Good News of the MonthJanuary
Lakehead University’s Dr. Matt Tocheri received the International Field Discovery Award and is being recognized by the Shanghai Archaeology Forum for his research on Homo Floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia. Congratulations Dr. Matt Tocheri.
Dr. Brian Stevenson is stepping down as President of Lakehead University after 7 1\2 years of dedicated service. Lakehead University Board of Governors Chair David Tamblyn accepted Dr. Stevenson’s decision with regret, adding that it is an opportunity to celebrate what the president has achieved over the course of his terms.
Matawa First Nations received $240,000 from FedNor to conduct a renewable energy readiness assessment. The nine Northwestern Ontario First Nations communities are undertaking a renewable energy needs assessment to inform long-term energy planning.
Thanks to the 100 People Who Care – Thunder Bay donors for stepping up in December. Collectively they donated $3,000 to the Our Kids Count Take Back the Kitchen program. The donation will help OKC run 8 five week sessions that run over 20 weeks and feed an average of 200 children 5 meals each for a total of 1,000 healthy meals!
The Paro Centre for Women’s Enterprise celebrates 108 circles in 2017. Over the past year Paro has helped 108 organizations through per lending circles in 92 communities across Ontario.
With the support of many sponsors and the citizens of Thunder Bay 8 Northern Communities received 40,000 lbs of food through the CBC’s Sounds of Seasons event. The Regional Food Distribution Association also received $29,050 cash donation. A huge thank you to everyone who donated & all of the sponsors who supported this initiative.
St. John Ambulance‘s Operation Red Nose gave over 870 rides to people during the 17 day operation. The campaign offers people safe rides home who have had too much to drink and is run by volunteers. The fee for a ride is donation only, with an amazing $17, 087.40 raised this season alone.
Employees of the City of Thunder Bay Superior EMS and Thunder Bay Public Library proudly pledged $153, 362 to the United Way following the Municipal Divisions 22nd Annual United Way Employee Campaign.
Uride is a locally based ride sharing app which connects users with a local, qualified driver in real time. The company is within its first year of operation and founder, Cody Ruberto recently announced that there are now over 10 000 people who are using the app!
The partners at Weilers are pleased to announce that Margaret Waddington has joined the law firm as an associate lawyer. Margaret is a recent graduate of LU’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, and will be working primarily in Family Law. Welcome Margaret!
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