Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thunder Bay Hosts Evacuees

Mayor Hobbs signs emergency
Thunder Bay is hosting about 150 evacuees from the Kashechewan First Nation on the James Bay coast.   The community declared a state of emergency due to spring flooding along the Albany River.   Those who were flown out are considered the most vulnerable, that is, the elderly and the young.  It's not known how long their stay will take.

Walk For Suicide Prevention Today

The Out Of The Darkness Memorial Walk is happening today. This event is a three kilometer walk starting at Confederation College. Spokesperson Margaret Hajdinjak created the event as a way for people to celebrate the lives of people they've lost to suicide. The event will go from 6-8 pm.

Toronto Doctor Recommends New NWO CPR Guidelines

Healthcare guidelines specifically for Northwestern Ontario. Dr. Aaron Orkin with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto believes that the current "hands only" CPR guideline may not work for local communities because it usually takes a lot longer for an ambulance to arrive. However, Orkin says any help is better then none at all. Orkin says people in Northwestern Ontario deserve guidelines that are designed with their needs in mind.

Navy Pays Tribute To Those Lost In WW2

Members of the Royal Canadian Navy are paying tribute to those involved in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. Commander of the HMCS Griffon Pete Flemming says Thunder Bay played a role in the critical fight. A service will be held at the HMCS Griffon today at 2.

Hike For Hospice Today

Hike for Hospice is taking place today at Boulevard Lake. Hike for Hospice is an event that helps raise money for Hospice Northwest, allowing them to continue providing services to over 300 people a year. This year's fundraising goal is 40-thousand dollars.

Local Grain Industry Changing

The grain industry continues to evolve. In the latest business move Parrish and Heimbecker and Cargill are proposing joining forces to streamline services which grainhandlers union boss Herb Daniher says will mean the closure of one elevator in the city. He says it's a sign of the times with a deregulated grain environment. He says it's too early to talk about possible job losses. The proposal still needs government approval.