Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Police training causes confusion

City police are trying to snuff out some confusion about a training exercise they ran on Tuesday.  They say took place at Gary's Towing on Alloy Drive.  Police say that callers to our news tip line may have thought there was a big police operation going down, when in fact it was for training only.

Let the detours begin

The construction season is officially underway.  The city says that as of 8 a.m.Thursday Northern Avenue will be closed between May and Vickers.   It's so that sewer work can take place.   Officials say it should take just over a week to complete.

Hundreds of calls and emails after MP jumps ship

The head of the Thunder Bay-Superior North NDP Riding Association is still fielding hundreds of calls and emails days after MP Bruce Hyer's decision to quit the party. Maurice Grinstead says members are sympathetic to his plight knowing he has to find a new candidate to run in the next federal election.  He admits that while a lot of people are angry at what's happened others are  understanding.   Ginstead says it's too early to nominate a candidate, that will have to wait until 2015.

Motorcycle Ride for Dad June 16th

Organizers are gearing up for the 12th annual Bell Motorcycle Ride for Dad this June.  Bell Spokesperson Terry Young says they have a new route this year that will start at the Keg.  Health Sciences Foundation President Glen Craig says the event not only raises money but also awareness about Prostate Cancer.  The ride will take place Saturday, June 16th. 

Second arrest in Pikangikum murder

Police say that a second arrest has been made in connection with a murder probe in Pikangikum First Nation.   It follows the death of 32 year old Fitzgerald Owen whose body was found on the side of the road in the community on April 14th.   One charge has already been laid in the case against a 23 year old man and now, as a result of further investigation,  police have charged a 29 year old woman, who is a resident of the community, with aggravated assault.