March 2011

Bombardier deal draws criticism

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 15:31 PM
The City of Thunder Bay will benefit from the province's eight billion dollar investment in a new transit line across Toronto.  Premier Dalton McGuinty says cars for the light rail line will be built in our Bombardier plant.  Meanwhile, the Union Rep for workers at the Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay isn't happy with the plan.  Paul Pugh says Toront

Electionkeeping Home Energy Evaluators in limbo

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:16 PM

A handful of home energy evaluators are without work in Thunder Bay because of the Federal election.  The evaluators are in limbo because the Home Energy Retrofit program is set to expire Thursday and can't be reinstated until a government is formed.  EcoSuperior's Ellen Mortfield says hopefully the next government will keep the program going because it brings back 2 dollars for every one in

OPP nab speeders

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 15:10 PM
The Thunder Bay Expressway has become a popular place for speeders now that the snow is off the roads.  OPP nabbed three people for speeding in the 90 km zone.  Police are still finding people driving and using their cellphones.

Fire Season Starts April 1st

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 13:57 PM

With spring around the corner, fire season is on it's way.  Ministry of Natural Resources spokesperson Debbie Mclean says she's anticipating a quiet start to the 2011 season.  Forest fire crews are going back to work in early April and water bombers will be put into use in mid-April.  Mclean says the average number of fires in the area has dropped in the past few years.