Saturday, March 23, 2013

Alzheimer Society Offers New Safety Program

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is introducing their new wandering safety program for people with dementia called "Finding Your Way". Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay Executive Director Alison Denton says the program is beneficial for the people of Thunder Bay because of the city's northern location. Denton says the Thunder Bay Alzheimer Society will be able to offer the program to those who need it.

Local Music Legend Passes Away

A local music legend has passed away. Roy Coran, the leader of the well known Big Band, and owner of the iconic Coran's music store died yesterday. Coran's daughter, Debbie Anderson says her father's life was music. He was 83 years old.

FWFN To Host Mining Conference

The Fort William First Nation is hosting their first mining conference on Monday and Tuesday at the Fort William First Nation Community Centre. The conference will focus on informing people about job requirements and job opportunities within the mining sector. Topics such as careers for women in mining and aboriginal mining will also be discussed.

Rickford Budget

The federal government is promising not to cut anymore services in northwestern Ontario with its latest budget.Kenora M.P. Greg Rickford says even though finance minister Jim Flaherty is committed to balancing the budget within three years, services will be maintained. Last year's budget included the closure of the Experimental Lakes area east of Kenora, but it wasn't announced publicly for several months after the fiscal document was tabled in the House of Commons.

Earth Hour 2013

Tonight at 8:30, why not make a difference and leave a positive impact on the environment? Eco Superior spokesperson Raphael Shay says local residents are encouraged to take part in Earth Hour by turning off their lights for a full hour in order to reduce energy usage. Earth Hour will run from 8:30 to 9:30 across the globe.