Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Robbery suspect turns himself in

City police have a 23 year old man in custody in connection with an armed robbery on the city's south side. They say that the man turned himself into police Monday night. At around 4 am Monday police say a man wearing a mask and armed with a knife robbed the store of some cigarettes. No one was hurt.

Cops nab break in suspect

City police hope they have stopped the vehicle break in spree around the Fort William Gardens. They say that on Friday night they set up a surveillance operation in the area. A male was seen trying to enter several vehicles in a parking lot resulting in an arrest. During the investigation they found that several vehicles in the area were broken into.

Fort William First Nation votes in favour of settlement

It's a done deal as a majority of Fort William First Nation residents have voted in favour of a proposal that will see the reserve receive 3.5 million dollars.Band members voted in favour of the settlement for the Loch Lomond Pipeline claim.Chief Peter Collins says band members will now have to decide whether they want to use a portion of the money to pay back-taxes owing Thunder Bay for the AbitibiBowater sawmill property

There's hope for Big Thunder yet

Could the glory days of Big Thunder be on their way back? The world class ski jumps at the provincially owned facility have been sitting idle for years, but now comes word that the province has put out a call for interested parties to submit letters of intent to help develop the property. The park was once a hub of activity as it was on the world cup ski jumping circuit and it also hosted the World Nordic Championships in 1995.

Waterfront is overbudget

Thunder Bay city councillors have now voted to add 2.2 million dollars for phase one of the city's waterfront development. The money will come from phase two of the project, which has yet to get underway. However the approval did not come before councillors questioned waterfront manager Katherine Dugmore for hours about reasons for the over 5 million dollars in cost overruns.

Local singer blown away by video's popularity

The accolades are still pouring in for Thunder Bay's Jordan Burnell and his My Home Town video. It's already received 155 thousand views on You Tube. Burnell says he can't believe how the popularity has just exploded. Burnell says he's received reaction to the video from ex Thunder Bayites all over North America.