February 2014

Hospital Receives Substantial Rebate

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 15:19 PM

The hospital is receiving $597 554 from Thunder Bay Hydro, as part of its Retrofit Program. The program offers incentives for businesses that install new equipment to reduce energy consumption. Anne-Marie Heron is Executive Director of Operations at the hospital and says the money will go towards covering costs associated with the hospitals newly installed equipment.

T.Bay Company Joins International Corporation

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 11:20 AM

YULEYS Protective Footwear of Thunder Bay is being bought up by a bigger international company. They'll now be part of HexArmor of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Business Manager Nicole Reid says she's excited to bring her product to an established corporation. The deal means the US company can extend their line of safety equipment beyond gloves to include footwear.

Hunters Nabbed In Licence Scam

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 10:44 AM

Don't try to fool the MNR.   A Thunder Bay man and his hunting partner from Slovakia have been fined close to 3 thousand dollars for a licencing violation.   The Ministry of Natural Resources says that the man from Thunder Bay  pretended to be the Solvakian in order to obtain a hunting licence for his friend.   The incident happened sometime last year. 

Crews Investigate Morning House Fire

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 10:19 AM

Thunder Bay Fire crews are currently investigating the cause of an early morning house fire at 707 John Street. Platoon Chief Larry Warner says one woman was inside the home at the time, she is being treated in hospital. The blaze is believed to of started in the basement. The two adjoining homes are not believed to of sustained any damage from the fire.

Westgate High School Open

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 05:46 AM

School is back on today at Westgate High School following a water main break that closed the building on Thursday.  However, Westgate will be under a temporary boil water advisory.  All drinking fountains will be out of service, but bottled water will be available for students and staff.  Due to the boil water advisory, the school's cafeteria will be closed today.

Bob Barker Praises Mayor

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 00:00 AM

The former host of The Price Is Right is hoping Thunder Bay City council will reverse it's decision on allowing the province to conduct a spring bear hunt in the region.  Bob Barker is speaking out against the hunt this week calling it a slaughter.  He agrees that any councillor who voted for it should be voted out in the next election.