Monday, December 30, 2013

Sudden Death In Vermilion Bay

OPP are probing a sudden death reported on Christmas day in Vermilion Bay.

Police don't consider the death to be suspicious, but say their investigation is continuing.

A post mortem exam was conducted Friday, but no results have been released.

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Looks For New Name

The township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls has started the process of selecting a new name.

Mayor Bill Thompson put the idea out earlier this fall and says he's like it in place by next fall's municipal election.

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls was selected by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing when the two townships amalgamated 13 years ago.

Anderson Reviews 2013

The mayor of International Falls is happy how his first year in office has been.

Bob Anderson says some of the changes he sought to get the city more focused on the basics are coming about.

But he says the year get a little more challenging with the downsizing of its major employer.

Anderson says it means working on economic development and strengthening partnerships the city now enjoys with Koochiching County and the city of Rainer.

MP Looks Back

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty says he found it difficult dealing with the Harper government in 2013.

But Rafferty says he's not giving up his fight for pension protection, seniors and veterans.

Rafferty predicts the scandals that plagued the Senate and the Prime Minister's office in 2013 will continue well into the new year.

NOVA Awards

The Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards will be handed out January 18.

Shift, Thunder Bay's Young Professional Network is one of the organizations behind the awards and spokesperson Keith Anderson says they received a record 72 nominations.

The NOVA top 20 under 40 celebrates area residents who have accomplished great things in their community.