Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hyer doesn't want more seats in the House of Commons

Thunder Bay Superior North MP Bruce Hyer doesn't think we need more seats in the House of Commons.  A recent report suggests the Harper Government could add 13 more seats for Ontario but Hyer says that won't fix Parliament.  Hyer says adding more seats would be like adding more deck chairs to the titanic.  Hyer says proportional representation is the only solution that will give all voters a true voice.

Meeting about Deer on Thursday

Council will find Thursday night how the public feels about  the deer population within city limits.  Enforcement Officer Ron Bourret says they want to know what area residents think they should do to manage the population.  Bourret says most people are fed up with the deer.  The meeting starts at 6 at the Waverley Resource Library.

Williams back as MOH

After a six year absence, Dr. David Williams is taking over the helm of the Thunder Bay Health Unit.  As Medical Officer of Health, Williams says his first task is to reintroduce himself to the staff and find out what their goals are.  Williams was working with the Provincial Government in Southern Ontario during his absence from Thunder Bay.

Pap test blitz

Regional Cancer Care Northwest wants to see more women get a pap test to check for cervical cancer.  Dr. Heather McLean says they're holding a cervical cancer screening blitz next week.  To make an appointment call 684-7787.

Greenstone opens new administration building

Greenstone is unveiling its new Administration building.  The new energy efficient building was designed to accommodate the amalgamated Council and administration.  A Grand opening ceremony will take place at 5 o'clock.

Mac's officials to discuss security

Officials of Mac's Convenience Stores are coming to Thunder Bay next week to discuss security concerns at the stores following a string of robberies. Spokesperson Sean Sportun  says they'll be working with local store owners to help improve security along with meeting with police and the Crime Prevention Council.

Abitibi Bowater issued orders

The Ministry of Labour has issued a number of orders to Abitibi Bowater. Spokesperson Matt Blajer says they're investigating the incident that occurred on Tuesday.  Two people were injured after a maintenance crane dropped a machine hood on them.  The injured workers are now out of the hospital.

Fire on Burriss destroys garage

An investigation is underway to find the cause of a garage fire at 83 Burriss Street.  The Thunder Bay Fire Service says it happened just after midnight. One vehicle was lost.  While it took a short time to get it under control, it took firefighters some time to completely put it out. No one was hurt.

Mac's store robbed again

City police are looking for the person responsible for yet another overnight Mac's store robbery.  This one took place at the  May and Northern location at around 3 o'clock this morning.  Police say that a man wearing a bandana to hide his face and brandishing a knife stole cash and cigarettes.   No one was hurt.