Thursday, February 2, 2012

Grann trial into final phase

Two days of gruelling cross examination of Thunder Bay police officer Toni Grann are now complete. Prosecutor Marc Huneault repeatedly grilled Grann on the way she kept records when she administered the local Sex Offender Registry. While she kept her composure for much of her testimony Grann did break down and cry during some of the questioning. Grann is charged with Breach of Trust in connection with falsified records in the registry. A final verdict may not happen for some weeks

Terrace Bay Pulp owes almost 40 million

Potential buyers of Terrace Bay Pulp have until February 15th to file a letter of intent.  Officials at CCAA monitor Ernst and Young say the company owes almost 40 million dollars to creditors and proceeds of a sale would go to them.  If no buyers can be found it's a possibility the mill could be sold for scrap.

Grann undergoes more questioning

It's the second day on the stand for the Thunder Bay Police officer who is charged with falsifying records in the Ontario Sex Offender Registry.   Prosecutor Marc Huneault spent the morning and part of the afternoon grilling Toni Grann on how she kept her records.  Grann kept her composure on the stand during the cross examination.    On Wednesday Huneault indicated he would complete his questioning sometime today. 

Cindy's Ashes have been returned

Radio reports have reunited a family with an urn of remains.  Police say the Urn was found at Dutchak's Recycling and after the story hit the airwaves, family members went to  Balmoral Station to pick up Cindy's Ashes.  Officials say the remains are human and were misplaced. 

16th year for Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic

It's the 16th year for the Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic.  Chair Sue Childs says there are 59 teams taking part in the bonspiel that will take place February 17th to the 19th at the Fort William Curling Club.  Since it's inception over 2-million dollars has been raised for the Linda Buchan Centre for cancer care.

Pedestrian appeared to be drunk: police

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a car-pedestrian accident on Cumberland Street  last night.  They say the victim, a 33 year old woman, appeared to be drunk at the time and ran into oncoming traffic and was struck by a car.  Police say she was taken to the Health Sciences Centre, but her injuries were not serious. No chanrges have been laid.

Thunderhawks in Dryden today

The first year Confederation College Thunderhawks Women's Hockey team is making an appearance in Dryden this afternoon.  The Thunder Bay based team is practising at the Memorial Arena from 1 until 2 .  Coach Marshall Erickson says it will give local residents a chance to learn more about their program.  The club signed Dryden's Kyley Engstrom this week.

Dryden to hold by-election

A by-election will be held to replace Dryden Councilor Mike Wood.  Council made the decision last night and Mayor Craig Nuttall says it was the right decision.  Six potential candidates were in Council Chambers when Council made the decision.

Terrace Bay Pulp owes millions

Terrace Bay Pulp owes millions of dollars to businesses across the Country and in the United States.  That figure is from the CCAA monitor Ernst and Young who released a list of the Mill's outstanding debts recently.  The company filed for CCAA bankruptcy protection last week.