Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tornado warning over for Dryden

Environment Canada has ended the tornado warning for the City of Dryden, and the town of Vermillion Bay. A funnel cloud was spotted at the local airport Tuesday afternoon.

Lamore thinks "royal" move is great

A local legionnaire thinks it's great that the federal government is putting "royal" back in the name of our navy and air force. Past President Roy Lamore believes it's only common sense.  Lamore calls it an important distinction.

Collision sends one person to hospital

Thunder Bay Police continue to investigate a car accident on Chippewa Road. A car and transport collided on Chippewa Road near the James Street Intersection Tuesday morning. The 36 year old woman driver remains in hospital with minor injuries. Chippewa Road was closed for several hours today due to the accident.

City launches waterfront exhibit

The City wants you to travel back in time to learn about the re-development of the waterfront. Archivist Matt Szybalski says the waterfront has been a priority for councils since 1967. Szybalski adds waterfront development has long been a topic of interest. To view the site click here.

CRTC gives CBC a digital reprieve

  TV viewers in Thunder Bay who get their  French CBC from an over-the-air signal don't have to buy digital equipment to view the station.  The Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission is giving the public broadcaster permission to broadcast in analog for another year before they must switch to a digital signal. 

Caribou Charity Ride coming up soon

Cyclists will be riding to help beat Cancer.  Organizer of the 3rd Caribou Charity Ride Jeff Hupka says the 3rd annual event is set to take place September 11th.  Hupka says they hope to raise cancer awareness and help bring about prevention by promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Northern Lights School still has room

Over 20 educators have applied for the position as a head teacher with the Northern Lights Alternative School.  Spokesperson Carrie Gillies says they should make a hiring announcement in the coming days.  The school will open in September at it's Clarke Street location. They still have room for more students.

Missing Winnipeg man

OPP divers are expected in Kenora today to search for a missing Winnipeg man. Police say 28-year-old Lucas Janz of Winnipeg went swimming at a camp on Shoal Lake on Sunday morning and failed to return. Police have searched the island and immediate area with negative results.

PA Stadium one step closer to being Canada's Favourite Ballpark

Port Arthur Stadium is off to the finals in Baseball Canada's Favourite Ballpark in Canada.  Thunder Bay International Baseball Association Chair Larry Hebert says its a nice feather in the city's cap that will help draw baseball tournaments to the city.  Thunder Bay will take on the winner of the Trois-Rivieres and London Ontario who face off in this week's semi final.

Stolen vehicle found

A vehicle stolen from Thunder Bay was found in Marathon by OPP.  Officers were conducting a patrol in the area of Penn Lake when the driver of the car sped off.  Two Marathon youths are charged with possession of property obtained by crime and breach of conditions.

Former TBAY resident wins NDP nomination

NDP in Kenora-Rainy River have selected MPP Howard Hampton's constituency assistant in Dryden as their candidate in the October 6th provincial election.  Former Thunder Bay resident Sarah Campbell beat out Kenora lawyer Robert Sinding following a series of nomination meetings that concluded last night in Fort Frances.  Campbell says the campaign for her is now underway.  No results were given, but a total of 137 people cast ballots.

Attacks heat up in Syria

Its going to be a long and bloody road for the people of Syria.  That's the opinion of LU Political Science Professor Laure Paquette.  She says unfortunately her earlier predictions of escalation, ended up being right with news coming in that government forces are using artillery fire against protesters. Paquette says despite that, western powers are unlikely to intervene. 

Impaired driver causes 2 vehicle crash

Thunder Bay police have a 52 year old in custody after a late night collision.  Police say the man was impaired and caused an accident at the corner of Junot and Red River just before midnight.  The collision sent 5 people to hospital with minor injuries.