Thursday, April 8, 2010

Molesti lawyer frustrated by process

A Thunder Bay lawyer is complaining about the treatment her client is getting by Canadian Immigration. Lydia Stam is representing 59 year old Patrick Molesti. He's accused by American officials of trying to buy a 5 year old online and was recently captured in Thunder Bay. Stam says hearings have taken place and her client was moved out of Thunder Bay without her knowledge or presence. She is currently trying to get him a lawyer for his next detention hearing in Toronto Friday morning.   She says she is frustrated by what has happened.

Wind farm opponent scoffs at compromise

An opponent to the proposed Nor' Wester Mountains wind farm is turning tumbs down to a compromise by Horizon Wind. The company has offered to moved its turbines back by 1 kilometre. But area resident Margot Freitag says that's not good enough. She says there are Paragine Falcons there along with other endangered animal and plant life. Freitag also insists the mountain location is a health hazard

Shuniah highway upgrade announced

7 and a half kilometres of Highway 11/17 in Shuniah Township is getting upgraded. The federal and provincial governments are providing 3 and a half million dollars for the project. The area involved is beween Mackenzie and Birch Beach. The section is not considered part of the four laning project between Thunder Bay and Nipigon. It will continue to exist for local use once the new highway is completed.

Women's United Run all set

There's a new look and name for the annual womens' run. The Womens United Run, Stroll or Roll is once again being sponsored by Royal LePage Lannon Realty. Organizer Art Lannon is hoping the name change will get more women to participate. About 15 hundred women are expected to take part with money raised going to the United Way and a goal of 25 thousand dollars. The event takes place May 8th at Blvd Lake.

Police make arrest in cab driver robbery

A cab driver was the victim of a robbery Tuesday morning on the south side. Around 4 O'clock the driver dropped off two males in the 500 block of South Marks Street, when the males assaulted him and made off with some cash. Police arrested a 21 year old in connection but are still looking for the second suspect. The victim was taken to hospital and was treated and released.

Horizon makes changes to wind farm

Horizon Wind is offering an olive branch to those against the proposed Nor' Wester Mountains wind farm. The company has agreed to move its turbines 1 kilometre away from the nearest home. President Anthony Zwig says the move shows they are trying to be flexible and trying to find solutions that both sides can live with. At least one opponent says the compromise is not good enough.

Siemens awarded contract for Dorion wind farm

Siemens Energy has been awarded the contract for a wind power project just east of Thunder Bay. Dorion's Greenwhich wind energy park will have 43 turbines that will be built by Siemens. The project will power around 30 thousand homes in Ontario and officials expect it to be up and running by next summer.

Police respond to morning robbery

Thunder Bay Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with a south side robbery this morning. Officers say two men entered a convenience around 2 o'clock and demanded the safe be opened. When the safe couldn't be opened one of the suspects took money from the till and fled.