Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rotary draws cash

Two Thunder Bay residents are a little richer thanks to Rotary.  Karen Lauzon won 25 thousand dollars and Dee Bodnar won five grand.  The two will get their checks next week.  Each week leading up to the House Draw on Canada day a cash draw will be made.  Rotary is giving 75 thousand dollars in early bird draws.

High price of gas is bad for tourism

The high price of gas is going to impact Northwestern Ontario's tourism industry. Doug Reynolds is the President of Northern Ontario's Tourist Outfitters Association and says it's going to cost more to run area tourist camps. Reynolds adds it's also going to cost more for Americans to drive here for fishing trips. The price of gas is over a dolalrs fourty in some parts of the City today.

Port finishes year in the black

Thunder Bay's Port Authority ended 2010 in the black with over 38 million dollars.  The Port held its annual general meeting on Wednesday. C.E.O. Tim Heney says it was a good business year.  Heney adds grain demand is up so far this year and project cargo will also bring in a lot of work for the Port.

Autopsy underway today

Thunder Bay's coroner will be conducting an autopsy on the body that was found in the Kam River last night. Thunder Bay police spokesperson Chris Adams says it's hoped that the body will be identified later today. Adams won't speculate on the identity but it was found in the area where searchers had been looking for Jordan Wabasse.

Police release name of deceased

A 20 year old Thunder Bay man is dead after his pick up truck crashed into a dump truck on Highway 11/17 last week.  Justin John Dickey was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Shuniah Township.  Police are still looking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

Longlac EMS station closed

Paramedics in Longlac will be working out of the community's Fire Station for a little while.   The Longlac EMS station has temporarily been closed because of mould. As soon as it's mould free, crews will return to work.

Plan Nord out shining the Ontario Northern Growth Plan

Ontario's Northern Growth Plan is coming up short when compared to Quebec's newly released Plan Nord.  Lakehead University Economics Professor Livio Di Matteo says Ontario appears to be a framework for future planning while Quebec's plan is a framework for future action.  Di Matteo says our plan calls for 5 million dollars for a Northern Policy Institute while Quebec's plan commits 2.1 billion dollars for various projects over the next 5 years.

Cab robbed at knife point

Thunder Bay police are looking for two men after a cab robbery.  The Cab was robbed a knife point on Pasture Road.  The driver wasn't hurt and the suspects made off on foot with some cash.