Friday, April 8, 2011
Thunder Bay's golf course finished off the 2010 year 400-thousand dollars in the red. Director of golf Tom Forsythe attributes the loss in revenue to unexpected expenditures. Forsythe says although they posted a defecit rounds of play were up over previous years. Forsythe will present the figures to council on Monday night.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 2:56 PM
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 1:54 PM
Fort William First Nation has re-elected Peter Collins as their chief. 8 people were running for the top job and 67 residents were interested in the 12 council seats. There are two new faces at the band table including Georjann Morriseau and Valerie Chapman. The new term of office starts April 15th. The election was held yesterday.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 12:45 PM
Habitat for Humanity in Thunder Bay could be seeing red. Its annual raffle is behind in selling tickets. CEO Diane Mitchell says if they don't sell anymore tickets, the organization would be looking at a 94 thousand dollar deficit in this year's budget. It also means there won't be a house built this year. Mitchell says they need to sell around 4 thousand more tickets to reach the break even point in the raffle.
Thunder Bay's Canadian Cancer Society is gearing up for this summer's 12th annual Relay for Life. Chair Elizabeth Stafford says money raised here goes towards local cancer research. Last year's 12 hour relay raised over 143-thousand dollars. This year's goal is to raise 152-thousand. Stafford says she hopes to see 85 teams enter this year's relay that takes place June 17th.