Monday, July 25, 2011

City to probe deer problem

City councillors are supporting Linda Rydholm's request to have the city investigate ways of solving the deer problem in Thunder Bay.  She says the time has come to do something about it and hopes as many organizations as possible are consulted so that all options can be debated

Emergency officials now wait

It's a waiting game now for officials in charge of moving forest fire evacuees through the city. Organizer Greg Hankkio says they are just waiting for instructions from the province on how we will handle returning evacuees. Officials will be meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue.

PA Stadium reaches semi final

The quest to make Port Arthur Stadium the best ballpark in Canada is at the next stage. Local Baseball Association President Larry Hebert says an online poll has pushed Thunder Bay into the semi final round of voting. Voting in the semi's begins August 8th

Subdivision plans cause objections

There's opposition to a proposed subdivision on Tuscany Drive. The developer is asking the city to approve a mix of single and multi family units. The residents in the area object to the possibility of rental houses. The developer will not say if the multi family dwellings would consist of condos or townhouses. City councillors have postponed a decision on approving the plan until the developer can come back with details.

Accident knocks out power

Power for about 400 Thunder Bay Hydro customers in the Dawson Heights section of the city should be back on by 5 o'clock. The outage was the result of traffic accident when a vehicle hit a hydro pole on Dawson Road at around 1:45 pm. At the height of the blackout about 16 hundred customers were without electricity.

Jack Layton has new cancer

Jack Layton has been diagnosed with a new cancer, and is taking a leave of absence as leader of the federal N-D-P.  Thunder Bay NDP MP Bruce Hyer says the news isn't a huge surprise to him saying he noticed recently that Layton's voice was weak and that he was struggling.    Hyer doesn't think the party's effectiveness will be hurt while Layton is away

Death in Poplar Hill FN

OPP are investigating the death of a man on the Poplar Hill First Nation north of Red Lake.  Police say a man with serious injuries was found on a road in the community Friday night.  Police say 20 year old Aaron Strang of Poplar Hill was pronounced dead shortly after.  No one is charged

MNR dealing with 114 wildfires

The Ministry of Natural Resources says the 114-active fires burning in Northwestern Ontario have consumed over half a million hectares of land.   That's the same size of the Province of Prince Edward Island. Information Officer Owen Vaughan says another fire of note is Sioux Lookout 70 which is 4 and a half times the size of Thunder Bay.   He says over 2-thousand personnel are battling the wildfires.

Robertson back in court next month

A Thunder Bay man who is charged in the death of his 61 year old wife remains in custody.    63 year old John Robertson will be back in court August 17th on the charge of 2nd degree murder after his lawyer George Joseph receives a psychiatric report.    Robertson surrendered to police back in April after the body of Elaine Robertson was discovered in the couple's Oliver Road Apartment.

Man in wheelchair hit by Taxi

A man in a wheelchair suffered serious injuries after being hit by a taxi.  The incident happened late Saturday night, on Memorial Avenue when he was trying to cross the street.  Police are investigating and the 54 year old man has been airlifted to Winnipeg.