Monday, August 13, 2012

Police Warn Of New Scam

Police are warning drivers to be aware of a scam.  They say it involves someone flagging you down the the highway and claiming to be out of gas.   The schemer offers to exchange a piece of jewelry they have for money,  claiming it's worth hundreds of dollars when in fact the jewelry is fake.  Police say they had two reports of the scam, one close to Nipigon, the other near Thunder Bay.

ATV Accident Injures Man

Police say a local man is recovering from an ATV accident on his Marks Lake property on the weekend.   They say he was thrown from his vehicle and up against a boulder after the machine rolled.  OPP pointed out the 35 year old man wasn't wearing a helmet. 

4 Year Investigation Leads To Arrest

A Manitouwadge man is out on bail but faces severa conditions as he waits for his next court appearance. The Northwest Crime Unit assisted Manitouwadge O.P.P. with a four year investigation that has resulted in the arrest of a 47 year old man. Police arrested him on Thursday and faces two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats, one count of assault and breaking and entering charges. Police say the man is expected back in court on September 26th.

City Prepares For Bow Hunting Season

In less than a month the city will be allowing bow hunting for deer within city limits. In advance of that, the city is putting on an information session to inform you of exactly what will be involved according to city spokesperson Ron Bourret. He says that includes consent forms that must be filled out and other rules that must be followed. That public meeting takes place a week from this Thursday, August 23rd at Confederation College.

Dryden Doctor Breaches Code Of Conduct

The Dryden Regional Health Centre says a physician has breached the Hospital's Code of Conduct. The Hospital has reviewed an incident that occurred on August 4th, during which an emergency room doctor reportedly used inappropriate language while attending to a First Nations patient and his family. Officials say they take this breach seriously. The physician in question has acknowledged that his conduct was inappropriate and has asked to apologize to the family. He has also agreed to attend cultural sensitivity training. The hospital has expressed regret that this incident occurred. There is no word on possible disciplinary action.

Local Woman Crashes Truck

A 29 year old Thunder Bay woman is in Kenora hospital following a collision on Highway 1 in eastern Manitoba. The RCMP say the single vehicle accident took place Saturday afternoon around 3:00 about 3 kilometers west of Falcon Lake. The Mounties say the woman lost control of her pick-up truck and rolled the vehicle. She was taken to Lake of the Woods District Hospital in critical but stable condition. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Injured Bear Spotted Near L.U.

City police are warning bikers and trail walkers to be on the lookout for an injured bear in the area of Lakehead University. The report was filed with police after 9:00 O'clock this morning. Police are patrolling the area and have contacted the Ministry of Natural Resources. Caution is being warned for residents in the area of Oliver Road especially near trails surrounding the university campus.

Hotel Announcement In The Fall Now

The developer of the condominium project on the waterfront says condo sales are going better than expected. Giselle MacDonald says that the first of the two condominium projects is 80 per cent sold out which is ahead of projections.  Shesays originally they thought it would take them 3 months to reach the 80 per cent mark instead it took them only a month.  Meantime MacDonald says that negotiations are going full tilt with the proposed hotelier and an announcement on that is now expected in the fall.

Woman Jogger In Critical Condition After Being Hit

Blindline Road at Fraser Road is now open again after city police had to close it after being called to the site of a auto-pedestrian motor vehicle collision. The incident happened just before 10:00 a.m. yesterday.  A 47 year old woman had been jogging east bound on Blindline Road when she was struck from behind by a Jeep being driven by a 57 year old woman. The 47 year old female victim remains in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital listed in critical condition. The accident is still being investigated by the Thunder Bay Police Traffic Section. The woman has been identified but police are not releasing her name until all family members have been notified.

Cougar Watch

City police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a cougar. Police say they were alerted to a possible sighting in the vicinity of Tungsten Street and Pioneer Ridge. Police did check the area around 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon but were unable to locate the large cat. They are asking the public to report any sightings to police as soon as possible and to use caution when walking or biking in the area.

O.P.P. Officers Allegedly Assaulted

Two Ontario Provincial Police Officers were allegedly assaulted over the weekend in Pickle Lake. Police were flagged down by a man in a store parking lot when one man began shouting obscenities to police. Police arrested one man for public intoxication when they were allegedly assaulted. A 34 year old man faces multiple charges. Neither of the two officers were injured.

Woman Faces Assault Charges

A verbal argument escalated to assault in Pickle Lake. A 20 year old woman is being held for bail by O.P.P. and is to appear in court today after police responded to a call where they could hear shouting from inside a home. Police say the woman assaulted her 22 year male partner and now faces assault charges in a Sioux Lookout court.

Cats Season Ends

The Thunder Bay Border Cats season came to a screaching halt yesterday when their game was cancelled due to poor weather in Willmar. The Cats ended the second half with a 16-18 record in the North Division, finishing out of the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.