Sunday, September 15, 2013

Politicians Pay City Visit

Andrea Horwath is in the city this morning. She is delivering a short speech to the party's northern council which is meeting in Thunder Bay this weekend. Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is coming to the city tomorrow. He is releasing announcing his party's policy on northern development and natural resources.

Caribou Charity Ride For Cancer

400 cyclists will be taking part in the fifth annual Caribou Charity Ride today. Last year's ride raised 38-thousand dollars for the Health Science Foundation's Northern Cancer Fund. Cyclists will be taking off from the Nor'Wester Best Western Hotel.

Ruberto Pushes Pet Limit

City Council is set to rehash an old issue. Councillor Aldo Roberto has another chance to push for his request Monday, to look into developing more laws governing the number of pets a person can have. Councillor Rebecca Johnson feels another rule isn't needed. Johnson's not alone, Councillor Andrew Foulds says he doesn't want another by-law either.

Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research is today in Thunder Bay. Organizer Don Morrison says money raised goes towards cancer research. The 5 km walk, run and skate around Boulevard Lake starts at 2.

Horwath Blasts Government

Provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath is again chastising the liberal government at Queens Park for its foot dragging on the Thunder Bay generating station.  Horwath says it's time that Premier Kathleen Wynne tells us what the government's plans are once and for all.  She also calls the situation at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre a travesty.   Horwath says it's not acceptable that patients at the hospital have to be put in sun rooms because of the overcrowding problem.  She believes the only way to solve the problem is to improve the home care system  Horwath was in the city to speak to the NDP's Northern Council that met here over the weekend.

Hobbs Prepares For Mayor's Meeting

Mayor Keith Hobbs says he'll be at a meeting of Northern Ontario Mayors in October. The Northern Ontario Large Urban Mayors next meeting will be held in North Bay. Hobbs says they'll be discussing a number of region wide issues. Hobbs says each community will also address their own issues at the meeting.