Thursday, February 23, 2012
Its a chance for residents and politicians alike to pay tribute to former Mayor Dusty Miller. A memorial will be held Friday afternoon at the Community Auditorium and Councillor Ken Boshcoff says when he was a rookie on council he was really impressed by Millers leadership. Councillor Iain Angus says Miller is the reason why he got involved in politics and Mayor Keith Hobbs says she was a tough leader who fought hard for what she believed in. The service will start at 2 o'clock.
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Thunder Bay has eight Special Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Canada Winter Games next week. Thomas Boyes is competing in Snowshoeing and says he's excited to travel to St. Albert, Alberta. The Police department and Children's Aid Society helped raise 20-thousand dollars towards the trip. 8-thousand will be used towards travel expenses and the rest will go towards local sports programs.
OPP are still pulling people over for distracted driving. Provincial Police recently cracked down on the illegal driving habit and Sergeant Shelley Garr says they charged 21 people in the Northwest. The distracted driving campaign ran from February 13th until the 19th.
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