Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thunder Bay MP Bruce Hyer is preparing for a marathon sitting in the House of Commons. He promises to be there along with fellow MP's to vote on about 800 proposed changes to the huge budget bill that has been put together by the Harper Conservatives and that changes over 70 laws. The voting is expected to continue for over 24 hours and possibly longer.
The dragonboat festival is moving to a new beat this year. Along with the races, Organizer Volker Kromm says there will be many new features. The Dragon boat festival is being held July 20th and 21st and will raise money for three charities.
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test results are in. The Lakehead Public School Board's score dropped from the year before. The Public Board went from 82 percent to 79 which is below the Provincial average. Meanwhile, the Catholic District School Board saw an improvement from the previous year going from 81 to 84 percent.
A Long Term Care Home in the City is closing. The Northwest Local Health Integration Network is closing the Interim Long Term Care facility on James Street because the building is old. The facility's 50 residents are being relocated to other LHIN facilities.
All three Janzen's Pharmacists are ready for the day when it's legal for them to provide injections to their customers. The Provincial Government is making changes to the Pharmacy Act that will enable pharmacists to administer immunizations and injectible drugs. Owner Brenda Adams says the move will make patient's lives easier.
The Transportation Safety Board is looking more closely into a fire that destroyed a Wasaya Airways plane. Regional Manager, Peter Hildebrand says the understanding is that the plane was delivering fuel at a Sandy lake airport when the mishap occurred. Hildebrand is looking to speak with the two crew members who were there as part of their investigation.