Friday, October 7, 2011
The group behind bringing a pro hockey team to Thunder Bay may be getting their feet wet by helping buy an NHL team. Chicago Businessman Matthew Hulsizer has asked IceEdge Holdings to be a part of his purchase proposal for the St Louis Blues. Spokesperson Daryl Jones says IceEdge would be involved in an investment capacity and not in operations. Jones also says the group is firmly committed to bringing an AHL franchise to Thunder Bay.
The RBC foundation is supporting cancer awareness programs in Thunder Bay with 25 thousand dollars. The money is being donated to mark the opening of the new Royal Bank branch on Arthur Street. The Regional Health Sciences Centre will formally accept the cheque on Wednesday.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 1:50 PM
48 percent of all eligible voters in Thunder Bay Atikokan exercised their right to vote in this year's provincial election. In unofficial results just over 26 thousand people cast ballots. In Thunder Bay-Superior North, Returning Officer Peter Doig says somewhere between 26 and 27 thousand people voted which is less than the previous election. Official ballot count numbers will be available for both ridings after the Thanksgiving holiday.
The President of Wind Concerns Ontario is pleased with the re-election of Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro. John Laforet says Mauro should use his third term in government as an opportunity to save the Norwester Mountains from a wind farm. Laforet notes Liberals who didn't protect communities from Wind Farm projects lost their seats in Southern Ontario.
Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro is back for his third term, and the Liberal Incumbent says he's going to make some changes this time around. Mauro says he's not going to be a boy scout anymore and when he sees other parties pulling shenanigans he's going to speak up. In unofficial results NDP candidate Mary Kozorys came in second, and Fred Gilbert of the PC's came in third.