September 2013

Smoke Free Commitment Renewed

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 16:32 PM

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre renewed a smoke free commitment Monday. Initiative spokesperson Kelly-Jo Gillis feels patients that do smoke, are being given the tools to quit.  Support also includes care kits, follow ups with patients after leaving the hospital and staff trained to help others quit smoking. 

Minor Hockey Struggling With Registration

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 14:44 PM

Registration numbers for minor hockey leagues in the Thunder Bay area have made a significant drop. Trevor Hosanna is the General Manager of Hockey Northwestern Ontario. He believes a mix of high costs, safety concerns and a growing lack of interest is to blame. Efforts are being taken to make the game safer, and more fun while reducing costs where possible.

City Manager To Provide Update

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 14:12 PM

On the city hall beat tonight...councillors will be getting an update from the city manager about priorities for the city as they relate to sewers, roads and other infrastructure. There is also a budget update scheduled as well as a proposal to sell the Prosvita Hall property on High Street to the Indian Friendship Centre.

Two Transports Involved In Highway Mishap

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 13:35 PM

The driver of a transport truck is recovering from minor injuries after a mishap involving two transports in the region.  OPP say the accident happened on Highway 17 between Raith and Shabaqua at around 5 o'clock this morning.  They say that one of the transports landed in the ditch and needed to be pulled out.   There were no dangerous goods being transported by either vehicle.

Campbell Lauds Accountability Office

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:17 AM

The Provincial Government is one step closer to having a financial accountability office. The bill has passed third reading in the legislature, and Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell says it will make sure instances like the scandal with the gas plants in southern Ontario, never happens again.  She believes the office will make sure money is distributed equally across the province.

OPP Nab Drug Traffickers

Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2013 13:35 PM

Nipigon OPP have charged three people involved in drug trafficking. Officers arrived at the Nip/Rock High School friday and noticed a young man who appeared to be selling drugs to students. A search yielded several grams of marijuana. He remains in custody at a Youth Detention Facility in Thunder Bay pending a bail hearing.