Thursday, February 16, 2012
Bombardier is setting a energy saving example in the city. The facility has been given a Platinum Level Energy Savings Award from Thunder Bay Hydro for saving over 50 kilowatts of electricity. A Spokesperson with the Utility Bill Willis says Bombardier will hopefully encourage other business to save energy. Willis says Bombardier changed out old light fixtures for new energy efficient ones.
A feather in the cap for Kenora MP Greg Rickford. The Conservative is beaming today following a vote to abolish the long gun registry passed in the House of Commons last night. Rickford says it was a moving experience. Rickford says the Legislation was misguided from day one as it penalized law-abiding citizens.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 10:38 AM
The Conservative Federal Government has passed its bill to dismantle the national long-gun registry. The vote was 159 to 130 with Thunder Bay's two New Democrats breaking party ranks to side with the Tory bill. Interim N-D-P leader Nycole Turmel says John Rafferty and Bruce Hyer will face consequences. The bill now goes on to the Senate, where a Tory majority ensures passage. Hyer says frustrating is one of the nice words he'd use to describe Turmel and she's no Jack Layton. Rafferty says nothing's changed since the first time they voted against party lines and there are no new penalties.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 4:56 AM