Friday, February 17, 2012

New grant for Research Institute

A federal grant of six hundred thousand dollars is going to the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute. Michael Wood, the Institute's Vice President of Research, says it will be used for a cancer study which will focus on cervical cancer and involve First Nations women in Northwestern Ontario.   

Accident sends pedestrian to hospital

There is no word on the immediate condition of a man who was taken to hospital after one o'clock Friday afternoon with a serious head injury after being hit by a car on Fort William Road .  They say the man, who is in his 40's,  ran out into traffic near Main Street.  Police say off duty paramedics were there to provide assistance until their on-duty colleagues arrived.

Meet the new boss....

Chuck McPherson has been returned as chief of Couchiching First Nation. McPherson beat out seven other challenges with counting of ballots reportedly going late into the night. Christine Jourdain, Dick Bird, Dan Mainville, Ed Yerxa, Dave Bruyere and Bugsy Morrisseau were elected councillors.

Teen charged in Fort Frances shooting

A Fort Frances teenager is facing several charges including attempted murder following an incident last night at a Trailer Park in that community. OPP were initially called to the area around 6 last night about a missing boy.  Family members later informed police he had been located, but was in possession of a gun. It was later determined that a family member was shot at, but was not injured.  The 14-year-old was eventually located inside a home at the park and taken into custody without incident.

Detectives facing Police Act charges

Three Thunder Bay Police detectives are remaining on active duty as they face Police Act charges of misconduct and unnecessary exercise of authority.   The three are: Detective William Wowchuck, Detective Constable Ron Popowich and Detective Constable Brad Bernst.   It follows an investigation by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director of an arrest they conducted in September of last year.

Not Guilty!

Andre Wareham is a free man. A jury found him not guilty in the death of William Atkins in 2009. Wareham calls the verdict overwhelming and just wants to put it all behind him saying it's been hard but "you have to walk through it all..stand strong, and just see it to the end". When the verdict was read Wareham  had  an expression of great relief.

Wareham found not guilty

The jury in the Andre Warehem second degree murder trial has come back with a not guilty verdict.  Wareham was facing charges in relation to the 2009 stabbing death of William Atkin.  The verdict came down this morning.

Inflation rate stays the same in T.Bay

Thunder Bay's inflation rate went unchanged last month.  It was 2 percent in December and January.  That's below the national inflation rate of 2.5 percent in January.  Stats Canada released the info this morning.

United Way reaches goal

United Way is pleased as punch after raising it's 2011 fundraising goal.  The campaign wrapped up last night revealing they had raised just over 2.5 million dollars.  They raised around 200 dollars over their goal.