Thursday, May 6, 2010

No arrests in credit union heist

Police still have not made an arrest in the Apple Credit Union robbery last Friday. They say witnesses saw the suspect escape in a newer model silver or gray mini van that looked similar to a Pontiac Montana. It was last seen speeding away west on Clark Street.

TTC rubber stamps subway contract

It's a done deal. The Toronto Transit Commission has excercised its option to purchase 186 more subway cars that will be built at Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant. Those cars are in addition to the 234 already being built at the Montreal Street facility.  The TTC's Brad Ross says the issue was approved without debate.   This latest contract is worth 400 million dollars

House fire sends one person to hospital

One woman is recovering from smoke inhalation after a fire on the city's north side. It took place at 620 Harold Street at around 1:30 Thursday afternoon. District Chief David Long says it appears damage is confined to the upper floor of the 1 and a half story home.  He says when they arrived smoke was coming out of two upstairs windows.  Crews went upstairs and extinguished the blaze.  One witness says a man was sleeping but woke up in time to escape. There is no cause to report.

McHappy day a McHappy success

It was a very successful day for McHappy day. McDonald's spokesperson Kathy Bukovy says Thunder Bay restaurants raised 14 thousand, 656 dollars yesterday through the sales of Happy Meals and Big Macs.  Bukovy says the Memorial location was ranked 14th in the province after raising almost 5 thousand dollars.  All the money raised in Thunder Bay is going towards the construction of a new Ronald McDonald house in Toronto.

Regular gas in short supply

There is a shortage of regular gasoline in Thunder Bay. In one case the Canadian Tire gas bar at the Thunder Centre ran out of fuel Wednesday but is now back in business.  A spokesperson for Suncor, the major supplier in the local market, says the shortage will be temporary. Michael Southern says it should be resolved by the weekend when a ship arrives with a new load on Saturday.  Southern also says that tanker trucks from Winnipeg and Sault Ste. Marie are expected to arrived with fuel between now and Saturday.

Hyer's Climate Change bill passed

Bruce Hyer's climate change bill has passed third reading in the House of Commons. The Thunder Bay MP has set out timelines for the government to reduce greenhouse gases. Hyer knows the Harper government isn't likely to listen to his suggestions, but says there is hope when the bill goes before the Senate for a vote there. The Bill was passed by a vote of 149-136.