Tuesday, November 6, 2012

T.Bay Hydro Goes Solar

Thunder Bay Hydro is getting Maki Bay Solar to install solar power systems on the roof of the Victoriaville Parkade and on the paramedics headquarters.  Both projects have begun and are expected to be finished this December.

TBAY Gets More Accessible

The City is trying to be more accessible. A series of open houses on accessibility is being held this week and Spokesperson Stephen Holloway says they want to look at emergency situations. An open house was held today and another will be held Thursday night at the 55 Plus Centre.

Rotary Christmas Parade

The Rotary Christmas Parade is gearing up for another season. Businesses and industries are encouraged to submit their own floats into the parade. Spokesperson Art Warwick says there is something extra in this year's event, donations to the Disaster Relief fund will be accepted all day on Saturday November 17th.

NAPS Gets Gang Member

Nishnawbe-Aski Police have taken a Native Syndicate gang member off the streets.  Sgt. Jackie George says on Monday, the NAPS Guns and Gangs Unit, along side the canine unit conducted two arrest warrants that were issued by the Dryden Police Service in September.  Police say a 51-year-old Cat Lake resident who has been involved with the gang since 2003, was the focus of the search and currently has 16 outstanding breaches.

Walkway Off Limits To Pedestrians

The walkway over the Current River Dam in Boulevard Lake is closed this week. The City is closing the walkway as they perform maintenance on the dam. The walkway is closed until 4:30 Friday.

14th Parade Of LIghts Around The Corner

The annual Parade of Lights will be taking place again this year.  It's happening Saturday evening, December the 1st.   Spokesperson Julie Tilbury says once again there will be some charity fundraising taking place along the parade route on Memorial Avenue.  The parade is organized by the Thunder Bay Police Association

Three People Sent To Hospital In Crash

Thunder Bay Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the two vehicle collision at the intersection of Fort William Road and Central Avenue.  Traffic Sgt. Glenn Porter says they want to hear from you if you saw the crash between a green Mercury and a white Oldsmobile.  The accident sent a woman to hospital with serious injuries and the passenger of the other car with very serious injuries.  The fire department had to use the jaws of life on one of the vehicles.

Kitchen Fire On Valley Street

A kitchen fire at a Valley Street Apartment complex is now under investigation. Firefighters were called to the 100 block just before midnight last night. A fire caused heavy fire and smoke damage to one apartment but officials say the fire was quickly put out. None of the other apartments were affected and the fire department says no one was hurt.

Request Not Demand

Councillor Iain Angus
City Council is taking the phrase "you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" to heart.  They've requested a meeting with the CEO of the Ontario Power Authority over its decision to close the Mission Island Power Plant.  Councillor Joe Virdiramo's original resolution demanded a meeting with the OPA, but that didn't sit well with Councillor Rebecca Johnson.  In the end they decided to change the resolution's wording to request.  City Council is vowing to work with the Provincial Government to ensure the local power plant is converted to natural gas instead of being mothballed.

Six First Nation Men Launch Sex Assault Lawsuit

A lawsuit is being launched by six men from the Lac La Croix First Nation for alleged sexual abuse while they were boys by a priest who lived and worked on the reserve in the 1960's. The men are seeking unspecified financial damages from the federal government, a Catholic diocese in Thunder Bay, a Winnipeg-based Roman Catholic order, as well as the priest who died almost 20 years ago. None of the allegations have been proven in court.