April 2011

Brown Street Fire

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:50 AM

A late night blaze left a garage in shambles on Brown Street. It took 21 firefighters about an hour to put out the fire. No injuries were reported. Platoon Chief Val Fontaine says garage fires can be dangerous. The reason being flammable liquids are often present.

Milloy annonces literacy cash

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 15:56 PM

83 sites in Northern Ontario will be offering literacy training thanks to the Provincial Government.  Minister of Training and Colleges John Milloy says they'll be offering basic skills training.  2 million dollars will go towards local programs.  Milloy made the announcement at the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association Conference.

Bearskin adds plane

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 15:39 PM

A Thunder Bay based airline is expanding its fleet.  Bearskin Airlines has introduced a new Saab turbo prop 34 seat plane which is being used for its flights between Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

Clean up campaign is on!

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 12:16 PM
The Spring Up to Clean Up event is underway in the city.  It's a collaboration between the City of Thunder Bay and Eco-Superior.   It kicked off with employees of various businesses going outside for 15 minutes and picking up the garbage around their premises.