August 2015

Ear Falls Drowning

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 09:18 AM

OPP investigating a drowning in the Ear Falls area on the weekend.

Police says the body of a 49-year-old woman was found in the English River Saturday morning.

No name has been released.  

The OPP crime unit and the Coroner's Office are involved in the investigation.  (File photo)

Driver Licence Renewals Going Up

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 09:16 AM
Ontario drivers can expect to pay more for their vehicles.

An increase in the price of renewals and permits also comes into effect on Tuesday.

The province says that extra money will go towards maintaining roads, supporting public services, and improving transportation infrastructure.

 Click HERE for more information.

City Council Preview

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 09:10 AM

Councillor Joe Virdiramo can count on the mayor's support for his proposal to provide war veterans with free parking anywhere in the city. 

The idea is coming before councillors tonight. 

Keith Hobbs says it's a no-brainer and will vote in favour of it.

Also coming up tonight is a motion from Councillor Paul Pugh asking city council to oppose the Energy East pipeline project. 

New Driving Rules Start Tuesday

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 09:08 AM

Starting Tuesday, there'll be new road rules to follow in the province. 

City traffic Sgt. Glenn Porter says it includes a law to which requires drivers to give tow trucks room if they have their amber lights flashing.  

As well it'll be against the law to open the door of your vehicle into the path of a cyclist.  (File photo)

Northern Avenue Sewer Work Begins

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 09:06 AM

Northern Avenue at Syndicate Avenue North is going to be closed for five days starting today.

Crews will be performing a number of upgrades to the sewer and water system.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes when travelling in the area.  

A posted detour along Brodie Street North, Durban Street and McKellar Street North will be available to allow motorists to bypass the work area. 

Crime Of The Week - August 31/15

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 08:43 AM

Thunder Bay Police and Crime Stoppers are asking for your help in locating the people responsible for a theft of a vehicle and an attempted break and enter to the Power Centre on Memorial Avenue.  

Sometime after midnight on July 4, a white Dodge Caravan was stolen from a home on Queen Street and then used at around 1:30 to break into the building.  The minivan was used to back into the large garage doors of the Power Centre.  The thieves were unsuccessful but there was significant damage to the garage doors and the vehicle.

Highway 61 Open After Crash

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 23:39 PM

Three people were sent to hospital following a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 61.

The accident occured near Chippewa Road around 9:30 Sunday night and closed the highway for several hours.  OPP say a man lost control of his car and collided into an oncoming vehicle in the northbound lane. His vehicle then spun around and hit another car head-on.

There's no word on the extent of the injuries and the investigation continues.  The highway has been re-opened in both directions.  

 

Education Workers Plan Job Action At Start Of School Year

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 13:15 PM

The latest twist in talks between the educational sector and province could close schools, even if teachers stay on the job.

The union representing Ontario school support workers says job action will begin on the first week of school.

Its membership voted overwhelmingly on the weekend to work to rule in Septmeber. 

The Canadian Union of Public Employees says the plan will gradually increase to rotating strikes, and eventually ramp up to a sweeping, province-wide strike.

Candidate Sunday Schedules

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:46 AM

Another quiet day on the campaign trail for local candidates.

In Thunder Bay-Rainy River, Conservative candidate Moe Comuzzi is posting signs in her riding today. Liberal Don Rusnak says he's still finalizing his plans for the week. The NDP's John Rafferty says he's having a family weekend, while Green hopeful Christy Radbourne is campaigning at Ribfest.

Changes In Bus Schedules

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 06:00 AM

Some changes for City Transit come into effect today.

They changed the names of several routes as well as added some new ones.

Spokesperson Jon Hendel says the changes will be reflected in their schedules. 

Click HERE for more information.