Thursday, April 19, 2012

Speakers set for NOMA gathering

The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association now has its agenda set for next week's annual meeting in Kenora. NOMA president, David Canfield says a number of provincial politicians are scheduled to be in attendance, including PC leader Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath of the NDP. Canfield says they have confirmed appearances by Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle, Municipal Affairs Minister Kathleen Wynn. for the so-called bear pit session.

Bust nets coke and cannabis

A 30 year old Thunder Bay man is in custody following a drug bust in the city this week. The bust follows searches of a home on Hazelwood Drive and a business in Westfort. Over 175 thousand dollars of cocaine, hash and marijuana was seized in the operation. Police say he is being charged with several accounts of possession for the purpose to trafficking.

3 new officers to be sworn in

Friday will be a big day for 3 police recruits. They will be promoted to Constables by the Thunder Bay Police Service. Sgt Greg Stein says the ceremony is a right of passage. The event is at the Provincial Court on Arthur at 3 o'clock.

Police revive missing person case

It now been 5 years since the disappearance of Michael Bailey. The Thunder Bay native has been missing since 2007. Detective Sergeant Don Lewis says they are looking into the case again at the request of the family. He urges anybody who knows about the case to come forward. The Thunder Bay Police number is 684-1200 and Crime Stoppers number is 623-TIPS.

New road to Fort William Historical Park

Fort William Historical Park is creating an emergency road into the tourist attraction. Spokesperson Ed Cameron says they recently purchased two properties on Broadway Avenue and demolished the homes to make way for road work. Cameron says in the future they may consider making it another road option for the public.

Man dies in morning fire

City police confirm a 39 year old man is dead after an early morning fire at 438 West Victoria Avenue. Platoon Chief John Mill says they found a man inside the bungalow. There's heavy smoke and fire damage in the kitchen area.  The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause. 

Cause not known in South Gillies fire

South Gillies Fire is having a difficult time pin pointing a cause for a house fire on Wednesday. Fire Chief Scott Hole says they may never be able to identify the cause because the home was completely destroyed. No one was hurt.

City wants feedback

The City is looking for resident's thoughts on the current state of the rental market in Thunder Bay. Some neighbours have complained about parking on streets and messy yards, while students have complained there's very few rentals available. To visit the City's public feedback section click here.

Sports round up

In the Dudley Hewitt Cup last night, The Soo Thunderbirds defeated the Thunder Bay North Stars 4-3. In the NHL, Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal had a hat trick in a 10-3 game against the Philadelphia Flyers.