Thursday, December 27, 2012

Floodway Project In 2013

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority wants to finish dredging the McIntyre Neebing floodway in 2013. Chair Bill Bartley says the million dollar project depends on getting funding from the Province and the City. Bartley says it's one of their biggest projects.

Law School Big Achievement For 2012

Lakehead University is most proud of getting the Northern Law School off the ground. President Dr. Brian Stevenson says it was one of the big achievements of 2012. Stevenson says in the New Year he hopes to complete their 5 year strategic plan.

Assault With A Weapon

A 51 year old man is facing charges of assault with a weapon after an early morning incident Christmas Day. Police say a noise complaint turned violent on the 400 block of Prince Arthur Boulevard. A man refused to answer his door and became uncooperative and began waiving a knife at police. Police were able to arrest the man at gunpoint after pepper spray was used to get the man to relinquish the knife.

Break & Enter Boxing Day

A 28 year old man is charged with break and enter, and aggravated assault after a Boxing Day incident on Rankin Street. Police were called to the home to deal with a man that had just broken in and assaulted a person with an axe. A 35 year old man was struck in the back with the axe and was sent to the hospital. Police say the accused was found a short time later at his home on Kensington Drive and was sent to the hospital with injuries that he received during the altercation on Rankin Street. Both men are in hospital in good condition and the investigation is continuing.

2 From N.B. Arrested On Canada Wide Warrants

A man and a woman from Saint John are in trouble with the law in Northern Ontario. A 42 year old Woman and a 54 year old man were spotted speeding on a highway East of Thunder Bay on Christmas Eve. The black SUV sped away from police only to be stopped by a spike belt later after Ontario Provincial Police say they stole gas from a regional station. Police learned the vehicle was stolen and the occupants were wanted on Canada Wide arrest warrants stemming from an incident in Fredericton where the occupants allegedly tried to abduct a female at knife point and then stole her vehicle. The woman driver from Saint John, New Brunswick is now facing six charges including fleeing from police, being unlawfully at large and two counts of possession of stolen property. The 54 man, also from Saint John, New Brunswick is charged with possession of stolen property, theft under $5,000 and being unlawfully at large. Both were remanded into custody.

Weldon Gets Votes For Athlete Of The Year

Thunder Bay's Robbi Weldon is among Canada's top women athletes for 2012. Weldon earned 1 first place vote and 2 second place votes for the title of Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year after winning gold in a Paralympics road cycling race. Soccer player Christine Sinclair is a runaway winner of the 2012 Canadian Press Female athlete of the year. Sinclair won the golden boot award at this year's Summer Olympics after scoring a record 6 goals, including a hat trick in a 4-3 extra-time loss to the United States.

Ammonia Leak

City fire crews will be back at Nor'West Rec Centre today to help re-open the facility. 2 trucks and a Hazmat crew were called in to help Oliver-Paipoonge Fire Services yesterday after an ammonia leak was discovered. Fire officials had to help with the shut down of the refrigerating unit and conduct a walk through. Crews will be back at the recreation centre later today to ensure a replacement part is properly installed and that it is safe for the public to re-enter the building.