Wednesday, April 3, 2013

TBDHU Concerned About Strep Outbreak

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is looking into a death at Lakehead Manor retirement home following an outbreak of group A strep. Health Unit spokesperson Darlene Binette reminds people to help stop the spread of disease. Binette says Lakehead Manor is the only facility in the city to be affected by group A strep.

New Online Mining Directory In The City

Thunder Bay is launching it's new interactive online Mining Sector Goods and Services directory. Mining Services Manager John Mason says they've already got 400 companies listed on the site. Mason says the directory is easier to navigate and can be found on the Community Economic Development Commission's website.

Aboriginal Liason Strategy Anniversary Being Celebrated

The City is celebrating the anniversary of it's Aboriginal Liason Strategy. Clerk John Hannam says the plan outlines four roles for the City and he feels they've come along way since its inception. Hannam says the relationship between the City and area First Nations has greatly improved since the plan was put in place.

Former AIDS T.Bay E.D. Serving Time

Former AIDS Thunder Bay Executive Director Lawrence Korhonen is serving 90 days in jail after being sentenced March 14th in Ontario Court.  Korhonen was found guilty of invitation to sexual touching stemming from an incident in a restroom at the Grandview Mall last year.  Officials say when Korhonen is released he won't be able to be alone with anyone under the age of 16.  AIDS Thunder Bay released a statement saying he is no longer employed with them.

LU Hands Out Honorary Degrees

Lakehead University is handing out honorary degrees to some prominent Canadians. Former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin is one of four people receiving honourary degrees from LU. Thunder Bay's Mining Development Manager John Mason also received a degree.

Clement Fires Back At Mulcair

FedNor Minister Tony Clement is striking back at NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.  Clement says the leader of the Opposition is purposely misleading Northerners about cuts made to FedNor's budget.  Clement's statement comes after Mulcair's visit to Thunder Bay yesterday.

Lakehead Introduces New Hockey Coach

Bill McDonald is being introduced as the new coach of Lakehead University Men's Hockey team today. McDonald says he's trying to get a feel for his new team. McDonald says he will be implementing a gritty style of hockey for the upcoming season.

Mauro Happy Consultation Happening

Thunder Bay is playing host to a pre-budget consultation today. The Provincial Standing Committee on Finance is listening to the public's comments on the budget at the Airlane Hotel. Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro says its the second time they've spoken with local groups this year. The consultation session is scheduled from 9 until 5.