May 2016

Fire Ban Lifted

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 19:07 PM

Due to improved weather conditions Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue has lifted the ban on open fires in the city.

It means all valid outdoor burning permits have been reinstated.

The Ministry of Natural Resources has also lifted the fire ban for Northwestern Ontario, except for the far north region.  

 

T.Bay Counts Out With 1st Report

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 13:17 PM

Thunder Bay Counts is out with its first report to the community.

Over the last two years, hundreds of people have shared their concerns about local issues.  

The report provides key statistics such as the fact that 47 percent of local residents strongly agree that racism is a serious issue in our City.

The document is meant to inspire the community to take action by working together on these issues.

Thunder Bay Counts hired a consultant to compile the first report, Andrew Taylor of Taylor Newberry Consulting. 

Wanted Pair Picked Up Near Marathon

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 11:50 AM

Marathon OPP are charging a 26 year old man and a 25 year old woman with a number of offences after stopping them on Highway 17 with the use of a spike belt.

A bulletin came across saying the duo were wanted in connection to a crime that was committed in Hamilton.

A prohibited weapon was also recovered from the vehicle. Both are awaiting a future court date.

Elderly Woman Hurt In Crash

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 10:57 AM

A 74 year old woman is recovering from injuries she sustained after her car was involved in a collision with a transport just before 6 o'clock last night.  

Police say it happened at the intersection of Arthur Street west and Highway 130 better known as Twin City Crossroads.    

They say she's been charged with making an improper left turn. 

Hunting Fines Net 8K

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 09:00 AM

A hunting party from Southwestern Ontario is being fined $8,000 for moose hunting offences. 

The six men plead guilty recently and received a number of fines. 

The incident happened in October of 2014 and the cases were heard in Thunder Bay back in March.

Man Arrested After Assault

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 05:41 AM

City Police have a man in custody following a domestic assault that took place last night.  

Police say a woman in her early 20's suffered serious injuries in the incident, which happened around 7 o'clock, in a park on James Street in the Limbrick Place area.

They say several 9-1-1 calls were received about a woman calling for help. 

The man, who is also in his early 20's, has been charged with aggravated assault.   

Ring of Fire Talks Progressing: Rae

Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2016 09:33 AM

Bob Rae says the First Nation perspective on the Ring of Fire is that it can't be done without human development.

The former politician negotiates on behalf of nine Matawa communities in Ring of Fire talks with the province, and says they're currently exchanging proposals with the Ontario government.

He says an essential condition of their approach is that they want to see real improvements in the conditions on reserve and in the opportunities for aboriginal peoples.

Former Quebec Premier Stresses Northern Development

Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:40 PM

Jean Charest is touting Lakehead University's Class of 2016.

The former Quebec Premier talked about the importance of northern communities in his remarks to graduates, after receiving an honourary doctorate at Friday's ceremony.

Charest says every one of those students will have a role to play in ensuring good paying jobs for other Canadians, adding development of the country's northern regions is an effort that is key to Canada's economic future. 

Charest's government introduced an $80 billion plan to develop Quebec’s north in 2011. (Photo: Caryn Ceolin)