Friday, November 9, 2012

Hockey Game Cancelled

Well it was fun while it lasted. The charity hockey game involving locked out NHL players that was supposed to take place Monday evening at the Fort William Gardens has been cancelled. Organizers John Chabot says it's for various player issues. He says they felt they could not "ice a roster that could be attractive and of full value" to Thunder Bay hockey fans. He says there were a series of setbacks including injuries, family situations and locked out players involved in current collective bargaining.

Police Looking For Witnesses

Police are hoping to find anyone who witnessed a vehicle hit a pedestrian around quarter to 7 last night on 11th Avenue near Field Street   They say a 56 year old man sustained a broken leg in the accident .   While they have the driver's side of the story, they are hoping to get someone else to come forward who may have seen what happened.

More LHIN Bashing

The local health authority is under fire once again by a group of activists who believe they're being denied information on the recent closure of a seniors home on James Street. Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition feels the Local Health Integration Network is holding back important facts on why the closure took place. The groups are also insisting on a meeting with the local MPPs to discuss the issue.

Cliffs Delay "Acceptable"

The city's mining czar says there should be no concern over the decision by Cliffs Natural Resources to delay production of its Ring of Fire chromite mine until 2017. John Mason says Cliffs has a good track record and is unlikely to walk away from the Northwestern Ontario project.  Mason says the company has hinted that it may  be ready to take on a partner in the venture and that could be a reason for the delay,  which he calls acceptable.

Colorado Low Headed This Way

Get ready fo the first real taste of Winter. A Colorado Low is headed our way and with it, large amounts of snow are expected to fall across the region. Environment Canada's Geoff Coulson brings you up to date on what to expect here in the city of Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay and all of Northwestern Ontario is part of a special weather warning as the system is expected to hit overnight tonight and into tomorrow.

S.I.U. Charges O.P.P. Officer In Kenora

The Province's Special Investigations Unit is charging a Kenora O.P.P. officer with dangerous driving causing death. The charge comes after 42 year old Gloria Assin was being transferred as a prisoner and died as a result of her injuries following a crash. O.P.P. Constable Troy Bender is facing one charge of Dangerous Driving Causing Death. He will appear in court on December 20th.

Mac's Store Robbed Overnight

City police are looking for the public's help in identifying a woman who reportedly robbed a Mac's convenience store overnight. Police say the woman entered the store just after midnight on the 600 block of Arthur Street near Mountdale brandishing a knife. The woman demanded money and cigarettes and was last seen wearing a dark hoodie with dark leggings and had her face covered. If you have any information about the identity of the woman, you're asked to call city police or crimestoppers.

House Struck By Truck

A 22 year old man is in trouble with the law. City police say the man sped off from a R.I.D.E. checkpoint and promptly hit a house with his black truck on Newton Street and Darwin Crescent shortly after 2:00 o'clock this morning. The man then allegedly struck two parked vehicles causing extensive damage. The driver has been charged with a number of offences, some of which are alcohol related.

Thunderwolves Take On Patriotes

The Lakehead University men's hockey team are back at home tonight against some stiff competition. The #7 ranked Thunderwolves play host to the #4 ranked U.Q.T.R. Patriotes. Puck drop at the Fort Wiliam Gardens in the first of a two game series is set for tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Business District Promotes Random Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Day will be going on today put on by Fort William Business District.The community is encouraged to spread the cause around the office and at home.Spokesperson J.P Fraser says it's main message is to show that we care. Fraser says they hope to set a good tone in the community.

NHLer's To Play At Gardens

Locked out NHL players are coming to Thunder Bay for a game at the Fort William Gardens. Organizer John Chabot says a group of them will be here to play for charity on Monday evening.  Tickets for the game are 30 dollars apiece and go on sale Friday morning at the Gardens box office at 9:30.