Friday, November 26, 2010
A Fort Frances woman is 25-thousand dollars richer after playing McDonald's Monopoly. Harriett Wagner uncovered the instant win prize during a recent visit to the McDonald's restaurant at the Fort Frances' Walmart. It's believed to be the first time a person from northwestern Ontario has won a major prize playing the the McDonald's contest.
The Westfort Kiwanis Club is holding it's annual Officer Appreciation Awards tonight. This year's recipient is Constable Jim Wright. Kiwanis Spokesperson Jim Kalyta says they started the awards in the 90s as a way of giving back to the police. Wright is a member of the Emergency task unit and volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society and Arthritis Society of Canada.
A 30 year old Thunder Bay man is charged with robbery in Sioux Lookout. OPP responded to a robbery at a local hotel on Wednesday. The front desk clerk was approached by a masked man demanding money. The clerk was able to force the man out of the hotel, but was hurt in the process. The Thunder Bay man is charged with robbery, obstructing police, and disguise with intent.
A Thunder Bay man is celebrating 2 major milestones. John Burns turned 80 years old today and marked it by making his 534th plasma donation at the Canadian Blood Services centre. Burns says he's proud to still be able to give after all these years. If you want to donate call 1-888-2-donate.
Thunder Bay police are looking for two girls after an early morning fire. No one was hurt in the blaze at a line of row housing on Georgina Bay that police are investigating as an arson. 6 firetrucks and 22 firefighters were called in to deal with the 2 alarm blaze just after midnight. Two girls in their late teens were pulled from the building by a care taker, but when he called 911 they fled the scene.