Monday, May 12, 2014

Candidate Forum Planned Lakehead Social Planning Council and the Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring an educational forum for prospective municipal election candidates.  It's taking place on Saturday May 24th at the Lake Superior Art Gallery.   This forum is targeted to people across Northwestern Ontario who are considering running for the positions of Municipal Councillor, School Board Trustee or to become a member of a Local Service Board.

Marina To Open Thursday

The city run marina is set to open to local boaters  on Thursday.   Parks Manager Paul Fayrick says inspite of some ice that's still in the habour he's confident there will be some activity.  He says the serious boaters will start getting active early with the majority putting their boats in next month.  Fayrick doesn't expect the condo and hotel construction to pose any problems this year. About 260 boaters have space rented in the marina

Hudak Makes Energy Promises

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is promising to bring in lower energy rates if elected premier. Hudak is out with a five-point plant that includes ending subsidies for wind and solar projects and a restructuring of Ontario hydro agencies. Hudak also want to import more energy from outside the province and spend more to strength existing nuclear, natural gas and hydro sources in the province.   It follows on the heels of NDP leader Andrea Horwath's promise to axe the HST on hydro bill starting in 2016.   Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne's budget promised hydro price breaks for poorer families and industrial electricity customers.  

Kenora Death Probed

A death in the North End of Kenora is being investigated.  The OPP say they were called at 7:00 this morning to the report of a deceased man. The investigation is being assisted by the Kenora Crime Unit and the Forensic Identification Unit.  The man's identity won't be released until the next of kin have been notified.