The CEO of the Thunder Bay Port Authority is counting the days until a piece of machinery arrives that will change the way the port does business. Tim Heney says a new mobile crane should arrive here a week from Thursday and when it does, it has the potential to change everything because the port will be able to unload ships from shore and make the port more competitive.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The May 28th city flooding put a halt to a number of ongoing projects in the city. Project Engineer Rick Harms says scheduled road construction here in the city burned up a number of rain days as they waited for the water to clear. Harms says they are back on schedule.
Provincial Liberals are looking to have to bigger presence in Ontario's rural areas. President of the Kenora-Rainy River Liberal Riding Association, Anthony Leek says it will be a benefit to this area. Leek says the party is embarking on an outreach campaign aimed at gathering more input at the grassroots level.
Aids Thunder Bay wants to change their name. The move is part of the organization's 3 year strategic plan. Executive Director Lawrence Korhonen says it's because they offer more than just AIDS service. Korhonen hopes they'll have a new name by this time next year.
Thunder Bay's Fire Department is reporting a deck fire last night at a home on Mayflower Drive. Crews were called to the home to put out a fire on the vinyl siding on a deck. It was quickly put out and the cause is believed to be a cigarette. No one was hurt.