Friday, April 16, 2010

River Terrace residents concerned

Controversy appears to be brewing over a planned expansion of the River Terrace subdivision near the Health Sciences Centre. Councillor Larry Hebert says residents have concerns about losing some trees as their buffer zone against noise. Residents will ask councillors Monday to turn down the developers request.

Supporters of wind farm get together

Support for the proposed Nor'Wester wind farm is beginning to show through. A group of them gathered for a luncheon recently.  One of them was Phil Fralick of Lakehead University.  He says he supports it because climate change is a reality here on earth and we have to start doing things that will start mitigating the problems of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  About a hundred supporters of the wind farm gathered for a Friday luncheon.

Wind blows down tree on Finlayson St.

High winds are responsible for this downed tree at the rear of 222 Finlayson Street. No one was hurt in the incident. Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson says wind gusts were measured at the Thunder Bay Airport at 67 kilometres per hour.

Wind farm back before Council

The Big Thunder Wind Park may get some debate at City Hall Monday evening. Councillors could decide not to approve the location of the wind turbines until the Environmental Assessment is released. The CEO of Horizon Wind Anthony Zwig says he's not sure about the process that is taking place, but says his company will continue with its own plans and release the assessment when he feels its appropriate.   Councillors could  also vote to make a location decision May 17th.

House fire keep Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue Busy

The Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue dealt with a two alarm fire on Rona Street. Crews were called just before 11 o'clock for a house fire just off of Hodder. People were in the house but luckily no one was hurt.

Wind snaps a tree on Huron Ave.

No one is injured after high winds snapped a tree on some power lines at 1037 Huron Avenue. The incident took place just after 10 am Friday morning. Fire and hydro crews were at the scene.  The winds are forecast to reach up to 60 km/hr.

Bachelors of Hope fundraiser another success

The 12th annual Bachelors for Hope Auction was another success. Over 63 thousand dollars was raised brining the 12 year total to just under 600 thousand dollars raised for breast cancer research.