Sunday, September 8, 2013

Kidney Foundation Fundraising Walk

Marina Park will be hosting the Kidney Foundation's fundraising walk today. The walk gets underway at 9:45 a.m. this morning. Money raised goes towards education, patient support programs and research.

Taxi Robbery

Police are searching for a man who robbed a taxi in the east end yesterday morning. The suspect was last seen fleeing the area of Simpson Street on foot. An undisclosed amount of money was taken and the cab driver did not require medical attention.

Unifor Promises Forward Movement

The local national representative for Canada's newest and largest private sector union says it's time to move forward. The Canadian Auto Workers and Canadian Energy and Paperworkers Union officially merged to become Unifor. Stephen Boon says their members will see a more aggressive approach in the months ahead. Unifor now represents almost 7-thousand members in Northwestern Ontario primarily in forestry, health care, manufacturing, and transportation.

Wabuskang Stands Against Laird Lake Stripping

The Chief of Wabuskang First Nation says it's time the provincial government respects their treaty. Last month, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines issued a permit to an individual allowing mechanized stripping of land in the Laird Lake area. Leslie Cameron says they were hoping the permit wouldn't go through. Cameron says they have received letters of support from Grant Council Treaty Three and the Chiefs of Ontario.