Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Red Cross honours hydro linesman

L to R: Rob Kruk-Rory Milani
A Thunder Bay Hydro linesman is being honoured for his heroism. Last May, Roy Milani performed live saving CPR on Robert Kruk who was having a heart attack. Milani credits the skills training he received through Thunder Bay Hydro.   As the result of his actions, the Red Cross has  given Milani a safety award.

Mac's Mart robbed again

Police are investigating another robbery at a Mac's Convenience store in Thunder Bay.  Two men entered the east Arthur street store armed with a knife and stole some money and merchandise.  The duo fled on foot and were last seen heading east from the store.

Top marks!

It's high fives all around at the Regional Hospital after it got high marks in two areas of a mandatory accreditation. CEO Andree Robichaud says the hospital received a good report for it's telemedicine program and for family centred care.   Robichaud hopes to improve in other areas for the next examination including strategic planning.

Columbus visits City

Thunder Bay's Port welcomed a four hundred passenger cruise ship this morning.  Acting Waterfront Manager Paul Pepe says the Columbus is being sold and will sail next year under the name Hamburg. Pepe is trying to bring that ship back and attract others to the City.  Over 300 German speaking tourists sailed in on the ship today and toured the City.  The cruise ship will be back in two weeks time.

Thunder Bay teens involved in weekend mishap

Two Thunder Bay teens are in trouble with the law as they recover from a traffic accident.  The 14 and 16 year old boys were arrested and charged Sunday after police had reports of a stolen vehicle from Thunder Bay travelling on Highway 17 near Schreiber.  OPP say the vehicle the two teens were in later veered off the road and slammed into a rock cut after it failed to stop for police.  The incident is currently being probed by the Province's Special Investigations Unit.

Hiring climate said to be healthy

It looks like the coming months will be good for Thunder Bay's hiring climate.  Manpower Thunder Bay spokesperson Florentine Bahlieda says the results of the most recent survey show 20 percent of employers are planning on hiring new staff.

Taxi robbed by syringe point

Thunder Bay Police are looking for a woman in connection to a taxi robbery.  Police say a woman robbed a Diamond Taxi early this morning armed with a syringe.  The woman is know by police.

No one hurt in a townhouse inferno

Luckily there are no injuries after a 2 alarm inferno at a townhouse on the south side of town. The blaze ripped through two units a 924 and 926 Neebing Avenue just after 9 this morning. Initial searches of the units came up clear. There is no indication at this time what may have caused the blaze. Black smoke from the fire could be seen across the city.

Another fire at AbitibiBowater sends 5 to hospital

Another fire at AbitibiBowater sent 5 employees to the hospital with minor injuries.  Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue Responded to the blaze early this morning at Paper Machine 5.  Four people suffered smoke inhalation and one person received a head injury.