Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fire Chief issues thin ice caution

An ice warning from the Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue Service. Chief John Hay says the alert is coming earlier than normal. He says you should stay off the ice on all the rivers, streams and lakes adding, water on top of the ice and waterflow underneath has caused considerable erosion.   Hay says there have been no close calls so far

BISNO hosts virtual dirt car races

A local charity is back raising money for Brain Injury Support Services of Northern Ontario. The group hosts a computer dirt racing event at the SportsDome every year. Spokesperson Jessie Bielski is inviting you to take part.  They're looking for you to put together a team of 5 people.    The entry fee is 500 dollars in pledges per team.   Over the last 3 years 20 thousand dollars has been raised.  The event takes place April 17th.

Health Unit introduces new MOH

The new Medical Officer of Health for the Thunder Bay District is Dr. Henry Kurban. Because of rules by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, the 34 year old Kurban says his scope of responsibility is limited for one year.   The restricted licence means he'll be under the supervision of Dr. Graham Pollett the MOH from the Middlesex-London Health Unit and also Dr. Samuel Graham in Thunder Bay.    Until that  year is complete Kurban is officially considered the Acting Medical Officer Health.

NAN Women's council host 4th annual forum.

The fourth annual Nishnawbe Aski Nation Women's Traning Forum is underway. Deputy Grand Chief Mike Metatawabin says its an empowering event that gives a voice to NAN women.  He says drug and alcohol abuse is deffinately the greatest issue facing his people.  The event includes workshops on a number of topics including wellness, education, parenting and violence.

NAN Grand Chief is encouraging Harper government to adopt UN resolution

The Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation is encouraging the Harper Government to adopt a UN resolution on the rights of aboriginals. Grand Chief Stan Beardy says Canada is the only country who hasn't signed the declaration and its about time the Federal government gets inline with the rest of the world.  Beardy says the declaration sets the perametres on how business is done with aboriginals and is vital for the future First Nations people.

Police looking for drug store robber

Thunder Bay Police are looking for a man who robbed a North Edward Street Drug Store. Police say the man entered the Shoppers Drug Mart Sunday and walked out with a quanitity of prescription drugs. The suspect appeared to have a handgun.

Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit makes drug bust

Over 15 thousand dollars worth of illegal drugs have been taken of the streets. The Combined Forces Organized Crime Unit conducted a search of an apartment yesterday morning in the 100 block of Marks Street. A 24 year old man was arrested and a number of firearms, drugs and almost 5 thousand dollars in cash was seized.

Early morning fire rips through Northside house

A house fire in the North side forced Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue to call in 5 pumpers. Crews responded to a two alarm blaze just before 5:00 this morning at a house on 100 Block of Fitzgerald Street. Officials says no one was home at the time.

Missing man located

Missing man Donald Potan has been found safe and sound. Thunder Bay police found the 49 year old on May Street last night. Potan had been missing since last Thursday.