Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Liberal minority government might actually be a good thing for Northwestern Ontario. That's the feeling of NOMA Vice President Dave Canfield; he says it's time Dalton McGuinty finally started listening to the North. Canfield says the minority government might mean Premier Dalton McGuinty has to listen to the North instead of dictating what he wants to do.
Housing construction continues to stay hot in Thunder Bay. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Analyst Warren Philp says September saw 25 single detached starts, 5 more compared to the same month last year. Overall Philp says we are 10 percent down in single detached housing but up 90 percent overall thanks to a sharp increase in multi family starts. Philp says with the warm weather we are continuing to enjoy he can't rule out another big month for October.
Lakehead University is embarking on a feasibility study looking at creating a psychology clinic on their campus. Dr. Josephine Tan feels a psych clinic will support the healthcare system in the City and Northern Ontario. Bell Canada is providing the 12-thousand dollars to conduct the study.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 12:36 PM
It's going to cost a little bit more to take part in the Empty Bowls Caring Hearts fundraiser for the food bank and Shelter House. Chair Nelly Reedhead says tickets will now cost 30 dollars. The group hopes to raise 16 thousand dollars this year through their fundraising dinner.
Two more wind farm projects could be coming to the area. Gilead Power Corporation is targeting 2013 to begin construction on a 130 mega watt project in Murrillo and 2014 for a 74 mega watt project in Lappe. According to the company's website, officials are working with government and community organizations to get the project off the ground.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 10:24 AM