Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cancer number one cause of death in Canada

Cancer being the number one killer in Canada, is being called a good news - bad news situation by the Vice President of the Cancer Centre.  Michael Power says that means there has been some majors strides at reducing Heart Disease.  Power says people are now living longer and are getting cancer.  Power says that being said still more work needs to be done to better prevent cancer. 

Community mourns loss of a family man

The community of Terrace Bay is in mourning after the death of a worker following Monday's paper mill explosion at Terrace Bay Pulp. Councillor Jody Davis says the victim is someone who grew up in the area. He expects the residents of Terrace Bay to come together and support each other.

Gravelle says review of FIT program part of the plan

The Natural Resources Minister says the provincial government isn't doing anything out of the ordinary by reviewing the Feed In Tarriff program.  Michael Gravelle says the review was originally put in the legislation to ensure its sustainability. Gravelle says the program has helped bring in projects like the Dorion wind farm and the solar park at the Thunder Bay Airport.

Thunderwolves back in the top ten

The Lakehead Thunderwolves are back in the CIS top ten.  The wolves jumped to 8th in the rankings courtesy their 6 game winning streak.  UNB is still first with McGill second and Saskatchewan 3rd.

Man faces 2nd degree murder charge

A 22 year old man, charged in connection with the city's latest murder, remains in custody.  Kyle Rae appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice via video link from the District Jail this afternoon.   He is charged with second degree murder following the death of his friend, 21 year old Jimmy Monias over the weekend.   In the courtroom there were family members linked to the case and some wept as Rae appeared on the TV screen.  He will be back in court on Friday.

UOI upset with Bell over bills

The Union of Ontario Indians is displeased with Bell Canada's service.  Spokesperson Maurice Switzer says it's been a year since the HST came into effect and still some of their members are not being reimbursed for the PST portion on their bills. Switzer says their members are getting frustrated with Bell Canada's customer service.  Meantime, Bell says it has a specific process in place to address the tax exempt status of First Nations, and are looking into this particular case. They will remind staff of company procedures for addressing questions from First Nations customers.

Take a Hike donates socks

160 winter socks are being donated to area kids in need. It's part of the outdoor store Take A Hike's "Share A Pair" campaign. The company donated socks for each pair of socks they sold in October.

Food bank study echoed in T.Bay

A national study on food bank use is painting a picture of need in the community.  Regional Food Distribution Association Executive Director Volker Kromm says they've seen a 95 percent increase over the last five years.  Kromm hopes there will be a time that their services are not needed as much.

Fatal explosion at Terrace Bay Pulp Mill

The Ministry of Labour is in Terrace Bay investigating a fatal explosion at Buchanan's pulp mill.  The name of the deceased is being withheld until the family can be notified.  Spokesperson William Lin says the scene of Monday's accident is closed and so far no work orders have been issued.  A blow tank exploded killing one and injuring two others.  The Fire Marshall's Office is also investigating.