Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Owner Ed Fukushima says they know that the pellets they'll be producing will become quickly out-of-date.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.