Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eric Staal Injured

Bad news for Thunder Bay hockey fans. Eric Staal suffered a knee injury at the World Hockey Championship in Sweden today.   The captain of the Canadian squad was helped off the ice wincing in pain after a knee on knee collision with a Swedish player.  There is no immediate word on the extent of his injury.

Plan Your Return

Getting across the border into Canada this Victoria Day weekend could be a long process.   Tracey Gagnon of Canada Border Services says to expect long waits on your return and recommends arriving outside of peak times. She says the start of the fishing season in Ontario normally attracts a lot of Americans on Friday night and all day Saturday. Long lines are also expected Sunday and Monday afternoons because of returning Canadians.

More Upgrading At Thunder Bay Hydro

Fresh off the annual general meeting,  Thunder Bay Hydro boss Robert Mace says the utility is poised for renewal.   Mace says they will continue to modernize and upgrade any aging equipment or property in 2013. He says since 2007 they have more than doubled the amount of money spent on fixing aging infrastructure.

Hydro AGM Posts Good Results

Thunder Bay Hydro is finishing the year off in the black.  That's according to figures released at their annual general meeting last night.  Councillor Ken Boshcoff took in the AGM and says they've been able to finish in the positive due to cost saving measures and new revenue streams.  Boshcoff says of the 70 municipally owned hydro companies Thunder Bay is in the top third finishing in the black.

Resolute Reacts To Greenpeace

Resolute Forest Products is reacting to allegations made by Greenpeace. Spokesperson Seth Kursman says in the past the group has twisted the truth about them. Kursman is reacting to Greenpeace speaking about their company's environmental practices at the annual general meeting today.

Rickford Speaks With Resolute

Celebrating the work Resolute Forest Products has done in Northwestern Ontario. Kenora MP Greg Rickford attended the company's Annual General Meeting this week, where he offered comments on how important their developments play in this district. Rickford says while the forest industry has taken a hit, the towns and communities in the Kenora riding are benefiting from developments that Resolute is making, such as the mill in Ignace that's set to open.

CAA Asks What Roads Are The Worst

Representatives of the Canadian Automobile Association are promoting voting for their Ontario Worst Road Campaign. Spokesperson Korey Kennedy is asking residents to vote on local roads. Kennedy points out that 90% of the roads that make the Top 20 Province-wide, have either been repaired or are slated to be repaired.

Stabbing At Shelter House

A 21 year old man is charged in an assault in the City's south core.  Police were called to the Shelter House on George Street to investigate the stabbing of a 27 year old man.   The victim told police he was approached around 11 o'clock last night by three men and was chased into the Shelter House entrance way where he was stabbed.  Police are charging a 21 year old with assault with a weapon.

Greenpeace To Speak At Resolute AGM

The environmental group Greenpeace will be in Thunder Bay today taking in the Resolute Forest Products annual general meeting.  Greenpeace says the forest company's logging operations aren't as sustainable as they claim to be.  Spokesperson Shane Moffatt says their promises fall flat.  Moffatt will tell shareholders today about the company's logging practices that endanger caribou habitat.

Volunteers To Be Honoured

Over 200 people from Thunder Bay and the region are being honoured by the province tonight for their volunteer work.  The Volunteer Service Award will be given to those with anywhere from 5 to 50 years of service.   The ceremony is taking place at the Valhalla Inn starting at 7 o'clock.