Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Six New Officers Sworn In

There are now six new city police officers who have sworn to keep the peace. They were sworn in at an afternoon ceremony at the provincial court building on Arthur Street. Justice Dino DiGiuseppe presided over the event. The six are: Brydon Beck, Michael Coehlo, Trevor Dunn, Carl Hagstrom, (John) Jarret Hay and Kyle Kehler.

Hajdu New Gig

Thunder Bay's drug strategy co-ordinator has been hired as executive director of Shelter House. Patti Hajdu starts the new job later this month and will replace Cal Rankin, who left the organization earlier this year.

E-Bike Ride Passes Through City

Another Cross Canada Tour is making its way through Thunder Bay today, this one with world record intentions. Danny Halmo is riding his electric bike across the country promoting green energy usage and is currently adding to his world record breaking journey. Halmo will make his way to Thunder Bay today and plans on making a visit and donation to a local food bank as part of his trip.

Morning Accidents Keep Police Busy

City police are going from one accident to another it seems.   They're probing two separate accidents that sent a total of three people to hospital.   The first was a two vehicle crash on Golf Links Road just after 10 o'clock.  Two SUV's collided sending both drivers to hospital with unknown injuries.   The second was a two vehicle mishap on Court and Pearl about an hour later.   Police say one vehicle T-boned the other at the intersection.  At least one person, a woman, was sent to hospital to be checked out.   There's no word on any possible charges in either accident.

Health Sciences Centre Gets Cash

The Provincial Government is putting more nurses to work in Thunder Bay.  The Regional Health Sciences Centre will receive over 4 thousand nursing hours at the hospital's emergency room to care for patients who arrive by ambulance.  The hospital is getting 220-thousand dollars to hire the nurses in 2012-2013.

Accident Sends Two To Hospital

Two people are in hospital following a two vehicle accident on Golf Links Road just after 10 o'clock this morning. The extent of the injuries isn't known. The circumstances surrounding the collision between the two SUV's are not being released by police. The accident happened at the entrance to a chiropractic clinic.

Transit Removing Cumberland Bus Stop

Thunder Bay Transit is making some small changes throughout the community this summer.  Spokesperson John Hendel says a  bus stop on Cumberland Street at Van Norman is being removed as of Friday.  Meanwhile, you may notice that there are new bus stop signs popping up throughout the City; Hendel says they've purchased new signs to replace all of their old signs.

Thunder Bay All-Stars Bounced At Nationals

The Thunder Bay All-Stars had their hopes of a Canadian Senior Little League Championship dashed yesterday as they lost 8-3 to Lethbridge in the tournament semi-final being played in Regina. Meanwhile at the Canadian Junior Little League Championships in Lethbridge, the team from Thunder Bay posted a huge 14-0 win over Alberta to claim the 4th and final playoff spot. They'll now play the top seed from B.C. in a semi-final today.

Border Cats Open Final Homestand

The Thunder Bay Border Cats are back at Subway ield tonight to start their final 3 game homestand of the regular season against the Duluth Huskies. The Border Cats are 14-16 in the second half in the North Division with just five games left in the season. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.