Saturday, September 28, 2013

The "Thunder Bay" Visits Thunder Bay

A new Great Lakes freighter named after our city made it's first visit to our port. Special ceremony was held Friday at Keefer Terminal. Canada Steamship Lines President Louis Martel says it's not the first CSL ship to carry the name Thunder Bay. He says the freighter is designed to last at least 25 years.

Dawson Road Home Catches Fire

Fire and Rescue are looking into the cause of a fire on Dawson Road around 1am. The blaze was too intense to battle from within the building, which suffered heavy smoke and fire damage. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. No one was home at the time of the blaze, and no one was injured.

FedNor Funding Event Centre

Thunder Bay's Mayor Keith Hobbs is hoping FedNor Minister Greg Rickford will be announcing some funding for the proposed Event Centre soon. During an event Friday the Minister refused to comment on funding applications that are currently being reviewed. Hobbs says he has high hopes. Hobbs says the Event Centre would be the crowning jewel in the waterfront development project.

Retail Sector Declining

The North Superior Workforce Board is giving Municipal leaders a sneak peak of how the region's labour sectors are faring. Executive Director Madge Richardson gave an update to the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association recently and says an area that is showing a decline includes the retail sector as well as personal services such as housecleaning, and cooking.

Hall Of Fame Induction Tonight

The Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of fame is inducting its a-class of 2013 tonight.  In the athletes category it will be paralympic athlete Andrea Cole, former NHLer Tony Hrkac and Canadian women's hockey star Katie Weatherston.   In the building category it's Brian Mallan and Brian the team category Sailor Jim Cameron gets the nod.