July 2012

UNESCO Recognizes Local Program

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 14:28 PM
A city police program is being recognized by a United Nations organization.  The Diversity In Policing Program is getting props from UNESCO for how it's helping develop bias free policing according to Cathy Woodbeck, the Executive Director of the Thunder Bay Multicultura

Boulevard Yes, Chippewa No

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 13:14 PM
The Health Unit says it's safe to swim at Boulevard Lake but not at Chippewa Park.  Officials have lifted the swimming advisory at Sandy Cove at Boulevard while it remains in place the Chippewa's Main Beach.   It's due to unacceptable levels of e-coli.

Motorcyclist Crashes Not Wearing A Helmet

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:33 PM

A 24 year old motorcyclist is in hospital in Winnipeg with serious injuries. Rainy River O.P.P. are investigating the crash that saw the driver of the motorcyle from Edson, Alberta, lose control half a kilometre from Highway 11 in Dawson Township. Provincial Police say the driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash at 8:30 on Sunday night.

Dryden Families Fraud Victims

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10:39 AM

In the region, two Dryden families are out a chunk of money after falling victim to fraudsters. Dryden Police say one couple is out more then one-thousand dollars after the money was removed from their account and transfered to a prepaid Mastercard through online banking.

6 Forest Fires Declared "Out"

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 09:50 AM

Some good news on the forest fire front. Six fires in the Kenora, Red Lake and Nipigon districts were declared "out" yesterday. Officials with the Ministry of Natural Resources say three new fires were reported yesterday and seven the day before. Most of the new fires continue to be reported in the Red Lake District.