January 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon Takes To The Sky Wednesday

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 14:59 PM

If the clouds part long enough Wednesday morning then you will be in for a treat in the sky.

David Shepherd, from the observatory at Fort William Historical Park, says the moon should be a real sight to see.

"We have a super moon which will mean that the moon is very very close to the earth. As well we have a blue moon which is the second full moon in one month as well a total lunar eclipse at the same time."

The special moon view will be visible for a couple of hours Wednesday morning starting at 6:30.

New Training Trailer Unveiled

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 14:45 PM

An Indigenous education and training institute is getting ready to use a new $3-million mobile trades trailer.

The unit boasts over 1,800 square feet of classroom and lab space that can accommodate 16 students.

The lab is equipped for instruction in a variety of skilled trades, such as welding, heavy equipment, machining, plumbing, electrical, millwright and carpentry. 

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win The Wenjack Education Institute is now in the process of developing a Deployment Plan to determine where the Mobile Trades Trailer will travel to.  (Photo supplied)

Don't Accept Smelter At Any Price: Environmentalist

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 14:10 PM

Some words of caution from a local environmentalist about a possible Ring of Fire smelter for Thunder Bay. 

Paul Berger, of Citizens for a Sustainable Planet, notes there are major questions that need to be answered by Noront Resources for whichever city they choose to host the processor.

He tells us the by-products of chromium processing can lead to serious problems if they aren't dealt with properly.

Berger suggests the project needs scrutiny before there can be approval and we should not let the lure of more jobs cloud our judgement and accept it at any price.

Longlac Woman Charged

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 13:45 PM

OPP are charging a 28 year old woman from Longlac with a variety of offences after a reported break and enter on Kenogami Road. 

The woman has been charged with possession of cannabis marihuana, purpose of trafficking, failing to comply with a probation order, unlawfully living in a house and other drug related offences.  

She'll be back in court on February 7th. 

Vic Fedeli Won't Run For PC Leadership

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:41 PM

Interim Progressive Conservative Leader Vic Fedeli has announced that he won't run for party leadership.

He released a statement saying he'll remain while the new permanent leader is chosen.

He admits it has been a chaotic time for their party and that it was in much worse shape than they knew.  

Fedeli closes saying it's important his party win the next election.  (File photo)

NPI Out With New Airport Study

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:31 PM

A new report claims the price of gold, the city's demographics and out of town students from Lakehead University are driving increased activity at our airport.

The Northern Policy Institute feels the price of gold increasing has lead to more employment opportunities in the mining sector spurring flights into Thunder Bay for work. 

It was also found that as enrolment at Lakehead University increases, so do the amount of flights arriving and departing from Thunder Bay.

Class Action Filed For Indian Hospital Patients

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:38 AM

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Attorney General of Canada over the operation of Indian Hospitals. 

The government used that term to refer to the 29 facilities across Canada. 

They were segregated and operated by the federal government between 1945 to 1981.

The class action alleges that patients were left with severe physical, psychological and emotional injuries.

The suit is seeking a billion dollars in damages for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty and $100 million in punitive damages.

NAN Leaders Meeting In T.Bay

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:07 AM

Big names in the provincial government are speaking at a conference this week put on by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

Ahead of her townhall Wednesday night, Premier Kathleen Wynne will start her day speaking with Chiefs and other delegates at the three day assembly.

Indigenous Relations Minister David Zimmer and Community Safety Minister Marie-France Lalonde will also attend. 

It wraps up Thursday at the Victoria Inn.  You can watch live by clicking HERE.