The jury in a coroner's inquest into the death of Gustavo Argueta is in deliberations. The 24 year old was killed while inspecting a bridge over the Mackenzie River. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
Thunder Bay's Health Sciences Centre continues to work towards filling the roles of two key executives who left the facility recently. CEO Andree Robichaud says they hope to fill Scott Pott's corporate services position by the fall. The job posting closes on Friday and interviews are expected to take place shortly after. Robichaud adds that Lori Marshall's previous job has been brought under the umbrella of another hospital department and a new position is being created to deal with communications and aboriginal affairs.
Added responsibility for Wabigoon's Brad Maggrah. Maggrah has been apointed to the National Aboriginal Committee on Species at Risk. The Committee was created with the mandate to provide the Minister of Environment with advice on the handling of the Species at Risk Act. His term will last 3-years. Maggrah is the current President of the Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People.
Thunder Bay's Hospital is considering renting out the fourth floor of the former McKellar Hospital to ease overcrowding. Spokesperson Dr. Mark Henderson says before that can happen they have to formally ask the local health authority and Provincial Government for support. Henderson says the hospital is overcrowded and the extra rooms at McKellar would house patients who know longer need emergency care but can't go back to their homes.
Commuters late yesterday afternoon had to deal with delays at the intersection of the Thunder Bay and Harbour Expressways. A transport truck tipped over spilling part of its load which may have shifted causing the unit to roll. The driver of the rig was not injured.
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