July 2014

Injunction Held Off Until Thursday

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 13:37 PM
There's been a delay in Bombardier's request for a court order to enforce a picket line protocol.
The judge in the case is going to hear it next Thursday.
Company Spokesperson Stephanie Ash says the judge made some comments that were very much in their favour.
The company is filing the injunction over concerns the union isn't allowing vehicles access to the Montreal Street plant in a timely manner.

Blue Door Bistro Broken Into

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:20 AM
The  owner of the Blue Door Bistro on Syndicate Avenue is assessing his losses after someone broke into the restaurant.  
Craig Napper says it happened between 6 and 7:30 this morning and they've closed for the day so staff can clean up the mess left behind with broken glass scattered throughout.  
He says the thief stole 5 to 10-thousand dollars worth of items from the bistro.
Napper believes the break in was a random act, and suggested there may be a witness.  (Photo Facebook)

Hatch A Film Contest Launched

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:15 AM
The Bay Street Film Festival is back for its tenth year this September.
Festival Administrator Zoe Gordon says a new aspect of the festival will be the Hatch a Film Contest where local filmmakers get a chance to secure funding for their project.
The winner will get 2-thousand dollars and 5-thousand dollars in in-kind services from Flash Frame Film and Video Network. 

100 Years Of Playground Fun

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:13 AM
The City is celebrating 100 years of offering playground programs to the community's kids.
Program Supervisor Steve Tome says it was in 1914 they first offered park activities.
Tome says its important to get kids active during their summer holidays.  
Mayor Keith Hobbs is kicking the 100th anniversary celebrations off at the south side Legion Track .  (File photo)


Wynne Sympathetic To Research Farm

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:11 AM
Premier Kathleen Wynne is sympathetic to the local research farm's funding issues but isn't committing any new cash to facility on highway 61.
The farm would like to see at least 75 percent of their money come from the Ontario government. 
Speaking in Thunder Bay Premier Kathleen Wynne says she cares a lot about the research farms across the province since she was once the Minister of Agriculture.

Wojak Plans To File

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:09 AM
Soon there will be four people running in the upcoming municipal election for Mayor.
Henry Wojak who has a trespass notice issued against him at City Hall plans to file his nomination papers this afternoon.
Wojak says the City's Manager of Corporate Safety is allowing him onto city hall property just to file his nomination papers.   (File photo)

Shelter House Gets 50K

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:08 AM
Shelter House is getting a 50-thousand dollar donation today.
The money is coming from the late Robert Godick who chose to donate to the local centre in his will. 
Executive Director Patty Hajdu says they'll be putting the money in their rainy day fund but notes there's a laundry list of projects that need cash.
Hajdu says she's so very thankful for the donation from the Godick family. 

Johnson Files Her Nomination Papers

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:07 AM
An outspoken business woman is running at large in the upcoming municipal election.  
Tamara Johnson was the provincial PC candidate for Thunder Bay Superior North but was dropped after controversial statements about Fort William First Nation businesses.
Johnson filed her papers on Wednesday.  (Photo from Facebook) 

Lightning Hits City Business

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 16:59 PM
No one is hurt after lightning struck a city building during this afternoon's thunder storm.  
A spokesperson at Lakehead Cleaners says the chimney of the building at 339 Memorial Avenue was hit when the storm passed by at around 1:30.  
They say no one was hurt, and the chimney is already being replaced.  (Photo: Sheri Leviski-Kotyk)

Bombardier To File For Injunction Thursday

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 15:24 PM
Lawyers for Bombardier are going to court Thursday seeking an injunction to allow non striking workers to cross the Montreal Street picket line in a timely manner.   
Unifor spokesperson Dominic Pasqualino admits the union may have played a little fast and loose with last week's picket line protocol when they held up management's Aaron Rivers for more than an hour.
He says Rivers had come and gone from the plant several times and union members felt he was taunting then.