Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mother Credits Son For Saving Her Life

A Thunder Bay woman says she's alive today thanks to her son.  Jennifer Lunn says her son was stabbed three times trying to save her life from another person on the Fort William First Nation Tuesday morning.  Lunn says it was a life changing experience.  She says her 25 year old son was taken to the hospital and had life saving surgery performed on him.  A 40 year old man was also taken to hospital. So far police have not laid charges in the case.

Drug Bust On Ambrose Street

A cocaine bust on the city's north side.   Police say that a home on the 200 block of Ambrose Street was raided  on Thursday.   It resulted in the arrest of a 59 year old man and the seizure of almost 70 grams of coke.

Cultural Days This Weekend

The city is preparing to show off Prince Arthur's Landing once again during the 3rd annual Cultural Days. The city's contribution kicks off Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock with a cultural fair at the Baggage Building Arts Centre with activities into the evening. The Baggage Building will remain open for the weekend so you can view displays and other activities.

Cancer Centre Moving To E-Charts

The Regional Cancer Centre is taking another step in a technical direction with the announcement that all it's patient records will be computerized. Program Director Joanne Lacourciere says the 2.1 million dollar project is now in the works with a goal of going paperless by March of next year.  Cancer doctors in thirteen regional sites will have access to the new record system.

Nine Mines Worth Big $

A new study on the mining industry in Northwestern Ontario predicts nine mining projects in the region will be worth 136 billion dollars. The study, headed by Lakehead University's Dr. Bahram Dadgostar, says the mines will also create over 13 thousand jobs and he says that's low-balling it. The study also says government taxes revenue could hit 16 billion dollars. However, the study says in order to move ahead as quickly as possible, industry, government and First Nations have to work out their differences.

United Way Day In Thunder Bay

Today is United Way Day in Thunder Bay. The orginzation which raises funds for community groups and agencies held a flag raising ceremony today. The United Way flag is now proudly waving in front of City Hall. Dignitaries on hand included Mayor Keith Hobbs. The United Way is collecting money throughout many businesses today as part of their $2.6 million fundraising goal.

E.L.A. Travels To Parliament Hill

The battle to save the Experimental Lakes area east of Kenora is heading to Parliament Hill once again today. A number of petitions will be presented to M.P.'s. Diane Oriehl heads up the group Save the E.L.A. and says they are trying to protect research that's vital to our eco-system. People from across Canada and even internationally have signed the petitions. The E.L.A. is slated to close in March of next year.

Campbell Hosts Health Meeting

Atikokan has been added to a series of town hall meetings on health care being organized by Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell. It will take place tonight at 5:30 Central time at the Atikokan Pioneer Centre. Campbell and NDP Health Critic Frances Gelinas are gathering comment on the health care system and its ability to meet the needs of northwestern Ontario. They'll be in Fort Frances, Rainy River, Kenora and Dryden tomorrow.

Sexual Assault Charge Laid In Ignace

O.P.P. are laying sexual assault charges against an Ignace man after a minor came forward to police. The 46 year old man was arrested Wednesday after a reported incident on September 19th. The man remains in custody, charged with sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference. His name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Thunderwolves Sports Weekend

Lakehead University sports teams will be on full display this weekend. The men's hockey team welcomes the Brock Badgers for pair of games Friday and Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort William Gardens. The men's and women's basketball teams will tip-off at the Thunderdome for a pair of exhiition games against the Brandon Bobcats. The women tip-off at 6, the men at 8. The L.U. women's volleyball team also has an exhibition series against Brandon. Game times are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.