Thursday, June 7, 2012
Easter Seals is celebrating 90 years of helping out physically disabled kids in Thunder Bay. Erika Maki attended an Easter Seals Summer Camp in 2010 and says it was a memorable experience. Maki says meeting other kids with similar disabilities made her feel normal. Easter Seals is currently looking for volunteers for their upcoming summer events.
Premier Dalton McGuinty is responding to Mayor Keith Hobbs' pleas for disaster relief funding. McGuinty sent out a letter to Hobbs today saying several officials from provincial ministries and agencies are on the ground working with city staff on assessing damages. McGuinty pledges there will be financial assistance from Ontario. The letter ends saying the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing will be in the City Friday.
In a separate incident, police have a 30 year in custody and is to appear in court this morning facing an assault with a weapon charge. He allegedly refused to pay cab fare and sent the 52 year old driver to hospital, where he was later released.
It's a sign the forest fire hazard is on the rise. Seven new fires started in Northwestern Ontario yesterday. One started in the Fort Frances District and Six started in the Sioux Lookout District. The fire hazard is listed as "Extreme" in the Southwest portion of the region and "Moderate" in most other sectors.