Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Tree For Jack Layton

MP Charlie Angus will be in Thunder Bay today to celebrate the life of Jack Layton. A Memorial Tree is being planted at Birch Point Park on Boulevard Lake at a ceremony starting at 3pm. It is almost a year since the passing of the late Jack Layton. Layton died of cancer last August only a few months after leading the NDP into official Opposition status for the first time in its 50-year history.

Now Owing Michael Antcliffe

Michael Antcliffe, local author and cancer fundraiser is dead. He was 37. Antcliffe created the Facebook group "I Owe Michael Antcliffe $10" with a mission to raise funds for cancer care in the region while battling the disease himself. The premise of the campaign is to owe Antcliffe $10 after he died for the pleasure of being his friend on Facebook. He currently has over five thousand friends between his page and group.