A Thunder Bay Construction Supervisor is being fined 10 thousand dollars after being found in violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Ministry of Labour spokesperson Matt Blajer says Chad Shostal was in charge of a team of workers re-shingling a roof when one of the men fell off. Shostal was fined becuase he was supposed to provide the worker with safety equipment and didn't train the injured worker on how to use said equipment.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Thunder Bay Police are releasing pictures of the man they believe is responsible for a recent robbery of Janzen's Pharmacy on Frederica Street. Police are looking to identify the stocky man wearing black pants, t-shirt and runners with red laces. He was also wearing a black baseball cap with a yellow emblem on the front. Anyone with information about the identity of this male is asked to call Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-TIPS.
A 25-million dollar Federal investment on this National Aboriginal Day. Parliamentary Assistant for Aboriginal Affairs Greg Rickford says the money will launch a 10-year health research program. The Kenora MP adds the Goverment is also supporting 6-major projects to study the best ways for health providers to collaborate with First Nations, Metis and Inuit.
The city is slowly returning to normal after the May 28th flood. Garbage pick-up is back on schedule and now spokesperson Darrell Matson says the dump is returning to schedule but they will still honour flood vouchers that were given out, voiding scale fees during regular business hours. Meanwhile, the city survived the rain scare this week. General Manager of Infrastructure and Operations, Darrrell Matson says everything is okay following the 40-to-50 millimetres of precipitation that fell since Tuesday. Matson says they did not have to use any of the strategic pumps that were in place at various locations throughout the city.
Aboriginal Day ceremonies began in the city with a sunrise ceremony at the marina at 5:00 o'clock. It kicked off a day of activities that will run until 8:00 o'clock this evening and is being put on by the city's National Aboriginal Day Committee. Events will be held at Travelodge Airlane and The Health Sciences Centre to name just a few.
It's the last day of school for St. Patrick's High School Students in Thunder Bay and a Grade 12 prank left several students outside on the sidewalk.Valedictorian Jacob Luczak says they decided to decorate their St. Pat's t-shirts and have classmates sign them. Meanwhile, Vice Principal Mike Filipetti says students were told to change because the uniforms didn't cover their shoulders, and midriffs. Filipetti feels the incident could have gone differently. The school had also asked for Grade 12 students uniforms to be donated for future students who can't afford the formal attire.
Vice Principal Mike Filipetti