Thursday, August 2, 2012

B.C. Man Charged In Fatal Crash

A 25 year old British Columbia man is now charged in connection with a fatal traffic accident at Sistonen's Corner  on July 4th.  It resulted in the death of a 60 year old Kenora woman.   OPP Constable Diana Cole says Paul Mikhail is charged with careless driving and is expected to be fined.


Police have their man.   OPP have ended their manhunt in the Pass Lake area after they captured the 27 year old man they were looking for this afternoon.   The suspect, of no fixed address, was charged with various offences including assault and sexual assault along with uttering death threats.  He is expected in court tomorrow.

Genivar Searches For New Home

An engineering and architectural firm is planning a move into new and larger digs in the city.   Genivar Incorporated currently has an office on Syndicate Avenue, but a local spokesperson says they are scouting some available locations for a move planned for sometime in the next year or so.  The company employs about 150 people in the city.

City Promotes Boy's Generosity

A nine year old boy in the city is being held up as the poster child of fundraising for disaster relief. Alex Atwill didn't want presents for his birthday, instead he asked for donations for flood victims. His mother, Monica Atwill,  is proud of her son's generosity, but says she is not surprised because he often shares with other.  Former Mayor Lynn Peterson hopes others in the city are inspired to fund raise by the example.

N.O.S.M. Gets Maximum Accreditation

The Northern Ontario School Of Medicine is celebrating full accreditation. The medical school was put through the ringer by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools back in May. N.O.S.M. received full accreditation for the maximum allotted time of 8 years. Dean of the med school Dr. Roger Strasser says" This is a significant achievement for not only for a newer medical school, but even amongst Canada's oldest medical schools." N.O.S.M.'s next full survey will take place during the 2019-2020 school year.

S.E.I.U. Starts Door-To-Door Campaign

A door-to-door campaign is being launched by the Service Employees International Union to try and save 65 long term care beds that are scheduled to disappear this fall. Volunteers will be going door-to-door throughout Thunder Bay asking you sign a petition urging MPP's Bill Mauro and Michael Gravelle to stop the closure of the Interim Long-Term Care Facility on James Street. The S.E.I.U. says the shut down couldn't come at a worse time as wait times for beds in Thunder Bay rose almost 60-percent last year to 269 days. The closure of the facility is also expected to mean 140 front line workers will be laid off.

Canadian Little League Update

Thunder Bay boasts two provincial champions at the Canadian Little League Championships. In the 13 and 14 year old Junior Little League Championships taking place in Lethbridge, Alberta, Thunder Bay opened with an 8-3 win over Saskatchewan. They have the day off today and will take on B.C. tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Canadian Senior Little League Championships, featuring 15 and 16 year olds kicks off today in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Thunder Bay All-Stars, who won here at home on Sunday to advance to the nationals, will play Fraser Valley, B.C. in their opening game today.

Border Cats Win Streak Snapped At 8

The Thunder Bay Border Cats had their 8-game winning streak snapped last night as Mankato scored 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning and posted a 3-1 win. The Border Cats are now 3 games back of first place Willmar in the North Division and are on the road tonight in St. Cloud to kick off a 5 game road trip.