Lake Superior News Headlines
|Monteleone Supports Multiplex - Tuesday, September 16, 2014|
Monteleone Supports Multiplex
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- September 16, 2014 --- “Claudio Monteleone believe that the Multi-Plex Convention Centre is a great idea for our community and it should be built. The reality is that the current Fort William Gardens only has ten to twenty years of good life left in it. If we wait for development of a new centre later on, not only will it cost a great deal more, but the upkeep of the current centre will also be costly. We have an opportunity to move forward if this project is done properly. I have faith in the local business community and the citizens of our community to see that this project becomes a reality. The economic impact to our community will be great for many years after the centre is built for our local retailers, local restaurants and the various local service businesses. read more ...
|Streib My Purpose & Priorities - Sunday, September 14, 2014|
Streib My Purpose & Priorities
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- September 14, 2014 ----- For over 26 years, I have worked to ensure Thunder Bay is a better place to live, work and play. My work with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has focused on supporting and assisting local businesses to grow and prosper.
With the help of great friends, I led the creation of the United Way Billboard Rescue, the Thunder Bay Blues Festival, and the Thunder Bay Marathon-Miles with the Giant to enhance our community profile and to support local charities. Bluesfest and the Marathon draw tourists each year, and support local vendors in the purchase of supplies and services.
I am offering myself to serve our community as Councillor-at-Large for the coming term of City Council. Thunder Bay has diversified over the past many years, and we need to focus our efforts to ensure we are competitive, can attract investment, and be a safe and healthy community to raise our families.
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|Mauro to seek Northwood Seat - Friday, September 12, 2014|
Mauro to seek Northwood Seat
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- September 12, 2014 ----Jim Mauro, a long time resident of Northwood has joined the race for City Council in that ward. “I am excited to be seeking this position”, stated Mauro. “The encouragement I have received so far has been overwhelming”.
Mauro said. “It is important to city create a climate of economic opportunity that will allow people to raise their families and provide their children with the same chances for success that we enjoyed”. Mauro also believes that Thunder Bay’s taxation rate must remain competitive so that area businesses can grow and create jobs, while keeping life affordable for the average family.
Mauro is well known for his charity efforts having dedicated thousands of hours to help raise well over a million dollars for various groups including the homeless, children with disabilities and for medical research. Some of these organizations included the United Way, Easter Seals, Shelter House, George Jefferies, and the Northern Cancer Research Foundation. Mauro also sited the creation of a breakfast program at Sherbrooke school while the Northwood community police officer as one of the most rewarding aspects of his career. He sees this as an example of how a few individuals can truly make a difference in the community.
Mauro’s other areas of concern are fully addressing Northwood’s long time drainage problems, the state of area roads and he is proposing an electronic voting system for City Council to record how each member of Council votes. Mauro believes this will improve both transparency and accountability on how the city is governed.
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|Full Moon Memory Walk for Missing/Murdered Anishinabe & Metis Women - Wednesday, September 10, 2014|Full Moon Memory Walk for Missing/Murdered Anishinabe & Metis Women
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- September 10, 2014 ---10th Annual Full Moon Memory Walk - A community effort to raise awareness, to bring comfort to families and to bring about positive change.
The Full Moon Memory Walk for Missing/Murdered Anishinabe & Metis Women was held Tuesday to call attention to the disproportionate number of Anishinabe and Metis women who die or go missing as a result of violence against women and girls, the Full Moon Memory Walk brings together families of missing and murdered Anishinabe women in a spirit of love, acknowledgement and support.
“These are families who have suffered losses and who have never achieved closure because these cases remain unsolved and, as a community, we come together to acknowledge their loss and to support them by walking with them as a show of support,” said event organizer and founder Sharon Johnson, noting that the walk is deliberately held on a full moon in observation of the traditional teaching of Grandmother Moon’s power and her cleansing tears, the rain.
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|Open-Air Author’s Reading - Tuesday, September 9, 2014|
Open-Air Author’s Reading
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- September 9, 2014 ---- Meet local writers Jane Crossman, Donna Faye, Marianne Jones and Jean E. Pendziwol, whose works of poetry and prose are featured at the waterfront on steel signs and granite benches. Find out why those selections are meaningful to them, and learn what new projects they have on the go! Hear their stories as you enjoy local refreshments, take part in Q & A, and buy a signed copy of their books. Also for sale that day: The City and the Spirit Garden, a full colour coffee table book about the redevelopment of Prince Arthur's Landing that includes the work of Jean E. Pendziwol.
This event is provided by the City's public art program as part of the nationwide Culture Days celebrations.
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|WHY ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS MATTERS: IT’S ABOUT PROSPERITY - Monday, September 8, 2014|
WHY ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS MATTERS: IT’S ABOUT PROSPERITY
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- September 8, 2014 ----- On Thursday September 11, 2014, the Thunder Bay Housing and Homelessness Coalition will be holding their final Community Town Hall Meeting focused on addressing homelessness in our community. This meeting is the last one in a series “Why Addressing Homelessness Matters” and will focus on Prosperity in our community.
In Canada, our current response relies heavily upon shelters for emergency housing and emergency and crisis services for health care, at an estimated cost of $7 billion each year. Discover how housing people can save taxpayers money, create jobs, increase productivity and improve quality of life and community functioning.
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|EQUALITY ROCKS! is Thunder Bay’s newest chorus - Sunday, September 7, 2014|EQUALITY ROCKS! is Thunder Bay’s newest chorus
THUNDER BAY, ON ------- September 7, 2014 ---- EQUALITY ROCKS! is Thunder Bay’s newest chorus, welcoming persons of all genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical abilities, socio-economic circumstances, and cultural and ethnic identities. We are also a new member of GALA Choruses, an international organization of GLBTQ choruses worldwide.
Our goal is to provide a place for adults, as well as teens, to come together and enjoy one another’s company while making music together.
No audition is required; all who enjoy singing are welcome! We will sing a wide variety of music, depending upon the interests and abilities of the members. Performances will be only when ready, and at the request of community groups. read more.....>
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|IT’S TIME TO RALLY TO END THE VIOLENCE - Thursday, September 4, 2014|
IT’S TIME TO RALLY TO END THE VIOLENCE
THUNDER BAY, ON ------ September 4, 2014Boshcoff vows to call town hall meeting to address violence in the community,
within one week after election.
Since records have been kept by Police no year has ever exceeded the first 8 months for murders as 2014.
You will surely agree that even one homicide is too many. With 4 months to go I share your frustration and your fears about the
direction in which these statistics are heading. Because we all know they are more than numbers. People are dying right in our
neighbourhoods and parks.
Since I have last written about crime and violence I am as shocked as you are that it continues so steadily.
Many of you have called, written, or talked to me when I am out in the community about what can be done.
This matter has become top of mind for everyone in the community. I cannot promise as others have that I can end crime, but I
am certainly willing to work with anybody or any group that REALLY is willing to commit to dealing with this head-on.
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|Child safety concerns at Marina Park - Sunday, August 31, 2014|Child safety concerns at Marina Park
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- August 31, 2014 ---James Marsh, who is a candidate for Red River Road shared his concerns about a safety issue at Marina Park.
How long before our beautiful marina becomes the site of a horrible accident? Guide wire fencing stops right around the corner of our splash pad which is filled with small children all summer long.
Sitting area complete with chairs designed for children flank the splash pad. A mere 24 feet from these chairs is a long unprotected area of the dock with only a timber separating a child from a 3 foot drop into the frigid Lake Superior waters. And if , god forbid, a child would fall in, it would require extreme effort to rescue drowning child. read more ...
|PROSPERITY NORTHWEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED - Thursday, August 28, 2014|PROSPERITY NORTHWEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
THUNDER BAY, ON ----- August 28, 2014 ---- The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the lineup of speakers for itsBusiness Forum, September 24th, 11am – 7pm at the Valhalla Inn.
This year’s focus goes beyond resource based business, with presenters speaking on growth opportunities in new sectors such as health sciences and address labour issues for local and regional business.
Andrea Holmes of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce will be the luncheon keynote who will address “Ontario’s Labour Market Challenges & Solutions: An Employer Perspective” along with the local viewpoint from Madge Richardson of the North Superior Workforce Planning Board.
With five new mines opening in our area in the next three years, we are pleased to present “New Gold Mines – New Opportunities” a Supply Chain Panel on Procurement with Brian King of Rubicon Minerals Corp. and Sarah Thompson of New Gold Inc.
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|Green Werks Garden at St. Joseph's Care Group - Wednesday, August 27, 2014|
Green Werks Garden at St. Joseph's Care Group
THUNDER BAY, ON ------- August 27, 2014 ---Green Werks Garden at St. Joseph's Care Group is celebrating another successful harvest. The Green Werks Garden produces organically-grown vegetables and provides employment experience for consumers of mental health services. This year, the Care Group will start using seasonal produce from the garden in its cafeteria and catering menus. Green thumbs are enhancing food services at St. Joseph's Care Group in Thunder Bay. read more ...
Organic vegetables and herbs grown in a co-op garden behind Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital (LPH) will be used in cafeteria and catering fare, served up at St. Joseph’s Hospital and LPH.
The degree of concern for fire behaviour is moderate across the region. For Friday August 8, the region will be under a mix of sun and cloud with a chance of thunderstorms. On Saturday August 9, regions from Red Lake southwards will remain in a mix of sun and cloud. The north will see clouds and showers with a risk of thunderstorms.
To report forest fires call 310-FIRE (3473)
Forest Fire Danger Map