OPP have released the name of the 56 year old Auburn, Michigan man killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. Richard Harbin lost control on wet pavement east of Thunder Bay and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 56 year old woman who was a passenger on the bike was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre for her injuries.
In 8 months time, the new Mary J L Black library will be open to the public. A ground breaking ceremony was held on Monday morning, and Chief Librarian Gina La Force says the project went over budget by a million dollars but notes it will be well worth it. New play structures are being made for the kids in the neighbourhood, and a new parking lot will have to be configured for the site. Thunder Bay Rainy River MP John Rafferty was in attendance and vowed to look for extra federal funding for the project.
There will be plenty of action at Fort William Historical park as it hosts it's annual Great Canadian Rendezvous. The Fort's Chris Ficek says it takes place for ten days with a few key attractions including a classic rock night Wednesday and music by Trooper during the great Canadian Barbeque Thursday. Ficek says there will also be re-enactors from across North America, camping outside the walls of the fort who will be taking part in a number of different events including Sunday's Fort Under Siege.
It could be a tough year for the Thunder Bay Port Authority. Overall the Port has seen a drop of 12 percent so far this year mainly due to a decrease in grain shipments. CEO Tim Heney says wet weather on the prairies have led to a huge decrease in grain shipments. Heney says increases in coal and potash have helped lessen the blow.
Another lyme disease positive tick has been turned in to the local health unit. The tick was plucked off of a human who picked up the tick within the city limits. This is the second positive test for Lyme disease in a tick since the health unit started monitoring and testing in 2005. It's the first positive tick found on a human in Thunder Bay.
A motorcycle accident has claimed the life one man and left a woman in hospital. Nipigon and Schreiber OPP responded to the accident yesterday just after 3:30 and say it appears the driver lost control on wet pavement. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger was taken to the Health Sciences Centre with undetermined injuries.
Three people are in police custody after separate assaults yesterday. Thunder Bay Police say at 4:30 in the morning a man was assaulted with a knife on the North side and suffered minor injuries. Then at 11 a man was threatened with a knife on the south side and near noon another man was assaulted with a hockey stick. Two men and one woman are facing charges.