Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Missing Man In Hospital

Thunder Bay Police say the 55 year old man who was subject of a missing persons report is now recovering in hospital from exposure to the outdoor elements.Police say the man disappeared yesterday and was found near a path in the East End.  Police say its not considered a criminal matter. 

Montreal Massacre Anniversary Thursday

Lakehead University's Gender Issue Centre is holding a 2 hour memorial for the 14 women who were killed in the 1989 Montreal Massacre.  Spokesperson Althea Annan says they'll welcome a woman who experienced the shooting as their guest speaker.  The memorial service is being held Thursday from 10 until noon in the Agora.

Freezing Rain In Region

If you plan on driving west take note that you may run into some freezing rain this evening. Weather forecasters says that some patchy mixed precipitation is likely to develop across northwestern Ontario, however, it will likely be brief and spotty. The areas affected include Dryden, Kenora, Atikokan and Fort Frances.

Our Kids Count Benefits From Raffle

Our Kids Count is on the receiving end of this year's Motors and Muscles Raffle.   650 tickets will be sold this year.  Executive Director Gladys Berringer says they're happy to be the raffle's charity of choice.  Tickets can be purchased at Our Kids Count, Half-Way Motors and Thunder Bay Harley Davidson.

Job Cuts Through Attrition

Most of the job cuts at Canadian Pacific will be found through retirements and contractors.  The company announced its plans this morning to eliminate 45-hundred jobs by 2016.  A media spokesperson told our newsroom they don't know if Thunder Bay will be impacted by the HR changes.

School Board Elections Bring No Change

Not a lot of change at the Public and Catholic School Board during recent elections. Bob Hupka was re-elected as board chair for the Catholic Board. Meanwhile, Deborah Massaro has been acclaimed for a sixth consecutive term as Chair of the Lakehead District School Board.

Watch For Flood Damaged Vehicles

A local used car dealer is urging you to watch for flood damaged vehicles from Superstorm Sandy.  Ken Peterson, of the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, says it's entirely possible such vehicles can make their way here and warns, a flood damaged vehicle is worthless in this province because by law, they can 't be driven.  Peterson says the problem did creep up locally after Hurricane Katrina when some flood damaged vehicles were identified here.

Two N.W.O. Doctors To Be Honoured

Two Northwestern Ontario doctors are being recognized for providing great care to their patients. Thunder Bay's Dr. Andrew Siren and Dryden's Dr. Adam Moir were nominated for the honour by their patients. Both M.D's will receive their Patients' Choice Awards at a special ceremony tonight being put on by the Ontario Medical Association and the local health authority.

Community Foundation Grants

Thunder Bay's Community Foundation is playing Santa Claus handing out $67,000 in grants to 24 local groups. Spokesperson Bonnie Moore says among the groups receiving the cash include the Alzheimer Society, the Diabetes Association, and the Salvation Army. The grants were made possible through endowment funds set up by local citizens.

Grassy Narrows Man Dies In Hospital

Kenora Provincial Police are confirming the death of a 48 year old Grassy Narrows First Nation man. He died in a Winnipeg hospital on Sunday while being treated for injuries received during an altercation inside a Grassy Narrows residence on November 27th. The OPP Forensic Identification Unit was scheduled to assist in a post mortem exam in Winnipeg yesterday.

Two Women Face Drug Charges

Two Ottawa-area women are to appear in court today facing drug trafficking charges. The women, aged 39 and 31, were pulled over on Fort William Road on Monday night. Officers observed marijuana in the vehicle and arrested the two women who have each been charged with four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.