April 2015

Councillor Ponders Closure of Red River Road

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 16:45 PM

Councillor Trevor Giertuga wants the city to explore a unique idea for the northside downtown.  

He's considering the possibility of closing Red River Road between Cumberland and Court to all vehicle traffic.

 He says because of the development of a number of new businesses in the so called Entertainment District,  it at least warrants an investigation.  

He's asking his fellow councillors Monday night to support the study.  (Photo: thunderbay.ca)

Bare Point Work May Cause Water Issues

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 15:22 PM

Two major water mains from the Bare Point treatment plant are now up and running.  

They were just put into service by the city.  North side residents who live near the plant may notice a discolouration in their water as the process goes into its final stages.

They say the water pressure, taste and clarity may also be affected for a short period. 

Sun Rich Recalls Apple Slices

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 13:17 PM

Sun Rich Fresh foods is recalling packages of apple slices and other fruit, due to concerns over possible listeria contamination.

The company says the apple slices were sold in 57 gram, 595 gram and 3 pound packages, and have a best before date of May 17.

This also includes Sun Rich Fruit medley, the waldorf salad kit and apple slices with grapes.

Shoppers Drug Mart apples and grapes, Starbucks seasonal fruit salad and Subway apples are also part of the recall.

Nine Year Sentence In Manslaughter Case

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 13:17 PM

A 36 year old Thunder Bay man is now sentenced to nine years in jail after  pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2013 stabbing death of a 30 year old man.  

Shawn Joseph Henderson was charged originally with second degree murder in relation to the death of Travis Cutfeet.

 Cutfeet was walking along May Street at the time of the tragic attack in May of that year.  

 Henderson was sentenced in Superior Court this week. 

E-Waste, Document & Med Round Up

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 PM

Thunder Bay's Crime Stoppers is organizing an e-waste, medicine and documentation disposal service next weekend.  

They'll be set up at the CLE grounds on May 9th to safely dispose of old pills, computers and sensitive documents.  

Spokesperson Jason Disher says it's dangerous to keep your old meds since it opens you up for the potential of a break in.  

The free event will run from 8 a.m., to 1 p.m. outside of the Country Market.  (Photo by Sheri Leviski-Kotyk)

30 X 30 Is Back

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:34 AM

Turn that computer off and get outdoors is the message from the David Suzuki Foundation and the  annual 30 by 30 challenge.

Organizers say the idea is to promote the  benefits of spending time communing with nature.  

The challenge asks you to spend 30 minutes a day for the next 30 days outside.

You can also go on-line to register by following this LINK.

Coffee Shops Band Together For CMHA

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:29 AM

Ten local coffee shops are teaming up to raise $10,000 for the Canada Mental Health Association.

The "get real" campaign encourages residents to buy a $10 coffee card that will allow them and a friend to go out for coffee 10 times.  

CMHA Spokesperson Elly Tose says the idea is to have a heart-to-heart with your loved one.

Every dollar from the campaign goes towards education and training programs provided by the CMHA here in Thunder Bay.

Airline Deal Signed With Two First Nations

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:12 AM

A northern Ontario airline is partnering with two area First Nations.  

North Star Air, and its affiliate Cargo North, have signed a business agreement with the communities of Poplar Hill and Kashechewan to provide passenger and freight services.    

It brings to nine, the number of First Nations in northwestern Ontario that North Star Air has such agreements with.