Monday, November 22, 2010
Mayor Lynn Peterson hasn't decided if she will pursue politics again. She says it's been an honour to have been involved in municipal government and she's proud of her track record. Peterson says the new city council will continue to do good work. It was Councillor Robert Tuchenhagen's last meeting as well.
It was a popular night for protests at Thunder Bay's City Hall. The local OPSEU union rallied against the McGuinty government's proposed wage freezes for public employees. Meanwhile, friends of Jimi, the dog who killed another dog, assembled before the council meeting. The group hopes council will pardon Jimi. His fate will be decided on Wednesday in a Thunder Bay court.
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Lakehead University will host a national championship for the 3rd consecutive year. The Wrestling team will host both the OUA and the CIS championships this spring. Athletic Director Tom Warden says this shows LU is among the top schools in the country. Coach Brock Curtis says having home court attention will give his wrestlers a huge advantage.
Lakehead University's Richard Jagielowicz is amoung 6 finalists in the Right to Rule campaign. People can vote for his video CA Rockstar until November 26th. The videos are aimed at drumming up interest in accounting, the winner will win 15 hundred dollars.
The Bambi Bembenek saga is over. The 52 year old former Milwaukee, Wisconsin police officer is dead. She put Thunder Bay on the map in early 90's when hiding out in the city. She escaped captivity in the US after being convicted of murder. She lived in Thunder Bay with her boyfriend under an assumed name and even worked as a waitress at the Columbia Grill and Tavern. Laurie Bembenek died of Kidney Failure Saturday.
One person was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a car accident. Two vehicles collided on Dawson Road near Mapleward yesterday at around 5:30. Four others were taken to hospital with minor injuries and police say road conditions were definitely a factor.
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