Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nipigon Fire Chief victim of fatal accident

The chief of the Nipigon Fire Department is dead following a traffic accident near the community Saturday night. Roy Cross was the victim of a single vehicle mishap on Highway 11-17, two kilometres west of Nipigon. Thunder Bay Fire Chief John Hay calls the death a big loss for the fire community in Northwestern Ontario calling him a good chief and a close friend and family man. Funeral arrangements are pending

Man charged with impaired driving

One man has been charged with impaired driving after hitting a pole with his vehicle. Thunder Bay Police say it occurred Saturday night on Hilldale road. There were no injuries reported.

Officers National Memorial day service

A memorial Service to honour men and women of the force who died in the line of duty is today. The service is part of Police and Peace Officer's National Memorial Day. A march will take place from the Provincial Court house to the service at St Paul's Church.

Residential school survivors frustrated

The head of the Residential Schools Commission says some survivors are frustrated because they can't get papers needed to back up their claim. Justice Murray Sinclair says its because many government and church documents may have been destroyed. The deadline was Monday for the so-called common experience payment which recognizes the impact of living at a residential school. Sinclair says those who didn't file by the deadline are out of luck.

Pet problem

Thunder Bay's Humane Society says a Toronto City Council's move to eliminate the sale of dogs and cats from mills will spread here.  Executive Director Mariane Kleynendorst says while the Toronto move focuses on pet stores, the problem here is the sale of pets over the web.