Thursday, July 5, 2012

MS Society Gets Cash

Just in the nick of time. That's the feeling from the MS Society after receiving almost 12-thousand dollars from the United Commercial Travelers. President Linda Adamson says they spent their 40 thousand dollar budget for the year back in May. Adamson adds if they hadn't received the donation they would have been turning clients away.

Ag Minister Says He Gets It

Ontario's agriculture minister says he sympathizes with local dairy farmers. Speaking during a visit to Thunder Bay, Ted McMeekin says many are telling him that they don't want to see the end of milk marketing in the province.  He says the province have received assurances from the federal government that our supply management system is not up for discussion during current trade talks.  McMeekin says he is meeting with other rural leaders and taking their concerns to Queens Park.

Serious Accident On Waterloo

Waterloo Street is now open to traffic.  Just before 11:00 a.m. police say a car and a pick up truck collided on Waterloo Street at Arthur. Detective Constable Robert Miller says the drivers of the two vehicles have been taken to hospital. The 83 year old driver of the car is in critical condition in the local hospital.  The 66 year old woman driver of the truck was treated and released.  Police are looking for any witnesses who may have seen the collision. 

City Urges Flood Victims To Apply

The city's new Disaster Relief Program manager is hitting the ground running. Kari Chiappetta says she is focusing on making sure that eligible flood victims apply for and receive the advance cash they are allowed to claim.  The deadline for filing an advance claim is 8 pm on Monday.  Chiappetta says  staff will be on hand at City Hall Monday evening to help.

New Life For Terrace Bay Mill

Michael King
The mill in Terrace Bay will be back in operation. A company from Mumbai, India is spending 250-million dollars to convert the mill in order to export rayon grade pulp for export. Terrace Bay Mayor Michael King says it will create 275 mill jobs, 335 more in the woodlands and a total of 19-hundred jobs. King says they will spend the next two years converting the mill for the new rayon product.

Taranis Develops First Nations Partnership

An area First Nations development agency is teaming up with a Thunder Bay company to bring new training programs to the area. Mike Hummell of Taranis Training says the partnership with Naicatchewenin Development Corporation introduces his company to an area in need of skilled labour. Taranis offers programs such as heavy equipment operation and truck driving.

Kenora Woman Dead Following Crash

Police are releasing the name of a Northwestern Ontario woman who died near Sistonen's corner yesterday afternoon in a highway car crash. Three people were airlifted from the scene to hospital but 60-year old Deborah Schneider of Kenora died en route. Schneider was a passenger in the vehicle. Two other men, one from each vehicle were also air-lifted to hospital with minor injuries. Investigators are still looking into whether or not charges will be laid.

Cats Finish First Half With Win

The Thunder Bay Border Cats closed out the first half of the Northwoods League season with a 4-3 rain-shortened win over the Rochester Honkers. Thunder Bay finished the first half with a record of 16-19, 12 games back of the MoonDogs. They begin the second half of the season tonight on the road against Mankato.