Sunday, May 11, 2014

Kashechewan Evacuees Arrive

Up to 160 evacuees from Kashechewan First Nation are expected in the city after the community re-declared a state of emergency due to potential flooding of the Albany River. The state of emergency was lifted last week after water levels had receded. A state of emergency was called for the second time in a week on Saturday, after flooding in the community became a possibility. Thunder Bay has agreed to host 600 evacuees if requested by the province.

College Student Wins Award

A Thunder Bay student is a winner at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition. Confederation College's Tyler Brown won gold in Aircraft Maintenance. He now moves onto the National Competition in Toronto in June.

City Adds To Women's Exhibit

Thunder Bay's Archives division is looking to build its online exhibit for Women's History Month. The archives division is accepting nominations of women to be included in the exhibit until July 1st. New biographies will be added by the archives division to the online exhibit during Women's History Month, which is in October.

UMD Helps Local Football Players

The Thunder Bay Minor Football Association is aiming to make football more than a one-season sport in the city. Coaches from the University of Minnesota Duluth football team will be at the Lakehead University hangar this weekend to put on a clinic for minor football coaches and players. One session will be held for 8 to 13-year-olds, and another for 14-18 year old players.