Friday, April 20, 2012
A bench warrant is out for Barry McQuaker. He was a no-show for his scheduled court appearance in Thunder Bay today. The hearing was to deal with a peace bond which would put extended restrictions on who the 56 year old is allow to see and where he can go. McQuaker spent time in jail in the 1990's after admitting to cremating and burying the remains of his 12 year old son Jason. In an appearance earlier this year court heard that McQuaker has been a victim of homelessness and mental health issues.
$624,242 to the City of Thunder Bay. It amounts to 5% of the slot machine revenue at the local casino from January to March of this year. The total amount for the quarter is up some $44,000 dollars from the same period last year.
The Provincial government has announced $1 million dollars in funding to support and advance the pulmonary work being done at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute. Dr. Mitch Albert and his group will receive the funding and use it towards diagnostic technology that focuses on such illnesses as cystic fibrosis, asthma along with lung and breast cancer.