Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For Ken Lewenza it's ABH

The national leader of the Canadian Auto Workers Union is suggesting his members not support a Tim Hudak government. However, speaking in Thunder Bay, Ken Lewenza insists he is not endorsing any political party for this provincial election. However he admits his message is "anybody but Hudak".  Lewenza told a group of union members last night the Tories are not on the side of workers or public servants.

Gravelle responds to Northern Debate

Minister of Northern Development Michael Gravelle is coming to the defence of his Leader.  Gravelle says they want to make sure Northern issues are heard on the province wide debate. In a press release, the Liberals say they wrote NOMA to tell them the Premier wouldn't be able to attend because he has a prior commitment.  The Liberals say they offered to make someone else available for the Thunder Bay debate, but they declined.

Stand off is over

The police stand off with a man who barricaded himself in a Brunswick Street home is over.  Police Spokesperson Chris Adams says the man surrendered shortly after 2:30 Wednesday.  A 53 year old Brunswick Avenue man is in custody and charges are pending.  The stand off started after city bylaw officers attempted to conduct a clean up of the man's property.

Police dealing with a tense situation

Thunder Bay Police are dealing with a stand off like situation on Brunswick Street.  A man has barricaded himself in a house with a woman who police believe is his girlfriend.  He's believed to be armed with a weapon. Spokesperson Chris Adams says it's too soon to call it a stand off and doesn't want to label the situation at this time.  Adams is asking the public to stay away from Brunswick, Waterloo and Victoria Street for their safety.

Neebing Avenue fire under investigation

The Fire Marshall is in Thunder Bay today investigating Tuesday's townhouse fire on Neebing Avenue.  Inspector Terry Hanshire and a representative from the Fire Marshall's Office are on the scene.  The cause of the blaze is still not known.

Northern Ontario Debate next Friday

Premier Dalton McGuinty appears to be the only holdout in a Northern Ontario debate. Both NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and PC Leader Tim Hudak have accepted the NOMA invitation for September 23rd. Horwath says McGuinty opting out of the debate shows what he thinks of the North.  PC Candidate for Thunder Bay Superior North Anthony Leblanc agrees saying McGuinty continues to neglect the North. McGuinty says he wants to have a Northern Ontario specific debate in the September 27th televised debate.

McGuinty to bring campaign to Thunder Bay

Premier Dalton McGuinty is travelling to Thunder Bay to stir up some Liberal support during his election campaign.   One of the issues sure to come up will be McGuinty's reluctance to join in a leaders debate about Northern issues.   The Premier will arrive in the city tonight and is expected to leave after his tour of the Bombardier Plant tomorrow morning.