January 2017

Teachers' Contract Talks Start Up Tomorrow

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 17:16 PM

All eyes will be on contract talks between the Catholic School board and the union representing elementary teachers. 

Both sides are getting back to the bargaining table tomorrow in an effort to avoid a strike or lockout situation. 

Aldo Grillo of the Ontario English Catholic Teacher's Association says he's hopeful a provincially appointed conciliator will be able to bridge the gap between the sides. 

One Person In Hospital After South Side Incident

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 16:37 PM

We have a developing story to report.   

Police say they're dealing with an incident in the Limbrick Street area that took place just after 3 o'clock this afternoon. 

They say at least one male has sustained a serious injuries and has been taken to hospital. 

The details surrounding the situation aren't known, but we do know that one person is in custody. (File photo)

Family of Sick Infant Hopes For Help

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 14:27 PM

It's the kind of medical situation no parent wants to be involved with. 

Thunder Bay's Brett Howas-Martial is in southern Ontario with his newborn son as the boy gets hospital tests that involve a blood clot to the brain.

Howas-Martial says the family has been staying at the Ronald McDonald House in London for seven weeks. He says without any sort of prognosis on when his condition will stabilize, it's difficult to say how much longer they'll have to stay.

No Charges In LU Complaint

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:23 AM

City police say that an incident reported by Lakehead University on the weekend may not be an act of voyeurism.

Police say the complaint by a woman while she was in a school washroom, doesn't meet the threshold for criminal charges. 

They didn't go into detail.

Police say the young male who was taken into custody has been released free and clear.


Fox Released From Jail After 18 Months

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:16 AM

A 37 year old woman has served her 18 months of jail time after being found guilty of assault causing bodily harm in relation to her sister's 2016 death.

Kimberly Fox was sentenced in court this morning. She'll face a ten year weapon's ban and provide her DNA to the court.  

Fox has spent 12 months in jail and factoring in Gladue conditions she'll get 1 and a half days credit for each day she spent behind bars.

Two Crashes On Area Roads This Morning

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 08:06 AM

City police are on the scene of a two vehicle collision at Oliver and Jack Pine Road.

The call came in around 7:30 and there's no word on injuries.

Meanwhile, OPP say just before 8 o'clock they were called to the corner of Highway 11/17 and Balsalm.

Two vehicles were involved in that crash.

Police are asking you to use caution driving in the area.

As well there are reports to our newsroom that the traffic lights are out again at Balmoral and Central.  (File photo)

Trudeau Calls Mosque Attack Cowardly

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 07:38 AM

"Cowardly" that's how Prime Minister Trudeau, in a tweet, describes what he's calling an act of terrorism in Quebec City.

Masked gunmen attacked a mosque, killing 6 people and wounding 8 others.

Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard is also calling it an act of terrorism.

More than 40 people were said to be in the mosque for evening prayers when the attack occurred. Police made two arrests.

The attack happened amid chaos and protests at airports in the U.S. over the temporary travel ban that was imposed by President Donald Trump late Friday.

Extra City Clerk Being Added To City Hall

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 07:26 AM

Staffing reinforcements are expected to be approved at City Hall tonight.

The appointment of Gordon Stover as the Acting City Clerk is expected to be rubber stamped.

City Clerk John Hannam says Stover's been with their office for over five years.

Hannam says should he or Deputy Clerk Krista Power be away from the office Stover will take over.  (File photo)

Call To Save High Street Wall

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 07:16 AM

City lawmakers are going to hear from Rodney Brown tonight about his concerns over killing the High Street wall.

Brown wants the wall repaired as opposed to building a new one with local artwork on it.  

Brown's created a Facebook page for his crusade "Save The Stone" and he'll take his plea to Council tonight. (Photo supplied) 


Less Passengers Through Ft. Frances Airport

Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2017 13:01 PM

A drop in the number of aircraft using the Fort Frances airport in 2016.  

Final numbers show almost 25-hundred take-offs and landings, 200 less than in 2015, but slightly higher than in 2014.  

The number of people using Bearskin last year is also down.  

About 32-hundred took the nearly 900 flights made available out of Fort Frances.  

That's 300 less than in 2015.