Friday, March 16, 2012
Despite both our MP's already backing different NDP Leadership candidates the youngest contender is looking for support in Thunder Bay. Niki Ashton was in town Friday and says she respects the decisions of both Bruce Hyer and John Rafferty and is looking for the support of all NDP party members in the Northwest. The 29 year old believes it's time we look to the future to ensure her generation has the same opportunities that have been available in this country for decades.
City Police Sgt. Jim Mauro will find out his fate April 5th. An adjudicator has found Mauro guilty of discreditable conduct following a Police Services Act hearing. Deputy Police Chief Andy Hay says they are asking that Mauro be permanently demoted to the rank of constable instead of an outright dismissal. Evidence at the hearing showed that Mauro presented letter at a 2009 arbitration proceeding and falsely claimed it was from then Police Association President, Keith Hobbs. Meantime, the Mauro family says the proceedings were an "incredible" waste of taxpayers dollars.
Deputy Chief Hay discusses the fact that Sgt. Mauro has been suspended with pay for the two years Mauro's case has been outstanding
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 2:28 PM
A highly questionable decision has left one man wet but safe. The man was walking across the Neebing McIntyre floodway when he fell through the ice. Police say with the warm temperatures the ice in the area is NOT Safe.
There will not be a Heart to Heart Charity Bonspiel this year. Organizers cancelled the long time event that was to raise money for the Northern Cardiac Fund. Officials say they needed 72 curlers to put on the event and as of yesterday only 34 people had shown interest. Due to the lack of interest final logistics could not be finalized.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:12 AM
A local veterinary hospital says they're starting to feel the impact of pain medication shortages. Production cuts at a factory in Quebec are impacting human hospitals and now the treatment of animals as well. A local vet says they've been unable to get some of the medications they require but the purchasing companies they work with are looking for substitutes. The vet clinic did not want their name used.
The new iPad has arrived in Thunder Bay but to very little fanfare. Walmart Electronic's Department Manager Donald Bates says they expect to get more customers in the afternoon. The new model comes with a faster processor and a much sharper screen.