A full length feature film could soon be in the works for a Thunder Bay hockey legend. A group headed by another local man Dave Ferguson has finished shooting a 15 minute short film in Saskatchewan and hopes to turn it into a major motion picture. Ferguson says the movie is about Bill "Goldie" Goldthorpe, who was the inspiration for the infamous character Ogie Oglethorpe from the 1977 hit movie Slap Shot. Ferguson says he met with Goldie last year after hearing his story thinks a movie about Goldthorpe is long overdue.
Friday, March 9, 2012
The Lakehead University Men's Basketball team's quest for a national title ended abruptly this afternoon. The Wolves dropped their first game against Fraser Valley 83-71 to fall out of the Championship side of the tournament. The Wolves move to the consolation side and will play again tomorrow at noon.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 1:20 PM
A video calling for awareness about an African Warlord is setting the Internet on fire this week. The video called Kony 2012 focuses on Ugandan Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. Lakehead University Political Science Professor Laure Paquette says Kony is notorious for turning children into soldiers or prostitutes and has been terrorizing Central Africa for over 20 years. She says he's wanted by the International Criminal Court and has so far eluded capture. Paquette says currently the U.S. has about 200 advisers in Uganda that are helping the African Country in trying to locate Kony and bring him to justice.
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A Lakehead University Professor is giving back to his community. Dr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin has helped to build a new school in Bangladesh and LU President Dr. Brian Stevenson says they're more than proud.
Uddin's father was a primary school teacher in that community. The school is named after him.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 10:44 AM
There's a new face on the board of the Thunder Bay Port Authority. Mark Wright has been appointed by the federal government to a three year term on the board which takes effect immediatly. Wright is currently employed at Confederation College and is also a trustee of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, where he chairs the Grants and Scholarships Committee.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 10:22 AM