Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day

Thunder Bay residents continue to remember those men and women who fought for Canada. Hundreds took part in a Remembrance Day ceremony at Waverley Park. Archie Legros says he attends because his son is in the reserves. Remembrance Day ceremonies were held at three locations across the City Sunday. Ceremony goers shared their reasons for attending. 

Applebee's Pays Respect To Vets

Remembrance Day is being celebrated by Applebee's restaurant today.  Franchisee Ryan Syroid says they go out of their way to honour Canadian Military personnel.  Last year the Applebee's franchise served more than 31-hundred free entrees to Canadian Forces personnel across the country.

Transit Gives Free Rides To Vets

Thunder Bay Transit is offering free bus rides in the city to veterans today.  Transit's Jon Handel says vets simply have to show their uniform or medals to the bus driver.  All transit buses will stop at 11 am on Sunday to commemorate 2 minutes of silence.

Remembrance Day In Thunder Bay

It's Remembrance Day in Canada and in Thunder Bay there are three morning services. At the Waverly Park Cenotaph on the north side and at the Fort William Gardens on the south side. There's also a service on Mount McKay to remember the First Nations soldiers who gave their lives in the wars.

Highway 614 Closed

Yesterday's freezing rain is resulting in some highway closures this morning.  Hwy 614 is closed at the intersection of Hwy 17 because of the icey road conditions.  Meanwhile, Highway 102 west of Mud lake is now open after a transport accident last night.

LU Sports Round Up

The Lakehead Thunderwolves beat the UQTR Patriotes 3-2 last night at the Fort William Gardens.  Meanwhile, LU's men's basketball team defeated the Toronto Varsity Blues team 94-73.  The women's basketball team moved to 1-1 on the season after a 63-53 loss to Toronto.  The LU Women's volleyball team lost 3-nothing to the Windsor Lancers.