Friday, February 3, 2012
A new report on the most educated countries in the world lists Canada at the top. The Yahoo story puts us first with 50 percent of our population holding a post secondary education. Lakehead University Vice President Rod Hanley says studies have proven that people with post secondary educations have a better standard of living. Hanley says LU is pulling its weight by leading the province with an almost 13 percent increase in applications this year.
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Thunder Bay is looking to capitalize on the motorcycle tourism market. Tourism Manager Paul Pepe says they've handed out a check list to area businesses asking them if they're "motorcycle" friendly. A list of motorcycle friendly locations in the City will be made available on smart phones. Thunder Bay is taking part in a trade show for motorcyclists in Minneapolis this weekend.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:18 AM
An area police force wants to hire area First Nations to fill the growing need for police officials in the North. The Nishnawbe Aski Police are holding a police recruitment initiative to spread the word about a career in law enforcement. The two day recruitment drive will take place in the Spring.
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There's a call for a regional economic development fund to help pay for municipal infrastructure upgrades. MP John Rafferty says the New Democrats see FEDNOR as good source to cover the cost of small projects. Rafferty says with no stimulus money expected in the coming budget, FEDNOR funding would be a viable option.
Prince Arthur's Landing is in the running for a nation wide competition put on by the Canadian Institute of Planners. You can vote for the newly renovated waterfront in the Great Places in Canada competiton. To vote click here. At last check Thunder Bay had 106 votes.
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