Friday, March 2, 2012
A Facebook poll asking residents where they'd like to see the proposed Events Centre built is getting a lot of responses. So far over 700 people have cast a ballot and the Waterfront is coming out on top with about 50 more votes than Innova Park. Councillor Aldo Ruberto says despite the apparent near deadlock he doesn't think the location should be decided by a public vote because most people don't know all the sides of the proposal and therefore can't make an informed decision. Ruberto thinks most of the people who voted for Innova business park aren't looking beyond parking. The Airport location received only about 20 votes.
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A new look is coming to Lakehead University's Board of Governors. The institution has decided to trim its board from 30 members to 17. Board Chair Colin Bruce says its in an attempt to become, leaner, more agile, more transparent and more accountable. The changes will come into affect after September's annual general meeting.
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The goal of creating a new committee for Northern issues at Queen's Park has passed its first hurdle. The motion received all-party support Thursday night in the Ontario Legislature. Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell says she proudly supports the bill saying communities in this region have wanted such a committee for years. She hopes that the Standing Committee on Northern Issues can be created fairly soon to deal with concerns of local residents.
No word on when the federal government's job bank will return on-line. The site was shut down because of what Human Resources Development Canada called a serious security issues limited to a few federal employee accounts. Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty says it comes amidst jobs cuts at Service Canada. Rafferty says the site being impacts both employers posting jobs and employees looking for work.
Nishnawbe-Aski Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy for allegedly starting a large fire at the Sandy Lake First Nation elementary school. The February 19th fire caused extensive damage to Thomas Fiddler Memorial School. Police arrested the young teen on Wednesday. The boy has been charged with break and enter as well as arson. He has been released on conditions and is due in Court on April 17th. The school will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to the damage it sustained.
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Thunder Bay Police are looking for a suspect in an early morning robbery of the James Street Mac's Mart. A man made off with a small amount of cash and cigarettes. Police describe him as six feet tall with an average build. He was wearing a white jacket with red on the shoulder. The suspect's face was covered with black cloth. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
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