A section of Highway 17 east of Highway 614 towards White River is closed Sunday. OPP closed the highway down because of a forest fire that's burning four kilometres west of White River. A detour is available at Highway 11.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy is throwing his hat into the ring for the upcoming election for Regional Chief of Ontario. He'll be going up against incumbent Angus Toulouse. The election for Regional Chief will take place at the Chiefs of Ontario conference at the end of June in Toronto.
Thunder Bay's local Occupy group gathered in front of City Hall yesterday. The protesters were hoping that the warm weather would draw a larger crowd than previous protests. Those that did attend believe that it is important to show solidarity with the larger movement. The protests are meant to bring awareness to economic inequality, greed, and corporate influence in government actions from local to international levels. The Occupy movement began last year in New York City.