Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ice racing delayed

Organizers of an international iceboat racing competition on Lake Superior now hope to get things underway Wednesday morning. The race was supposed to start Tuesday at Silver Harbour, but weather conditions caused the postponement. There are competitors from Canada, the United States and Europe.

Probe continues into death of jogger

The full story waits to be told following the death of a jogger in the city Monday afternoon. OPP say 50 year old Katherine Chezick was killed after being struck by a transport truck when she tried to cross the Thunder Bay Expressway at the John Street intersection. Constable Diana Cole says they're still trying to piece together exactly what happened.   She says they're speaking with witnesses and anyone that was at the scene of the collision or in the area at the time.  No charges have been laid.

Tap water wins taste test

Thunder Bay's tap water has come out on top again. It follows a blind taste test pitting city water against bottled water. It was conducted by Eco-Superior over the weekend at the Chamber of Commerce Outdoors Show.  Eco-Superiors' Ellen Mortfield says that 80 per cent chose tap water, 50 per cent the filtered tap water and less than 20 per cent the bottled water.

A mother and two young children escape fire

No one is injured following a fire in the city Tuesday afternoon. It happened at 302 Sequoia Drive at around 2:30. The deck and stairs at the rear of the semi detached unit caught fire. The resident of the home says she made it out safely with her two young children thanks to a passer-by who honked his car horn to alert them. One fire official says it's believed that someone lit garbage on fire at the rear of the home. He says a couple of kids were seen running from the backyard

Three local nominees for film awards

Three Thunder Bay residents will be competing against each other in the upcoming Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards. All three are up against each other in the same category, Best Screenwriter. Kris Ketonen for The Sum Of Random Choice, Ryan La Via for Psyche and Eric Boissonneault for Sophie and Sarah. The awards will be presented May first in Sudbury.

LU names its' athletes of the month

Lakehead Athletics says there are six Athletes of the Month for February. Honoured are:  women’s Nordic skier Anna Crawford, men’s Nordic skier Greg Kilroy, women’s runner Hilary Quirion, men’s runner Alastair Brown, women’s basketball player Lisa Styles, men’s basketball player Greg Carter, women’s volleyball player Karla Brayshaw, women’s wrestler Katelyn Proulx, men’s wrestler Dustin Helwig, and men’s hockey player Scott Dobben.

Local woman pumped about Vancouver experience

A Thunder Bay resident says her month in Vancouver during the Olympics is an experience that will stay a lifetime. Kathy Bukovy worked as a hospitality representative for McDonalds restaurants. She says it's hard to hold back the excitement, adding, it was like winning a gold medal or a lottery. Bukovy says that the one thing that will always stick with her, was the pride Canadians showed in our country during the games.

Pedestrian killed in Expressway Collision

OPP have released the name of the victim in yesterday's collision at the John Street and Expressway intersection. Katherine Chezick was killed after being struck by a transport truck when she tried to cross the street. OPP officers say the 50 year old was jogging at the time. Police continue to investigate, so far no charges have been laid.

New York Rangers claim Alex Auld

Alex Auld didn't have to wait long to find out where he will be playing the remainder of the NHL season. Auld was waived by the Dallas Stars last week and was claimed by the New York Rangers Saturday. Auld joins fellow Thunder Bay boy Marc Staal and will be backing up Henrik Lundqvist.