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THUNDER BAY, ON  ----   July 19, 2014  ----  Bruce Hyer, MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada will board the National Green Bruce Hyer Green TrainTrain at approximately 2:00 PM following a rally at the Armstrong rail station Monday morning.

 “I’m very proud to have launched the successful Save Maritime Rail whistle stop tour to save VIA’s Halifax-to-Montreal line back in February,” Hyer said. “Now with the Green Train, we will bring our message to the whole country – it’s time to get our democracy and our rail system back on track.”

A long-time rail transportation advocate, Hyer has also worked extensively to restore passenger rail service along Lake Superior’s north shore.

 On the Green Train, Hyer will join party members, candidates and supporters from across Canada for the journey to the Green Party’s National 2014 Convention    Environment Lake Superior News
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Minnesota Power, Duluth Port reach wind shipment milestone - Friday, July 18, 2014
Minnesota Power, Duluth Port reach wind shipment milestone

Duluth, Minn.—-  July 18, 2014 -------   Minnesota Power and the Duluth Port will reach a milestonethis weekend when the 15th ship bearing wind generation equipment destined for

Minnesota Power’s growing renewable energy installation in North Dakota sails into the harbor beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge.

The BBC cargo ship, Peter Roenna is expected to arrive in Duluth late Sunday night carrying over two dozen renewable wind energy components after a voyage from Brande, Denmark, where the equipment is manufactured by Siemens A.G. Two other shiploads of Siemens wind equipment bound for North Dakota arrived at the port in June; two more are expected before the end of September.

Since the port first started handing these project cargoes for Minnesota Power, a total of 15 shiploads of wind energy equipment – including these nacelle cooling units and generators – have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, sailing through the Saint Lawrence Seaway and across the Great Lakes into Duluth. The components are then loaded onto trucks for delivery to the Bison Wind Energy Center near New Salem, N.D.  Lake Superior News
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Bighead and Silver Carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River - Friday, July 18, 2014
Bighead and Silver Carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River

DULUTH, MN  ---   July 18, 2014  ---- Commercial fishermen under contract by the MinnesotaAsian Carp a Department of Natural Resources netted two adult invasive carp in Pool 2 of the Mississippi River in the Cottage Grove area on Thursday, July 17.

One was a bighead carp that weighed approximately 40 pounds. The other was a silver carp – silver carp are the ones that leap from the water when disturbed – that weighed about 20 pounds.

Pool 2 is the portion of the Mississippi River above the dam at Hastings and extends upstream to the Ford Dam. Backwater lakes included are Baldwin Lake, River Lake, Spring Lake, Mooers Lake and Grey Cloud Slough.  Outdoors Lake Superior News
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Andy Wolff runs in Current River Ward - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Andy Wolff runs in Current River Ward

THUNDER BAY, ON   -----  July 18, 2014  -----  Andy Wolff is running for Current River Andy Wolff Ward Councillor.  Current River Ward is located on the north end of the city beginning from Red River Road between Cumberland Street and Algoma Street extending to Byers Road off just down off Copenhagen Road.  I have been a life-long resident and I am quite familiar with the entire area.   So far I have talked to over 400 residents and share their concerns such as roads, property taxes, bike lanes, the proposed event centre and personal issues with their property.  

Two major issues I see in Current River Ward are the future of both the LPH property and Boulevard Lake Park.  With regards to the LPH property, a number of residents expressed concerns with regards to the future of this property.  Currently, the City has this property zoned as residential land.  This means once the land is sold, it will be immediately developed for housing at the discretion of the private developer.  I feel at least a significant part of this land should remain as green space with input from citizens on what should be developed there.  As councillor, I will put a motion forward to have this property rezoned as parkland.

The other major issue is why the delay in dredging of Boulevard Lake and reconstruction of the Current River Dam?  I cannot see why millions of dollars have been spent revitalizing our waterfront and studies on the proposed event centre, when a fraction of that money could’ve been invested in the Boulevard Lake area.  I would like to look into the multi-use potential of Boulevard Lake. 
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Redressing Summer Theatre with Love, Loss, and What I Wore - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

 Redressing Summer Theatre with Love, Loss, and What I Wore

THUNDER BAY, ON  ----  July 16, 2014 ----  Proving that a great show is always is in fashion, local impresario Lawrence Badanai is bringing the Off-Broadway hit “Love, Loss, and Love, Loss, and What I WoreWhat I Wore” to the Paramount Theatre for a two week run.

Love, Loss and What I Wore follows fragmented stories about the nostalgic power of women’s clothing. A starry local cast of seven women enrobed in chic black sit on chairs and tell funny, wistful and universal memories about their families and loved ones through the prism of their closets. The through line is narrated by Gingy (Beverley Gravelle MacLeod), a wise older woman who reminisces about what she wore at milestones in her life—complete with sketches of the styles. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend over coffee, the conversation meanders from a bittersweet story of a stepmother wearing the same style bathrobe as her husband’s late wife (to the dismay of the children) to a couple’s musings of what they wore on their wedding day to a rant about loathing the need to carry a purse. With odes to black clothing, cowboy boots and outfits that makes mothers cringe, Love, Loss and What I Wore is unabashedly girly—in a good way.Arts Lake Supeiror News
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USCG Rescue Kayakers - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
USCG Rescue Kayakers

GRAND PORTAGE, MN  ----  July 15, 2014 -- A Coast Guard boat crew rescued 2 men andUSCG a woman on western Lake Superior near Grand Portage, Minnesota, after they became beset by weather while kayaking Sunday afternoon.

The names of the kayakers are not being released and there is no Coast Guard imagery or video available for this case.

Just before 4:30 p.m., EDT, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a mayday broadcast on VHF-FM channel 16 from three kayakers who were beset by wind while on their way from Grand Portage to Lucille Island. Outdoors Lake Superior News

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Larry Hebert Seeks re election At Large - Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Larry Hebert Seeks re election At Large 

THUNDER BAY, ON  ----  July 9, 2014  ---  Long time City Councillor and strong community advocate has announced his candidacy as an At Large Councillor for Larry Hebertthe 2014 to 2018 term of Council. Hebert has served two terms as an at large Councillor and will be seeking a third mandate from the people.

He has long been a community advocate involved in a volunteer as a citizen and a Councillor in many committees and Boards. He has been involved with LU Athletics for 47 years, 11 years as President of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association which brought the very successful World Junior Baseball to Thunder Bay in 2010 and the event will be back in 2017, 6 years as an Elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and 31 years as a member of the Planning Committee of Forum North, the largest Regional Health and Safety conference in the province.

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Algoma Street from Blvd Lake to John Street Closed Sunday - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Algoma Street from Blvd Lake to John Street Closed Sunday

THUNDER BAY, ON   ---    July 8, 2014  ---  Algoma Street from Boulevard Lake to JohOpens Streetsn Street Will be closed on Sunday July 13th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are encouraged to park their vehicle on a side street before 9 am if they will need to travel before 2 pm on July 13th.

EcoSuperior, Thunder Bay’s Clean Green & Beautiful Committee and 8-80cities have partnered together to bring an Open Streets program to Thunder Bay this year.  Open Streets Thunder Bay will be the city’s largest free recreation program that encourages residents to get outside to be physically active, socially connected and to celebrate our streets.

On Sunday, July 13th people can experience Algoma St. like never before! The public is invited to walk, bike, skate board, roller blade, dance, and play at Open Streets Thunder Bay. From 9 am to 2 pm Algoma St from John St to Boulevard Lake Park and West Lyon Boulevard to Arundel St. will be closed to cars but there will be five police directed intersections to allow traffic to cross Algoma Street. Any Algoma St. residents are encouraged to park their vehicle on a side street before 9 am if they will need to travel before 2 pm on July 13th. Outdoors Lake Superior News
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Minnesota state parks and trails launch ‘I Can Mountain Bike! - Monday, July 07, 2014
Minnesota state parks and trails launch ‘I Can Mountain Bike!

BRAINERD, MN ---- July 7, 2014  --- Experience the fun of mountain biking during tDNR I Can Mountain Bikehree introductory "I Can Mountain Bike!" programs on Saturday, July 26, at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Ironton, about 140 miles northwest of the Twin Cities near Brainerd.

These are part of a series of skill-building programs offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Parks and Trails Division.

“We are excited to be able to pilot this all-new program in partnership with the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Club at Minnesota’s premier mountain bike park,” said Pat Arndt, communications and outreach manager for the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. “It’s a great opportunity for anyone who has ever been curious about mountain biking to give it a try.”  Outdoors Lake Superior News
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Two New Directors Appointed to Tbaytel Municipal Service Board - Monday, July 07, 2014

Two New Directors Appointed to Tbaytel Municipal Service Board

THUNDER BAY, ON  ---- July 7, 2014 – After engaging in an extensive national search, Thunder Bay City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors to Joe VirdiramoTbaytel’s Municipal Service Board. Joining the Board effective July 1, 2014 are Mr. Eugene Lysy and Mr. Robert Watson.


Mr. Lysy has an extensive record of experience in executive management and corporate governance, having served most recently as Executive Vice President of NCC Investment Group Inc. and as Chair of the Nunavut Housing Corporation Board of Directors. He was also Senior Business Development Advisor for Nishnawbe-Aski Development Fund and as a former Deputy Minister of Economic Development for the Government of Yukon, he has a firm understanding of the core principles that have guided Tbaytel’s Municipal Service Board since 2004.

“With the breadth of knowledge, experience and expertise that Mr. Lysy and Mr. Watson both have to draw upon, I have no doubt that their appointments will be a positive addition not only to the Board but to Tbaytel as a whole," explains City Councillor Joe Virdiramo, who is also head of the Municipal Service Board recruitment committee. “Both have impressive portfolios of work which align very closely with the overall goals of Tbaytel and with the needs of Northern Ontario so we are thrilled to have them join us during such an exciting period of growth for Tbaytel and for the City of Thunder Bay.” Lake Superior News
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Barry Streib to run for Thunder Bay Councillor at-Large - Saturday, July 05, 2014

 Barry Streib to run for Thunder Bay Councillor at-Large

 Thunder Bay, ON ----- July 4, 2014 -----Barry Streib, a wellBarry Streib -respected business leader and community volunteer, announced his bid today for the 2014 Thunder Bay Municipal Election. Seeking a Councillor at-Large seat, Streib launched his campaign in a room full of community supporters, family and friends. Barry has lived and worked in the community for over 26 years and truly calls Thunder Bay home. Streib's campaign for Council centers on being a sensible voice and therefore, the smart choice to represent residents of Thunder Bay. Streib's approach is to leverage his unique combination of business, political and community service to make balanced and sensible decisions that serve the best interests of the entire community.

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Diane Armstrong seeking Councilor at Large Seat - Saturday, July 05, 2014

 Diane Armstrong seeking Councilor at Large Seat

THUNDER BAY, ON ---- July 5, 2015 ----  I am, Diane Armstrong,  bilingual (French & English) married and have two sons.     Originally from Quebec, but had been Diane Armstronga resident of Thunder Bay since 1991, I have worked for Election  Canada as secretary/receptionist in 2011.

Educational background in Business Administration (Accounting, Marketing, Economics) and have also studied in investments.
I went to Committees and Board Meetings related to the city.

My goal is to look after:

Development and Infrastructure

Diversity/racism/Aboriginal/French included (all races and language)
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Tracy L. Hurlbert Thunder Bay Transit - Thursday, July 03, 2014
Tracy L. Hurlbert Thunder Bay Transit
THUNDER BAY, ON  ------  July 3, 2014  ---  Letter by Tracy L. Hurlbert to Thunder Bay City Council regarding  Transit policy of Tracy L. HurlbertDisallowing wheel chair bound citizens to sit facing  forward in spite of Doctors letter,
Dear Council:
I am writing to you in regards to a situation that happened to me on June 30. I was at City Hall, trying to catch the last James bus to get home, but it was one of the newer ones with a rear-facing wheelchair access bay. (Bus number 176 at 11:40) I CANNOT ride backwards, due to medical issues. I have a certificate from my doctor stating that I cannot ride backwards, in any situation! I was denied service due to my disability, despite the fact that I have a monthly bus pass for which I had paid $63.50. The driver & controller both told me that I could ride the Mainline Westfort & walk 6 blocks or the Airport & cross Arthur Street at night in my chair or walk home. When I told them I can’t, I was told that I was being unreasonable & putting them in an unreasonable situation. The driver actually said that I shouldn’t have stayed out so late. That is NONE OF HIS BUSINESS! Would he say that to an able-bodied customer? Certainly not! They were the ones being unreasonable, not me. Why should I risk neurological injury, a seizure, or a back & neck injury just to please them? Crossing Arthur Street is dangerous when there is no crosswalk & the police told me not to cross there. I have a vision disability & they are concerned I’ll get hit. As for walking home along Walsh Street at night for 6 blocks, that is not something safe, either. Some of those sidewalks are in bad shape & some of the curb cuts are still pretty rough. I cannot see which ones are safe, especially at night. Lake Superior News  read more ...

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