November 2012

Council Tackles Several Issues Monday

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 12:35 PM

There could be a new school safety zone after Monday night's City Council meeting. Council will consider implementing a 40 km/hr speed zone on Georgina Avenue from Mary Street to Frederica Avenue. School safety zones would also be set up at Rockwood Avenue from 65 metres south of Whitney Street to 35 metres south of Windsor Street and Wishart Crescent from Windemere Avenue to Clarkson Street.

Eye See Eye Learn

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 12:24 PM

The Eye See Eye Learn program is reaching out to Thunder Bay's surrounding communities.  The Ontario Association of Optometrists pilot program just started.  It will see a local optometrist travel to the surrounding communities and provide free eye exams and glasses to school children.  The program already exists in the City and now it will include Red Rock, Nipigon, Schreiber, Terrace Bay, Marathon, Ge

Levesque Proud Of Jubilee Medal

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 12:18 PM

Thunder Bay's Police Chief JP Levesque says he's proud to receive a Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal.  Levesque says he's elated to receive the award and was shocked when MP Bruce Hyer's office called to tell him he was receiving the medal.  Levesque says he's probably receiving the award for his years with the police force.

ETFO Ready For Strike

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 10:13 AM

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario is threatening strike action starting in December.  Teachers have until the end of December to reach a contract agreement or the Minister of Education will force a contract on the union.  Local President Ellen Chambers says they're left with no other options unless the Provincial Government calls them back to the bargaining table.  The ETFO