Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Harper Government is being asked for 300 million dollars to preserve the Great Lakes. Representatives from the States and Canada teamed up Thursday to discuss the future of the waterways. Mayor Keith Hobbs took part in the event and says the money will be used to ward off invasive species. Hobbs made a presentation to the delegation about the green efforts Thunder Bay has taken to keep Lake Superior healthy.
The downturn of the forest industry is bringing older learners back to high school. Adult Education Centre Spokesperson Barb Kucherka says they've seen many older adults who left high school for jobs in a mill. 120 students graduated from the Lakehead Adult Education Centre today. Kucherka says they also offer a summer school and expects more Northerner's to get their diplomas by the end of August.
A man suspected of murder is back in Red Deer today after being picked up recently by OPP near Thunder Bay. 29 year old Bashir Gaashaan was arrested last month for a number of charges and was held at the Thunder Bay District Jail. Gaashan is accused of murdering 21 year old Jenna Cartwright of Red Deer.
The names of the family killed in a weekend collision have been released. 20 year old Rick Ouellet, 18 year old Tammy Lefebvre and 11 month old Bailee Lefebvre were all from Geraldton. They died after colliding with a transport truck just east of Upsala Sunday evening.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 6:00 AM