Friday, June 3, 2011

Annual event raises $ for homeless

Over 400 people are expected to be at Chippewa Park Saturday to help raise money for Shelter House.   It's the 17th annual Relay for Shelter which should raise over 150 thousand dollars for the homeless facility.

Minor injuries in traffic accident

No serious injuries to report following a two vehicle mishap at John Street and Townline Road this afternoon.   Police say the driver of one of the vehicles involved was taken to hospital where he was treated and released.

Constable facing charges

A Nishnawbe-Aski Police officer is facing charges after an incident in Muskrat Dam First Nation.  Police say the charges against 49 year old Constable James Remus were laid after they investigated a report of a man being assaulted at the detachment.

BIA pushes for downtown Multi-Plex

There's no doubt in Suzan Cooper Rochon's mind where the proposed Multi-Plex should go. The head of the Waterfront District BIA says the bus terminal location on Water Street is the best for the economy of the city. Cooper Rochon says it also fits in with the north's designation as the entertainment district.

Tenants keep Alma's memory alive

There is now a permanent memorial to Alma Teravainen who was murdered in July of 2005.   Residents of Andras Court on Cumberland Street have put a plaque with her name on it on the outside of the building where she was stabbed to death operating her convenience store.   Meantime police are no closer to finding her killer today than they were almost 6 years ago.

Multi Plex location debate is premature

The growing debate over the location of a proposed multi-plex is a bit premature, according to one councilor.  Iain Angus says we're still far away from choosing a location.  Angus says more consultation is needed so the community can learn all the pros and cons of all the sites before any decision is made. Angus says the public needs to understand that this isn't going to be just an arena but also an event and conference centre.

Water Walk raises pollution awareness

A bucket of water, taken from Hudson Bay, is making its way to join buckets from four other bodies  which will be dumped into Lake Superior.  The Mother Earth Water Walk is being held to create awareness about water pollution.  It reached Fort Frances this week.