Thursday, October 6, 2011

Colour Thunder Bay Liberal Red

Liberal Michael Gravelle will be going back to Queens Park.   Gravelle went into Thursday's provincial election uncertain of his future, but he managed to snap up about 45 per cent of the popular vote in Thunder Bay-Superior North compared to 35 per cent for NDP candidate Steve Mantis.   Anthony LeBlanc of the Progressive Conservatives finishes with a disappointing 18 per cent of the vote.  In Thunder Bay-Atikokan a different story where Liberal incumbent Bill Mauro squeaked by Mary Kozorys of the NDP with 39 per cent of the vote compared to 37 per cent for Kozorys. Fred Gilbert of the P.C.'s finishes with 22 per cent of the vote.  In Kenora-Rainy River it was a cake walk for Sarah Campbell of the NDP as she grabbed almost 50 per cent of the vote compared to 37 per cent for the P.C.'s.

NAP happy with Lac Des Iles

North American Palladium is happy with it's Thunder Bay area Lac Des Iles mine.  President William Biggar says the mine is poised to become the lowest cost palladium producer in the world.  The company plans to expand their work at the local mine.

Energy Drink regulations are a good step

The Thunder Bay District Health unit is calling new regulations on energy drinks a step in the right direction.  Spokesperson Carling Zaporzan says proper labelling will help educate people on what they are actually drinking.  She says a good next step would be to limit the drinks availability to children and youth. 

Its good times at the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is hoping to provide healthier foods at their food bank.  Major Merv Halverson says donation levels are very high this year and its allowing the organization to shift what food they will be offering. He says the use of the food bank is still rising so despite larger than normal donation levels, more donations are always welcome.

Latest problem bear may have been destroyed

MNR officials believe they have destroyed the bear responsible for this week's attack.  Spokesperson Katheryn Lyzun says Conservation Officers will test DNA and blood samples of a bear they trapped and killed to determine if it was the attacking bear.

Car destroyed in bizarre incident

A  Marathon woman is facing a drunk driving charge and a man is nursing some burns after a bizarre incident yesterday.  OPP say the man was using a gas can to put fuel into a car when the gasoline and the can caught on fire.   The woman then tried to drive away but instead,  dragged along the burning gas can which resulted in the car catching fire

Woman recovers from bear attack

A 24 year old woman is recovering from a bear attack in the region this week. She was working for the Ministry of Natural Resources which says the attack took place near Armstrong. Police say that a co-worker managed to fight off the 250 pound bear. The woman was airlifted to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with undisclosed injuries

Mac's store robbed again

Thunder Bay Police are on the lookout for three men after an armed robbery on the city's south side.   They say it happened at 2 this morning at the Mac's on Syndicate Avenue.   They say one of the suspects carried a knife, the other a hammer.  No one was hurt.  The three ran off after they got what they wanted.