February 2018

VIDEO: Police & School Board Respond To Lynx Sighting

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 14:52 PM

City police are on the watch for the wild lynx which has been spotted numerous times in the last several days. 

While they have received a few calls from the homeowners in the area around Marina Park, police haven't been able to spot it themselves.

Police say they will be the first to responded for any call that involves a threat to human safety.

Meanwhile, with the wild animal roaming the north side the Lakehead Public School Board is on alert.

Spokesperson Leslie Hynnes says schools in the Algoma and Argyle area are watching their yards.

Zaitzeff Sees One Set Of Sexual Related Charges Discharged

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:11 AM

High profile community member Alexander Sandy Zaitzeff won't see one set of sexual related charges go to trial. 

An out of town judge David Harris decided to discharge him on all four counts he was facing. 

Harris decided to not bring the case to trial because there was no evidence for a jury to convict him on.

A single witness was to testify in court today but didn't appear leading to the judge's decision. 

Defence lawyer Scott Hutchison told our newsroom that his client is gratified with how things turned out today and looks forward to moving on. 

Beware Of More Telephone Fraud: Police

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:49 AM

Thunder Bay police are warning of more telephone fraud.

They say a man recently took a call from someone claiming to be a Canada Immigration Agent, advising a warrant had been issued for his arrest.  

While on that call, another call came through.  Call display showed a Thunder Bay police number, the caller identifying himself as police, saying the man was going to be arrested if money wasn't paid.   

The man refused both callers after being asked for banking information.  

Thunder Bay Police reminds you to hang up immediately and call them.  

Call By-Law If Rat Problem: Foulds

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:18 AM

Current River residents are dealing with the rat problem with their city representative.    

Councillor Andrew Foulds says rats have been here a long time, it just a question of if the numbers have increased.  

He adds if you find a neighbour isn't doing their part to keep property clear of debris that attracts rats, call by-law.   

Foulds says there's a greater awareness of rats, it's just educating people on how to handle them.   


Contract Negotiations Coming To Resolute

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:14 AM

Unifor is heading down the road of contract negotiations for forestry workers.  

The first target is Resolute Forestry Products, with the union indicating they will be in contact with the company in the coming days to discuss the negotiating process and establish a bargaining schedule.

National President Jerry Dias says he's eager to get forestry workers what they deserve and that's a fair collective agreement that reflects their contributions to the industry.

Intersection Area Of Concern In Current River

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:10 AM

The intersection of Arundel and Hodder is causing concern for residents of Current River and its councillor.  

Andrew Foulds heard of one pedestrian getting hit by a vehicle that simply didn't stop at the four way sign.

He says solutions include a roundabout, but he won't commit anything yet until he sees pricing on any remedy.

He receives complaints about many drivers not bothering to stop at that intersection.




Driving School Defends Transport Trucks

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:04 AM

Expect tempers to flare over restricting through transport trucks to highway 11/17 and 61, and away from 102, that according to Transport Training Centre of Canada.  

Spokesperson John Beaudry says people don't like the sight of trucks, yet they expect products and services to be delivered on time.

He says axle weights and tires are designed to suit roads, with cars mostly at fault when it comes to collisions.  

He adds people don't know enough about trucks, are afraid of them, and don't need to be.



Mulroney Addresses Ring Of Fire, Her Candidacy

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 09:45 AM

Caroline Mulroney thinks it's a disgrace the Ring of Fire development is taking so long.  

In an interview with Acadia news, the PC leadership candidate refers to taking part in developing a new bridge between Windsor and Detriot. 

She noted how necessary it is for the right people to be in the right positions, in spite of having plenty of political will.   

She couldn't give specifics on when the Ring of Fire would be done, but it would be a priority in her government, adding her business background gives her the qualifications.

Hoskins Announces Changes For Long Term Care Homes

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 08:26 AM

It's a little easier for partners to reside in the same long term care home in Ontario.

Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Eric Hoskins says the spousal re-unification program officially comes into effect yesterday, February 20th.

"Every single long terrm care home in this province, for the first time in history...is required to set aside specific, dedicated beds for spousal reunification.

Hoskins says the new classification was created thanks to input from families and stakeholder groups.