Monday, October 17, 2011
The new laneway around the consolidated court house is going to be named Justice Lane. Development Services Manager Mark Smith says they ruled out Chapples because there are other areas of town with similar names. Three councillors wanted the roadway to be named Chapples but were voted down.
Thunder Bay's deer population is warranting a public meeting on the topic this Thursday. City Council wants to know what the public thinks they should do to manage the deer population. Council is considering by laws prohibiting feeding deer and allowing hunting of deer in certain areas within the City. The meeting will be held from six until nine at the Waverley Resource Library.
Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue wants to know your thoughts on their service plans for the future. Chief John Hay says everyone is welcome but they really want to hear from people living in North Neebing and West Fort because they will be impacted the most. Tuesday night's open house is being held at the North Neebing Community Centre. Another public hearing will be held on Thursday at the West Thunder Community Centre.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:49 AM
A new Commanding Officer for HMCS Griffon is in place. Commander Peter Fleming has taken over for Lieutenant Commander John Bell. Fleming says his main priority will be to hire an additional 21 sailors. Fleming served in Thunder Bay as a training officer from 1997 to 2001 and is happy to be back in the city.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:31 AM
The investigation is complete into yesterday's fire at the provincial government building on James Street. Investigator Marty Patterson says the blaze, which began in the mechanical room, was caused by an electrical problem which originated with a malfunction in a high voltage switch. No one was hurt in the fire.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 9:15 AM