June 2013

Dryden Opposes Domtar Assessment

Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2013 08:19 AM

A major setback for Dryden. The City has failed in its first attempt to overturn the property assessment of the Domtar Mill. Mayor Craig Nuttall says they aren't giving up the fight. Nuttall says the City can't afford to repay Domtar 5.4-million dollars and notes he wants to wait and see what happens with the appeal.

MNR Gives Canada Day Safety Tips

Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2013 08:15 AM

You can never be too safe. That's why the Ministry of Natural Resources is out with some reminders this Canada Day long weekend. Spokesperson Deb Mclean says if you're lighting fireworks, do them in a safe location. McLean says the wet weather should help the fire hazard, but it doesn't change the fact that people have to be responsible in how they handle their outdoor fires.

Keeping Canada Day Safe

Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2013 08:09 AM

City police say they're going to make sure everyone who attends tomorrow nights Canada Day activities at Marina Park is safe.  Glenn Porter of the city police says there will be lots of officers on duty to keep things under control. Porter says there will be an alcohol ban at the park and bags will be checked.

Fireworks Safety

Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 08:26 AM

City officials are preaching fireworks safety this Canada Day long weekend.   Anthony Stokaluk of Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue says it's important that the rules are followed in private fireworks displays. Stokaluk says only low hazard fireworks are allowed in private displays.

OPP Looking For Bad Drivers

Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 08:06 AM

The long weekend is here. Sergeant Shelley Garr of the OPP Northwest division says officers will be out looking for aggressive driving. Garr says that means they'll be looking for bad driving habits in motor vehicles, boats and all terrain vehicles.