December 2016

Pat Lang Appointed To Order Of Canada

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 17:43 PM

Former Confederation College President Pat Lang is now a Member of the Order of Canada.  

In an announcement from Governor General David Johnston, Lang is being recognized for her committment to growing Ontario's colleges.

She served as President from 2000 to 2009.  

She was one of 100 people appointed to the Order to mark what the Governor General called a milestone year.  Along with being Canada's 150th anniversary, 2017 also marks the Order of Canada's 50th year.  

No Injuries In Expressway Crash

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 16:41 PM

City Police say nobody was hurt in a collision in the Intercity area today.  

They say it happened just after 3pm on the Harbour Expressway between Memorial Avenue and Carrick.  

The two pickup trucks involved in the crash were briefly blocking one of the westbound lanes, but police say the road is clear now.  

RCMP Warn About The Danger Of Driving The 'Morning After'

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 15:19 PM

Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a bad idea and illegal, but many don't think about the morning after.

With only a few hours left in 2016 police are asking people to think about what they'll do once the party is over.

Corp. Jennifer Clarke with the RCMP says people often think they're okay to drive once they've had a few hours of sleep.

"If you've been celebrating the night before, take a good hard look at your self in the mirror and ask 'should I be on the road.' There isn't any definitive self-test. We're asking people to be responsible."

Condo Cleared Out Due To CO

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 14:30 PM

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue says nobody was hurt in a suspected carbon monoxide leak this afternoon.  

They were called to 2280 Sleeping Giant Parkway, where Platoon Chief Bruce Kajorinne says they detected unsafe amounts of CO.  He says they evacuated residents to the neighbouring condo building while firefighters combed the structure for the source of the carbon monoxide.  

There's no word on the reason for the elevated CO levels at this time.  


Survey On Chippewa Park's Future

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 11:31 AM

 The Friends of Chippewa Park want to hear from you in an online survey.  

The Friends are looking for your input about some of the park's features, which will be passed on to City Council as it prepares to give Chippewa Park a makeover.  

The online questionnaire asks about the future of the Wildlife Exhibit and Carousel, as well as whether you'd like to see a water play facility at the park.  

You can find the survey at this LINK.  


Energy East Meetings Coming To NWO

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 11:07 AM

Meetings on the Energy East project are coming to Northwestern Ontario in the New Year.  

Thunder Bay will host a session from five until seven on January 19th at the Oliver Road Community Centre.  

Kenora, Dryden and the surronding areas will take place at the end of the month starting January 23rd.  

Officials will be discussing what a significant water crossing looks like along the TransCanada Pipeline's route for their Energy East  conversion project.  


Trump Like Teflon

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 08:43 AM

US President Elect Donald Trump continues to catch heat in the public eye.  

Lakehead University's Political Science Professor Laure Paquette says the New York attorney general's office is investigating Trump and whether he personally benefited from his charity foundation. 

Paquette says Trump is much like Teflon and nothing sticks to him so this scandal probably won't impact him in the long run.

Ups and Downs For Trudeau

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 08:42 AM

For Justin Trudeau his first year as prime minister has been one of ups and downs.

He's had to go back on some promises in 2016 but he's fulfilled others.  

However, he says his biggest regret will be standing by helplessly and watching as two Canadian hostages became victims of international terrorism.

Trudeau says the deaths were made more difficult because of the government's position not to negotiate with terrorists. (File photo)