Monday, May 9, 2011
The future of City owned golf courses is up in the air. Administration is conducting a study looking into the outcome of selling the city's golf courses. Councillor Rebecca Johnson introduced the idea and says it's been a long time coming. The golf courses ran a 400 thousand dollar deficit in 2010.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:11 PM
Thunder Bay's tourism economy grew modestly last year. That's according to Tourism Manager Paul Pepe. Pepe says they saw a decline in American visitors, with most of the visits coming in late summer and early fall. Pepe says they plan to work on getting the people who visit Thunder Bay to stay longer.
The public is going to have their say on the proposed sites for the Thunder Bay Convention Centre. A series of public consultation sessions will be held in June. The six locations range in price from 79-million dollars to 128-million dollars. A report was made Monday night to council detailing the proposed locations. City administration is suggesting the project will be funded by the provincial, federal and municipal governments as well as some funding from the private sector.
The NDP are attacking the Liberal Government"s inaction over the disappearance of seven First Nation high school students. Kenora Rainy River MPP Howard Hampton brought the issue up in Monday's question period. Hampton feels that if seven students from Hamilton disappeared, there would be a different reaction by the government. Hampton is pushing for increased attention to the conditions of First Nations youth living off of reserves.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 3:53 PM
5 Thunder Bay hockey players were selected in this weekend's OHL priority selection. Dylan Mascarin went highest in the draft, 93rd overall to the Plymouth Whalers. The Thunder Bay Kings also saw Riley Corbin go in the 5th round to Sudbury. Also in the draft Thunder Bay saw Connor Sills go to Plymouth in the 9th round, Billy Exell in the 11th round to Sarnia and Jordan Larson in the 12th round to Sault Ste. Marie.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 2:33 PM
Housing starts could soon be on the rise in Thunder Bay. According to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation year to date numbers are slightly behind last year's numbers but Analyst Warren Philp says there has been a sharp jump in permit sales, which should lead to an increase in starts. April saw one more start compared to the same month last year.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 10:51 AM