December 2015

Trudeau Newsmaker Of the Year

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 14:54 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is Canada's Newsmaker of the Year.

That's according to a year end poll of all newsrooms within under the Acadia Broadcasting Umbrella.

Trudeau led the Liberal Party to 184 seats in the October election, leading to a majority government. (File Photo)

Holiday Train Boasts Record Numbers

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 13:42 PM

Organizers of the annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train are bragging about record attendance and donations.  

They say with results continuing to roll in, the 2015 edition of the Holiday Train is on track to raise more than $1.4 million and more than 300,000 pounds of food for food banks.  

This year saw record crowds in many communities and estimated overall attendance of 450,000 people over the 23 days.  

The train rolled through northwestern Ontario in early December. (File photo)

Tips For Getting In Shape

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:28 PM

If getting in shape is one of your New Year's resolutions for 2016, there is something else you have to keep in mind besides deciding what exercise routine works best for you.  

Laura Kingston is a fitness trainer and registered dietician who says you also have to eat better and if you don't your setting yourself up for failure.

Kingston maintains exercise and healthy eating go hand in hand, you can't have one without the other.

Volatile Year For Oil Prices Predicted

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:24 PM

Canada's economy took a beating in 2015 as the oil industry began a downward spiral which brought the loonie down with it.

Analysts say 2016 promises to be a better year for a country which is heavily dependent on oil.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague, with Gasbuddy.com, believes oil has not quite reached the bottom yet. He thinks 2016 will be a very volatile mixed year with more damage in the oil industry, at least until the middle of the year.  

New Rules Start January 1st

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:18 PM

New rules go in place tomorrow in Ontario for motorists at pedestrian crossovers.  

As of January 1st, drivers, stopped, must wait until a person is completely across the road.  

In Fort Frances, the rule applies particularly to the crossover on King's Highway.  It does not apply to crosswalks at intersections.  

Also starting tomorrow, anyone under the age of 19 in Ontario can no longer purchase e-cigarettes.  

It's part of new rules that take effect January 1st.  

New Years Resolutions

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:14 PM

It's the last day of 2015.  

If you're still trying to figure out what your New Years resolution will be for 2016 we have a list of a few of the most common ones.  

Getting in shape, eating healthier, finding new employment and quitting smoking are some of the top promises we make to ourselves.

Experts say whatever you decide to do, be realistic about it. and don't set goals that are impossible to reach.  

 

Check Your Outdoors Card

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:02 PM

A heads up if you plan on going out ice fishing anytime soon.  

The province is out with a reminder to check to see when your outdoors card expires.  

If you plan to go fishing or hunting next year you need to renew it now.  

Cards expire December 31st of any given year.

Levees To The Queen Planned For Friday

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:01 PM

Two New Year's Day Levees are taking place tomorrow.  

One at the HMCS Griffon is at noon and a another levee is taking place at 10 at the Officer's Mess at the O'Kelly Armouries on Park Avenue Friday.  

Captain George Romick says it dates back to the 1600s.  

It's invite only for the first part of the address but after noon anyone can attend.  Remember the dress is business casual.

Police Out In Full Force For NYE

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:55 AM

It's New Year's Eve and that means Thunder Bay Police and the Ontario Provincial Police will be out on the streets.

OPP Constable Anne McCoy says people celebrating can take steps to ensure other's don't get behind the wheel while drunk.  If you're holding a party then try to make sure guests have a safe way to get home or a place to stay overnight to help injury or death from happening.

McCoy also recommends party-goers consider alternatives such as having a designated driver or hailing a cab.