Saturday, May 3, 2014

Promoting Safe Neighbourhoods

The Crime Prevention Council is encouraging residents to explore area neighbourhoods this weekend. Several walks detailing the interesting histories of East End, Academy Heights and the Simpson/Ogden area among others will be held today. They're called Jane's Walks, and organizer Lee-Ann Chevrette says they'll tackle the North End on Sunday. Chevrette says exploring neighbourhoods is a way to prove to residents their streets are safe.

PC Candidates Gear Up For Election

With the provincial election slated for June 12th, local provincial candidates are preparing to campaign. Thunder Bay-Superior North PC candidate Derek Parks believes his experience in the mining industry will benefit his constituents. Parks says his campaign will start today. Parks will be up against the NDP's Andrew Foulds, and incumbent Mines Minister Michael Gravelle. Harold Wilson is the candidate for the Progressive Conservatives in Thunder Bay-Atikokan. He says he's been waiting more than a year to start spreading his message of the importance of job creation in the province. Wilson is in the race against the NDP's Mary Kozorys and incumbent Housing Minister Bill Mauro.

MPPs Ready For Election

Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro thinks the Liberals are in good shape heading into the election. Mauro says the Liberal government has had a great track record since 2003, and is excited for the upcoming election. Mauro will face the NDP's Mary Kozorys and the PCs Harold Wilson. In Thunder Bay-Superior North, Mines Minister Michael Gravelle says he's eager and ready to go. Gravelle adds that he's won five previous elections in the riding, and is prepared for a summer election.

Provincial NDP Candidates Weigh In On Election

Thunder Bay-Atikokan provincial NDP candidate Mary Kozorys is ready for the upcoming provincial election. Kozorys says she wants to give Ontarians a voice. Kozorys will face incumbent MPP Bill Mauro and the PC's Harold Wilson. The NDP candidate in Thunder Bay-Superior North, Andrew Foulds says the province is ready for change. Foulds adds that there is a lot of work to be done, but says he's ready for the challenge. The election is slated for June 12th.

NOHFC Hands Out Cash

The province is announcing nearly 500-thousand dollars in funding for area businesses. The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund is dolling out the cash to create internship and co-op positions. The John Howard Society, Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Thunder Bay are all receiving cash. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is receiving 63-thousand dollars for two positions. The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph's Care Group, and the Lakehead District School Board are also receiving cash.

OPP Seize Cash

A Thunder Bay man is facing charges after a large cash seizure by the OPP. Officials say the 38-year-old man was stopped outside of Sioux Lookout on Tuesday, where the OPP seized 18-thousand dollars in cash. The OPP says the money was related to the sale of illegal drugs.