Monday, May 14, 2012

Police Still Searching For Robbery Suspects

Thunder Bay police are hoping that releasing surveillance pictures of a weekend Mac's Convenience Store robbery will help with the arrest of the suspects. Police say both were men in their late teens or early twenties. The robbery took place at the Waterloo Street store.

Giddy Free, Murder Charge Stayed

A stunner from a Thunder Bay courtroom where a second degree murder charge against a city woman has been stayed by the prosecution.  It came as the case against 30 year old Thea Gliddy was about to go to trial.   It means that Gliddy is free but  prosecutors can reinstate the charge within a year.  The charge was in connection to the death of 39 year old Randy Cromarty in a room at the Inntowner Hotel two years ago.

Dugmore Back To Work

Waterfront Development Manager Katherine Dugmore is back to work with the City. Tourism Manager Paul Pepe was filling in for Dugmore while she was off on medical leave. Dugmore started easing herself back into the job about two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Manshield Construction is currently doing some surveying on the waterfront for the Hotel and Condos deal.

Body Found On Tracks Near Kenora

Ontario Provincial Police are saying little about a death in Keewatin.  A body was found on the railway tracks in the Kenora area near Portage Bay early Sunday night.  The Northwest Mobile Command Unit was on site yesterday, along with a number of investigators. More information is expected later today.

Float Plane Incident On Lake Superior

The pilot of a float plane is not hurt after his aircraft lost power to its engine yesterday as it was flying over Lake Superior. A spokesperson at the search and rescue centre in Trenton says the pilot landed the plane safely about a mile outside the habour breakwall just before 10 o'clock in the morning and was towed by a coast guard vessel to a seaplane base. The cause of the engine failure isn't known.

LU Conference Talks Sustainable Energy

Delegates attending a conference at Lakehead University this week will talking about sustainable energy. The conference is open to people from across Northwestern Ontario and discusses how we can use wood pellets, municipal waste and peat to generate power.

Suspicious Car Fire On East Empire Avenue

Thunder Bay Police are investigating a suspicious car fire this morning on East Empire Avenue.  Police say the act of arson occurred at four this morning.  The car is completely ruined and is considered a write off.  Officers are looking for the person responsible.

Beardy To Run For Ontario Regional Chief

There's going to be a race for the Regional Chief of Ontario.  Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy will be going up against incumbent Angus Tolouse.  Beardy says he's been thinking of running for sometime. Beardy will continue to be NAN's Grand Chief up until the election which takes place at the end of June at the Chiefs of Ontario Conference in Toronto.

Mauro Calls NDP Auto Insurance Bill Bad Deal

An NDP private members bill on auto insurance premiums isn't sitting well with Thunder Bay MPP Bill Mauro. Mauro says the bill would drive up our premiums to subsidize the rates paid by southern Ontario drivers. He's calling on Northern Ontario NDP MPP's to vote against the proposal and call for auto insurance reforms that will help all drivers in the province.

OPP Re-open Section Of Highway 17

OPP are reporting Highway 17 east of Highway 614 is open again after being closed yesterday afternoon. Police closed the highway down because of a forest fire that was burning four kilometres west of White River. OPP reopened the highway around 8:30 last night because the fire was put out and it was safe to travel again.