Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Police investigating break-ins

Thunder Bay Police are looking for the person or people responsible for a number of vehicle break-ins on the south side.  Officials say 3 vehicles were broken into Saturday near Fort William Gardens during a Lakehead Thunderwolves game. 

Relative pleads to driver...give yourself up

A relative of an elderly woman who died after a hit an run in October, wants the person responsible to turn themselves in. Joyce Ryan was killed in the collision at Victoria and Leyand. Daughter-in-law Judy Szabo  thinks the suspect should come clean. The family is holding a memorial service Thursday afternoon between 2 and 4 o'clock at the Prosvita Hall on Gore Street.

Leblanc says RIM could be in trouble

Research in Motion is running out of time and chances.  That's from former Executive Anthony Leblanc who says a recent string of company hiccups and poor sales with the BlackBerry Playbook have led to dropping stock prices.  Leblanc says if things don't turn around RIM could be acquired.

Hobbs to return to Police Services Board

Mayor Keith Hobbs is back on the Police Services Board after being off for 9 months. Hobbs says the province's Civilian Police Commission ruled information he made public last spring didn't warrant his removal from the board. Hobbs stopped short of saying I told you so. Hobbs says he's agreed to tone down his delivery.

NOSM has new contract with faculty

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine has a new ratified contract with its full time staff.  The deal includes full time faculty, librarians, and professional staff at the school.  The four year deal comes with a 1.5 percent wage increase the first 2 years and 2 percent in the final two years.

Hospital launches yuletide fundraiser

The Health Science's Centre Foundation is asking for your donation. President Glenn Craig says they're looking to raise money in the annual Christmas appeal. This year it's for Emergency Department services.The goal is 75 thousand dollars.

Hospital experience hotline

Northwestern Ontario seniors who have had bad experiences in area hospitals are being asked to share their stories. Mary Cook is a spokesperson for the group that's hosting the health care hotline. Cook says they'll be using the stories to pursuade the Provincial Government to boost health care spending in the upcoming budget. The number is 1-888-599-0770.

News Conference on Hobbs today at 1

The Police Service Board is gathering today to discuss the conclusion of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission investigation of Mayor Keith Hobbs.  Chair Joe Virdiramo will be holding a news conference at 1:00 today at the Police Station on Balmoral Street.

Fort William North Stars host Dudley Hewitt Cup

The Fort William North Stars will be hosting the Dudley-Hewitt Cup this Spring.  The Central Canadian Junior A championships will be held at the Fort William Gardens this April.  Tickets area already being sold for the event.

Memorial Service for Joyce Ryan Thursday

Thunder Bay Police want to hear from any witnesses of an October second fatal motor vehicle accident.  On October 2nd, 60 year old Joyce Ryan was a passenger in a car driven by her husband when a stolen pick up truck ran the stop sign at the intersection and hit the side of their car. Sgt. Glenn Porter says they are waiting the result of forensic evidence. A memorial service is being held Thursday for Joyce Ryan.

More people getting flu shots

More people are taking advantage of the free flu shot clinics put on by the Health Unit. Officials say that the numbers are up over last year. Approximately 11 thousand people have already been immunized, 500 more than in 2010. There are still 4 clinics remaining this month.
Mon. Dec. 12 - Vickers Heights Community Centre - 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Tues. Dec. 13 - Gorham and Ware School - 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Mon. Dec. 19 - Neebing Municipal Office - 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Tues. Dec. 20 - MacGregor Community Centre - 3:00 – 7: 00 pm

Lakehead School Board Chair re-elected

The Lakehead Public School Board is returning for another school year with Deborah Massaro as their Chair.  Massaro was elected for a fifth term as the head of the board.  Trustee Karen Wilson was also elected for a third term as Vice Chair.

Accident on Golf Links Road

Thunder Bay Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident on Golf Links Road.  Police say it's a minor accident and that one of the drivers is complaining of back pain.  Traffic is backing up in the area and take caution.