Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas at the airport=busy

Have patience at the airport if you're travelling during the Christmas season. Manager Scott McFadden expects it to be busy.   McFadden says it's a good idea to arrive early and expect to wait in line.  He says being prepared for pre-screening is a good idea by not having your Christmas gifts wrapped.  Arriving early will also save you hassles.

Overjoyed it's out in the open

The Thunder Bay woman who wants to start a class action suit against the RCMP over bullying and harassment says she's glad it's all out in the open. Heli Kijanen  says it's like a weight has been lifted from her shoulders.  She says she's kept her feelings inside for so long she began to doubt whether she would ever be able to tell her side of the story.   Kijanen says she decided to take the legal route against her former employer after watching a news report on the issue

Dog case back in court next month

The case of an alleged Current River dog mauling will be back in court in the new year. The city has laid charges against the owner of the dog that apparently killed a neighbours dog. The city's Ron Bourret says the court will hear the case next month.  Bourret says the city is not asking that the dog in question be put down

Global Sticks could reopen Jan.16th

The owner of Global Sticks says he's shooting for a reopening of his troubled popsicle stick plant in Oliver-Paipoonge January 16th.  Reggie Nukovic says a new business plan is in place and says he's working on investor support.   He's hoping to give out more information the first week of the new year.

Government employees raise $

Ontario government employees are revelling in their fundraising success. They showed off how much they raised during this year's United Way drive. 50 offices and 1 thousand donors took part.

Mishap closes Trans Canada

No one is injured and no one is charged following a tractor trailer mishap just west of Schrieber last night.  OPP say that the driver of the truck lost control while climbing a steep snow covered road.  That caused the truck to jackknife and block the highway, closing it for 4 and a half hours.  

ONWA wants action

The Ontario Native Women's Association is calling for a dialogue to address sexual violence and Aboriginal women.  It says there are not enough support services in First Nations communities to deal with the problem.   ONWA wants the discussion to talk about what it sees as the root causes from colonization to residential schools. 

Tis the season for binge drinking

Tis the season for teenagers to binge drink.  Thunder Bay's drug strategy co-ordinator Patty Hajdu says the Christmas season brings high school drinking parties.  Hajdu is asking parents to pay close attention to their kids and know what's going on in their social circle.

Christmas wrap reminder

The city is out with its yearly reminder not to put Christmas wrapping paper in with your recyclables.   They say that brightly coloured paper and foil gift wrap cannot be recycled due to the extremely high ink content of the paper.