Friday, January 27, 2012

New website hopes to connect Thunder Bay

Do you want to know whats going on in Thunder Bay, well a new website is hoping to be able to answer your questions.  OUTLETPOWERED has just launched and the site will help events, organizations, people or businesses connect with the community.  Founder Kayla Quinn says sometimes it's hard to connect with things you are passionate about and this site will help bring it all together.  Quinn hopes to open a physical location this summer that will give people a place to meet and discuss all things Thunder Bay.

Lakehead Public Board embraces Twitter

The Lakehead Public School Board is embracing Twitter.  Communications Officer Bruce Nugent says the board sees social media as a way to stay connected to students and parents and since they've started using Twitter, traffic on the Board's website has increased.  Nugent says he wants to do a survey to see if social media increases awareness about what's happening at the schools.

Police close Kam River hole case

The hole in the ice on the Kam River is now a closed case.  Police say they received a call from a person who fell through the ice Wednesday night and managed to get themselves out.  Police says the person is in fine health and the case is closed.

Michael Kelly sentenced to life.

The jury has found Michael Kelly guilty of First Degree Murder in the death of Judie Thibault.  The Alberta man was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years.  He was charged in the death that happened in 2000, although Thibault's body wasn't found until 2004.  Thibault's family is happy with the verdict. 

Collision sends pedestrian to hospital

A 25 year old woman is lucky to have only minor injuries after being hit by a car.  The woman and 2 others started walking across Oliver Road towards the Hospital after being motioned by a motorist.  An eastbound car hit the woman and she was taken to the hospital.  Police say no charges have been laid at this time.