Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dog park death sparks concern

Questions are being raised concerning pet safety at the off lease dog parks in the city. One pet owner says her Chihuahua was killed by a bigger dog at the Beverly and Winnipeg Street location. The parks are designed to allow dogs to run free and mingle with other dogs. Animal Control officials are investigating.

Three ceremonies for Remembrance Day

There are three main ceremonies in the city Thursday for anyone wanting to mark Remembrance Day. On the North side the ceremony will take place at the Waverly Park Cenotaph, south siders can attend Fort Williams Gardens and there will also be a ceremony at Mount McKay. The Legions Lorne Kondreska says the day is about remembering our fallen soldiers both past and present.   We will be broadcasting a special Remembrance Day feature starting just before 11 o'clock

City officer charged

A bombshell from city police.   An 11 year veteran of the police force is facing 12 charges in relation to the province's Sex Offender Registry.  Police say over a 5 year period in which she was in charge of the registry locally, a number of records were falsified.  Charged with Breach of Trust  is 43 year old Constable Toni Grann. 

Police Services Board ready to search for new Chief

The Police services board will start the search for a new Chief of police. Chair Wayne Bahlieda says he thinks looking outside Thunder Bay is a smart idea, because it will leave no stone unturned to ensure the best possible candidate is found.  Bahlieda says the parameters for the position will be outlined at Tuesday's Police Services Board meeting.

Students rally against education costs

Students are Lakehead University are complaining about the high cost of education. They rallied at the universityWednesday afternoon. Student Union President Michael Snodden says MPP's Michael Gravelle and Bill Mauro don't seem to be getting the message that many students are carrying a heavy education debt well into their working years.

TBayTel TV could be on its way

The waiting game may soon be over.   There's word that T Bay Tel may be ready to roll out it's new TV service sometime this month.   It  will provide competition for TV cable and satellite companies.   The city owned utility isn't saying anything for now.

Operation Overseas looking for donations

Operation Overseas has kicked off this year's campaign.  The fundraiser collects items to send to Canadian Troops serving in Afghanistan.  Organizer Alana Bencharski says they are looking for personal hygiene items and things like magazines, DVDs and other leisure items.  Donations can be dropped off at Quality Market locations and Cash Converters.