The Thunder Bay Border Cats games will be starting earlier this year. The baseball club says that evening games Monday thru Saturday will now begin at 6:35 pm. The first pitch for all Sunday games will be at 5:05 pm. The Cats home opener takes place on June 2nd against the Duluth Huskies.
The illness outbreak at St. Joseph's Hospital is now over. The Health Unit says it had taken place on the inpatient unit on 5 south of the Algoma Street facility. To help prevent further outbreaks health officials urge people who have been sick or aren't feeling well to stay away until they recover.
A Thunder Bay man is 50 thousand dollars richer because of his astuteness. Knowing that lottery tickets are only valid for one year from the draw date, 57 year old Don Bernosky was prompted to check a stack of his tickets that had been piling up for almost a year. Lucky for him, a Payday ticket he bought last year was worth 50 grand. He plans to use the money for home renovations.
There will be local police representation at Friday's funeral for OPP constable Vu Pham. One constable from the Thunder Bay OPP detachment is expected to travel to Wingham to attend the afternoon service. As well two officers will be representing the Thunder Bay Police Association. They will be joining thousands of officers from across the country and the United States. Pham died after being shot on Monday while he was on duty.
It appears that the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority will not be going ahead with a new 4 million dollar building this spring after all. Chair Bill Bartley says the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund grant of one million dollars could not be guaranteed for the new office. He says the board decided it didn't want to approve the project without all the funding in place and open themselves up to future financial liability. The building was to have gone up on Fort William Road along side the Neebing McIntyre Floodway.
Officials at the Regional Health Sciences Centre have a confusing staff and security situation to deal with. Human Resources officer Don Halpert says they recently received a report from a staff member who claims she was assaulted. While they determined it wasn't serious, police were called anyway. Halpert says they are still trying to verify the facts of the case. He adds they're reminding staff that security is available if they wish.
The United Way is back to give some worth to the lowly penny. It's launched the 15th annual Pennies from Heaven campaign. The goal this year is to raise 20 thousand dollars which will go towards the overall 2010 campaign objective. As in past years there will be collection cartons sent to every home in the city. They can be used to collect pennies, and when full, can be dropped off at various city locations.
There will be a change at the top of the North of Superior Tourism Association. President Lori Paras has stepped down from her position. The move comes after months of turmoil within the organization the including infighting during the annual general meeting in December.