Friday, October 7, 2011

Hulsizer looking to IceEdge to purchase St Louis

The group behind bringing a pro hockey team to Thunder Bay may be getting their feet wet by helping buy an NHL team.  Chicago Businessman Matthew Hulsizer has asked IceEdge Holdings to be a part of his purchase proposal for the St Louis Blues.  Spokesperson Daryl Jones says IceEdge would be involved in an investment capacity and not in operations.  Jones also says the group is firmly committed to bringing an AHL franchise to Thunder Bay.

Mauro hearing starts Wednesday

The Police Services hearing against Sergeant James Mauro starts Wednesday. Mauro faces two counts of misconduct under the Police Services Act. Mauro was suspended from duty on March 26th, 2010. The hearing is expected to take three days and will be held at Lakehead University's conference centre.

Money heading Health Sciences way

The RBC foundation is supporting cancer awareness programs in Thunder Bay with 25 thousand dollars.  The money is being donated to mark the opening of the new Royal Bank branch on Arthur Street.  The Regional Health Sciences Centre will formally accept the cheque on Wednesday.

Thanksgiving dinner at Salvation Army Sunday

The Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association and the Salvation Army are joining forces to bring Thanksgiving dinner to those in need.  A turkey dinner with all the fixings will be held at the Salvation Army  on Cumberland St. North.  Fire Fighter Scott Chisholm says they'll be kept busy with over 300 people attending the free dinner.  The meal will be served from noon until 3 Sunday.

Sock charity fundraiser

A Thunder Bay business wants you to help keep the feet of kids warm this fall.  Take a Hike will donate a pair of socks for every pair they sell during the month of October.  Owner Diane Petryna says in past years they've donated 45-hundred pairs of socks.

Oxy drug bust on Onion Lake Road

Police in Thunder Bay have made another sizeable drug bust. A search of a Onion Lake Road home resulted in the seizure of 200 Oxycodone tablets, and 19-thousand dollars in cash. The street value of the drugs is 16 thousand dollars.

Ballot count from T.Bay ridings

48 percent of all eligible voters in Thunder Bay Atikokan exercised their right to vote in this year's provincial election.  In unofficial results just over 26 thousand people cast ballots.  In Thunder Bay-Superior North, Returning Officer Peter Doig says somewhere between 26 and 27 thousand people voted which is less than the previous election.  Official ballot count numbers will be available for both ridings after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wind Concerns Ontario likes Mauro re-election

The President of Wind Concerns Ontario is pleased with the re-election of Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro.  John Laforet says Mauro should use his third term in government as an opportunity to save the Norwester Mountains from a wind farm.  Laforet notes Liberals who didn't protect communities from Wind Farm projects lost their seats in Southern Ontario.

NDP stay elected in Kenora Rainy River

It was a big night for the NDP in Northern Ontario. The party doubled the number of seats it held at Queen's Park. Sarah Campbell held onto the Kenora-Rainy River Riding for the New Democrats and promises to be there for her constituents.

Jobless rate falls

It's a double bonus for the new jobless rate. More people were employed in both Thunder Bay and in Canada during the month of September. Stats Canada jobless figures show the unemployment rate dropped to 6 per cent in the city while dropping to 7.1 per cent across the land.

Beardy doesn't mind new look government

Majority or minority government, the results of yesterday's election doesn't matter to Nishnawbe Aski Grand Chief Stan Beardy. He says NAN is willing to work with any government in the province regardless of the party, he's hoping for some meaningful dialogue.

Gilbert learns about riding issues

Former Lakehead University President Fred Gilbert is happy with his campaign.  Gilbert says he learned a lot during the election.  Gilbert came in third behind the NDP and the Liberal Incumbent.

Kozorys pleased with campaign

NDP candidate Mary Kozorys is happy with the number of votes she garnered her first time running in the provincial election.  Kozorys says the close results should be a wake up call for incumbent MPP Bill Mauro. 

Bill is back for T. Bay Atikokan

Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro is back for his third term, and the Liberal Incumbent says he's going to make some changes this time around.  Mauro says he's not going to be a boy scout anymore and when he sees other parties pulling shenanigans he's going to speak up. In unofficial results NDP candidate Mary Kozorys came in second, and Fred Gilbert of the PC's came in third.