Thursday, June 14, 2012

Missing Teen Found

Thunder Bay police says missing teen is safe and sound. They had issued a missing persons alert earlier in the day for 16 year old Chris Kwandibens. They say Kwandibens was with relatives all along.

Local Vocalist Looks For Support

A young Thunder Bay woman is looking for your help in getting to the next level of a contest to play the role of Dorothy in the professional stage presentation of the Wizard of Oz.  Jordan Wyllie is a finalist in the online portion of the competition. If she wins this leg she will be flown to Toronto to become one of 100 finalists.  You can cast your vote for Jordan here.

Sports Celebs In Town

Ashleigh McIvor
The eleventh annual Tbaytel Sports Celebrity Dinner takes place tonight at the Valhalla Inn. Celebrity guests include Canadian ski-cross Olympic gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor and former Ultimate Fighting Champion Frank Mir.

Back To Normal...Sort Of

It is an indication the city is slowly returning to normal following the flood disaster. The City's, Kerri Marshall says garbage collection will return to normal next week with a 3-bag limit. They are still going to be available to help flood victims with larger items. Marshall also says the Mapleward Dump will again open this weekend from 8 to 4:30 p.m.

Relief Efforts Cut Back

The city is scaling back immediate relief efforts and now focusing on recovery in the wake of the flood.  Of the 520 homes that requested clean-up help, they have 73 homes left needing assistance.  David St. Georges with the Red Cross, says they only received 35 calls for their assistance yesterday.

Lightning Strike Co$tly

The figures are in. Last months lightning strike on the Whalen Building caused an estimated quarter million dollars in damage. The city says the majority of this will be covered by insurance with 25 thousand coming from money they already set aside for the current restoration project.

When You're Hot You're Hot

The resale housing market in Thunder Bay appears to be hot and getting hotter. Warren Philp of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says that their spring housing market outlook shows the price of existing houses should go up nine per cent this year and seven per cent in 2013.  He says that the average price at the end of this year will be 184 thousand dollars.  Philp says up to fifty per cent of houses sell for at or above the list price.

High Emotions Expected At Ward Meeting

Northwood residents affected by basement flooding get a chance to speak up tonight.   Councillor Mark Bentz is holding a ward meeting which takes place at 7 o'clock at the Grandview Lodge Auditorium.  Bentz admits there will likely be some high emotions, but hopes it will be a productive meeting.  He says city staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Cats Win At Home

Don't look now but the Thunder Bay Border Cats are just a game under .500. They completed a 3 game sweep of the St. Cloud Rox yesterday afternoon with an 8-4 win at Subway field, improving their record to 7 and 8 on the season and an impressive 6 and 1 at home. They're on the road tonight to start a 3 game series against the Willmar Stingers.