Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Possible Food Poisoning

Thunder Bay's Health Unit is looking into a suspected food poisoning incident.   A number of people have reported being sick after taking part in a number of catered events in the City this past week.  Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. If you are experiencing these symptoms, and believe they may be connected to something you ate at a catered event, please contact the health unit.

Loonie Days Raises Almost 21 Thousand

The Disaster Relief Committee is pleased with its "Loonie Days" fundraiser.  Chair Wayne Fletcher says the final total for the Labour Day weekend fundraiser has come in at almost 21 thousand dollars.  The money raised came from a variety of stores who collected a dollar from customers who wanted to top off their bills.  The Committee is in charge of raising money for the May 28th flood victims who are not covered or have inadequate insurance.

Boshcoff On CNIB Board

A former MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River will be lending his expertise to a group that helps Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.  City Councillor Ken Boshcoff has been appointed the CNIB's Ontario-Nunavut Board of Directors.  Boschoff has commemorated the appointment by using Braille on his business cards.

No Double Jeopardy

There is no double jeopardy for former Confederation College Student Adam Leon. Thunder Bay judge threw out his lawyer's attempt today to say he could not be tried twice in connection with an incident in April 2009. That's when a Cessna was taken from the College's flight school and flown into the United States.  Leon spent two years in jail in the States in connection with the case.

Mac's Robber Sentenced

A 35 year old Thunder Bay man is going to prison for 3 years in connection wiith a 2010 Macs store robbery.   Court heard this morning that Gregory Esquiga held a knife to the throat of the clerk when he got away with 75 dollars 8 lottery tickets and cigarettes. His female companion was sentenced earlier to 2 years.

T.B. Hydro Applies For Rate Increase

Thunder Bay Hydro has applied for a rate increase to the Ontario Energy Board to hike power rates here in the city. Spokesperson Tim Wilson says the application process is by no means a rubber stamped procedure. Wilson says  changes will take affect May 1st, 2013 and for residential users, bills will increase by about 40 dollars a year while small commercial businesses will see their annual rate go up by almost 100 dollars.

R.I.D.E. Check Numbers

Ontario Provincial Police are out with the number of drivers who have been warned or charged for driving under the influence of alcohol this holiday season. So far, O.P.P. have issued 10 warnings and charged 24 drivers during their annual R.I.D.E. check programs here in the North West Region. Across the province, provincial police have issued more than 400 warnings and charged just under 450 people for drunk driving.