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Good News of the Month

November

North Caribou Lake First Nation, Fort William First Nation and the City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Police services signed a Friendship Agreement to promote and cooperate in the areas of community development, public safety, anti-racism, education and cultural awareness.

The Planning Services Division for the City of Thunder Bay will host a series of public engagement sessions in November, including:

  • November 6 – Open House, Fort William First Nation
  • November 7 – Drop-in Displays City Hall Foyer
  • November 8 – Open House, Italian Cultural Centre
  • November 9 – Drop-in Displays, City Hall Foyer
  • November 21 – EarthCare Open House

The City of Thunder Bay has opened its third Pedestrian Crossover. The new location of the cross walk is at the intersection of Simpson St. & Ogden.

The Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and the Canada-India Business Council met with various stakeholders at a breakfast session at the Valhalla Inn to discuss doing business with India.

Over 2,000 people celebrated with Confederation College during the 50th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend presented by Tbaytel. The weekend kicked off on Thursday, September  21st, with the 22nd Community Partners’ Evening, raising $30,000 for student entrance awards.

Media Opportunity for Ontario Businesses- The Discover Ability Network is looking for small or medium businesses in Ontario with experience in hiring persons with disabilities. They are producing a series of industry-specific videos, profiling employers committed to hiring persons with disabilities. To participate or find out more, contact Nikoletta Erdelyi, Project Lead at nikoletta.erdelyi@ryerson.ca no later than November 10th, 2017.

In the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s report to Northern Ontario, 94% of NOSM graduates have stayed in the region and are now practicing in Northern Ontario.

On October 17, 2017, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined with North Caribou Lake First Nation Chief Dinah Kanate and community members to celebrate the opening of a bridge that will provide year-round access for the remote community.

The 2017 Staal Foundation Open broke records this year with a donation of 271,500 raised. In total the Mackenzie tour raised over 1 million dollars for charities across Canada.

As a part of the 8th Annual Sharing and Caring Together celebration, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre announced a new patient discount program for all admitted patients. The program hopes to ease some of the financial burden that can accompany a hospital stay.

Tom Jones Corporation has earned a President’s Award from Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA). Tom Jones Corporation, is 1 of 9 companies to be recognized on Ontario by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association  (IHSA) with an award for excellence in health and safety.

 

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