Watch for the icebreaker Samuel Risley in the harbour starting on Friday. It will be plowing through the ice to get the port ready for the new shipping season. Andy Maillet of the Canadian Coast Guard says the Risley replaces the two American cutters that were supposed to come here. He says after they reviewed the ice conditions in the port they felt that it would be better handled by the more powerful Samuel Risley. The two American icebreakers will instead be smashing ice in Whitefish Bay.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
All good things must come to an end. The great weather we've experienced over the last couple weeks ends Friday when the high temperature will only reach 3 degrees. Environment Canada's Jim Prime says that cooling trend will extend into next week. The cold spell ends a warming trend that saw a string of record temperatures that began on March 12th.
With the warm dry weather, Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue has had to deal with some grass fires in the city. Deputy Chief Greg Hankkio says since the beginning of March a number of fires have been started. He says in some cases it's kids setting the fires and in others it's private property owners burning grass, which is against the law. Hankkio says any burning done in the city must be in compliance with a burning permit.