Sunday, April 8, 2012

T.Bay Hydro restores power to south side

South Side residents have their power back!  It was off from 9:30 until just after 11 today.  The power outage was caused by equipment failure in the McNaughton area.

Hydro reports power outage

Thunder Bay Hydro is reporting a power outage on the City's south side.  Hydro doesn't know what the cause of the outage is or when they might be able to restore power.  The reporting hotline says most of Fort William is without power.  Hydro crews are working on restoring the power.Outages have been reported in the following areas: West of Syndicate Avenue, East of Vickers, North of Walsh up to Miles. Also off are areas North of Miles, East of Vickers, West of Simpson and South of William including the East end area. Areas West of Syndicate Avenue are also having power difficulties.

Amalgamation Talks Worry School Board

There are renewed fears in the Fort Frances area that the Rainy River District School Board could be caught in another amalgamation. Board Chair Mike Lewis says a merger is identified in the Provincial budget. Lewis says the only board it could merge with is the Keewatin-Patricia School Board, an idea rejected in 1997. Lewis is also urging residents and communities to speak up in opposition.

First Nation Agreement With Rainy River Resources

Rainy River Resources has a key agreement in place with six area First Nation communities. It sets out a series of benefits the communities will receive out of the company's gold mining operations north of Barwick. President Raymond Threlkeld says it ensures ongoing cooperation and communication. First Nations will also get employment and training opportunities through the company, as well as shares in the company.

Fire on Hazelwood Dr.

Thunder Bay's Fire Department spent several hours battling a brush fire that started on a hydro line yesterday in the City's rural area. Platoon Chief Dave Long says around 5 o'clock Saturday they were called to a fire just off of Hazelwood Drive north of Dawson Road. Long says it was a stubborn fire to put out simply because it was off-road and difficult to get equipment in. Friday night there was a brush fire on Mission Island.

7 Year Old Fine After Accident

A 7 year old boy is in good condition with only a scratched knee after he was hit by a van yesterday afternoon. The incident happened on River Street and Police say it was a very minor accident.

Local Sports Round-up

They will play a sixth game in the Superior International Junior Hockey League Final. Last night the Wisconsin Wilderness posted a 3-1 win over the Fort Frances Lakers. Fort Frances still leads the best of 7 series 3 games to 2. Game six is set for tomorrow night back in Fort Frances. The winner of that series advances to the Dudley Hewitt Cup.

Former Lakehead University Thunderwolves hockey star Jeff Richards scored a natural hat trick in the second period propelling the Kenora Thistles to a 6-1 win over Dundas yesterday. The Thistles now advance to the Allan Cup which will be played starting April 16th in Lloydminster.

The Ontario Hockey League held its draft yesterday and Thunder Bay Kings netminder Mackenzie Blackwood was the highest player selected out of Northern Ontario player selected. Blackwood was taken 99th overall by the Barrie Colts in the fifth round.