Police in Thunder Bay have about a million dollars worth of drugs in their possession after a major drug seizure. In all they seized 26 lbs of marijuana, 46 lbs of hash oil and 2 thousand oxy's. Eight people in total are facing charges. It ends a 16 month undercover investigation dubbed Project Dolphin.
Friday, June 17, 2011
A girl who fell off the James Street swing bridge is lucky to be alive. Staff Sergeant Frank Earley says a call came in just before 4:30 this morning saying the girl had fallen into the Kam River. Earley says when police arrived they found the girl and her friend in the river. The boy and girl were rescued from the river and taken to hospital where it was determined the girl had no feeling from the waist down. Earley says the girl stepped through a hole on the bridge that couldn't be seen in the dark. Calls to CN rail have not been returned.
There hasn't been a lot of fire activity in northwestern Ontario over the past couple of days, but the MNR is warning of increasing hazards. The fire hazard is into the high range today right across the region. Spokesperson Pat Harvey says even though there is some rain in the forecast this weekend, people should use caution when making campfires, or doing any burning. Because of an increased fire hazard, the MNR says it will not be sending any more fire fighters from this region out to Alberta to battle wildfires there.
Thunder Bay's Regional Hospital wants to focus more on aboriginal health. CEO Andree Robichaud says that's one of the key directions found in the 2015 strategic plan. Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Mental Health and Addictions, and Clinical Services are also addressed in the plan.