Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Man dies at Kakabeka Falls

OPP are reporting that a man is dead after he went over Kakabeka Falls and the province's Special Investigations Unit is now looking into it. Police are saying very little about the situation now except to say they, along with other emergency personnel were called to the Provincial Park around 4:15 Wednesday afternoon to deal with a "situation".

Warrant leads to oxy bust

An arrest warrant has lead to drug trafficking charges in Longlac.  Greenstone OPP were alerted that a 38 year old man was transporting Oxycontin and would be arriving in the community via train.  Kenneth Taylor was wanted by Thunder Bay police and was found to have 105 oxy pills on him.

More art for Waterfront

For the 2nd time this month a piece of art has been unveiled at Prince Arthur's Landing.  Public Art Coordinator Reana Mussato says Embedded History is the latest piece but there is still more to come.

Time of use rates start this week

Time of use electricity rates are being rolled out in Thunder Bay this week.  Spokesperson Eileen Dias says that means you can expect to pay more during the day and less after 7 o'clock in the evening.  Residential customers will not see the changes on their bills until January and Small businesses will see changes starting in December.

Aboriginal participation in municipal politics

There's a call for more aboriginal participation in municipal politics.  Frances Wesley spoke at a conference dealing with the issue and says participation has gotten better since she first moved to the City 30 years ago. A round table discussion on how to get the City's First Nation population more involved was held Wednesday.

Missing man search continues

Dryden OPP is asking residents to search any outdoor buildings they have on their property for a missing Winnipeg man. 25-year-old Lukas Whitmore was last seen October 2nd, after he was released following an alleged impaired driving charge. Police say Whitmore may be seeking refuge in an outdoor shelter. OPP stress that he has no history of violence and that the public shouldn't be hesitant to approach him. Whitmore is described as 5-foot-3, slim build, blue eyes, with short brown hair and a receding hair line. He was last seen wearing dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police or Crime Stoppers.

Mauro hearing adjourned

The police services hearing for Sgt. Jim Mauro is being delayed by a month.  Thunder Bay Police Spokesperson Chris Adams says the hearing was to start today but is being adjourned until November 9th.  Mauro is facing two misconduct charges under the police services act.

Fog is causing delays at the airport

Heavy Fog is causing some havoc at the Thunder Bay International Airport.  A number of flights have been delayed because they've been unable to land or take off.  A few flights have been able to take advantage of a few windows but if you are heading out of town today expect some extra waiting.

Mac's store robbed again

City police are looking for an 18 year old man in connection with the latest Mac's store robbery.  This one took place just after one o'clock at the East Arthur Street location.  Police say the culprit wore a hoodie and covered  his face when he demanded cigarettes and money from the staff.  No one was hurt

Family pet dies in fire

A family's dog is dead after a house fire on the city's south side yesterday afternoon.   Officials say the fire originated in the basement of a home at 1006 Sprague Street and caused heavy smoke damage throughout the house.  The cause is still under investigation

Woman's condition improves

A 77 year old woman who was injured in a weekend stabbing rampage is now reported in good condition.  Meantime the man charged in connection with the spree that injured several people, is due in bail court Thursday.  29 year old Eli John made a brief audio appearance yesterday from hospital.