May 2014

Farmer's Market At Kakabeka

Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:21 AM

Kakabeka Falls is now home to a summer farmer's market.

It opens today and will be held every Saturday from 10:00 until 3:00 on Highway 11-17, next to Checkers Restaurant.

Eggs, local meat, baked goods, specialty items and handmade woodcrafts will be up for sale.



(File photo)

Mining Day Today

Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 09:22 AM

It's Mining Day in Thunder Bay today.

The city and a variety of mining organizations are hosting an exhibit on the waterfront to show area residents their tools of the trade.

Northwestern Ontario Propsertors Association President Bob Chataway thinks young and old will get a kick out of their interactive display.

The event runs until 4:00 this afternoon.

Two Years Since Flood

Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 08:09 AM

It's been two years since Thunder Bay's historic flood that overwhelmed the Atlantic Avenue Water Treatment Plant.

Infrastructure & Operations General Manager Darrell Matson says they've conducted several upgrades to ensure the facility can handle severe rainfalls.

70 millimetres of rain fell in under two hours on May 28th, 2012. 

Vote Today

Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 07:38 AM

Advance polls for the upcoming June 12th provincial election are open across Ontario today.

Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Loren Wells says there are a variety of locations.

In Thunder Bay-Atikokan you can go to the North McIntyre Recreation Centre today, the other locations including the Slovak Legion, Kakabeka Falls Legion and Norwester Hotel open on Sunday.

Thunder Bay-Superior North's polls are open today at the County Fair Mall and the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre.

Short-Term Solution For Swing Bridge

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 14:41 PM
The James Street swing bridge may be open again in a couple of weeks. 
Finding a short term solution for re-opening the bridge was decided upon at a meeting this morning between CN Rail, the city, and the Fort William First Nation.
CN Rail spokesperson Olivier Chouc says they're going to work with the city and First Nation to get the bridge operational once again. 
Chouc says CN will work with city engineers to come up with a report on the condition of the bridge in a couple of weeks. 

Hammer Attack

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 13:52 PM
An attack with a hammer has landed an Atikokan man in jail. Provincial Police say a man was assaulted with a hammer during a dispute on Gorrie Street in Atikokan. A 48-year-old man was treated for minor injuries and released from hospital. OPP say Oscar Desmeules has been charged with assault with a weapon and failing to comply with a probation order. He's in custody and due in court on June 2nd.

Mailbox Fire On Court Street

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Only three pieces of mail were damaged after the contents of a mailbox caught on fire on the 500 block of north Court Street around 11 this morning.   The mailbox is right in front of  Ned Harju's  home, who says that he saw two students walking in front of the box and they confirmed it was a fire so he called 9-1-1. Harju doesn't think the students started the fire.   The mail that was singed came from one person and Canada Post has contacted the sender to alert them. (Photo: Vic Krasowski)

NOMA And The City Demand Energy Answers

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 10:33 AM

The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association and the city are joining together requesting answers on local energy issues from the three main provincial parties.  They have written to the leaders and their local election candidates asking them to commit to a series of demands that include converting the Thunder Bay Generating Station to natural gas , expanding the capacity of the Atikokan Generating Station and creating new transmission lines 

June Is Seniors Month

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 10:23 AM
The City is gearing up for Seniors Month in June. Age Friendly Thunder Bay Spokesperson and City Councillor Rebecca Johnson says they'll have a full calendar of events.  Mayor Keith Hobbs will read a formal decree to kick off the month full of activities.

Voter Cards Out Now

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 10:22 AM
The cards that identify where you vote on June 12th are beginning to reach homes across Northwestern Ontario ridings. One returning officer Ian Simpson says if you feel the information is inaccurate, or you don't receive one in the coming days, visit a returning office located around the riding.  Simpson says you don't need the card to vote by special ballot or in the advance polls, just two pieces of identification.