Friday, November 11, 2011

Gardens packed for Remembrance Day

  Around 3 thousand people packed the Ford William Gardens to pay honour to our veterans, service men and women and those who paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom. Dignitaries who laid wreaths included Mayor Keith Hobbs, MP John Rafferty and MPP Bill Mauro.  As the veterans and service men and woman marched around the arena the crowd gave them a standing ovation in a show of respect and honour.

Remembrance Day in Thunder Bay

The Past President of the Port Arthur Royal Canadian Legion is pleased with the turn out for Friday's Remembrance Day Ceremony.  Roy Lamore says it's the best he's seen at Waverly Park.  Meanwhile, 80 year old Wisconsin resident Eugene Gryskiewicz has been coming to Thunder Bay for 29 years.  Gryskiewicz  served in the Korean war as a Corporal. 

Director defends legal costs

The legal fees paid by the Lakehead Public School Board over the last year are under the microscope. Director of Education Cathi Siemieniuk defends the 390 thousand expense saying they have no control over some issues.   She says the costs can be attributed to highly sensitive personnel matters and property issues.  The year before the legal costs were 260 thousand dollars.