Sunday, April 20, 2014

New Police Station For Fort Hope

A new police station is being built in the remote northern community of Fort Hope. 3.5-million dollars in funding is going towards the detachment. Kenora MP Greg Rickford announced 1.82-million dollars in funding recently, while the province is on board with the rest. Rickford notes since 2009, the Conservative Government has invested in new police stations for eight First Nations communities in the Kenora riding alone.

Flooding Unlikely

So far so good. The head of the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority says there is no need to worry about flooding even with our snowy spring. Bill Bartley says they don't have any concerns just yet. Bartley says officials will keep monitoring the situation but doesn't think we are in store for any spring floods.

Staal Foundation Open Looking For Help

The organizers of the Staal Foundation Open at Whitewater Golf Course are hoping the volunteer spirit in the city kicks in. About 450 volunteers will be required for this summer's PGA Tour Canada event. Executive Director Scott Smith says there will also be a chance for some volunteers to live the dream and work along side the golfers. Smith adds that volunteers will be an important part of making the tournament a success.You can go to the tournament website and look for where you can get involved.

Thunder Bay Runners Return To Boston Marathon

Thunder Bay's Deborah Frederickson is one of about a dozen locals who will be participating in tomorrow's Boston Marathon. She was there last year and crossed the finish line only moments before the deadly bombing and admits it will be an emotion filled race for everyone. Frederickson says running in the race will be part of the healing for her.