Thunder Bay Police are looking for a missing 14 year old Thunder Bay girl. Kelsey Loon has been missing since June 28th. Loon has a history of running away and her guardian is concerned for her welfare. Loon was last seen by her guardian in the Blucher Avenue Area.
There's still lots of talk about Thunder Bay's Patrick Sharp getting a contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks, but he wouldn't say if they're close to reaching a deal or not. He says it's just a matter of time before the issue sorts itself out adding, "that's why we have agents". Sharp still has one year left on his contract with the Hawks.
It's at least another year with the Phoenix Coyotes for Thunder Bay's Taylor Pyatt. Pyatt hopes the coming season is free from last year's drama when there was so much talk about the team moving to Winnipeg. He admits it was a "little bit" of a distraction close to playoff time. Overall, Pyatt says he's happy to be back with the team.
Marc Staal believes his New York Rangers are in a good position heading into the new season having just acquired the top free agent on the market. Staal says getting Brad Richards is a big acquisition and that his leadership and talent on the ice will be huge for the team.
Thunder Bay hockey fans will get added chances to see Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes this season now that the Winnipeg Jets are back in the NHL. Staal says he's looking forward to playing them since they'll be in the same division. He admits it's a long way for the team to travel, but that it'll be "pretty neat" to be that close to Thunder Bay.
Thunder Bay's Tom Pyatt is adjusting to life as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Pyatt recently signed a one year deal with the Bolts and admits such a short term contract creates some uncertainty, however he says he'll use it as an opportunity to show the team what he can do. Pyatt adds he's looking forward to the change.
An audit of the Whiskey Jack Forest is painting a disturbing picture of a forest in decline. Environmental group Earthroots says the report backs up Grassy Narrows' First Nation's claims of mismanagement. Spokesperson David Sone says the audit team found significant issues with the management of the forest. The Whiskey Jack audit is one of only two the province released without action plans to meet the recommendations.
A 39-year-old Emo man is in custody awaiting a July 18th court appearance following an OPP investigation. Officers started with the investigation of a breach of court order against the accused. Police searched the man's home and seized computers, gaming equipment, a hard drive, memory cards, data recording devices and voice recording devices. OPP say John Paul Muzyka faces counts of possession of child pornography, careless storage of a firearm and failing to comply with a court order.
The Ministry of Labour has issued 2-orders against a Southern Ontario company following yesterday's industrial mishap on the Noden Causeway, east of Fort Frances. A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital with leg injuries after the 65-tonne crane tumbled over. The Ministry has halted work in the area until investigators can complete their work. Con-create of Bolton, Ontario has also been instructed not to move the crane, but ensure it's stable.
The Ministry of Natural Resources is getting badly needed help in its fight against 89-raging forest fires in Northwestern Ontario. 100-firefighters from British Columbia are set to arrive today to help local crews. Quebec has also provided 2-water bombers and a Bird dog aircraft. There were 2-new fires reported yesterday; 1-in the Red Lake District and 2-in Thunder Bay.
Thunder Bay will soon have a new Chief of Police. Deputy Chief J.P. Levesque is being promoted and will be sworn into his new position Wednesday. Levesque was born and raised in Thunder Bay and has been with the police service for 24 years.
City Councillors will hear about the 700 thousand dollar defamation lawsuit against Mayor Keith Hobbs on Monday. City Solicitor Rosalie Evans says the closed door meeting will talk about the city's lawsuit laws, and the current status of the former Police Chief's lawsuit. Hobbs has yet to be served his papers. Bob Herman has 6 months to serve Hobbs with them.