Thursday, April 8, 2010
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.
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.
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.