Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fire at mini-Queens Park

Damage is still being assessed after a fire at the provincial government building on James Street just before 8 Sunday morning.   Platoon Chief John Mill says it was centred in the building's mechanical tower.   No one was hurt as the result of the blaze and the cause is not known.

Official change of command

It's official. Commander Peter Fleming is now in command of her Majesty's Canadian ship the HMCS Griffon. Lieutenant Commander John Bell handed over the command of the ship at a ceremony held in Thunder Bay on Saturday. Commander Peter Flemming says he's delighted to come back to Thunder Bay and the HMCS Griffon; where he served from 1997 to 2001 in training and as an executive officer. Commander Fleming says he wants to continue the great legacy with initiatives like the Naval Reserve Co-operative Education Program that originated here in Thunder Bay.