Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Natural Gas Leak Greenstone

OPP are dealing this afternoon with a natural gas leak in Greenstone.  Natural gas has confirmed that there are no safety concerns for public in the area and are working to rectify the problem but it will take a few hours.

Missing Horses

Police are looking into the disappearance of two horses from a Townline Road home.  Police say the horses went missing sometime between 9 Monday night and 8 in the morning Tuesday.  The first horse is described as a male black and white American Painted Horse with an L-shaped scar on his forehead. The second animal is a chestnut Arabian male horse.  Anyone with information about the whereabouts of these horses is asked to call the Thunder Bay Police or Crime Stoppers.

City Stabbing Sends Man To Hospital

A 19 year old man is in custody after a stabbing on Cumming Street this morning.  Police say that a 26 year old man was the victim,  and he remains in the hospital in stable condition. They say it appears to have been an argument that got out of hand after some drinking.

NOMA Conference Thursday

Northwestern Ontario political and business leaders begin a two day conference in Thunder Bay Thursday.  Ron Nelson, of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association, says the regional meeting is a chance to discuss our readiness for the mining boom that's approaching.  The Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce is co-host of the conference. 

Safe Homes Program Ends September 30th

The City's Safe Homes Program is coming to a close. The program wraps up on September 30th, so far 455 homes are registered for assistance with basement inspections, clean-up and furnace and hot water tank replacements. The program was put in place after the May 28th flood.

Donation Accidentally Includes Valuables

A local family is anxious to get some valuable jewelry back after they accidentally included it with clothing they recently donated to Value Village. Tony Scarcello says about 15 thousand dollars worth of jewelry was accidentally left in a ski jacket that they gave away. Scarcello says the clothing was given away about three weeks ago. He says most of the items lost have extreme sentimental value.

Habitat For Humanity Needs Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with a number of salvage projects.  In October, salvage crews are working on the complete deconstruction of a two story house.  The salvage crew will recover resalable items from the home including doors, lights, and building supplies.

Local Grits Pumped About Trudeau

Word of Justin Trudeau's intention to run for the leadership of the Liberal party has local grits pretty excited. Vince Mirabelli, the president of the Superior North Liberal Riding Association believes it will inject some life back into the party.  Mirabelli believes we could be in for another bout of Trudeaumania.

OSSTF Strike Vote

The Thunder Bay chapters of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation are voting in favor of a strike.  The OSSTF members include Student Support Professionals in the Catholic School Board, as well as Teachers, Educational Assistants and Early Childhood Educations that work in the local public school board.  The union and the school board's contract expired on August 31st.

OPP Take Over Stabbing Investigation

Anishnabek Police Services are now calling for help from the O.P.P. Northwest Crime Unit and the Criminal Investigation Branch to help with an investigation into a stabbing that happened early yesterday morning. Initially Thunder Bay Police were called to the James Street Swing Bridge and to Mount McKay to separate reports of an injured man. It was discovered that a 25 year old and a 40 year old had been in an altercation on the First Nation Territory of Fort William. Both men were taken to hospital for medical treatment. There is no update on their condition. Anishnabek and Ontario Provincial Police will now work together in trying to determine exactly what happened.

North Stars Unveil Coach

Kevin Kahoot has been unveiled as the Thunder Bay North Stars new Head Coach. He won his debut behind the bench as his team posted an 8-2 vctory of the Sioux Lookout Flyers last night at the Fort William Gardens as the North Stars improved to 3-0 to start the Superior Internation Junior Hockey League season.