Friday, March 28, 2014

More Rocket Cars From Bombardier Plant

The Thunder Bay Bombardier plant is receiving a contract for 60 more Rocket Cars for the TTC. Union President Dominic Pasqualino says that the contract serves a dual purpose, both providing work for employees while buying some time until the next contract. Pasqualino says he hopes this is one of many more between Bombardier and the TTC in what has been a long working relationship.

Charges Laid In Double Fatal

A 27 year old Thunder Bay man is charged in connection with last weekend's double traffic fatality.  OPP Sgt. Jim Graham says they have laid three charges against Tyler Boily, Impaired Driving Causing Death, Criminal Negligence Causing Death and Dangerous Driving Causing Death.  Boily is now in custody until his bail hearing.   The charges come on the same day that a double funeral was held for the victims of that collision on Highway 61 early Saturday morning.

More Students May Have To Walk

The Lakehead District School Board is considering expanding its current walking boundaries for students. As it stands students living within a 1.6-kilometre radius must walk to school. David Wright is Superintendent of Business and says no exact numbers have been put forth just yet. He does note that average weather temperatures and snowfall are also taken into consideration. Wright says trustees are putting the idea forward to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among students.

Thunder Bay Among Top Cities Not To Move To

Thunder Bay is coming in as one of Immigroup's worst Canadian cities to immigrate to. The group recently released the list that placed Thunder Bay in eighth. General Manager Cassandra Johnstone says the city's distance and unemployment played a role in the ranking. She did clarify however that reports of the city's Aboriginal population playing a role in the ranking was not necessarily true. She says that the report looked at the city's poverty levels which coincidentally includes many Aboriginal's. Toronto came in as the country's worst city to immigrate to.

New Country Radio For The Lakehead

email-signature-countryThunder Bay has a new country music station.    Acadia broadcasting as made a format switch in the city and Country 105 went on the air as of noon today.  Station Manager Brent Preston calls it an exciting time for country music fans in the city.  The switchover also means a new morning show with John Ongaro, Gen Block and Bryan Graham.

LU Battlefield Tourism Launched

Lakehead University is launching its Battlefield Tourism course at Memorial Park today. Professor Harvey Lemelin says there are eleven students involved many of which have a close ties to World War One. The course includes a trip to Europe to visit some key battlegrounds from the Great War from April 25th to May 5th.

Missing Teen Found

Kenora OPP are reporting they've found 17 year old Chantal Cameron.   The teen was reported missing on March 22nd in the early morning hours when she didn't return to her place of employment.  Police found her in the City of Kenora on Thursday night.

College Offers Peterborough Based Program

Confederation College is teaming up with Fleming College to offer a Geographic Information System program.  Thunder Bay students will be able to take the Peterborough based course at their home campus here in the City.  Students in Peterborough will take the course at the same time as the Thunder Bay students and will interact with them through technology.

Safeway Beans Recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling Safeway brand bean products because they contain mustard which isn't written on the label.  People with allergies to mustard shouldn't eat those products. The beans were sold in Northern Ontario, B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Seafood Products Recalled In Ontario

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning of a recall of Prolimer and Waterfront Bistro brand fish and seafood products because they may contain mustard.  The items were sold in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.