Friday, July 29, 2011

I don’t want a pickle...

The Victoria Inn parking lot on Arthur Street is now a home for scores of  Harleys with this weekend's Ontario H.O.G. rally in Thunder Bay.  Hundreds of Harley Davidson owners are in the city to show off their gleaming machines.  Saturday's highlight event is the parade of Harley Davidson motorcyles from the hotel starting at 10 am.

Cat's skipper Tweets about players

Thunder Bay Border Cats field manager is Tweeting about concerns he has about some of his players. Mike Steed said on Twitter, Friday,  that some of the players aren't getting the message about professionalism.  Steed says as college kids sometimes they don't realize how much of a daily grind pro ball is.

4 laning plans getting back on track

Plans to 4 lane the Trans Canada Highway between Kenora and the Manitoba border are still in the works. Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle says things may finally be coming together after a long wait sorting out First Nations concerns and environmental approvals.  Gravelle couldn't say exactly when work may begin on the project.

Officers help bear get unstuck

Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty.   This morning Sioux Lookout OPP were call to a report of several bears in a residential area. They say one of the bears had a plastic mayonnaise jar stuck on its head.  One of the officers approached the bear and wrestled the jar from its head while the other officer kept a watchful eye on the mother bear in the nearby woods.  Neither officer was injured during the incident and police say the bear appeared to be fine when it ran off into the woods.

Marathon striving for more out of towners

It's baby steps for organizers of the 2nd annual Miles with the Giant Marathon.   President Barry Streib says they are hoping to increase the number of runners who register from out of town this year.  Streib says it's too early to say if the number of overall participants will increase from last year.

More non-profit housing in the northwest

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services says it should have new non-profit housing units in the Kenora District by next spring.Don McBain is the Executive Director of the agency and says they currently have projects on the go in Dryden, Sioux Lookout and Kenora. Its estimated there currently is a four to five year waiting list for non-profit housing units in the Kenora District.

Poli Sci prof predicts only weeks for Gadhafi

Watch for some critical changes to the situation in Libya. Lakehead University Political Science professor Laure  Paquette says with the rebels cutting off supply lines to Tripoli the clock is ticking on leader Moammar Gadhafi.  She says once the fuel for the army's tanks and planes are cut off it's only a matter of time  and Paquette says it looks like Gadhafi only has weeks to go

New Nipigon bridge highlights announcement

The McGuinty government is doing some pre-election promotion in Thunder Bay with the latest highway spending announcements. Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle says the highlight is the new Nipigon River Bridge. Tenders will go out for the bridge next year.

Thunder Bay set to welcome new judge

A new Superior Court Judge has been named in Thunder Bay.  Bruce Fitzpatrick will be taking over for Justice CD McKinnon who is moving to Ottawa.  Fitzpatrick will be sworn in August 4th and has most recently worked as a lawyer in Peterborough.

Pre-hearing for Reggie Bushie inquest finishes

The Reggie Bushie Inquest could soon begin after almost 4 years of waiting.  The inquest was put on hold in 2009 due to a lack of First Nation representation on the jury, but a pre-hearing wrapped up yesterday to determine the make up of the jury. 

9 year old boy is a hero

A Thunder Bay grandmother says she's lucky to be alive and its all thanks to her 9 year old Grandson.  Louise Taylor was driving home from Kapuskasing when she lost control on highway 11 and rolled her vehicle several times.  Her grandson Gage stayed calm and pulled her from the wreck.