Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Quality Market Is A Winner

A local independent grocery store is being honoured by its National peers.  Quality Market was awarded the Top Independent Grocer of the Year award by the organizing body of the same name.  Dan and David Stezenko beat out other competitors from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario.

Police Looking For Armed Robbery Suspect

Thunder Bay Police are looking for an older man with shaggy blonde hair in connection to an armed robbery of the Shell Gas Station on West Arthur Street.  Police say the suspect is 5'7, 140 pounds and between 50 and 60 years old.  He was wearing a brown Carhardt jacket with hoodie, brown pants and a Budweiser hat.  Police say he also was sporting a black t-shirt that read "I will not come home drunk."  He had a black handgun in his belt, demanded money from the store clerk and left on foot with an unknown amount of cash.

Bight Comes To The Waterfront

Jeannie Dubois, Bianca Garofalo, Chris Groenheide
Thunder Bay's new eatery at the Prince Arthur's Landing is Bight.  The new restaurant & bar will be a full service, fully licensed establishment offering 90 seats in the main room and 45 seats on the seasonal patio.  Bight is currently under renovation in the Water Garden Pavilion and is expected to open before Christmas of this year.

Abandoned Car Found In Geraldton Area

The RCMP say a car connected to a man wanted in the disturbing sexual assault in Nova Scotia has been found on a remote logging road in Northwestern Ontario minus a driver. They say the search continues for Wayne Alan Cunningham, who faces charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement. The Ontario Provincial Police discovered  the car early Tuesday about 19 kilometres off the highway in the Geraldton area. Meantime, the OPP still have custody of David Leblanc who is also charged in relation to forcible confinement.

Vegan Iron Chef Coming To T.Bay

Thunder Bay is holding it's first Vegan cooking competition this coming January.  The competition is for anyone with a talent for vegan cuisine.  Although it's the first many of us have heard of Vegan Iron Chef, Francis Talarico tells us where it originated. Talarico says the vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly more popular in Thunder Bay.

Mauro Promotes New Program

MPP Bill Mauro is promoting the governments latest program which gives Ontario seniors a credit to help them make renovations to their homes. Mauro says it would be to encourage the elderly to stay in their homes longer.  It's worth up to 15 thousand dollars each year.   The credit can be claimed by homeowners, tenants or if you are sharing a home with a senior.

Abuse Victim Gives Back

A local victim of abuse is giving back to the organization that helped her through her odeal. Tessa Charlebois, recently held an art auction at the Thunder Bay Armoury and presented a cheque worth more than 25-hundred dollars to the Thunder Bay and Area Victim Services. The money will be used to create emergency kits for abuse victims in the city and surrounding area.

Salvation Army Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

Thunder Bay's Salvation Army and the Professional Fire Fighters Association are holding a Thanksgiving dinner for 300 people Sunday.  Major Rosena Halvorsen says it's good to give back to the community.  The dinner will be held from noon until 3 and a shuttle service is available from City Hall and the Water Street Terminal at 11:45.

Heney Talks Port Stats

Thunder Bay's Port Authority is celebrating an increase in cargo coming through the port.  CEO Tim Heney says the amount of goods being shipped through the City this past September is up over the same month last year.  Heney says July and August were slow months for the Port so it's nice to see an increase in cargo traffic.