Thursday, November 18, 2010
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 1:26 PM
Thunder Bay's Alzheimer's Society has benefited from money from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The OTF provided enough cash for a three year pilot project. Spokesperson Jason Rasevych says they used the money to improve their fundraising techniques. Rasevych says donations increased quite a bit from 2007 as well, going from 40 thousand to 90 thousand a year. Rasevych adds more people know about the local branch now than they did at the start of the project in 2003.
hThe Ontario Human Rights Commission is looking into an incident in Thunder Bay. The family of the aboriginal boy who had his hair cut by a teacher's assistant at McKellar Park School last year is complaining the incident was racial discrimination. The complaint names the teacher's assistant involved, the Lakehead public school board, Thunder Bay Police and the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 9:42 AM
The cost of the standoff on court street is nearly 50 thousand dollars. Police say the 27 hour standoff that happened two weeks ago involved nearly 40 officers on scene. Deputy Chief JP Levesque says despite the extra costs he believes it was money well spent. The money adds to budget problems with the police force which is already looking at over 400 thousand dollars in the red.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 6:43 AM
A man was robbed at knife point in the city last night. Thunder Bay Police say the victim was walking in the Norah and Cameron Street area when a man assaulted him and held him for 30 minutes before making off with his iPod and Blackberry. There were no injuries in the incident that happened just before 10:30 last night.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 6:41 AM