Friday, February 10, 2012
Its Hockey Day in Canada and Thunder Bay is taking part in the festivities. The National Hockey Leagues Players Association with the support of our local NHL players is donating 120 sets of hockey equipment to 11 minor hockey clubs in the area. NHLPA Spokespeople say the equipment worth over 60 thousand dollars will allow a number of kids who wouldn't normally get a chance to play hockey, to lace em up. The festivities kicked off yesterday with a banquet in Murrilo.
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It's research and innovation week at Lakehead University. To kick it off, a Government of Canada science grant of nearly 1 and a half million dollars was given to professor Ellie Prepas for her natural resources study. Prepas says she feels proud working with some of the best young minds in the country on the project which will be funded for five years.
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How do you feel about the level of policing in your community? That's the question the OPP is trying to answer. Sergeant Shelley Garr says they have hired a consultant to conduct a Community Satisfaction Survey. Garr says the telephone survey is confidential and will be used to help develop OPP business plans for each of the detachments in Northwestern Ontario.
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The Federal Government is promising to take a good look at a report on Aboriginal Education. The Federally appointed panel released its final report earlier this week. Parliamentary Assistant for Aboriginal Affairs, Greg Rickford says they've already committed a lot of money towards improving the aboriginal education system. The National Aboriginal Education Panel visited a number of communities across the country last year, including Rat Portage.
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