October 2013

Inquest Into Lee Antoniak's Death

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 14:49 PM

The Ontario Coroner's Office is conducting an inquest into the death of 31 year old Lee Antoniak.  Antoniak died in April 2012 as a result of injuries received during the course of his employment at a construction site in the City. The hearing will take place on December 18th.

Update On James Street Bridge

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 14:28 PM

More investigative work continues at the charred James Street Bridge.  The Ontario Fire Marshal is expected to conduct more testing on the bridge throughout the day, trying to find the cause of the Tuesday night's fire.  Over 80 planks of burned wood have already been removed with more coming.

LU Teepee In Tatters

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 14:19 PM

City police are investigating a case of vandalism at Lakehead University.  They say someone used a sharp object to rip some slits into a  teepee on university grounds.  LU has designated that grounds as a ceremonial lodge site.  The area includes a sacred fire pit, a sweat lodge and it is used by students and members of the community for Aboriginal ceremonies.

LU Starts New Program

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:12 AM

Lakehead University is expanding its programming in Central Ontario.  The Thunder Bay school is teaming up with Georgian College to develop a four year degree in electrical engineering.  The program will be available in the fall of 2015.

New Businesses Open

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:10 AM

There's some new life in the Park Avenue and Cumberland area.  A new business called "The Gym" on Park Avenue is one of three new businesses in the area including High Tide Tattoo Parlor and Connect the Dots. Empty buildings were renovated in the area and the new businesses made their homes in them.