Laure Paquette stopped in to give us her take on the Thunder Bay Atikokan Candidates.  Paquette says despite relative inexperience NDP Candidate Mary Kozorys is in a strong position because the riding has been sliding left in recent years. Paquette says Liberal Bill Mauro has the advantage of being the incumbent and PC Candidate Fred Gilbert has name recognition from being the President of LU.  

Waterfront continues to take shape

It looks like we'll be skating at the Waterfront this winter.  Project Supervisor Gary Wood says the project is on time and on budget and he expects it to be open to the public by early December.  This morning the city unveiled the latest piece of art called "Traveller's Return" by Lethbridge Artist Andy Davies. More of his work can be seen on his website www.AndyDavies.ca.

LU faculty have 4 year deal

The faculty at Lakehead University now have a new contract.   According to LU's top money man, Michael Pawlowski, it's a 50 month deal that will provide substanial labour peace as teachers will be getting raises of just under 2 per cent in each year.