Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LU Wrestling Coach Back From Romania

Lakehead University Wrestling Coach Brock Curtis is back from a tournament trip to Romania.  He took the Canadian U24 Women's Wrestling Team to the Country fora Memorial Tournament and the week-long training camp that was after it.  Curtis was the team's assistant coach for the trip.

Greenstone Launches Citizen Survey

Greenstone is embarking on a strategic plan for their community. They've hired a consultant that will help them define the town's priorities. You can help shape the plan by taking part in their online citizen survey which is available from now until July 31st. To have your say click here.

Sister Margaret Smith Demolition Underway

St. Joseph's Care Group is in the final stages of demolition at the former Sister Margaret Smith Centre.  President Tracy Buckler says the 2 million dollars worth of demolition should be complete by the fall.  Once demolition is complete, the site on Algoma Street will house a new mental health wing for St. Joseph's Care.

Province Provides Cash To 3 Local Groups

The Provincial Government is giving money to three Northwestern Ontario organizations.  Thunder Bay's Big Brother Big Sisters is getting just over 20 thousand dollars for their "Game On" mentoring program.  It's a school based program that helps mentor teens.  Atikokan will see 30 thousand dollars for a youth program. Meanwhile, 24 thousand dollars is going towards a Wasaya Wee-Chee-Way-Win program that promotes physical activity, injury prevention and healthy eating for aboriginal youth.

NOSM LU Welcome Physician Assistant Program

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine now boasts a Canadian Medical Association approved Physician Assistant program.  Some of those PA's are going to work in Thunder Bay at the hospital and in the community according to Spokesperson Gordon Porter.  The student doctors are coming from the University of Toronto and NOSM.

Tassone & Belisle Named Superintendents

Two new Superintendents of Education are going to make their presence felt in the boardroom for the Thunder Bay District Catholic School Board. Pino Tassone and Omer Belisle have each been named as new Superintendents of Education. Tassone has been involved with the education system here in Thunder Bay for 24 years and was the Principal at St. Ignatius High School, while Belisle has fifteen years of educational experience and was the Principal at Our Lady of Charity.

18 Year Old Woman Faces Drunk & Stunt Driving Charges

An 18 year old woman is in trouble with the law. O.P.P. were tipped off about a possible drunk driver just after 11:00 O'clock yesterday morning. The Thunder Bay Driver was caught speeding at more than 150 km/h west of Upsala. She's facing a number of charges including, impaired driving, stunt driving and underage drinking.

Staal & Pyatt Brothers Happy To Give Back

Local N.H.L.'ers are gathered for a number of fundraising events in the city this week. The Easter Seals Skate with Kids happens today. Last night six N.H.L.'ers helped raise money for cancer research by playing in the fifth annual Thunder Bay Kings Alumni game. New Carolina Hurricanes Centre Jordan Staal says he's always willing to help out the team that began his hockey career. Tomorrow the N.H.L.'ers are going to play golf in support of the Northern Cancer Fund at Whitewater Golf Course.

5 New Forest Fires

5 new forest fires are being reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources, bringing the region's total up to 11. 2 were discovered in the Nipigon district. 1 of them is just 3 kilometres west of Terrace Bay, the other is burning near the Webequie First Nation landfill. 3 new fires were reported in the Fort Frances district. Firefighters remain on high alert with conditions at "High" to "Extreme" across the region. 

Grand Slam Helps Cats Win On Road

A grand slam home run helped the Thunder Bay Border Cats to a 10-6 win on the road last night in Waterloo. The win over the Bucks improves Thunder Bay's second half record to 2-4. Game two of that 5-game series goes tonight in Iowa.