Friday, September 3, 2010

Police investigate murder at Travelodge

The Criminal Investigations Branch is investigating a homicide at the Travel Lodge. The murder investigation began just after 10 Friday morning, when staff discovered a 30 year old woman dead in one of the rooms. The room is being held as a crime scene and evidence at the location indicates the woman's death was related to foul play. The exact cause of death is still to be determined pending a postmortem exam. A 33 year old woman is in custody and charges are pending. The name of the victim will be held until the next of kin are notified. 

Local man takes part in Sears National Kids Cancer Ride

A Thunder Bay Man is riding his bike across Canada. Harry Fediuk is taking on the cross country trek in honour of his 2 year old son, Braeden who has cancer. He leaves Monday for Vancouver where he will join 41 other cyclists as they ride across Canada to raise money and awareness for kids with cancer. Fediuk is taking part in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, his profile can be viewed by googling the cause.

Sudbury company awarded construction contract

A Sudbury company is the winner of a 41.9 million dollar contract with the Ontario Government. Teranorth Construction and Engineering will be improving a six kilometer stretch of highway from Hodder Avenue to east of Highway 527. Other highway improvements will include the construction of a new interchange at Hodder Avenue, and the realignment of the Terry Fox access road.

Two more file for nomination in municipal election

There is now a two horse race in the Current River ward. Andy Wolff filed his nomination forms yesterday and will be taking on incumbent Andrew Foulds in Current River. Wolff says he thinks crime will be the number one issue in the Municipal election.  In the Neebing ward its being a crowded ring with a fourth candidate filing their papers today.  Henry Wojak is up against current councillor Linda Rydholm, former councillor Gary Shchepanik and Don Sinclair.

NOSM and OPSEU will continue negotiations

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and OPSEU are heading back to the bargaining table. NOSM staff have been on strike since August 16th and are still picketing at the university. The talks will be taking place September 14th to 17th.

Strike date set by transit union

Bus services in Thunder Bay could halt in two weeks. The amalgamated transit union has announced a firm strike date of September 17th. Members voted 96 percent in favour of strike action Sunday. There is no word on whether more talks have scheduled.