Monday, November 15, 2010

Rafferty's pension bill being discussed

Thunder Bay Rainy River MP John Rafferty's pension bill is being discussed Tuesday.  Rafferty says they'll be going clause by clause through the bill for the next two weeks.  The NDP member says he hopes to have a vote on the bill just before the Christmas break.

Two TBay men charged

Two men from Thunder Bay face charges following a chase with OPP in Kenora. Officers tried to stop the vehicle on numerous occassions Sunday, however the car failed to stop. It was eventually stopped north of the Kenora Bypass, when police deployed a spike belt. The two men tried to escape on foot, but were nabbed a short time later. OPP say 31-year-old Chadwick Atwood and 32-year-old Stephen Parr both face charges of possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. Parr has also been charged with dangerous operation and driving while disqualified.

Habitat helps another family

Another family has moved into a Habitat for Humanity Home in Thunder Bay. The McKay's will now reside at 44 Banning Street thanks to the organization. Mother, Nicole says she's excited about her new home. Another habitat family was recently living in the Banning Street home.

Police busy with weekend robberies

City Police and OPP had to deal with separate robberies on the weekend.   OPP arrested a 36 year old Quebec man after the Imperial Bar and Motel was robbed.  In Thunder Bay police say that they are looking for the man responsible for the knife point robbery of the Elks Lodge on Syndicate Avenue Friday night.

Police nab B & E suspect

A 34 year old man is facing a break and enter charge after an incident on the city's north side. They say a man was seen scoping out some yards on McKibbon Street about 9:30 Monday morning. A suspect was captured on Rupert Street using a police dog. A number of electronic devices were seized at the scene.

College promises more Aboriginal education

Confederation College and Matawa First Nations are partnering. The College has signed an agreement which will see it provide services to the Aboriginal youth in that organization. College President Pat Lang believes the partnership will help make a difference in the First Nations communities.