May 2013

The Relay Is On!

Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013 00:03 AM

The annual Shelter House Relay takes place today at Chippewa Park.   It's the annual fundraiser for the city's homeless shelter and Executive Director Patty Hajdu admits participation is down from previous years, but they expect to  bring in about 140 thousand dollars.   She says next year they hope to breathe some new life into the event on its 20th anniversary.

Hospital To Enforce Smoking Ban

Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013 00:02 AM

A smoking ban on the grounds of the Regional Health Sciences Centre will soon be enforced by officials.   Spokesperson Allison McMullen says as of September 30th patients and staff will no longer be able to light up on hospital property.   McMullen  says the long lead time is for everyone time  to prepare

The Thunder Bay Sets Sail

Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013 00:01 AM

The Thunder Bay has set sail on its maiden voyage.   The Canada Steamships Lines laker left a port in China this week and is expected in Montreal in late July where it will operate the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.   It's expected to take up to two months to complete the trip.

Fatal House Fire In Fort Frances

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 14:54 PM

There has been a fatal house fire in the Fort Frances area.   OPP say that the blaze happened early this morning in the township of Devlin.   Police say that one occupant of the house died, but they have not identified the victim.   The cause of the fire is not known and police remain at the scene.