Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Waterfront work continues

Work continues on the Prince Arthur landing. Waterfront Project Manager Katherine Dugmore says they awarded four tenders including electrical, sewage and landscaping contracts. The foundation for the water garden pavilion, skating rink/splash pad and water feature has been installed .

Lac De Illes' future is bright

North American Palladium feels the Lac De Illes Mine has a bright future.  A study on the Thunder Bay area mine was presented to its shareholders on Tuesday.  President Bill Biggar says the mine could be producing 250-thousand ounces of Palladium by 2012.  The company says it has 150 million dollars in cash for future projects and has no long term debt.

Municipal election weeks away

Tick tock, the municipal election is just under three weeks away. Thunder Bay Returning Officer John Hannam says the deadline to register is 2pm on Friday, September the 10th. A list of registered candidates can be found on the Thunder Bay votes website.

Airport passengers up in July

Thunder Bay's Airport has recorded record breaking July traffic volumes. Last month saw an 8.8 percent increase with over 63 thousand passengers flying in and out of the local airport.  President Scott McFadden says the addition of Porter Airlines played a part in bringing more passengers into the airport.

OPP lay charges in 80's cold cases

An Ignace man is charged with 19 offences in connection with sexual assaults in the Thunder Bay area dating back to the 1980's. 62 year old Donald Milani was originally charged back in 1987, but those were discharged. But according to Sgt. Shelley Garr the cases were resurrected because of new evidence. Milani has been released from custody and will appear in court in Thunder Bay on August 30th.

City buses won't cross picket line

City buses will not cross the Northern Ontario School of Medicine strike picket lines. The City Transit Department has set up a temporary stop on Oliver Road across from the Agora entrance. Anyone wanting to enter Lakehead University will have to cross the picket line by walking or in their own vehicle.

Murder prelim underway

The preliminary court hearing is underway in connection to the murder of a 36 year old man last year. The hearing in Thunder Bay is expected to last two weeks. It will determine if there's enough evidence to send Christopher Gregorchuck and Eric Lindstrom to trial on second degree murder charges. The charges followed the death of 36 year old Richard Quimet in March of last year.

Ready, set...vote

Voting for the World Fishing Network's ultimate fishing town contest starts today.Thunder Bay closed the day yesterday with 118 submissions promoting itself. The top 10 communities will be based on how many votes each community garners.

Fishing survey out in January

Anglers are being asked to keep track of their fishing experiences this year.  The Ministry of Natural Resources will be sending out a survey in January asking a variety of questions relating to fishing. The survey is conducted every five years and is mailed out to 15 hundred anglers.

Police charge teen after accident

Thunder Bay Police have charged an 18 year old man from Oliver Paipoonge after Police received a tip that a pick up had been involved in a collision and rolled in a field in Neebing Township and had not been reported. Police then discovered there were several passengers in the truck, and an 18 year old had been thrown out. The passenger in the back sustained serious injuries.

Charge follows weekend fatality

A 69 year old Indiana man is facing a careless driving charge in connection with a weekend fatality. Police say he was the driver of a pick up truck that went off the highway near Nipigon and resulted in the death of a 70 year old passenger. He too was from Indiana.

Kitchener woman victim of fatal accident

A 35 year woman from Kitchener is dead following a traffic accident near Dryden. She was the driver of a car that collided with a pick up truck on Highway 17 in Eton Township yesterday morning.