Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dilico Management Speaks Out

Both sides remain far apart in the labour dispute involving workers at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care .  Acting Executive Director Darcia Borg says they are still willing to get back to the bargaining table, but not at any cost.   Meantime Borg is rejecting any reported union claims that management got 4 thousand dollar bonuses last year.

Swimming Advisory At Boulevard Lake

You are swimming at your own risk if you go to Boulevard Lake.   The Health Unit has issued an advisory for the main beach, Sandy Cove and Sunny Side.   It's because of high e-coli bacteria levels.

Condolence Book Set Up At City Hall

A book of condolences for the people of Lac Magentic, Quebec is now open at City Hall for you to sign.   Deputy City Clerk Sheelagh Hendrick says it will be on display until July 19th.  Hendrick says it's an opportunity to extend our sympathies to the residents in that community.

Fatal Accident Closes Highway

Highway 17 is closed between Dryden and Ignace. The Trans-Canada is closed due to a fatal collision, about 15-kilometres west of Ignace.. Provincial Police are confirming one fatality. Witnesses say the collision involves a half ton truck and a transport. No other details are known at this time There is no word on when the highway will reopen.

City Offering Free Compost Again

The City is offering free compost at the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility. The pick up area is located just east of the old landfill entrance on John Street Road. Quantities are on a first come first serve basis and is limited to a maximum of one half ton load per resident.

Local Musician Honoured

Local musician David Smyth (Smy-the) now has a Life Membership in the Canadian Federation of Musicians.  He was awarded the honour at an anniversary event held in Thunder Bay recently.  Smyth says he's happy to get the support from the organization and notes it's nice to have your peers honour you.  Smyth joined the Thunder Bay local back in 1968.

OLG Casino Gets RG Accreditation

Thunder Bay's Ontario Lottery and Gaming Casino is getting it's Responsible Gambling accreditation.  According to the company the accreditation program is one of the most rigorous in the world.

Big Fire In Red Lake

A large forest fire near Red Lake has become a priority for the Ministry of Natural Resources.  The lightning-caused blaze has scorched more than 11-thousand hectares and is listed as not under control.  The fire is 50km northwest of Red Lake and 30 kilometres northeast of Pikangikum First Nation, but neither community is currently at risk.

Schreiber Man Charged With Mischief

A 23 year old man is in police custody after OPP charged him with mischief, possession of a weapon and breach of probation.  Police say Schreiber residents heard loud shots and noticed damaged property in the residential area.  Officers eliminated the possibility that firearms were used in the incident and charged the Schreiber man who will appear in court today.

Party City Coming To T.Bay

A party supply and costume discount store is looking to set up shop in Thunder Bay at the Thunder Centre next to Toys R Us.   City Spokesperson Alan Bygate says Party City Canada recently took out a building permit that's worth a million dollars.