Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Thunder Bays' two NDP Members of Parliament have few good words to say about the Harper governments' Speech from the Throne. Bruce Hyer believes the speech lacks the vision of the average Canadian. Hyer says the speech also highlights the governments' willingness to favour big business. Meantime, John Raffery says out of the 6 thousand words in the speech, there are 26 recycled words on forestry with no clear direction. Both MPs agree, however, on a salary freeze for elected members, even though it is mostly symbolic.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 5:23 PM
Thunder Bay is playing host to a the North American Ice Boating Championship Regatta this week. All the action is taking place on Lake Superior at Silver Harbour. There are about 50 racers here from as far away as San Diego, Germany and Poland. Richard Potkova from Detroit Michigan is one of the organizers and says conditions this week are ideal. He calls the sport an addiction. The races are taking place until Saturday.
Former Thunderwolves goalie Chris Whitley won his first career AHL start last night. Whitley backstopped the Lake Erie Monsters to a 6-5 shootout Victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins. Whitley spent over 150 games for the Wolves and has the career mark for wins.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 10:18 AM
Two northwestern Ontario college students could be the new face of Dorito's. Adam Armit of Fort Frances and Joel Popoff of Schreiber want people to view their video produced for a Dorito's contest to help them win up to 250-thousand dollars. Popoff says they're sitting number one with a couple of weeks to go. The two are business marketing students at London's Fanshaw College.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 9:18 AM
It'll be a packed house at the Fort William Gardens tonight. The Thunderwolves are hosting their arch rivals the Western Mustangs for game one of the Western Final. The Wolves split there season series with Western this year going 2-2 and winning both home games. Head Coach Joel Scherban says playing in front of a home crowd against Western adds a lot of energy to his players. Puck drop is at 7:30 PM.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 7:15 AM