Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Health Sciences Centre battles Enteric Outbreak

The Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre has reduced visiting to its 2A unit due to an outbreak of Enteric.  Officials says patients will be allowed one visitor only and they expect the measures to stay in affect for a minimum of 5 days. 

Gastrointestinal outbreak closes Dawson Court

A gastrointestinal outbreak is forcing a closure at Dawson Court.  Admissions, transfers, discharges and activities have been cancelled at 1 North and 2 South of the facility.  At the same time the Health Unit has declared the outbreak at Pioneer Ridge over. 

Murder Charge handed out

Kelsey Jacob is now facing a 2nd degree murder charge.  The man is charged in connection to the death of a 53 year old man last week.  Barney Beaver was assaulted at the Victoria Inn December 17th and later died in hospital.  Jacob will be in court next Thursday.

Nice weather on Boxing Day

Thunder Bay experienced warmer than normal temperatures during the holiday break.  On Boxing Day we broke a record for warm weather set back in 1994.  Our Meterologist Bill Laidlaw says we had a high of 6 degrees which is .5 degrees warmer than the previous record.

Fire at Boyer Truck Sales

Thunder Bay Police closed a section of Arthur Street last night while a fire was battled at Boyer Truck Sales. There is still smoke in the area and the fire is still smouldering. Arthur Street was closed for four hours last night from 10 until 2 am.