With Labour Day being one of nine stat holiday’s in Ontario, most retail outlets and government offices are closed, including City Hall. That means the committee council meeting will be taking place Tuesday night instead. Fines for those retail operations who open illegally range from $500 to $50,000. Exceptions to the rule include convenience stores, tourist operators and gas stations.
After countless requests from the public, the North Bay and District Humane Society has announced they will look to establish the city’s first off-leash dog park. Darryl Vaillancourt says this is an exciting announcement. He adds they will need help from the community. Vaillancourt says they if they could fundraise close to $80,000 that would go a long way in deferring the cost.
City police are looking for the public’s assistance after an incident on a city transit bus on Tuesday night. It’s alleged just before midnight , an unknown man boarded a city bus, took out a knife and demanded the driver give him money from the fare box. Police say when the driver explained that he did not have access to the box, the man ordered him to drive. They drove for a few minutes and eventually down John Street to the end of Old Callander Road, where the man exited and fled on foot in the bush. There were no passengers on the bus at the time.
We’ve all heard of the ice bucket challenge. Maybe you’ve even done it! Here’s one family who is benefiting from your donations. Tracy Cooper’s dad is fighting ALS. She joined us in studio to tell their story. It’s a moving one. And a reminder as to why the ice bucket challenge is SO important. Take a listen! ~Kevin
One family’s story about their battle with ALS.
Cable-and-internet giants Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are partnering to launch a new streaming-video service, set to debut in November.
The subscription on-demand service — called shomi — will feature 14,000 episodes and titles, 11,000 hours of TV shows and more than 1,000 movies. Users will be able to access the service on a computer, tablet, mobile device, Xbox 360 and cable set top boxes.
Rogers Radio North Bay, which includes Country-600 CKAT, 101.9 The Fox and KiSS 100.5, held a big party in the parking lot of their new studio in downtown North Bay. The Ted Rogers Broadcast Centre was officially opened Monday to the public, who got a tour of the building and took part in the ceremony.
What do a pedometer, a rubber ball and a cellphone have in common? They’re all on ParticipACTION’s list of backpack must-haves for back to school.