Sunday, December 2, 2012

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Giving back to the community this holiday season. That's the main focus of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, which is stopping in Thunder Bay on Tuesday night. Spokesperson Salem Woodrow says all money and food donated stays within the community and goes to the food bank. The show starts at 9:45 at the CP train depot at 440 Syndicate Ave. This year's performers include Doc Walker, Miss Emily, and the Brothers Dube. 

NWHU Surveys Living Costs

Feeding a family of four per month costs over 941 dollars in Northwestern Ontario. That's according to a recent survey done by the Northwestern Health Unit at regional grocery stores. Julie Slack is a nutritionist with the NWHU and says minimum wage and social assistance rates make it impossible for people to have a healthy diet. The health unit adds that the cost of healthy food in this year's survey has gone gone up 23 dollars from last year's average price of 918 dollars.

Death on Grain Ship in Port

The Federal Ministry of Labour is investigating an industrial accident that happened early yesterday morning on one of the grain ships in port. Thunder Bay Police and Fire responded to a call just before 2 a.m. yesterday after a 40 year old resident of the GTA died from an injury while working on the ship. Police cannot release further information about the incident or the man until the investigation is complete.