Sunday, March 10, 2013

Biathlon Back In The City

Biathlon is making comeback in the city, at least that's the hope of a local club. Lake Superior Biathlon hosted the first biathlon race in Thunder Bay in over twenty years yesterday at Kamview. LSB spokesperson Dan Duckert says they are optimistic about the future of biathlon in the city. Duckert says it was great to give all race participants the exposure to the sport.

Lakehead In Finals

They're off to the finals. Lakehead University Men's Basketball team punched their ticket to the finals of the CIS National Championship with a 66-62 win over the Ottawa Gee Gees last night. The Thunderwolves will be taking on eight-time champion Carleton Ravens this afternoon at 3:30. You can watch the game on The Score.

NTAB Worried About Lack Of Workers

A new report on employment needs in the Kenora District is being welcomed by the Northwest Adjustment and Training Board. The document calls for the need of 32-hundred workers in the mining sector, 17-hundred alone in the skills trades industry. NTAB Executive Director Sonja Wainio says this report will pay off in the long run. Wainio stresses it's important to work with area schools to promote the opportunities facing the area.

Bicycles For Humanity

Bicycles for Humanity is looking for donations. The local chapter of the organization gives Bicycles and other important items to people who can't afford them both locally and overseas. Spokesperson Gareth Pritchard says they need a variety of items. If you want to help, please leave any donations at Bicycles for Humanity's Simpson Street drop-off point.

Nordmin Engineering Prepares To Move

Residents living near the old Sir John A. MacDonald school in the North corps are preparing to welcome a new business to their neighborhood. Nordmin Engineering is hoping to move in at the end of April according to Operations Manager Melissa Kusznier. The City approved the renovations at the old school to the tune of $1.8 million.

Money Pledged For Alzheimer's Research

Premier Kathleen Wynne's government will give 100-million dollars over five years to the Ontario Brain Institute. She says the money will be used for neuroscience research. That includes research on Alzheimer's disease. Executive Director of Thunder Bay's Alzheimer's Society, Alison Denton says it will keep Ontario as a world leader in research. The money will also be used for research on depression, cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy.