Friday, January 6, 2012

Temperature record set

We set a new record high temperature in Thunder Bay Friday.  It reached 4 degrees breaking the old record of 3.9 set in 1949.   The forecast calls for a cooler Saturday with the temperature hitting minus 7 which is considered normal for this time of year

Taddeo hearing dates set

Police Service Act hearing dates are now set for City Police Inspector Dan Taddeo.   He is facing two counts of Misconduct.  It's in connection to the way he supervised Constable Toni Grann.  The 43 year old Grann is facing charges which police say involved falsified .local records in the Ontario Sex Offender Registry.  Six days have been set aside for Taddeo's hearing, with three days in August and three in September.

No nukes for NAN

The Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation wants every community in northern Ontario to declare themselves Nuclear Waste Free Zones. Stan Beardy's call comes in a statement saying NAN is against allowing lands to be used as dumping grounds for nuclear waste. The government's Nuclear Waste Management Organization has started a process of finding a site to dispose of such waste, but says it will not impose a site on any community that doesn't want it.

Event Centre process moves on

You get to have your say on the next phase of the proposed Multi-Plex. City Manager Tim Commisso says there will be a public information session February 29th. He says the consultants will present an update on the Feasibility Study for the Event Centre.  Commisso says they will bring some initial design concepts for the three sites short listed by councillors.    A final report is expected to be presented to City Council in May.

TibLake property seen as promising

North American Palladium is on the verge of buying property at Tib Lake near its current mine north of Thunder Bay. Company president Bill Biggar says while the area has potential, it's too early to speculate on a possible mine.  He says a team of 20 company geologists in Thunder Bay will come up with a plan to explore the area over the next several years.  The company is purchasing the new property from Houston Lake Mining of Sudbury.

Police search for robbery suspects

City Police are looking for two men in their mid teens to early twenties after another man was robbed in Westfort last night. They say the 19 year old was accosted while walking in the area of Edward and Frederica Streets. He tells police he was knocked to the ground and his backpack was stolen. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and then released.

Appointment gets praise from bishop

The Vatican says Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins is among 22 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church named today by Pope Benedict. Thunder Bay Bishop Fred Colli calls Collins an excellent candidate for the position saying he's known him for many years having worked with him on committees in the Ontario Assembly of Bishops.  Colli calls the appointment a great honour for Canada.

Jobs rate stays steady

Thunder Bay's unemployment rate stayed steady at seven percent last month.  That figure is from the latest StatsCan figures.  Nationally the unemployment rate was 7.5 percent.

Highway is open

A transport jack knifing caused Highway 17 near Terrace Bay to be closed for several hours last night.  Police say no one was hurt and the highway has since reopened.  It took crews five hours to clear the highway.

OPP Constable under house arrest

An OPP Constable is under six months of house arrest.  Constable Gregory Sutton was sentenced yesterday in a court case dealing with public mischief and intercepting private messages.  Sutton must be at his home from 10 in the evening until six in the morning.  He also faces a year of probation after his house arrest is over.

Tattoo Parlour Closed

Thunder Bay's Health Unit has closed an illegal tattoo parlour.  The health unit says they never inspected the site and it poses a risk to the public.  Anyone who got a tattoo from a home based location is asked to contact the health unit at 625-8318.