Sunday, March 30, 2014

Polar Plunge

Yesterdays Polar Plunge saw over 200 participants take part to support the Special Olympics community. It even featured Acadia Broadcasting's Damian and AJ.

Added Duties For Valhalla GM

Valhalla Inn General Manager Mary McLellan will have some added responsibilities. Airline Hotels has purchased an Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre in Kingston. McLellan will operate both locations while living in Thunder Bay.

Lakehead University Increases Tuition

The Lakehead University Board of Governors is approving a 3-percent tuition hike. Board President Cameron Clark says the increase is in line with a provincial framework. The province doesn't allow an increase of more than 3-percent per year over a 4 year term. Clark says it shouldn't come as a surprise if other schools across Ontario increase their tuition rates as well. The 3-percent jump will come in to affect in the Fall. It is an average however, students in Graduate Professional Programs could see an increase of up to 5-percent.

TBSO Season Launch

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is announcing its 2014-2015 season. Music Director Arthur Post will lead the orchestra. The season is called Trade the Ordinary for Fantasy: A Season of Music Inspired by Timeless Tales.

Winter Storm On The Way

Thunder Bay could be facing at least one more winter storm before the spring weather kicks in. Meteorologist Rob Kuhn says a nasty storm could roll in overnight tonight. Kuhn says the mix of incoming cold air and the current mild air will cause for lots of snow, ice pellets and possibly rain for Monday. He adds that there is the potential for up to 30cm's of snow to fall depending on the conditions.