March 2014

No Cause For Strand Ave. Fire

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 14:24 PM

The cause of last week's fire at 514 Strand Avenue remains up in the air.   A city fire investigator says what they know for sure is that the blaze began in the kitchen area, close to the stove and fridge late Friday afternoon.   The occupant of the house is in a Toronto hospital burn unit recovering.

LU Tuition Fee Increase

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 06:02 AM

Lakehead University's student union is expected to meet with some of the school's higher ups about an approval of increased tuition costs. L-U Board of Governor's President Cameron Clark says it's important to be in communications with the group.  The board of governor's approved a tuition increase averaging out to 3-percent.

Walking Distances Pondered

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 05:55 AM

More High school students in Thunder Bay may be walking to school as the Lakehead District School Board considers expanding its allowable walking distance. David Wright is the board's Superintendent of Business and says the details have yet to be mapped out. Currently students living within a 1.6 kilometre radius of their school have to walk.

MNR Fire Season Starts Tuesday

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 05:53 AM

Believe it or not forest fire season officially starts this week. Fire information officer Deb McLean with the ministry of natural resources says says it might be awhile before fire activity picks up in the Northwest. McLean says the MNR will prepare for the season as normal, noting activity picked up quickly after a slow start back in 2012.