Monday, March 10, 2014
A 71-year old Thunder Bay man is being charged by OPP for failing to yield to traffic. The charge comes following a two vehicle accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Chippewa Road and Highway 61. A Ford truck turning on to the highway collided with a Honda headed north. No injuries were reported but the two vehicles were badly damaged.
A Winnipeg woman is back safe are being stranding in the wilderness for several hours in the Dryden area. OPP says the 40-year-old was among a group snowmobilers that had left to attend a cabin Friday in Redvers township when her snow machine got stuck and become separated from the others. A search involving the OPP's Emergency Response Team helped find the woman who was taken to hospital for treatment and released.
Back to normal at the provincial government building on James Street. Water service to the building has been restored for today after a rather hectic several days last week. A water main break late Tuesday afternoon gave crews some troubles and stopped government business for three days.
There is a familiar face taking on the role of town Chief Administrator in Schreiber today. Don McArthur is has stepped down as Mayor to fill the vacancy, a position he says he looks forward to taking on. The opening was made available when former Clerk John Hall left the position for a job in Terrace Bay.
It's March break for elementary and high school students in the city. It appears to be an ideal start as well with mild temperatures forecast for today and seasonable temperatures for most of the week. Ski hill operators are expecting big business because of our heavy snowfall this season.
The harsh winter conditions aren't expected to affect the elk population in northwestern Ontario. Elk were released into the Cameron Lake area southeast of Kenora about 15 years ago. Murray English is the co-chair of the Elk Restoration Committee and says the animals are pretty well adapted to surviving deep snow. English says the elk population ranges between 40 to 50 animals, but they do see more calves every