Friday, December 28, 2012

KPDSB On Labour Talks

The fate of extracurricular activities could be decided early this week.  School boards are expecting an update from the Ministry of Education before school starts up again.  Jack McMaster is the Director of Education of the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and remains optimistic that a solution can be had.  The cancellation of extracurricular activities has also put NorWOSSA sports Leagues on hold. 

Mauro Talks 2013

Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro has big plans for 2013.  He hopes to make several major infrastructure announcements in the New Year but is keeping mum.  Mauro says he will also continue to work towards ensuring the Mission Island Power Plant stays open.

Rafferty Talks New Years Resolutions

Thunder Bay Rainy River MP John Rafferty is setting some New Years Resolutions.  Rafferty says his goal for 2013 is to get support for his private members bills.  Meanwhile, Rafferty calls 2012 frustrating and hopes the parties will be able to better work with eachother in the New Year.

OPP Satisfaction Survey

The Ontario Provincial Police have released their annual community satisfaction survey.  The survey revealed that over 95.8 percent of Ontarians feel 'safe' or 'very safe' in their communities.  Staff Sergeant Hazel O'Brien says that there is a common issue throughout the province, including Northwestern Ontario.  O'Brien adds that a major issue in the region is the use of alcohol and drugs.

Illness Declared Over

A gostrointestinal illness at a local retirement home is now being declared over. Officials with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit have lifted restrictions on visitors to Chartwell Select Retirement Home on Arundel Street.

Thunderwolves In Action

The Lakehead University Thunderwolves hockey team is back on home ice tonight. They play the defending national champion McGill Redmen in the first of two non-conference games tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort William Gardens. The men's basketball team begins play at the Winnipeg Wesmen tournament today at 1:00 o'clock against the Northern B.C. Timberwolves. Meanwhile the women's basketball team is in Halifax for the Thunder Selects tournament. They'll take on the Dalhousie Tigers at 5:00 o'clock Eastern to open the tournament.