Monday, January 16, 2012
Council has voted in favour of the Emergency Services Shared Facility Strategy. The plan will see EMS expand from 3 satellite facilities to 5. Chief Norm Gale says the plan would increase the response time and provide significant improvements on services. Gale says EMS will now have to come back with a study that will take a closer look at the locations for some of the proposed satellite facilities.
Hockey Northwestern Ontario is hoping to develop a Hockey Breakfast for kids in the city. Spokesperson Pat Sutherby asked council to donate an hour and a half of free ice time once a week. Sutherby says the kids would get instruction and then provide a nutritional breakfast. Council hopes to have a report complete in 3 weeks.
WestJet developing a regional jet service could mean a big opportunity for Confederation College students. Dean of Aviation Joe Vieira says it will benefit both pilots and mechanics by increasing the jobs pool.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 5:38 PM
OPP confirm that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Saturday afternoon near Oxdrift. The identity of the victim, believed to be a teen male, is being held at this time. The Trans-Canada highway was closed for about six hours while police investigated the incident.