Sunday, October 6, 2013

FedNor Milestone

FedNor is celebrating a milestone this year.  The federal economic development agency is turning 25. Kenora M.P. Greg Rickford is the minister responsible for FedNor and had a chance to speak to the agency's employees about their mandate.  Rickford adds that FedNor will have a significant presence at the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto this fall, with a focus on products from northwestern Ontario.

NWHU Looks To Follow In T.Bay's Footsteps

The Northwestern Health Unit wants to follow in the footsteps of their counterparts in Thunder Bay.  The Dryden based health unit is asking Council to consider implementing a smoke free outdoor spaces bylaw that will cover public spaces where kids frequent.  Dryden Council has asked for staff to come back with a report on the issue.

City Council Preview

City staff want to prepare a report looking into possible parking options for the residents of 720 McLaughlin Street.  A change to the location of a fire hydrant in the area has left the homeowners with no legal place to park.  Staff are asking Council to allow them to prepare a report looking into possible parking solutions.  Meanwhile,  A petition calling for more storm sewers to be installed on the City's south side is being presented to Council Monday night.  The 36 person petition is calling for storm sewers to be installed from Murray Avenue and Kingsway Avenue to Franklin Street.  The residents are concerned with possible spring flooding.

Fire on Balsam Street

A two storey building on Balsam Street had its kitchen and main floor severely damaged after a fire yesterday afternoon. Two children were treated for smoke inhalation, and then later released from hospital. Thunder Bay fire continues to investigate the cause.

Macaroni Salad Recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning of a voluntary recall of Reser's Fine Foods Cheesy Macaroni Salad.  It's being recalled because of possible Listeria contamination.   The 454 gram and 1.25 kilogram containers are dated Oct. 20, 2013 with UPC codes 0 71117 18241 5 and 0 71117 61227 1, are being recalled.  The salad is sold at Wal-Mart stores in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as well as Canada wide in Loblaw stores.

Run for the Cure

Thunder Bay's Royal Legion Track will play host to the CIBC Run for the Cure this morning. The event takes place at the Delaney Arena starting with registration at 8:45 and the run at 10. Money raised goes towards breast cancer research.