Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bisson' Bill Passes Second Reading

Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson says he is pleased that his Broader Public Sector Advertising Act has passed second reading. The bill would require parties receive approval from the auditor general for tax funded advertising for government programs. Bisson adds however that support wasn't unanimous as the Conservatives voted against the it. The standing committee will now conduct an in-depth review of the bill.

Spring Up To Clean Up

EcoSuperior is asking everyone to do their part to help clean up the City. It's part of their annual Spring Up to Clean Up program that starts in May. Program Coordinator Shannon Costigan says you can sign up your office or neighborhood by April 28th. This year participants have a chance to receive a gift from Tim Hortons.

L-U Student Places Second

Lakehead University student Naureen Mushfique placed second for the recent Focus 2040 Competition. Mushfique is a Masters of Business Administration student and won 3-thousand dollars. The competition challenges students to imagine what jobs will be like in the year 2040.

Screen For Life Coach Hits The Road

The Regional Cancer Care Northwest "Screen For Life Coach" is back on the highways connecting Northwestern Ontario. The coach will visit 35 communities from Wawa to the Manitoba border and north to Red Lake. For more information call 1-807-684-7777.

Business Awards Handed Out

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is announcing this years Business Awards winners. The awards ceremony took place at the Victoria Inn Hotel Saturday evening. The business excellence category was divided into three categories: large, medium and small. Business Excellence Large went to Gillons Insurance, medium was presented to Firedog Communications and small went to Primary Foto Source. The company recognized for best customer service was Sweet Escape Cake Cafe & Bakery. Form Architecture Engineering was recognized for their environmental stewardship. The Looking Good Award went to Lowery's. Not For Profit Excellence went to Our Kids Count while Eat Local Pizza and Pastry earned the New Business Excellence distinction. The Nurse Next Door was awarded the Quality of Life award. Confederation College was recognized for Strategic Leadership in Diversity and the Tourism Partner Award went to

Busy Night For TB Police

Two men will appear in court today for separate incidents that took place overnight. At around 1:40 am police responded to a call for a man who had fallen asleep in his car at a fast food drive thru. Police discovered that the 55-year old was impaired and involved in a hit and run earlier that evening on West Gore Street. Around two-hours after that police responded to a robbery at a north end recreation centre. When they arrived they found a 26-year old Sachico Lake man helping himself to some onion rings.