Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Body found in the Kam River.

A body has been found in the Kam River near the James Street Bridge.   Thunder Bay police say that it was discovered around 7 pm Tuesday night by a boater.  There is no word on whether it's the body of a man or a woman.   It's the same area that searchers have been looking for Jordan Wabasse.  The teen has been missing since February 7th.

Thunder Bay woman dies in vehicle accident

A 38 year old Thunder Bay woman is dead after an accident on the Trans Canada west of Sudbury.  An east bound vehicle crossed the centre line and hit a westbound vehicle. After the initial accident a second west bound car swerved to avoid the collision but lost control and struck a rock cut.  38 Year old Leisa Hald died at the scene of the accident.

Horwath stands up against high hydro prices

Monday's Hydro protest in Dryden has caught the attention of Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. Horwath brought the Premier up to speed on the rally during Question Period Tuesday.  She says area residents have had enough.  Horwath says Northerners are forced to decide between paying their hydro bill or putting food on the table.

HMCS Griffon sent to Winnipeg

Thunder Bay's HMCS Griffon is sending 5 members and two inflatable boats to help with flood relief efforts in Manitoba.  Lieutenant Commander John Bell says they'll be helping to evacuate residents and bring in supplies.  The group left today but more personnel are expected to be sent within the next 24 to 48 hours.  The Thunder Bay group will be dispatched to HMCS Chippewa in Winnipeg before receiving further orders.

Rendezvous with Italy launched

Fort William Historical Park is kicking off its summer line up with a tribute to Italian culture.  June is Italian culture month in Ontario. General manager Serigo Buonocore says Thunder Bay has a large Italian population and he hopes to see everyone come out and celebrate.  Other events this summer include Retrofest and Celtic fair.

10 mile road race back for another year

The Fire Fighters 10 mile road race is back for another year.  Race Director Mark Smith says it's an ongoing May long tradition heading in to a second century.   Smith adds the race wasn't held during the World Wars but has been held every year since.  Prize money will be awarded for the fastest male and female competitor.

Atikokan Renewable Fuels looks to future

Atikokan Renewable Fuels is expected to begin production later this year.  Owner Ed Fukushima says they know that the pellets they'll be producing will become quickly out-of-date.  Fukushima says they're researching new techniques that will get higher energy out of the wood.

Dental equipment heading to Cuba

40 thousand dollars in dental and medical equipment is heading to Cuba thanks to Confederation College.  The college no longer needed the equipment since they're receiving new equipment as part of the new REACH facility.  A humanitarian group in Cuba will be getting 36 dental work stations, 8 dental chairs, 13 dental lights, sinks, stretchers and more.

Gas prices go up

Its getting even more expensive to fill up your vehicle. According to the website gas buddy dot come, the price of regular has risen to a dollar 44 a litre at some stations.