Friday, November 16, 2012

School Replaces Security Guard

The Public School Board is confirming reports that a security guard at Superior Collegiate has been replaced after an incident at the high school this week. Spokesperson Bruce Nugent says it involved an inappropriate comment made by the male guard to a female student. There's no word on exactly what was said. Security guards have been placed at all public high schools this week because of job action by the teachers.

Christmas Parade All Set

The annual Christmas parade takes place Saturday morning. it starts at 10 o'clock at the Community Auditorium and moves along Memorial Avenue to the CLE grounds. Organizer Volker Kromm is hoping the good weather will attract up to 30 thousand spectators.Kromm says there will be about 50 floats in the this years event.

Police Release Robbery Details

City police are out with new details concerning an overnight robbery at a Mac's convenience store on Simpson Street.  Just before midnight, a masked man carrying a knife entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect made ofF with some money. The clerk was not injured. Police are looking for a caucasian man approximately 5-foot-6 inches tall with a medium build with blond short hair. He was wearing black and white checkered pants, a grey hoodie and a blue toque. He had a Toronto Maple Leafs bandanna covering his face and he was wearing ear phones.  Anyone with information about the identity of this male is asked to call the Thunder Bay Police or Crimestoppers.

Four Laning Continues

The government is announcing the next phase of twinning the Trans Canada Highway between here and Nipigon.   Work will being later this year on a 13 kilometre stretch east of Highway 527.   It will be completed in 2015.    Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. was awarded the contract.

Wynne-ing Over The North

Kathleen Wynne is unveiling a 4 point plan that she hopes will resonate with northern Ontarians.  While campaigning in Thunder Bay, Wynne met with a number of groups to hear their concerns.  Part of Wynne's plan would be to create a northern Ontario Cabinet Committee within 30 days if elected.

Lappe Search Called Off

O.P.P. are calling off a ground search for a suspicious man in Lappe and Gorham township. Staff Sergeant James Graham says provincial police made the decision instead to issue an arrest warrant for the suspect. Police are asking residents in Lappe and Gorham township to call them if they do notice anyone wandering around the area looking suspicious.

Murray Promises Regional Government

Glen Murray has some bold plans for the north if he becomes premier of Ontario. The Liberal leadership candidate says his number one priority for the north is to set up regional governments. Speaking in Thunder Bay Murray says it's all about taking control.  Murray says the process would begin with discussion then it would be put to a public vote in the form of a referendum.

McGuinty Proud Of Ring Of Fire

 As he gets set to leave his job in the new year Premier Dalton McGuinty believes his government's greatest accomplishment for the northwest was the Ring of Fire mining project. He calls the Ring of Fire an exciting new frontier in economic development for the northwest. McGuinty also points to the new hospital in Thunder Bay along with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the new law school

Mac's Store Robbed Overnight

City police are expected to release a full description of a man later today. They are currently on the hunt for a man who robbed a Mac's convenience store on the 700 block of Simpson Street just before midnight last night. Police say the man entered the stored brandishing an edged weapon and demanded cash and then took off. Police say no one was hurt and more details are to be released later today.

Manhunt Continues In Lappe & Gorham

O.P.P. are expected to be continuing a ground search later today for a man in Lappe and Gorham township. Police tried to pull over a vehicle early yesterday morning when the man took off on foot into the bush. The Emergency Response Team and the Anishnabek Canine Unit were scouring the bush yesterday for the man who allegedly showed up at a residence in Gorham township. Provincial police say the man is not considered a threat or dangerous but are advising residents in the area not to pick up hitchhikers.

Thunderwolves Weekend

The Lakehead University men's and women's basketball teams host their home opener tonight at the L.U. Thunderdome. The women's team tips-off against the Queen's Golden Gaels at 6:00 with the #7 ranked men hitting the hardwood at 8:00. Meanwhile the women's volleyball team are also at home this weekend. They take on the University of Toronto Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. and then against Ryerson on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Meanwhile, the #8 ranked Thunderwolves men's hockey team travels on the road this weekend for games against Brock tonight and Wilfred Laurier tomorrow. You can watch live games by clicking on