March 2017

Big Bust For City Police

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 16:36 PM

A historic drug bust for city police. 

They say they raided a residence at an apartment building in the area of South Cumberland Street around 10 o'clock Thursday night.

It resulted in the seizure of over  $350,000 in crack cocaine, powdered cocaine and cash.

Police say it represents the largest seizure of crack cocaine in the City of Thunder Bay 

Five people have been arrested and charged.   

Four of them are from southern Ontario, the other is a 20 year old Thunder Bay woman. 

 

 

Kashechewan To Consider Relocating

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 15:29 PM

The northern community of Kashechewan could find a new home.  

The First Nation and the federal and provincial governments have agreed to come up with a plan to make Kashechewan more sustainable and improve outcomes for its residents.  

The plan will look at the possibility of relocating Kashechewan.  

Risk of flooding from the Albany River forced the community to evacuate last April.  (File Photo)

 

Police Cruiser Rear-Ended

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 13:34 PM

Two city police officers are recovering from minor injuries after their cruiser was rear ended this morning.

Police say the two were in their vehicle on Belrose Road at around 10:30 and were stopped for some city road crews who were patching potholes. 

That's when, they say, a car hit them from behind. 

The car driver also sustained minor injuries in the mishap. 

Health And Education Workers Top Local Sunshine List

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 13:28 PM

Many city firefighters and police constables are back on the province's so called "Sunshine List" of  public employees who made more than $100,000 last year. 

They're among over 300 city employees who made it to this year's list.

They include Police Chief J. P.  Levesque who made $247,000 and City Manager Norm Gale with a 2016 salary of $236,000. 

Once again, it's the health care field which has some of the highest salaries with Regional Hospital president and CEO Jean Bartkowiak taking in $340,000 last year.

Friendship Centre Changes Name

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 10:53 AM

There's a name change for Thunder Bay's Friendship Centre.

After 50 years they've decided to drop the outdated word "Indian" from their organization.

Starting tomorrow they will be known as the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre.

They feel the name change is a way of moving away from their colonial past. 

Two Dead In Hudson

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 09:56 AM

Two people are dead after they were hit by a CN Rail train in Hudson.

Sioux Lookout OPP say the deceased are 40 year old Eric Gray and 36 year old Lloyd Quedent both of Lac Seul First Nation.

The tragedy was called in just after 5 yesterday.

OPP and CN Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, but foul play isn't suspected. 

MNR Fire Season Starts April 1st

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 09:47 AM

It's no joke, fire season starts April 1st.

The MNR is reminding people that a fire, big or small, can pose a potential safety hazard.  

Fire and Information Officer Debbie Mclean says that if you're planning on having a fire to have it during the evening.  

Mclean says the regulations they have in place are designed to avoid the highest risk part of the day.  

You can click here for any specifics. 

 

 

Gravel Pit Concerns In Lappe

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 01:01 AM

There's opposition to a proposed gravel pit in Lappe. 

Trout Lake resident Robin Latimer says she's against the zoning amendment being requested by the company, because the pit would be located next to her and some of her neighbour's properties.

She calls it an environmental concern, noting all of them have well water, and they worry about the quality of that water when such a big undertaking is happening right next to their property.

Latimer believes the proposal calls for an environmental assessment. 

A public meeting on the proposal was held last night. 

Hajdu To Talk Trade In Wisconsin

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 18:44 PM

Patty Hajdu will head to Wisconsin to talk trade.

The Thunder Bay MP and federal Labour Minister says she'll meet with officials across the border to strengthen economic ties with our country. She says they want to make sure state lawmakers know how valuable Canada and Wisconsin's relationship is.