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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

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UNPAID BILLS: Despite setbacks, museum should be open to the public in the spring.

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Founders Museum directors question missing cash OLIVER PAIPOONGE By Jamie Smith TB Source

oard members of a local museum have resigned en masse. Members of the Founders Museum, including Oliver Paipoonge Mayor Lucy Kloosterhuis, quit last week. “We discovered that there's a possibility that the board might be financially or legally liable for some of the things that happened previous to us being on the board” she said. “To protect ourselves personally we all resigned.” Those things include $45,000 in unpaid bills as well as some missing artifacts. Kloosterhuis said she couldn't comment on what happened in the past two years that would have put the museum in such trouble. The recently resigned board along with

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more than 30 members are reviewing financial statements and taking an inventory at the museum in order to find out what happened. “They're working everyday in the cold because we have hydro but we don't have the money for heat,”Koosterhuis said of the volunteer efforts. “We're looking into all of these things before we go any further.” There's also a matter of whether the board, which represents Founders Museum Inc., or trustees for the late Fred Goodfellow actually own the museum. Lawyers are currently looking into that matter Kloosterhuis said. Despite all of the setbacks the museum does plan on being open again in the spring. “It's a treasure that we don't want to see disappear,” Kloosterhuis said. “It would be just a disaster to see that.”

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Biomass solution reached

Province commits to short-term conversion of power generating station T H U N D E R B AY

By Jamie Smith – TB Source he province’s plan to convert the local power plant to biomass isn’t what leaders in the region wanted, but they say it’s a start. The Thunder Bay Generating Station was thrown a lifeline Friday when it was announced that the plant will start burning advanced biomass, the first of its kind in the world, by 2015. Advanced biomass has the ability to be stored outside, which cuts down on capital costs unlike plants burning conventional biomass. The plant’s fate had been up in the air for more than a year since the province suspended a plan to convert it to natural gas. MPP Bill Mauro, who made the announcement along with Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle, said running the plant at halfcapacity with the advanced biomass is a prudent and practical plan. With a five-year contract the region’s energy needs can be monitored.

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MOVING FORWARD: Thunder Bay Generating Station will be converted to biomass plant by 2015.

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At that point the plant could be fully But the Northwest Energy Taskforce, converted to biomass, switched to natural gas or possibly closed if the expected which has done most of the work advoindustrial energy demands don’t become a cating for the plant, still wants to see a conversion to natural gas and the reality. full 306 megawatts being gener“We can deal with the demands ated at the plant. of the energy in three years, five “It’s not so “It’s not so much of a battle now, years we’ll be in a better position it’s more of a scuffle to get the rest to know exactly what our needs much of a of it done,” Hobbs said. are in case the mining boom does battle now, Task force co-chair Iain Angus in fact occur. We are all expecting it’s more of a called the announcement a good that to be the case,” Mauro said. With a conversion cost of $5 scuffle to get start but he has a lot of concerns. the rest of it “We always knew it was going million for the announced plan, to be part of the solution but we it’s also much cheaper than a done.” didn’t think it was going to be the natural gas conversion, which KEITH HOBBS only solution and we certainly could be up to $400 million. didn’t think it was going to be the Mayor Keith Hobbs said he’s one that the government somewhat happy with the announcement as the plant will stay open announced today,” he said. A purchasing contract calls for 15,000 for at least the next five years. To get to this point has been a battle for leaders in the tonnes of biomass. He’s worried that won’t region that has seen three different provin- be enough to sustain the plant when peak demand hits. cial energy ministers come and go.

“There’s no way that they’re going to be able to run the station for longer than a day or two,” he said.

Testing done But OPG Northwest thermal plant manager Chris Fralick said a test burn done this fall saw 1,000 tonnes run the plant for more than 63 hours. 15,000 would be more than enough to meet current demand in the region. “We would have enough to do that,” he said. Running only half of the plant will mean job losses for some of the 110 people who work there but Fralick said he’s not sure yet how many jobs that would mean. Hobbs is hoping that Thunder Bay will see some jobs if it can land a business to produce the advanced biomass pellets. The contract for the current supply would go to a U.S. supplier or another Canadian company but hasn’t been finalized yet.

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Decision only a partial win Task force wants power plant to run on natural gas THUNDER BAY

By Leith Dunick – TB Source

he co-chairman of the Northwest Energy Task Force says last week’s announcement about the conversion of the Thunder Bay Power Generating Station has done nothing to shift their focus. The plant still needs full conversion to natural gas, Iain Angus said Monday, addressing the city’s intergovernmental liaison committee.

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For now it produces energy only when the system requires it. The five-year stop-gap to biomass, which will be reviewed down the road, should breach the gap while the plant is converted to natural gas, a two-year process, but not one the group feels is economically sustainable in the long run. “It’s a very important announcement,” Angus said. “The fact we now know we have five years life in the plant with some energy buys us time. Otherwise we’d be working to convince the government to undo something they’ve done.” The plant, which at present burns coal, must be off the fossil fuel by Dec. 31, 2014. The province halted conversion of the plant a year ago, balking at the $400-million cost. According to figures supplied by the task force, the Ontario Power Authority is projecting an energy capacity of 1,400 megawatts. But if drought or electrical storms hit, the region could face shortages as high as 460 megawatts, which could mean rolling brownouts that affect mills, mines and people’s homes. This figure is also about 200

the provincial announcement, downgraded his glee to 50 per cent on Monday. “What guarantees do we have for a full wood-pellet supply?” he asked. “I have a concern.” The province will contract 15,000 tonnes of pellets annually, but the specialized fuel, more durable than what will be used at the Atikokan Power Generating Station when its conversion is complete, is only available from two suppliers – one in Texas, the other in Norway.

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IAIN ANGUS: Co-chair of energy task force will lobby province for natural gas conversion of city’s generating station. megawatts shy of the load requirement predicted by the task force itself, factoring in a number of mines scheduled or projected to come online by decade’s end. Mayor Keith Hobbs, who on Friday said he was three-quarters happy with

Should a cold snap hit and the TBGS is needed for an extended period of time, there could be trouble said task force co-chairman Larry Hebert. “It’s too late to phone Norway and say we need more pellets,” Hebert said. As a fuel source, pellets double the cost of producing energy, from 10 cents a kilowatt hour for natural gas to 20 cents a kilowatt hour. The plant would require 100,000 tonnes of pellets to run at 60 per cent capacity for a year to produce 33 megawatts of power. The number quadruples to produce 150 megawatts.


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Ward system stays

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Motion to put it to a public vote fails by a 9-2 margin

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he hybrid system in Thunder Bay isn't going anywhere anytime soon after a debate at city hall Monday night. Coun. Ken Boshcoff's idea to ask voters in the next election whether they would like to see the city move to an all at-large system was defeated 9 to 2 but not before a pair of amendments and a lot of discussion took place. The city currently uses a hybrid model with seven ward and five atlarge councillors along with a mayor. Boscoff said an at-large system would be fairer as all councillors would represent the city as a whole. Mayor Keith Hobbs and other councillors worried that an at-large race is all about name recognition and money. In past elections Hobbs said he would vote based on names he recognized and he think a lot of other voters do the same thing. “A lot of people who are well qualified don’t get that chance,” he said. Wards allow for lesser known candidates to have a shot at getting a seat on council. But Boshcoff said any candidate in any election needs to be a part of the community. From volunteering to sitting on committees, name recognition come from hard work. “You have to earn your way through it,” he said. Coun. Trevor Giertuga, who intro-

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STATUS QUO: Motion to scrap ward system defeated by a 9 to 2 vote Monday. duced an amendment asking that the city move to a ward-only system that was defeated, said ward councillors hold meetings and have knowledge of neighbourhood issues that at-large councillors sometimes don't. In an at-large system who would chair ward meetings and bring particular issues to council he asked. “I’m there and I’m forced to answer questions and be held accountable,” he said. Coun. Mark Bentz said if there was a plebiscite he would like the public to be asked whether they want allward, at-large only, or see the current system continue. City clerk John

Hannam said that plebiscites are best kept to a “yes” or “no” and that a three-part question might not be approved under the Municipal Act. Other councillors argued that the current system allows for the best of both worlds. Ward councillors bring particular issues to the table and committees while at-large councillors represent the city as a whole on regional, provincial and national issues. “If it isn't broke why fix it?” asked Coun. Brian McKinnon. “I don't see any reason why we should try to change something that's working rather well.”

City to protest veterans affairs closure CITY HALL

By Jamie Smith – TB Source rowing up Don Oram's heroes weren't athletes, they were veter-

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ans. It's why he's spent the past 50 years working with the local legion. A pastpresident and district commander, Oram was one of several legion

members on hand Monday night as city council unanimously decided to lobby the federal government to reconsider closing the veterans affairs office in Thunder Bay. The office is one of nine across the country slated to close early next year. "It definitely means a lot to us to have the council back us up," Oram said.

Mayor Keith Hobbs, who introduced the idea to oppose the closure, said he told the Conservative government exactly what he thought of having people who sacrificed so much waiting on hold to get service. "It's shameful," he said. Oram worries that the actions of the federal government are leaving veterans behind and forgotten.

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Editorial EDITORIAL

Thanks to our mayors iven the mess Rob Ford and company have made in Toronto, Thunder Bay voters should be thankful for what we’ve got. Over the past decade and change, we’ve had three mayors – Ken Boshcoff, Lynn Peterson and our current leader, Keith Hobbs. Other than a pair of high-profile lawsuits filed against the city, we’ve managed to stay scandal-free. Our mayors haven’t made the headlines for crack binges, drunk driving, shoving fellow councillors or insanely inappropriate comments toward city employees. They also haven’t become fodder for the late-night talk shows, embarassing Thunder Bay residents to no end, like a certain Toronto mayor in recent months. You may not like the direction they’ve taken Thunder Bay. The waterfront may not be your cup of tea, taxes may be too high to suit your fancy and you might not like the idea of a $106.1 million event centre. We understand. Ford can claim he’s fighting for the little guy all he wants. But be realistic. It’s all about his ego and it’s all about getting re-elected. Talk to Boshcoff, Peterson and Hobbs. In their heart of hearts, Thunder Bay always comes first. They’re championing our cause at the provincial, national and international levels. And they’ve done it with class and style. Bluster only gets you so far, as Ford has quickly found out.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Water rates too high To the editor: ust in case you are not aware, allow me to explain. As we may or may not already know, the city water rates are increasing and the property tax that a business person pays on his building here in the city limits is exactly 2.5 times the rate that any person would pay on their residential property. This is why so many local business owners are looking to move or relocate, for example, to Oliver Paipoonge Township, or elsewhere outside of the city limits where their commercial rate of taxation would be even less than that of a residence here in the city. OK, so back to the water and sewer rates charged to commercial building owners. Why oh why are they paying 2.5 times more for flushing their toilets as you do in your own home? Why oh why are they paying the higher amount for the very same glass of water that you draw from your own residential faucet? The potable (drinkable) water is delivered by the very same piping underground system that delivers water to the residents in this city where there are commercially zoned buildings. The same goes for the sewers that not only accept the materials from your own home’s toilet. Believe it or not they also connect to, once again, commercial buildings. So again, why are they stuck paying 2.5 times the rate of any homeowner for usage of the sewer and water lines? Because the city can is the only logical reason behind it. Plus the city had accrued massive debt when it comes down to our Bare Point water treatment facility and equally on the sewage treatment plant located in the east end of town.This is the real reason, plain and simple. I have asked city hall administration numerous times to explain this to me and have to this day never even gotten an answer, let alone some kind of feeble excuse. So there you have a fine example (just kidding folks) as to how this city can simply choose to ignore you or me, the taxpayer, when it comes down to questioning them on most things; as I do most days. I keep wondering exactly when the city will settle and pay out the $350million lawsuit filed by Chris Watkins and company. Where will the city come up with those funds? Well they will have one of two choices as I see it: either borrow the money or cut back on much needed capital infrastructure improvement expenditures from our city capital reserve funds. One last option might be that Mayor Keith Hobbs, city council and upper management just might have to turn

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Operation Legacy To the editor:  belong to Operation Legacy, a group of members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program dedicated to preserving Canada’s military heritage and teaching other young people how to carry on the remembrance message. This year, the War Amps is celebrating a major anniversary. Ninety-five years ago, First World War amputee veterans formed The Amputations Association of the Great War. The name was changed to The War Amputations of Canada when Second World War amputees joined their ranks. These men later started the CHAMP program to assist young amputees like me. In addition to having had the privilege of learning about Canada’s military heritage from a young age, I also know what it is like to live

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without a limb – a strong bond that I share with war amputee veterans. Because of this, I feel it is my duty to ensure that the stories of war are preserved and its lessons never forgotten. Operation Legacy is a commitment to preserving our national military heritage, and by doing so, we honour the men and women who have fought for us – even given their lives – to protect our rights and freedoms. And by passing on the stories of horror that these heroes have endured, it reminds us that war is something we never wish to face again. We remember that it is better to choose peace over war and that standing up for what we believe in is what makes us Canadians. Champs in Operation Legacy wish to spread this message not only to the adults whose parents perhaps lived through war, or left a war-torn country to come to Canada, but also our youth, as they will be the ones who need to pass on the remembrance to the next generation so that we ensure that the legacy of our veterans is never forgotten. I encourage everyone – particularly young people – to learn more through

The War Amps Military Heritage Series documentaries, which are available at a cost-recovery price at waramps.ca. Jamey Irwin, Operation Legacy Member, Mississauga

Cutting trees wasteful To the editor: was in attendance Monday night at the city hall tamarack tree vigil. It was encouraging to see young Thunder Bay residents stand up for what they believe in, and defend their future. I would like to add that, beyond the fact that the concept of these trees as a nuisance is a matter of poor judgement, cutting them down and replanting different trees is a waste of taxpayer money. It is a foolish make-work project. That is something that even grumpy, hard-nosed critics of this young woman’s protest should be able to recognize.

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Tea is making a comeback with Canadian baby boomers By J.R. Shermack Special to TB Source can still remember the three sisters sitting around our kitchen table in Westfort – my mom, my Aunt Mary and my Aunty Lena. Regardless of what day it was or what time of day they got together, there would always be a pot of tea on the table which they would sip and enjoy to the last drop. Then, they would add more hot water, maybe a fresh bag, and carry on with their conversation and observations of the day. I’m sure that same scene was repeated at kitchen tables all over the city back in the day when tea was still a respectable hot beverage. Canada has been a hotbed of tea drinkers for decades partly due to strong historical ties to Britain where everything stops for tea. Tea’s popularity peaked in Canada during the Second World War but later as the baby boomers developed a taste for coffee, tea lost some of its cachet as the preferred Canadian cuppa. By 1991 the consumption of tea in this country reached an all time low but the family teapot was poised to make a comeback. As those same baby boomers began to age and became more concerned with health and wellness, tea leaves were a welcome alternative to the coffee bean.

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Right now tea is the fifth most popular beverage. Canadians enjoy about 10 billion cups of the stuff every year. The anti oxidants and other health benefits contained in a cup of tea are being marketed as an herbal fountain of youth. It is being sipped and slurped with gusto by health conscious Canadian boomers in fancy tea bars across the country. This is one factor driving the projected 40 per cent increase in tea drinkers by 2020. Not to mention the enormous profits that can be generated by the sipping public. Cosmopolitan consumers are willing to pay $5 or more for a specialty cup of coffee.

teas with exotic sounding names like Aloe Serenity or Drum Mountain White Cloud. That’s how you get $5 a cup. The big tea shops are trying to put a little more pizzazz in the pot. Some mixtures don’t contain any real “tea” at all. That’s where traditional tea drinkers, especially the British, draw the line. For them, these exotic blends and special ingredients are adding an unnecessary level of complexity to one of life’s little pleasures. Why over-complicate things? Anybody can make delicious tea. According to the experts all you need is boiling water, some decent quality tea and a little milk. That’s the beauty of tea – it’s easy, it’s accessible How much?  “Anybody and it soothes frazzled There’s no telling what can make nerves. they would shell out for delicious Tea used to be simple. a lovingly steeped cup of tea.” When my mom and aunts Jumpy Monkey or some got together all they properly infused Coconut needed was a pot of tea Mango Sakura Allure. and a kitchen table for Tea marketers are very hours of comfort and aware of this and are pushing the envelope to see conversation. They took it unadorned, with exactly how much a pretentious new age tea drinker will pay for neither milk nor sugar. When their gall bladders acted up they hot water and a bag. Just to clarify, we’re not talking only had half a cup and filled the about those plain orange pekoe rest with water. They never gave up their cuppa. tea bags that everybody buys – As Dickens so aptly wrote, that stuff is for tea grannies with “Polly put the kettle on, we’ll all small disposable incomes. The big coin is in the specialty have tea.”

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Explosive Westfort situation potentially explosive object resulted in the shutdown of a portion of a south-end street on Friday. Thunder Bay Police responded to a call at a Frederica Street residence shortly after 9:30 p.m. where they discovered a smouldering object had been thrown through a window. The OPP’s explosive disposal unit was then called to the scene, where it was confirmed to be an explosive with the intent to start a fire. There were at least five police cars with lights flashing as access to Frederica between Edward and Ford Streets was prohibited. – Matt Vis

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Guilty of sex assault former Armed Forces medical technician who once served in Thunder Bay has been found guilty on several sexual assault charges. Retired Petty Officer James Wilks was charged in connection with a series of incidents between 2003 and 2009 while performing medical examinations both here in Thunder Bay and in London, Ont. Wilks is already serving time following an earlier conviction on similar charges. He’ll be sentenced on the new counts in February.

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Cops seize child porn ity police have charged a local man for possession of child pornography after seizing computers, hard drives and nearly 10,000 DVDs. In a news release issued Friday afternoon, officials with the Thunder Bay Police Service confirmed that they had arrested a Thunder Bay man on Thursday after searching his North Harold Street home. Police were looking for child pornography images. Det. Const. Chris Bunnill said the investigation started in May of 2012 through a peer-to-peer file sharing network. Due to the amount of material seized police won’t know the extent of it until the investigation wraps up. “It will be many months before we can put that all together,” he said. Investigators managed to flag 244 suspected child pronography files. In late October 2013, three videos were obtained and confirmed to be child pornogrpahy. That led police to their search of the North Harold Street home. Police say they seized 15 computers, six hard drives and as many as 10,000 DVDs. The examination process of the seized items is expected to take months.

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Parade kicks off Christmas T H U N D E R B AY

By Matt Vis – TB Source van Wiebe has seen the annual Rotary Christmas Parade many times. This year was a little bit different, as for the first time, he got the chance to be front and centre. Evan joined his father Stephen and younger brother Adam aboard the Ornge Air Ambulance float as one of the more than 40 vehicles that proceeded down Memorial Avenue to the delight of thousands of onlookers on Saturday morning. “I was really excited because it was my first time. I had never been in a parade like that before,” the youngster said. “I liked being in the parade because it was fun to be a part of that and I liked our float.” His father works as a paramedic for the air ambulance company and jumped at the chance to participate.

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“I just can’t imagine going through Christmas without some sort of significant present and that’s what hristmas can be a stressful time we’re doing for the kids who aren’t for parents and children living so lucky in Thunder Bay.” When the campaign first started, below the poverty line. It can be especially traumatic for firefighters donated their time and children when they wake up skills to repair discarded wooden Christmas morning, only to learn toys. As time marched on and plastic Santa skipped a stop on his annual took over as a main toy component, they decided it made more route, despite making his sense to buy new. way to the homes of all “They just weren’t their classmates. repairable anymore, and For more than seven that’s when we started decades Thunder Bay raising funds. firefighters have stepped The toys are purchased in to fill the gap, volunand distributed through teering for the Toys for the annual Christmas Tots campaign. Cheer campaign, which Last year their effort this year plans to return to helped raise $153,000, its roots and focus on which was used to buy PAUL PENNA families below the poverty age-appropriate gifts for line. children in need throughout the city. Jolene Kemp, who takes over as It’s a shame for any child to go without on Christmas, says Paul the Christmas Cheer chairwoman, Penna, who took over as chairman of says the two campaigns work handthe Toys for Tots campaign this year. in-hand. Children shouldn’t have to go “There is a huge need in Thunder Bay. It’s important because it comes without at any time of year, she down to humanity. We all know how added, but especially at Christmas. “What this does is it puts them on important, when we were children, how important a Christmas present an even keel with everyone else in was and how important Christmas their classroom, their pre-school or just the fact that their parents are was,” Penna said. By Leith Dunick – TB Source

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able to feel OK about Christmas. They’re able to give their child something brand new, something exciting and they’re able to see the glee in their eyes. That is remarkable.” Often it’s a cycle that’s completed when circumstances improve and families who once received help from Christmas Cheer and Toys for Tots are able to contribute to help make another family’s holiday special. “They come and they say thank you. They say they don’t know what they would have done without us and they are very, very grateful. That’s what it’s all about. It’s about generosity and the giving. They say it’s more important to give than receive. When we give, what we receive in return is unimaginable. You cannot believe the joy,” Kemp said. The campaign kicked off with a $39,000 donation from local Tim Hortons franchisees, the proceeds from the annual Smile Cookie campaign. Firefighters will be manning the Toys for Tots booth at Intercity Shopping Centre near the food court between now and Dec. 20. Donations can also be made at any TD branch in Thunder Bay.


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10. Consider investing in a home security system. A home security system is a very effective deterrent. When looking for their targets, thieves usually select an unoccupied home with the easiest access. Why not make it difficult for them. A home protected by a monitored security system is less susceptible to a break in than one without a system. Security system decals and signs are also an effective deterrent. Make sure your security system includes a loud inside alarm, detectors at all exterior doors, and motion sensors in the master bedroom and main living areas. 6. Look into installing motion sensor lights outside to help deter a burglar. Consider installing them in front and back. 7. Ensure that all your doors and windows are locked and secure. Don't forget about the garage, make sure the door is secure. For additional security, place a bar or stick of wood in the lower track of your sliding doors or windows. 8. Turn off the water-main and unplug the major appliances as an added precaution. 9. Inform a neighbor when you're leaving and returning, and ask them to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. Leave them a phone number where you can be reached, and a spare set of your

De Luca says the latest technology in security systems can now allow the monitoring of your home from a distance by wireless transmission (SkyGARD) if you have a cell phone as your primary line for example. The alarm system is linked to a remote monitoring centre that protects your home 24 hours a day against burglars, fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and floods by supervising the temperature, electrical system and point of entries of your home. “We can even configure the system to alert you by e-mail of the duration of comings and goings in your home, (cleaning staff, neighbours, family) with the TeleGARD service,” De Luca added. More information on protecting your home while you're away is available online at www.protectron.com. www.newscanada.com

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Spring bear hunt a start: hunters THUNDER BAY By Leith Dunick – TB Source he president of the Northwestern Ontario Sportsmen’s Alliance says a limited reintroduction of a spring bear hunt is a step in the right direction. But John Kaplanis says the two-year program, designed to control increasing numbers of nuisance bears, isn’t broad enough. For starters Kaplanis said Thursday, the hunt should be expanded to include non-resident hunters. “We’re encouraged, but at the same time there are components of the pilot project that we don’t feel really measure up over the long-term for black bear management,” Kaplanis said. “We’re hoping over time we can work with the minister and his office and his staff to bring in effective measures that would see black bear management done comprehensively and the way it should be done.” James Malcolm, the owner operator of a hunting outfit who specializes in

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out-of-province outings, agreed the province is letting a huge tourism opportunity slip through its fingers by not including non-residents in the revamped hunt. Ask any hunter, he said. There’s an overabundance of nuisance bears in the wild, a number that’s steadily grown since the spring bear hunt was cancelled. A top predator of moose calves, the overpopulation is starting to have a negative effect on moose populations. Adding out-of-province hunters to the mix will ensure enough bears are culled to keep their numbers at a manageable level. “I thank the government for giving us this opportunity to get back into it, but I think they’re missing a key element of not having non-residents involved with it right now,” Malcolm said. When the hunt was still in effect, he said the outfitter he worked with would regularly bring in as many as 25 out-ofprovince hunters each year.

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BEAR PATROL: Sportsmen’s Alliance says they’re encouraged by program. Generally up to 80 per cent of those hunters would kill a bear. “I’ve definitely seen the population of bears increase in our area. You’d normally drive down the highway and see moose everywhere. Now you see bears. It’s definitely a big difference the last few years,” Malcolm said. Natural Resources Minister David

Orazietti announced Thursday the province would reinstate the spring hunt on a limited basis in 2014 and 2015. The proposed hunt would be limited to Ontario residents and municipal councils would have to opt in and pass a resolution to join the program, which includes eight wildlife management districts, including Thunder Bay. Mayor Keith Hobbs said the issue isn’t on his radar, but he’s sure someone on council will raise the issue. In a release, Orazietti said the proposal was made in the name of public safety. “Public safety is paramount and Ontarians should feel safe in their communities. We have heard increasingly from some northern municipalities that they are concerned about public safety and human-bear conflicts. In response, we are taking action in a strategic way to address the areas of highest incidence,” the minister said. Under the program’s stipulations, hunting bear cubs or females with cubs would remain illegal.


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group of students at a city high school are working to give local food banks a boost. Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute students are in the midst of their Harvesting Hope food drive, an annual initiative to provide donations to the Thunder Bay Regional Food Distribution Association. Teacher supervisor Tricia Cibinel estimates this year’s group will have raised more than $35,000 through their efforts. She said the focus behind the project is getting students involved. “The whole idea behind this is character education,” Cibinel said on Sunday at the Intercity Shopping Centre, where the group has built pieces of art that incorporate the non-perishable donations. “We want the students to understand the issues in our community and then give them the power to help out our community in a meaningful way. A lot of our students get into that and they enjoy helping out and they can empathize with people that haven’t got enough to eat.” Preparations for the event begin at the commencement of the school year where there is an awareness campaign to inform students of the drive. The push continues into October with visits to classes and challenges to help encourage student involvement. Flyers are sent out at the end of the month to area residences, and then on Halloween night students go door-to-door collecting donations. The fundraiser originated back at the former Hillcrest High School before being carried over to Superior. Now in its sixth run, Cibinel said the

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HELPING OUT: Teacher James Graham, Myranda Bloesser, teacher Tricia Cibinel and Tamara Albanese represent Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute’s Harvesting Hope food drive at Intercity Shopping Centre last Sunday. voluntary involvement has increasingly grown every year. “This year we had more than 200 volunteers come out. We start in September explaining to students what the issue of hunger and poverty is in Thunder Bay, so we bring in the RFDA and they explain what’s going on.” In addition to the student volunteers, the drive received assistance from Lakehead University education students as well as the Holy Family Church Youth Group. Tamara Albanese, a Grade 12 student at Superior, is in her second time volunteering and said it is a rewarding experience.

“Helping people feels good,” she shared. “We get food from 9,000 houses, so that’s a lot of food.” The students have a display set up in the food court of the mall where they built food sculptures to depict a farm house with a pumpkin to create a harvest motif. They are accepting both cash and non-perishable food donations at the mall. Setting up in such a high-traffic location allows the students to take pride in their accomplishments. “This is the youth in our community, and we need to show there is a lot of effort that goes into this,” Cibinel explained. “There is a lot of change young people can make, and they care.”

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as anyone ever wanted to eat breakfast at Tiffany’s? Anytime my husband and I go to a large urban centre I always make a comment about having breakfast at the shop. This is usually code for, “Let’s go browse expensive jewelry and play when-we-winthe-lotto.” There are certain iconic images that stick in our heads from the silver screen. These are a few of my top fashion film moments from cinema.

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vests. I can hardly look at any vest these days without being reminded of Marty McFly altering the course of history (or is it changing the future?).

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Aside from Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River and her amazing black dress I don’t think there is too much to write home about with this movie. It is the fashion, I believe, that made the movie. How many women ran out to buy a black high neckline dress after they saw their beloved Audrey wear it? Plenty. Although I loved her much better in Roman Holiday and A Nun’s Story, this movie has left its fashion imprint deep on our modern world. Every half decent designer in the world has a copy of this Givenchy number.

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I have carried a torch for Michael J. Fox since he first stepped off his skateboard and entered Doc Brown’s house back in 1985. His iconic red life preserver has been a fashionable image for the 1980s. Most people think of the ’80s as giant shoulder pads and blue eye shadow but there was a softer side to the ’80s that included high-top sneakers and down-filled

I recently watched this Woody Allen movie. It is pretty funny and I think it is one of Allen’s best. Diane Keaton has such a quirky fashion sense in this movie and the word on the street was that her men’s wear choices were taken directly from her own closet. Her oversized pants, ties and fedoras

made for an interesting fashion trend after the movie release. It was a little before I was born but the late 1970s androgyny certainly had a driving force with this movie.

Pretty Woman When I was just about to enter my teens, a woman from my church gave me some clothes. I loved getting clothes from people. It told me so much about who they were and I got a new wardrobe. She had a dress that was a copy of the one Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman. It was the beige tone dress with the polka-dots. She told me what movie it was from but since I didn’t watch the movie until much later it was lost on me. Many women still love that dress today and I love to rock polka dots any day of the week. Fashion in film can be subtle and yet it can be very bold and memorable. I find older movies that allowed fashion to happen much more enjoyable than carefully placed ensembles in modern day films. Shelby Ch’ng is the owner and operator of Unveiled Bridal Boutique and a local fashion blog writer.


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Christmas kettles are back Salvation Army launches its annual holiday fundraising campaign T H U N D E R B AY

By Jodi Lundmark - TB Source he Salvation Army rang in the Christmas season with the launch of their kettle campaign Thursday. “People identify Christmas and the kettle together. It’s become a tradition,” said Maj. Rob Kerr, executive director for the Salvation Army, at the Christmas Kettle kickoff at Intercity Shopping Centre Thursday afternoon. This year’s fundraising goal is $170,000; last year the organization raised $181,000 through kettle donations. That money is used for various programs the Salvation Army runs in the community, including their food bank

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warmed at Christmastime. We always feel and soup van. It also goes towards the organization’s for those in need, those who are hungry. Those who are lonely at disaster response, breakfast and Christmas,” said Kerr. anti-bullying programs. Kettles can be found at Intercity, “This money is vital to many of Superstore, Grandview Mall, Walthe things we do,” said Kerr. “This money mart’s Memorial Avenue and “There are a lot of people in is vital to County Fair locations and the our community who are hurting. Without these types of things, many of the LCBO stores at Arthur Street, Dawson Road and the Thunder there would be a lot of people things we Centre until Dec. 24. who would be a lot more hungry, do.” Kerr said they’re still in need of who would be in need of help ROB KERR volunteers to man the kettles. Last and, quite frankly, would be in a year, 853 volunteers put in more lot worse shape than they are.” than 1,800 hours of time at the He believes it’s the tradition of kettles. the campaign that keeps people Anyone looking to volunteer can call donating year after year. “Their hearts are stirred. Their hearts are 345-6492.

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The tapestries of life Columnist is a fan of fabric work by First Nation artist Pat Ningewance

Great teacher I learned a lot from Pat about various First Nation legends that she was taught. Her mother was from Lac Seul, her father from Big Trout Lake. Pat has two loves – language and visual art. She has written two books about learning to speak Ojibway, initially intended for Aboriginal people who either have lost their indigenous language or who never learned it. Pat told me that actually anyone can avail themselves of the books and get started learning to speak Ojibway. Her other love is the visual arts. I am very proud to possess a Pat original, an ink drawing of the head of an Aboriginal man contained within a circle. The portrait is a profile with flames licking the circle and pine trees growing out of

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e read or hear it said that life is a tapestry. The events of our lives are woven together and yet while we may see the threads, we rarely see the whole. Only a few rare individuals get to step back far enough to see the whole picture. Those folk are sometimes poets, artists, often seers. One such artist of my acquaintance is Pat Ningewance. Pat and I met back in the early 1980s. She is from the Lac Seul First Nation. Pat wound up at CBC Radio in Thunder Bay as a host of the Nishnabe Wingwan show, a weekly radio program for speakers of Aboriginal languages. We became friends.

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t’s the 1870’s. In Kansas, in a town named Baxter Springs there’s a place called Jenny’s. Fair guess men and women alike have heard of Jenny’s. Good guess those actually visiting Jenny’s tend to be the menfolk of Baxter Springs and environs. Here in 2013, Cambrian Players’ curtain to a bright new season rises with Jenny’s House of Joy by Norm Foster. The all-female presentation, sure to entertain, comes with a small forewarning: this play has bite. It’s a companion piece to Outlaw, Cambrian’s all-male production of last season. If some readers didn’t see Outlaw, OK; just know alongside clever humour some serious and none-toofictional issues from Baxter Springs in the 1870s are disturbingly relevant to us today. And now here we are: same place, same time with five women. What’s this? Cambrian’s Nathalie Roy dons her first hat as director. “While perhaps taking place in a ‘house of ill repute,’ this play is

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CURTAIN RISES: Norm Foster’s Jenny’s House of Joy opens Nov. 21 at the Paramount. all about relationships. Specifically friendships, the importance of loyalty. It’s about relationships between husbands and wives; between peers; between coworkers. Yes, some levity, but

we hope it provokes thought about our own relationships too.” Actor Jessica Krasnichuk, home from the UK, now debuts with Cambrian as Anita. We first heard mention of Anita in

Actor Naomi DuVall from Montreal Outlaw: strangely enough a wealthy cattle baron was actually encouraging also debuts on Cambrian’s stage. As this woman to read and write and under- recent newcomer to Thunder Bay, Naomi’s character Natalie is also new to stand the beauty of arithmetic. Jessica (in character): “Well, let’s see. Jenny’s place. “What do I think so far?” I’ve been at Jenny’s house for ‘bout three Frank dark hazel eyes, to-theyears now.” point reply. Anita batted beguiling blue “I’m originally from St. eyes, smoothed fair curls Louis; I’m pretty sure that’s in before smiling and, her gaze “...this play Missouri. You see, I’ve left my very direct now, continued. is all about husband. I didn’t actually “I have a lot of dreams, to relationintend to come here. I was become something a bit more ships.” tricked by (another) man who than what I am now. But right lied. Here?” A good look now,” the beguiling eyes are NATHALIE ROY around, again with those frank back, “Here is where I’ve met eyes. “Well, by the time I got so many lovely people. One here I was so hungry, didn’t day I’d hope to live in Paris. I just think that would be wonderful. I love have any money, I’d spent my last dollar. to read, love to meet lots of different Jenny took me in, gave me a job. Pretty people. Attending a ball was one of the amazing.” Come to Jenny’s House of Joy with most fantastic things I’ve ever done. Why Paris? Well, I haven’t ever been Cambrian Players Thursday, Nov. 21 to there. Yet. But from books I’ve read, Saturday, Nov.23. Then tell your friends pictures I’ve seen, it just looks so it’s on again next week: Nov. 27 to 30. At the Paramount Theatre on Court; all romantic. All those buildings…and the language…I think I could learn shows 8 p.m. Tickets ($10-$20) at the French…and why wouldn’t anyone want door; also at Calico, Fireweed, Steepers in advance. to? I mean, it’s so pretty.”

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Mingo Fishtrap will be back in Thunder Bay, just months after their performance at this summer’s Blues Fest, this Saturday at Fort William Historical Park in support of the United Way. The soul and funk band hails from the Lone Star State and will be taking the stage at the McGillivray’s Landing Visitor Centre. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at the Hoito, JB Evans, Victoria Inn and Music World Academy. There are two chances to catch Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. The smash hit musical features the music of legendary rock band Queen including songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and Another One Bites The Dust. Both shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the TBCA box office. The Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay is hosting its 12th Annual Rendezvous - An Evening to Remember on Thursday. The evening includes a gourmet meal and guest speaker Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $75; for more information visit alzheimer.ca/thunderbay. Let us know about events in and around the city by contacting reporter Jodi Lundmark at jlundmark@dougallmedia.com or on Twitter @JodiL_reporter.

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here is something for almost every music fan in the city this week. Blues fans can check out Mingo Fishtrap at the Fort and the Auditorium is featuring Serena Ryder Friday evening and then the hit musical We Will Rock You later in the week. Coming off two successful summer singles, Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder is performing in Thunder Bay Friday evening at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. Ryder has multiple Juno awards to her name, including the Best New Artist trophy in 2008, and has gained popularity with singles like 2007’s Weak in the Knees and this year’s hits Stompa and What I Wouldn’t Do. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the TBCA box office. This Friday more than 120 musicians from the Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Dulcisono Women’s Choir, the Rafiki Youth Choir will join tenor soloist Albert Greer to perform Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas to mark 100 years since the famous composer’s birth. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for general admission.

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Dickens’ classic is live on the stage Magnus presents Great Expectations THEATRE By Linda Maehans - TB Source ext week the curtain at Magnus rises to a literature classic: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This particular version of Dickens’ chronicle – human decisions and destinies, moral dilemmas accompanied often as they are by dilemmas of the heart – has been adapted for stage by Richard Ouzounian. The

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story still takes place in the manylayered atmospheric setting of London. Yet with this adaptation, we take a small skip in time: rather than Dickens’ original world of England of the 1860s, we are now engaged by the author’s characters born in a life in a London of the 1920s to the ’50s; 1917-1945, to be exact. The Source had the pleasure of meeting Great Expectations’ narrator and main character Pip, as he’s always been known to everyone in his life except perhaps those who signed this orphan’s paperwork shortly after he was born. With arms resting comfortably on knees, actor Justin Goodhand leaned

attentively forward from the straight-backed chair on which he was seated for the conversation. He seemed in turn cautious, thoughtful, wistful, and above all else, sincere.

‘Desires’ “What do the words ‘great expectations’ mean to me? Well,” a considered pause, “it’s about the way we measure success. For ourselves. Of course we’ve external measures for that; and we’ve got society telling us what we ought to find important, the things we ought to be striving for. Then there are personal objectives: desires we’ve set for ourselves along our path, the things we hope to achieve.”

Actor Carson Nattrass (in character He leaned back. “Great expectations, as it relates to as Joe) wasn’t expecting the attention. “My life? It’s a simple math, my story, involves three really. Blacksmith, work on pivotal moments in my life. the forge, mind things for Having to do with people I’ve met, and various shifts “...it’s about people.” He shrugged. of fortune for myself. Yes, I the way we “I’m not sure why you achieve some of them, but measure would want to speak to me; for me,” a longer pause, success.” there’s far more interestin’ “they are not necessarily people out there. Pip?” A what I wanted in the end.” JUSTIN great warm smile lights Pip would not elaborate. GOODHAND AS Joe’s eyes. “I’m very proud Together after some near PIP of him. I was there the day 28 years sits Pip’s brotherthe lawyer took him off to in-law Joe, a hard-workin’ London. Yet he’s turned out fellow by the look of his hands. We sense he’s easy-going, to be a very good man, in the end.” Great Expectations: at Magnus though; also thoughtful and above from November 28 to December 14. all else, sincere.

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Few of my favourite things TO Mayor Rob Ford and actor James Spader are gifts that keep on giving

prah retired her show but apparently, not her annual Favourite Things list. The media mogul recently released this year’s list of 60 items in her O Magazine as part of a “12-Day Holiday Give-OWay.” I too have some favourite things – although these items don’t cost thousands of dollars and I’m not giving them away. It’s not that I’m cheap. But my favourite things tend to be more emotional, less tactile, more transcendent. And cheap. So here’s my list. And don’t expect any surprise giveaways hidden between the lines. Go buy your own car. Rob Ford: He’s put Toronto on the

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map worldwide, highlighted our drug problem in the big city, created a dialogue for alcoholics and has managed to stay in the public eye for months. So turning on the news is like Christmas morning every day. Dexter finale: Disguised as a cable hit, the long-running how-to for budding serial killers finally came to an end with a whimper instead of a bang. The disappointment of some loyal viewers allowed the show to sink into history with little chance of a spin-off. Or further homicides. Alicia’s gone rogue: After The Good Wife’s ho-hum storylines last season, this fall has been down-right invigorating. We knew she was great as Will’s Girl Friday, but hot dang, A! We didn’t know you had it in you! James Spader: As the star of The Blacklist, he is simply the gift that keeps on giving. Jonny Lee Miller: Sure, I fell in love with him as an American on Eli Stone. But his turn as Sherlock Holmes continues to be … well, Elementary. Comedy honours the greats: The Big Bang Theory is partially responsible for Bob Newhart finally receiving the Emmy he deserved after more than 50 years in

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the business. So of course, they keep inviting him back. And 34 years after Mork, Robin Williams is back on TV riffing commercial ideas in different voices at an ad agency on CBS’s The Crazy Ones. (The outtakes at the end are a bonus each week.) Scandal: Every time, I’m shocked into silence. For about 10 seconds. Then I’m waking up the neighbours. “What?! WHAT?! W-HATTTT?!” Technically in its third season, there’s no sign of writer’s fatigue anywhere. But since it’s based on politics, Shonda Rhimes isn’t likely to run out of material. Richard Castle: He’s living proof that Peter Pan can grow up without losing his boyish charm. OK, yes, supposedly neither of them is real. But ABC’s Castle writes books that I’ve taken out of the real library. So who’s the fool now? Tom Mison: I was late to the party. So I missed out on precious weeks with the English actor who plays Ichabod Crane on Sleepy Hollow. Maybe it’s the accent, but now my Monday nights are spent with those dreamy eyes, that eloquent speech and six feet and one inch of yummy moral righteousness. My PVR. Enough said.

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Tigers topple Trojans FOOTBALL

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aleb White wasn’t even sure if he’d be playing in Saturday’s senior football final. Injured in last week’s semifinal, the Westgate Tigers running back toughed it out, rushing for 155 yards and a touchdown at Fort William Stadium to dash the Churchill Trojans drive for a third straight high school championship. “I wasn’t really sure. I was kind of taking it day-by-day to see how I felt. I felt I was good enough to go, so I did,” White said. “I just ran hard, that’s Tiger football.” White wasn’t alone in his clockchewing ways. Teammate Cody Sheedy scampered for 65 yards and two scores, helping the Tigers dominate time of possession in the second half, which they started with an 8-7 deficit. For Sheedy it was a matter of payback. “Three years ago we lost to Churchill in junior. I was looking for my revenge, waiting for my chance to change the outcome. It just feels amazing,” Sheedy said. “I had injuries, I was out and just the brotherhood of my team we came together. They let me back in. I was so grateful to be a part of it.” The key to the turnaround was the first drive of the second half. Buried at their own 23-yard line after the opening kickoff, White started the eight-minute march down

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yard dash making it a two-score contest at 22-11. The Trojans, led by quarterback Justin Fui, put together a sustained drive of their own as an answer, but couldn’t find the end zone. Fui, who finished with 196 passing yards and an 18-yard second-quarter TD pass to Mitchell Spence that gave the Trojans the halftime advantage, was picked off by Josh Whitehurst in the end zone, ending the threat. Churchill got the ball back, but on third-and-10 from the Tigers 20, coach Mike Doromko decided to go for the major rather than kicking a field goal. Once again Whitehurst got in the way of the would-be touchdown pass, Fui’s third interception of the day. Sheedy said he can’t wait to test their skills at the OFSSAA championships on Nov. 28 in Etobicoke, Ont. against the Durham region winner, Pickering's St. Mary's Catholic High School. “I’ve never been to Toronto. This is the best way to go down to Toronto for the first time, go down with my brothers and my family and play some hard-nosed Tiger football, the way we know how.” Westgate coach Mike McNally, whose team captured its 15th senior high school crown, but its first since 2010, said there was plenty of motivation on the sidelines. “Those fifth-year guys came out and really tore it up. You could see it. Those guys really wanted it today and those fifth-year guys carried us.”

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Seven straight for LU Thunderwolves sweep Concordia to improve to 9-1 UNIVERSITY HOCKEY By Leith Dunick – TB Source eff Bosch is back and the Lakehead Thunderwolves didn’t skip a beat Saturday night. The veteran goalie, sidelined the entire regular season with a non-conference play knee injury suffered last month against the University of Minnesota-Duluth, made his season debut a winning one, stopping 20 shots to help the Wolves conquer the Concordia Stingers 3-1. For Bosch, it was a chance to shake the rust off. “Once I got going and made my first save, adrenalin takes over and you forget you had an injury. I felt pretty good and the guys in front of me were awesome tonight,” said Bosch, sidelined for the first nine games of the OUA season. “I think I only had 21, 22 shots against, which was great. It made my workload a little less tonight.” Coach Bill McDonald, who praised rookie Justin McDonald for stepping in and winning eight of nine starts while Bosch was on the mend, said he was determined to get his No. 1 goalie some playing time to build up his confidence as the meat of the Thunderwolves schedule approaches. “It’s hard when you’re out there, but I had to put him in. He has to get some games and he obviously handled it with flying colours. Right off the bat there they got a couple of quality chances in the first period and he played really well,” Bill McDonald said. “If he can get back to playing how he did in the preseason, I really like him as a goalie. But let’s not forget the guy that was in there before him, McDonald. The silver lining is he’s gained a lot of

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experience.” Bosch guessed his knee is probably about 80 per cent at this stage, but added he’s been working hard to get back to active duty. It wasn’t easy watching his teammates on the ice, despite their hot start. “I did as much as I could to get back as soon as I could and my knee was just staying where it was and wasn’t getting better,” Bosch said. “Finally tonight it was such a good feeling to get in there and actually contribute to this team.” For LU (9-1-0) it was a seventh straight win in OUA play, the team’s final home game before the Christmas break, and maintained a share of top spot in the OUA West with Windsor, who downed UQTR 5-3 on Saturday night. The Wolves are in Oshawa next. Mitch Fillman, with his first of the season, Jake Carrick, while falling and Cody Alcock, with his third in two nights and team-leading ninth of the season, scored for the Thunderwolves. George Lovatsis had the lone goal for the Stingers (2-5-3), who dressed third-string goalie Antoine Marchand as a skater. The game could prove costly for the Wolves heading forward, at least in the opener next weekend on the road in Oshawa. Late in the third fourth-year forward Trevor Gamache tangled with Stingers defenceman AdamNugent Hopkins, a fight that brought the Fort William Gardens crowd of 2,686 to its feet. Both players were ejected and face at least a one-game suspension. “If we were a little farther on in the schedule … we’d probably have to use our heads a little bit more.

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51. NOTICES Win free tickets to go see Vince Neil of Motley Crue at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium courtesy of EXXXXTACY SUPERSTORE. No purchase is necessary. One ballot per day per person. Draw date is January 10, 2014. 2nd row centre. Open tonight ‘til midnight.

53. GENERAL SERVICES #1 ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING monthly to annually, small business and personal year round tax preparation. Best rates. Call 628-6997. AARON’S LANDSCAPING. Fall clean, leaves, trim trees, hedge, clean eavestrough, dump runs, snow plowing, residential and commercial. 626-3639. Anything pick-up, garbage, furniture, rubbish, clean out houses, garages, basesments, and yard waste removal and clean. Odd jobs, snow-blowing and shovelling - Frank 628-5919 Christina’s Home and Garden is offering a Christmas special, for house cleaning, painting, we also do snow removal, renovations. Please call 621-1505. EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR GARMENTS. For all your tailoring needs. Alterations, zippers, hemming, etc. Reasonable rates, prompt service. Home Visits For Seniors Only!! 767-1705. NO FRIDGE’S, NO FREEZERS. No TV’s. Free pick-up of washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, BBQ’s, microwaves, misc. scrap. Call for pick up 939-1469. Leave message.

RJC WINDOW CLEANING & HANDYMAN SERVICES. Painting, home repairs, Christmas decorating, etc. Free estimates and fully insured! Call Robert 632-2161 Small House Services: Painting, interior/exterior ; eavestrough cleaning; dump runs and small house repairs. Reliable, neat & tidy. 285-1675 or 3459246.

53. GENERAL SERVICES Do you need house cleaning services for the holidays? Cleaning lady with 8 years experience. Bondable, references 2851906 SNOW BLOWING! Driveways $35 to $45 depending on the size of your driveway. Brian 768-9849. Anytime. TREE REMOVAL SERVICE, from take down to clean-up. In town rural or at the cottage. ++ experience very reasonable rates, free estimates, and seniors discounts. Call 345-4363

54. HOME IMPROVEMENTS # CWR CONTRACTING. Framing and Renovation Specialist including flood damage restoration, customized cabinets. Exterior work includes all roofing work, landscaping, Bobcat services, Skidsteer and, excavator. Stone/cement/brick, driveway, land levelling, decks, fences, weeping tile, foundations, and repairs. Additions and garages. Work all expertly completed and proudly provide references. Call for Five Star Service: 577-0068. Quality workmanship guaranteed. Build and Reface Kitchen cabinets. Custom made baseboards and moulding. Call 285-7404. CARPENTER FOR HIRE! Drywall, Renovations, Repairs. No Job too small! Reasonable rates. Call Stan 683-7159. Gerry’s painting ceilings, trim work, baseboards, prehung doors. 631-9294.


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PENSIONED PAINTERS looking to stay active. Very reasonable rates. Neat, fast working, former housing authority professional painters. Also drywall repairs & small renovations. 626-6926

DENTAL HYGIENIST, temporary, full time position in Dental office in Geraldton. Call 807-854-1426.

Vivid Grey Design Studio offers Interior Design Services, Custom Closets, Closet doors, Storage Solutions, Kitchens and bathrooms. Call 252- 5539.

57. HELP WANTED

Castlegreen Co-operative

at 11:45am. Admission: Coin Collection at the door. A fundraiser for the Thunder Bay Military Family Resource Centre. Call 345-5116 for more information. Canadian Red Cross are holding Annual Creations Sale November 25th to November 29th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in Victoriaville Mall. Beautiful handmade sweaters, socks, afghans, mitts, hats, toys and more. For more info call 623-3073.

63. COMING EVENTS

OFFICE CLERK 12 mth Contract (Mat Leave) 12 hr/wk minimum

Inbound Customer Service Representatives “We don’t call you, you call us” Have you heard what’s happening at Teleperformance?! Teleperformance is looking for Inbound CSR’s, you know, those people that you call when you need assistance with your products and services! We have extended our referral & signing bonus for the Month of November, Teleperformance is offering a great referral and signing bonus!

• strong background in customer service • computer skills (MS Access, Word, Excel) • reception duties • ability to multi-task • knowledge of Business Visions an asset Start Date: Dec 9/13 (training) Application Deadline: November 22/13

Submit Application to: Castlegreen Co-op, 213 Castlegreen Drive Fax (807) 767-4585 smp@castlegreen.on.ca

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Current employees who refer a successful candidate can earn up to $750.00. And successful candidates who are new or referred can earn up to $1500. See our HR department for details.

What are you waiting for? Your new career is waiting for you at 251 Red River Rd or www. Teleperformance.com

Requirements: • A stats freak. We strive for the best stats every day, and measure everything we do to ensure we’re doubling down on what works, and pivoting where things aren’t working. Strong measurement is the key indicator of which direction we go. See your success rewarded with prizes and recognition!

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• A team player. Goes without saying, but this person will operate on a team of 15-20 other representatives and needs to know how to share learning's and collaborate with this rockin’ group.

• Being a social connector and influencer. You likely have a lot of Facebook friends and people turn to you when they’re looking for ideas of where to apply for a new career – a referral will earn you some extra cash.

• Customer Service Guru – you day dream about how to make someone smile, how to perfect their day, you are always seeking the next opportunity to spread the Teleperformance values and passion.

• Wage & Benefits – We offer a competitive wage as well as excellent benefits and an amazing bonus! • Well-Spoken/Written - Solid communication - both written and verbal will assist you in advancing your Teleperformance career, both locally and globally. We fill 90% of our positions internally.

• Flexible - both in schedule and attitude. Schedule – We can’t promise you the world, but we will do our very best to help you balance work and whatever else you have going on in your life. Attitude - Things change quickly in our world, and someone who can pivot and acclimate quickly does well.

• Positive - We like coming to work, and we want people who like to come to work every day to work with amazing, positive, happy people. Your attitude is key to your success.

• In Addition! As well as your customer service skills, you will have a high school diploma, clear criminal backcheck and some programs require a credit check.

APPLY NOW: www.teleperformance.com or felicia.haughton@teleperformance.com

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59. CHILD CARE

64. CRAFT & FLEA MARKETS

Are you a parent looking for child care, or a child care provider with available spaces? Call THE HOME CHILD CARE NETWORK at 473-3822.

A Merry Little Christmas Craft Fair. Held Saturday, November 23 10am-3pm at the Thunder Bay Armoury, 317 Park Ave. Shop at over 40 tables, purchasing your poinsettia or just sip a warm coffee at the Gingerbread Café. Kids can make crafts at the Christmas Zone or dip into Santa’s Chimney for prizes. Santa visits at 11:45am. Admission: Coin Collection at the door. A fundraiser for the Thunder Bay Military Family Resource Centre. Call 345-5116 for more information.

63. COMING EVENTS ELIZABETH ELLIOTT ANTIQUES and Collectibles BUYING Jewelry, CostumeJewelry, Strawberry Hill Pottery, and other items. Please call 344-1588 or leave message.

65. HAPPY ADS

Canadian Red Cross are holding Annual Creations Sale November 25th to November 29th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in Victoriaville Mall. Beautiful handmade sweaters, socks, afghans, mitts, hats, toys and more. For more info call 623-3073.

64. CRAFT & FLEA MARKETS

West Thunder Community Centre ANNUAL CRAFT SALE Fri., Dec. 6th, 2013 ~ 4pm-9pm Sat., Dec. 7th, 2013 ~ 10am-4pm Bake Table ~ 50/50 Attendance Draws 50/50 Draw Tickets #NOW# on Sale; Licence #M715270 Admission $1.00 per adult Children 12 and under free.

Call 475-9396 915 S. Edward St.

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