Lakers get new Head Coach, Toyota opens new plant & More!

 

THE WALLACEBURG LAKERS HAVE A NEW HEAD COACH AND G.M. FORMER CHATHAM MAROONS AND DRESDEN BENCH BOSS MARK SWAYZE GETS THE GIG. THE NEW EXECUTIVE MADE THE DECISION AT LAST NIGHTS FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD.  THE NEW DIRECTOR OF PLAYER EPRSONNEL IS KRIS JACOBS.

 

THE CHATHAM KENT HEALTH ALLIANCE SCORED BIG WITH THEIR ANNUAL PARADE OF CHEFS FUNDRAISER LAST WEEK. THEY MANAGED TO COOK UP 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THEIR DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING EQUIPMENT RENEWAL CAMPAIGN

 

AN 8 YEAR VETERAN OF THE ST. CLAIR CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETAIN HER SEAT. MICHELE PARKS FAILED TO FILE HER CAMPAIGN EXPENSE STATEMENT BY THE MARCH 27TH DEADLINE. SHE SAYS SHE HAD NO CONTRIBUTIONS AND INFORMED THE CLERK AND  WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT WAS ENOUGH. BUT THE BOARD HAS DECIDED TO TOSS HER OUT AND DECLARE THE SEAT OPEN. THEY WILL  ADVERTISE FOR A TRUSTEE AT LARGE AND BEGIN THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

 

TOYOTA ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THEY ARE HALTING PRODUCTION OF THE COROLLA AT THEIR CAMBRIDGE ONTARIO FACILITY WITHIN A FEW YEARS. THEY CLAIM THEY WILL STILL INVEST IN ONTARIO, JUST NOT WITH THE COROLLA. BUT THEY WILL INVEST A BILLION DOLLARS AND CREATE 2 THOUSDAND JOBS AT A PLANT IN MEXICO. TOYOTA REFUSED TO SAY WHAT VEHICLE MIGHT BE MANUFACTURED AT THEIR PLANTS IN CAMBRIDGE AND WOODSTOCK IN THE FUTURE.

 

A ZERO PER CENT GROWTH IN OUR ECONOMY FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR IS BEING BLAMED ON DROPPING OIL PRICES. BUT THE BANK OF CANADA REFUSED TO ALTER THE OVERNIGHT LENDING RATE TODAY. INSTEAD, OPTING TO KEEP IT AT 0.75 PER CENT. THE PRESIDENT OF THE BANK OF CANADA SAID OUR ECONOMIC ILLS RIGHT NOW ARE ACUTE, BUT EXPECT THINGS TO TURN AROUND IN THE COMING MONTHS.