Sunday, September 22, 2013

Miles With the Giant Runs Smoothly

Thunder Bay held its fourth annual Miles with the Giant Marathon Sunday. President Barry Streib,  says the day went smoothly. Streib says there were also no noteworthy "glitches" through the day. Evans Maiko Mumanyi  placed first in the full length marathon.

Jury Review Comittee Formed

The Province has named its 11 person first nation juries review committee. Deputy Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Alvin Fiddler is a co-chair of the committee says they are focusing on key recommendations from Justice Frank Iacobucci's report on Ontario Juries. Fiddler says it took time to create the committee as they made sure they covered the concerns of First Nations and Metis people.

College Looking For New Plane Training Lake

Confederation College is hoping to decide where to locate its float plane training classes in the next couple of months. The college agreed to move the course from its current location on Eva Lake near Atikokan after receiving numerous complaints from cottagers. College president, Jim Madder says they've received a lot of interest from communities interested in hosting the school from Kenora all the way to Manitouadge. September 5th was the deadline to submit proposals for the flight school.

Thunder Bay Gets Age Friendly

Age Friendly Thunder Bay now has it's own website. City Councillor Rebecca Johnson sits on the committee and says they want to reach out to seniors. Johnson says the site also offers local businesses a check list to see if they are considered senior friendly.

Dryden Makes ATVs Street Legal

The City of Dryden is allowing the use of All-Terrain vehicles on certain streets and roads. Council made changes to a 15-year-old by-law last week. Mayor Craig Nuttall says he finds no problem with it. One restriction in the bylaw is that ATV's can't be used after 11 o'clock at night.