Thursday, November 17, 2011

Plans for gold mine coming along

Construction of an open-pit gold mine near Atikokan is not that far off. It's expected to begin in 2014.  President of Osisko Mining Sean Rosen says the company has projected the area to have more than 10 and a half million ounces of available resources.

Syria is in a crisis

Syria is on the verge of falling into a brutal civil war and Lakehead University Political Science Expert Laure Paquette says the latest developments are unheard of.  Paquette says the Arab League which until recently was a band of dictators that got together for coffee have suspended Bashar Assad and are planning on advicing the protesters on how to better organize. 

Charges laid in connection to the death in Sioux Lookout

A 15 year old from Sandy Lake is facing charges in connection to the death of an 11 year old girl in Sioux Lookout last year.  The boy has been charged with sexual assault and criminal negligence causing death in the death of Chloe Matthews.

Occupy Protest is all about trust

Thunder Bay's own Keith McCullough has worked on wall street for much of his career and understands what the root cause of the Occupy movement is about.  The Founder of Hedgeye Risk Management says the problem the protesters have is they don't trust the financial system and until Old Wall Street becomes accountable and transparent the protests will continue.

L-U prez to talk about the future

Lakehead University takes centre stage Friday morning.  It's President Brian Stevenson will tell a breakfast crowd what the future holds for the institution.  It's being dubbed a Report to the Community and described by some as a State of the University speech.

Bundle's La Niña time

Expect a cold winter with less snow. The United Nations weather agency says we'll have a La Niña winter.  Speaking of winter,  Magic Meteorologist Bill Laidlaw says it usually means a colder winter with less snowfall in Northwestern Ontario.  Speaking of winter, Laidlaw says it's been arriving later and later over the last 40 years, he estimates by about 2 weeks.

Pope John Paul students walk across City

Pope John Paul's Grade 8 class is walking across the City today to raise awareness of the upcoming Rick Hansen Man In Motion campaign.  Student Grace Simpson says they want to do their part to share his story. Simpson says one way it took them two hours walking from Franklin Street to the Waterfront. Hansen will be in the City on January 9th. 

Rafferty defends fellow NDP member

Thunder Bay Rainy River MP John Rafferty is defending fellow NDP'er Pat Martin. Martin dropped a couple of F-bombs on Twitter after the Conservative government invoked closure on a budget debate.  Martin called the move an expletive disgrace and told a follower who dubbed him a foul-mouthed socialist to impolitely buzz off.  Rafferty adds Martin is colourful and that's what he's known for.

OPP internal investigation underway

A Red Lake OPP officer is under investigation after allegations that they took a person in custody several kilometres out of town and released them.  Provincial police say they're conducting an internal investigation into the alleged incident on Oct. 29th.  A member of the Red Lake detachment has been suspended from duty while the investigation is conducted.

Salvation Army kicks off Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army is gearing up for another Christmas Kettle campaign.  This year they're looking to raise 150 thousand dollars.  Volunteers will be at seven different locations across the City including Intercity, the Superstore, Walmart and the LCBO.  The Sally Ann still needs help and if you have some time to donate you can call 345-6492.