Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Christmas Cheer is almost 23 thousand dollars closer to its goal thanks to our 34 hour Radio Marathon. Chair Linda Gambee says she was hoping for 10 thousand and is amazed how great it turned out. Gambee says she doesn't have a hard number but thinks they've passed the 60 thousand dollar raised mark.
The Lakehead Thunderwolves Men's Hockey team is up in this week's CIS Rankings. The wolves went from 8th to 7th this week after a weekend sweep of the Calgary Dino's. The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds remain first followed closely by the McGill Redmen.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 3:34 PM
Wasaya Airways is getting into the holiday spirit and flying food and toys into the First Nation communities it serves. Spokesperson Jennifer Mihalcin says they're delivering goodies all this week. Christmas turkeys and goodie bags will be delivered to Cat Lake, Pikangikum, Bearskin, Fort Hope and Deer Lake First Nations.
All nine NDP hopefuls vying for the top job with the Federal NDP will be duking it out in Sudbury for an all candidates debate. The February debate is being organized by Richard Eberhardt who says they want to hear from each candidate about "northern issues". The all candidates debate will take place February 5th.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:25 AM
Ontario's Health Minister says emergency room service at Rainy River Health Centre will be manned during the Christmas holidays. Deb Matthews says interim help will be available from December 23rd to January 2nd to cover the communities only full time physician. But Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell says long-term solutions are needed. A recruitment drive for another full-time physician is ongoing.