Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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The move is on again to bring back passenger rail service to Thunder Bay. MP Bruce Hyer plans to introduce a private members motion on the issue when parliament resumes. Hyer says the time is right to restore the service saying it would reduce greenhouse gases, suppliment dwindling bus service and increase tourism. Hyer hopes his motion brings attention to the issue. It's been two decades since Via Rail service has come through Thunder Bay
TV personality Valerie Pringle is coming to Thunder Bay next month. She is being invited to speak on the topic of mental health because her daughter Catherine was diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorder six years ago. She's expected to discuss some of the stigmas associated with those living with mental health and addictions. The event will be held at the Valhalla Inn March 22nd at 7 pm.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 12:30 PM
The City is trying to minimize the impact the Prince Arthur Landing construction is having on Marina users. Parks Manager Paul Fayrick says the work on waterfront development will definately impact the marina next season. Fayrick says boat owners who choose not to use the marina this year will have their 2011 fees waived by the city.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:38 AM
School bussing contracts are being reviewed by both school boards in the city. Last night the Catholic Board renewed it's annual contracts at a cost of just over 5 million dollars. Spokesperson David Carroll says thats thats a 260 thousand dollars decrease from last year. He attributes that to lower fuel costs. The Public school board reviews it's bussing contract tonight
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:37 AM
There are no bleary eyed city councillors this today. They managed to make quick work of a short agenda last night getting home in time to watch the Olympics. It did make for a light moment when some councillors decided to declare conflicts of interest on some rezoning issues starting with Iain Angus, which then moved on to Mark Bentz and then Larry Hebert. Councillors did manage to pass two minor rezoning amendments.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 9:47 AM