Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Delatte Taken By Jays In MLB Draft

A former Border Cat is now is the Toronto Blue Jays organization.   Pitcher Brad Delatte was selected in the fifth round by the Jays in Major League Baseball's first year player draft.  Delatte pitched for the Cats in the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

No Local Pushback Over G-S-I's

There will be no resistance from the Catholic Church in the Thunder Bay Diocese to the province's new anti-bullying law.  Bishop Fred Colli says the formation of Gay-Straight Alliances in catholic schools will not be opposed, however he doesn't believe the alliances are the only way to combat homophobia in schools.

Organizations Donate To Flood

Two more banks are throwing money into the Red Cross's fundraising efforts for Thunder Bay. The National Bank is providing 10-thousand dollars for flood relief as is the CIBC. National Bank will also collect donations from the public in all its Ontario branches for a month starting Wednesday. Meanwhile, the latest organization to lend a helping hand is Canada's Lutheran World Relief. They'll be asking their supporters for donations.

Urban Resource Page In New Phone Book

Thunder Bay's Urban Aboriginal Strategy is now in the Thunder Bay phone book.  This year's directory will include an Access to Social Services page that includes a contact list of aboriginal resources in the community.

Community Foundation Hands Out Cash

Thunder Bay's Community Foundation is providing over 45-thousand dollars in scholarships and bursaries to this year's batch of high school graduates. 15 students will be sharing the Community Foundation's cash.

Border Cats Beat Alexandria Tuesday

Thunder Bay's Border Cats made quick work of the Alexandria Beetles.  They beat the visiting team this afternoon 7 to 1.  The Cats are now 3-4 on the young Northwoods League Season.

Police Charge 19 Year Old With First Degree Murder

A 19 year old inmate at the Correctional Centre is facing a first degree murder charge after a fight with a fellow inmate.  Lac Seul resident Adam Mark Capay is charged in the death of 35 year old Sherman Quisses who passed away yesterday in hospital.  Results are pending from a post mortem that took place in Toronto.  Capay will be back in court tomorrow.

Thunder Pride Is Back

Thunder Bay will be showing it's pride this summer and holding it's second annual alternative lifestyle week.  Spokesperson Tom Boland says the week long event will celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. To check out dates and locations of events you can click here.

Plea Goes Out To Absent Homeowners

City officials want to get in touch with flood victims who have asked for help , but have disappeared. Councillor Rebecca Johnson says these people have requested their damaged homes be cleaned up and repaired, but now they are nowhere to be found. In other flood related news, the Red Cross is slowly starting to take over operations at St. Peter's Church and plan to set up a new help centre as well.

Emergency Operations News Conference June 5, 2012 10 AM

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Cats Win Home Opener

The Thunder Bay Border Cats opened at home for the 10th time in team history last night with a 7-3 win over the Alexandria Beetles. The Cats now have a record of 2 and 4 on the season. Game two of that series goes this morning at 11:05 at Subway field.