Friday, December 6, 2013

Dryden Mayor Wants T.Bay Decision Reversed

The Mayor of Dryden is urging Canada Post to reverse a decision to move mail sorting services to Thunder Bay. Craig Nuttall has delivered a letter to Canada Post stating the area has seen a decline of service since the October move. Nuttall says they rely on the Dryden sorting service. Nuttall says he received a letter from in-town and it arrived three days after it was mailed.

NOMA Leader At Northern Conference

Provincial cabinet ministers, municipal, business and aboriginal leaders are heading to Timmins to share some ideas on the Northern Growth Plan.  Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association President Dave Canfield admits they are a little disappointed at how long its been taking to get the Growth Plan off the ground. The Northern Leader's Forum will be a day long brain-storming session.

Montreal Massacre Service Today

The 14 women killed in the Montreal Massacre are being remembered today at Lakehead University. The day will be marked with speakers, poetry, a candlelight vigil and moment of silence. The ceremony gets underway at noon.

Pedestrians Get The Ok From CN

You can now walk on the James Street swing bridge.  CN Rail Spokesperson James Feeney says they've cleared the structure for rail and pedestrian traffic.  It could be three more months before vehicles are allowed back on the bridge.

Two Co-Chairs Of New Justice Group

The Provincial Government is appointing two people as Co-chairs of the new Aboriginal Justice Advisory Group. The group will examine issues affecting first nation residents in the justice system. Co-Chair Warren White is the Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3, he's joined by Murray Segal the former deputy attorney general of Ontario and former deputy minister responsible for aboriginal affairs.

Hyer Going Green?

Independent MP Bruce Hyer could be getting chummy with his seatmate in the House of Commons. Hyer sits beside Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Thunder Bay MP's staff are not confirming a report this morning that he is considering joining the environmental party. Hyer is not available for comment today but staff say he will speak at a news conference on Friday, December 13th at 11 at the Finlandia Club.