Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Yes Helps People Find Work

Yes Employment Services is celebrating its successful clients.  Spokesperson Sharon Kovacic says they've seen a large number of people head through their doors this past year.  13,685 students came in for service. Yes found job placements for 643 students.  Yes Employment Services is funded by the Provincial and Federal Governments.

Unites Way Doesn't Go Door To Door

United Way of Thunder Bay would like to remind our generous community donors that we DO NOT conduct a door-to-door canvass. If you have someone come to your door soliciting donations for United Way please advise the Thunder Bay Police as this is fraudulent.

Library Has New Boss

Thunder Bay's Public Library Board is hiring a new Chief Librarian.  After a long search they've appointed John Pateman.  Pateman will begin his position in Tuesday. 

Trial Ends...Storey Pleads Guilty

O.P.P. Sergeant Darryl Storey is pleading guilty to Dangerous Driving Causing Death.  Storey plead guilty in Superior Court this morning and it was accepted by the Justice.  Storey had been charged with criminal negligence causing death in connection with a 2008 incident which claimed the life of 18-year old Jasmine Veneruzzo.  Storey will now be sentenced on January 18th next year.

Northwest OPP Awards

Members of the OPP from across Northwestern Ontario are being honored today in Thunder Bay. Fort France's Constable Anne McCoy and Dryden's Marty Singleton are receiving the Queen Elizabeth the second Diamond Jubilee medal.  Thunder Bay's Sergeant Eric Luoto is also being celebrated with a jubilee medal. 

LU Researchers Take A Trip

Lakehead University Researchers are travelling to Duluth this weekend to chat with their counterparts from the University of Minnesota. It's the second visit they've made to the University. They'll be talking about Thunder Bay's economic development ties wth Duluth. Other talks involve biorefining research and geology and mining.

Body of Missing Boater Found

A post mortem exam is scheduled today for the body of a missing 24 year old boater.  The body of the Winnipeg man was found on Gun Lake.  He was a passenger in a 14 foot Lund boat when it ran into waves and he was ejected from the boat.  The operator of the boat was rescued from the water by witnesses in the area. 

Canfield Worried About Kenora By-Pass

Some concern has been raised again about the safety of the intersections of the Kenora By-Pass following a fatal accident over the weekend. Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield says there have been a number of near misses at that intersection. Canfield says that the in the past the city has approached the Ministry of Transportation with ideas on how to make that intersection safer.

Bartleman Awards Handed Out

Four northwestern Ontario aboriginal students have picked up a prestigious literary award.  The Bartleman Award winners were announced recently with teens from Whitefish Bay, Fort Severn, Wunnumin Lake and Sioux Lookout collecting accolades.  This year's successful entries include poems that address the damaging effects of bullying, isolation and the legacy of residential schools. The winners each pick up a cheque for 25 hundred dollars. 

Early Morning Stabbing Reported

A police investigation is in its infancy but emergency personnel were called to the James Street Swing Bridge just after 5:00 O'clock this morning to a report of a possible stabbing. Police, fire and ambulance workers were all called to the scene of a reported unconcious man who had suffered a stab wound. Police aren't releasing any information at this time.

Highway 17 Open To Traffic

Highway 17 is now fully open again following a single motor vehicle collision West of the Steele River bridge, outside of Schreiber. Provincial police say a transport went off the road last night with the driver suffering minor injuries. The highway was closed to one lane for approximately 3.5 hours.

Tyler Walsh Player Of The Week

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Dryden Ice Dogs forward Tyler Walsh has been named the opening Pizza Hut player of the week. In three games the 20 year old native of Mississauga, registered seven points in helping the Ice Dogs to a trio of victories over the weekend.

Golf Course Debate October 15th

The City is going to discuss the future of Municipal Golf Course at it's October 15th meeting.  A lively debate is expected from councillors for and against keeping the course.  A committee will be created to look at the current operation of the golf course and will report back to council in July 2013.