Lake Superior News Headlines
|Great Expectations” Magnus Theatre - Tuesday, December 10, 2013|
Great Expectations” Magnus Theatre
THUNDER BAY, ON --- December 9, 2013 ---- Currently play at Thunder Bay's Magnus Theatre is Richard Ouzounian’s version of Charles Dickens “Great Expectations” The very mention of Charles Dickens brings back memories of my first year at Lakehead University and in particular my first year English course which featured an in depth look at Dickens Great Expectations. I managed to get a credit in English that year but it was on the provision that I not take English in subsequent years. I would have never imagined that I would need to recount elements from this course for any purpose in the future and time has proven me wrong on that count.
One of the traits of Dickens’ work is a detailed build up of the characters involved. He paints Victorian England as a land of misery, at least if you had any ambitions for success. Part of the character description of course includes the always constant frustration and agony caused by not being able to achieve the simple things in life, such as getting a position, finding a partner and raising a family. In a sense Dickens paints society as being economically oppressed and this oppression brings about some interesting human traits and strengths which evolve to make this an interesting story. read more ...
|Build A Boat Contest Is Back! - Tuesday, December 03, 2013|
Build A Boat Contest Is Back!
THUNDER BAY ON ----- December 3, 2013 --- The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Central Canada Outdoor Show is pleased to announce that the Build A Boat Contest is back. This is a great exercise for children to start working on over the holidays as it thrives on stimulating young minds and inspiring creativity. We are proud to continue with an environmentally friendly approach. Bonus marks will be awarded to boats created using recycled materials.
First place in each category of ages 6-9 and 10-12 wins an Acadia Scout kayak and paddle valued at $550 from Wilderness Supply. Second prize is a $50 gift certificate for Wilderness Supply. Third place is a $25 gift certificate for Wilderness Supply. Each prize placing includes a Meal Deal from McDonalds. read more ...
|NOSTA looking forward to its 40th year - Sunday, December 01, 2013|
NOSTA looking forward to its 40th year
THUNDER BAY ON ---- December 1, 2013On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 the Tourism Industry will gather at the Thunder Bay Victoria Inn for the 39th annual general meeting of the North of Superior Travel Association. This annual gathering is a combination of the official business of the Association and an opportunity for networking and learning by the tourism industry in the Thunder Bay District.
Regional Tourism Networks in North Western Ontario read more ...
Dr. Rhonda Koster, Director, School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism at Lakehead University will report on the question: “How is tourism working at a regional level?” This question guided a three year study with over 85 participants from Dorion to Manitouwadge, and with various government and related agencies responsible for tourism in Northern Ontario. Dr. Koster will provide an overview of the study’s findings, focusing on four key themes: Leadership, Partnership, Product and Knowledge.
|75,000 Tonnes the Minimum for the Thunder Bay Generating Station - Tuesday, November 26, 2013|
75,000 Tonnes the Minimum for the Thunder Bay Generating Station
THUNDER BAY, ON --- November 26, 2013 -- The Energy Task Force, in conjunction with the Northern Ontario Municipal Association and Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce, presented a 16-minute video to members of the Ontario Legislature including Cabinet Members and the Premier at Queens Park, at noon today. The video outlines the manner in which the electrical system in the Northwest works, and the role that the Thunder Bay Generating Station plays in the region. Following a detailed review of the Ontario Government announcement that the Thunder Bay Generating Station will be converted to advanced biomass with an 5 year contract of 15,000 tonnes the Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force has called on the Government to advance the contract so that all 75,000 tonnes will be in place prior to the end of coal in December, 2014.
“Our analysis has indicated that the combined output of the Thunder Bay and Atikokan Generating Stations is insufficient to provide power during a prolonged cold spell or a two or three month drought” says Co-Chair Iain Angus. “Under the cold weather scenario we have determined that 75,000 tonnes on site will provide the region the security of supply that they need. Under the drought scenario, we have determined that 120,000 tonnes would get us through 3 months of low water” he said. read more ...
|STABLE ENERGY SUPPLY NEEDED TO STIMULATE INVESTMENT - Wednesday, November 20, 2013|
STABLE ENERGY SUPPLY NEEDED TO STIMULATE INVESTMENT
THUNDER BAY, ON ----- November 20, 2013 Larry Herbert and Iain of Common Voice Northwest, Energy Task Force making a presentation to the City of Thunder Bay's Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee reguarding the conversion of the Thunder Bay Generating Station (TBGS)
General read more ...
• Only one Unit at the Thunder Bay Generating Station will be operated.
• The second unit will remain in a safe lay-up state and future options will be
• There will be additional reductions in the staff complement (over and above those
reductions triggered by the ReliabilityMust Run Contract for 2013).
• The Minister will be issuing a Directive to the OPA to negotiate an Energy Supply
Agreement with the OPG (not with the IESO for an RMR.)
• OPG will contract with a yet to be named supplier for 15,000 tonnes per year for
• Contract for fuel supply will be in place by January 1, 2015 (coal ends the day
before) OPG is still working on a source of supply. There are 2 technology
providers who also operate plants. Discussions will commence after the directive
is officially issued to the OPA by the Minister of Energy
|Jenny's House of Joy opens the Cambrian Players season - Wednesday, November 20, 2013|
Jenny's House of Joy opens the Cambrian Players season
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- November 20, 2013 --- When a tireless young runaway comes begging for a job, the girls at Jenny’s house might just have to leave their lingerie behind in the new Thunder Bay, Cambrian Players production of Norm Foster's Jenny's House of Joy.
"Cambrian has been experiencing success with comedies and classics" said Richard Pepper, President of Cambrian Players. "The companion pieces of 'Outlaw' and 'Jenny' has allowed us to continue with a comic theme, while exploring the human themes Norm Foster offers in these plays" said Richard.
Director Nathalie Roy says the audience is invited to visit Baxter Springs in 1871 again as they meet Jenny and her girls who work at Jenny’s house of Joy. "An innocent young run away is given a job but causes some dissention when her business sense is underestimated. Everyone has a story of how they came to work at Jenny’s and it may not be what you first expect."
"Nathalie Roy is highly experienced in theatre, and has been a Stage Manager for many shows for Cambrian and other companies" said Richard. "However, Cambrian is extremely happy and proud to offer her this opportunity to debut as a director on this production." read more ...
|Christmas Activities Fort William Business District - Tuesday, November 19, 2013|
Christmas Activities Fort William Business District
THUNDER BAY, ON --- November 19, 2013 ----- The Fort William Business District and the Victoriaville Board held a joint Media Conference on Tuesday to announce their Christmas programs.
JP Fraser, board member of the Fort William Business District, stated in his opening remarks that for the past 19 years their focus has been on positive family orientated activities from the little ones to grandparents. And this year is no exception. This year, there are more activities for the whole family.
1. In the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov 27th – Youth from the Community Arts and Heritage Education Program (CAHEP) in conjunction with Lake Superior Art Gallery are decorating the Victoria Ave windows of the Fort William Business Centre (former Royal Bank Building) with a theme of the 12 Days of Christmas.
2. On December 1st the CP Holiday Train will be at the Fort William CPR Station on Syndicate Ave arriving at 8:45 p.m.
3. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, for the fourth year the Lake Superior Art Gallery will have an electric train in its window.
There are lots of great things happening for the whole family in the Fort William business District. We look forward to seeing you.
Kathy Skirving, Chair of the Victoriaville Board of Management, told those in attendance that the Fort William Male Choir will be inducted into the Victoriaville Walk of Fame this Friday evening, at 5 pm. Again, this year the Native Arts and Craft Show will be held in the centre from Dec 3rd to 7th and their will be breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14th.
Tina Huk, BIA coordinator, Fort William Business District, invited everyone to come up to the BIA’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at Paterson Park ~ Friday Nov 22, 2013 from 6pm -8:30pm
• This year we are excited to have the Fort William Male Choir sing for us before the tree lighting as we sip hot apple cider served by volunteers from First Wesley United Church Centre. read more ...
The weather forecast is for cold and clear across the region. The forest fire hazard is rising to moderate in the northwest and west sectors while the eastern sectors of the region remain in a low fire hazard.
To report forest fires call 310-FIRE (3473)
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