Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Two vehicle mishap in Westfort

Only minor injuries to report following a two vehicle collision just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday.  It took place at the intersection of Edward and Walsh.  

Mayors R Us

Three former Thunder Bay mayors, and our current mayor Keith Hobbs, are joining forces to help charity. They have agreed to raise money for the United Way. Hobbs, along with Ken Boshcoff, Jack Masters and Lynn Peterson made the announcement at City Hall Tuesday afternoon.

Water plan in final stages

The process of guaranteeing the safety of local drinking water is taking its final steps. The Lakehead Source Protection Authority says its final plan for the government is available to the public for review and comment. Chair Bill Bartley says it's a culmination of 9 years of work with the Ministry of the Environment. After the review process the plan goes to the minister for approval in August.

Stark art exposes disorder

A eye opening photo project is on display at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. The project is an artistic attempt to raise awareness on eating disorders. Spokesperson for the local support group Healey Gardiner says eating disorders are much more common than people think. The display will be open from April 25th to the 29th.

New web scam hits city

City police are warning resident to be aware of the latest in a long line of Internet scams.  Police say this one involves a caller to a home claiming to be from Microsoft and trying to gain remote access to your computer.  Police say that's an open invitation to someone gaining access to all your personal information. Police have received 6 complaints locally so far.

Wilson supports Hyer's decision

The president of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce doesn't appear too concerned about Bruce Hyer's decision to sit as an Independent in Ottawa. Harold Wilson believes that Hyer will still be able to represent our city's needs on Parliament Hill.

Concession better than election

The decision by the minority Liberal government to make budget concessions to the NDP is better than an election. That's the feeling of Chamber of Commerce President Harold Wilson who says it's more important that Chamber concerns remain on the table at Queen's Park.

PARO launches online courses

Thunder Bay's Paro Centre is reaching out to remote First Nation women.  Starting in May they'll be offering online learning classes.  Spokesperson Linda McGuire says they want to teach women about forming business "clusters."  McGuire says women have been forming small groups for years but they haven't thought of it as a  way to form a business.

Blood tragedy remembered

People living with diseases they got from tainted blood are gathering in Thunder Bay today. The Northern Ontario Region of Hemophilia is holding a remembrance ceremony for those impacted by the 1980's Tainted Blood Tragedy. Spokesperson Teresa Genereux says the tainted blood gave 700 Canadians HIV and Hepatitis C.