Thursday, May 5, 2011
The May street Mac's store has been robbed again. Thunder Bay Police say the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets. The suspect is believed to be 30 to 40 years old, six feet tall, and wearing a red hoodie, sunglasses and red gloves.
Firefighters from across the province were in Thunder Bay this past week to train for the upcoming forest fire season. Training Specialist Brad Diehl says they were lucky enough to teach Crew leaders in the field. 50 crew leaders took part in the 10 day training course that wraps up on Friday.
The provincial government is being pressed by the town of Atikokan to provide the new owners of the Atikokan Forest Products Mill with a wood supply. Eacom Timber of Montreal has an offer to buy the idled Sapawe mill, but first wants a secure wood supply. Mayor Dennis Brown says reopening the mill would bring back lost jobs. A hearing on the matter is schedule for next week.
A chance discovery at a Fort Frances laundry mat is helping an Edmonton woman learn more about her father. A box of items belonging to World War II vet Donald Keith Nelson was discovered in a previously unexplored basement area of Suds and Tubs. Owner Sherry Loveday says she was happy to find his daughter living in Edmonton. Loveday says some discussions locally helped locate the daughter.