Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sudbury Police Looking Into Alleged Incident In T.Bay

Thunder Bay's Police Chief JP Levesque is getting Sudbury Police to investigate a January 10th complaint made by a local parent regarding an alleged altercation involving an off duty Police Service officer.  It's alleged that the off duty officer became involved in an altercation with a parent and the parent's son at a youth hockey tournament.  Spokesperson Chris Adams says during the investigation means that officer will be pulled from his normal duties.  There were no injuries involved in the alleged incident.

Water Plan In Place

The Provincial Government is giving the go ahead to the Lakehead Source Protection Plan.  The Thunder Bay area is the first in the province with a comprehensive source-to-tap drinking water protection plan.  The plan was put together by municipal and community partners and is required under the Province's Clean Water Act.

Police Report Violent Assault

City police are reporting another violent incident.  They say the male victim claims he was attacked by four  males he doesn't know last night at the corner of Victoria and Brodie.   Police say he remains in serious condition and they are continuing to hunt down the people who may be responsible.

Brant Street Assault Victim Dies

Thunder Bay Police are reporting the victim of an assault on December 29th in the Brant Street area has died. They say 28 year old Moses Kakekagumick passed away from injuries sustained in an altercation on that day.  Kimberly Fox was originally charged with Aggravated Assault, Breach of Probation and Breach of Undertaking.  She has been in custody ever since and police are consulting with the Crown to determine the appropriate charges for the change in the status of the investigation.

Watermain Work Closes Road Friday

The City is closing Mountain Road from Chippewa Road to the 15th Side Road Friday. The closure is necessary to complete a water-main connection. Advanced warning signs will be posted alerting motorists to an alternate route. The closure is expected to take place from 8am until 8pm.

Breast Screening Program Changes

The Ontario Breast Screening Program out of Thunder Bay is teaming up with Sioux Lookout's Meno Ya Win Hospital.  The two will work on providing mammograms to First Nation women from remote fly in communities.  Spokesperson Alison McMullen says Sioux Lookout will have the ability to provide mammograms year round.  McMullen says the Sioux Lookout hospital should be accredited as a breast screening program partner by April.

Hwy Now Open

Greenstone OPP are reporting Highway 11 from Longlac to Hearst is now open.  The road was closed due to the poor weather conditions and multiple vehicles being in the ditch. 

Local Group Helps You See Jupiter

You can check out Jupiter, its moons and our moon Friday night at Hillcrest Park.  The local chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be letting people look through their telescopes and binoculars.  Spokesperson Dave Gallant says they like to get people involved in astronomy.  The event starts at 6:30.

Former Biker Clubhouse "Reclaimed"

The south side community group Evergreen is getting its wish.  It's a 76 thousand dollar government grant which spokesperson Linda Bruins says will be used to renovate the old Hells Angels clubhouse on Heron Street. She says work will begin next week. The house will be turned into a neighbour hub that will provide a variety of programs for youth in the area.

MyCancerGuide Launched

Thunder Bay's Hospital is offering a new educational tool to cancer patients.  It's called "MyCancerGuide" and it will offer families and patients more information about their disease.  Cancer Survivor and Hospital Volunteer Kathy Forbes says the guide gives patients a sense of empowerment while living with cancer.  Forbes helped unveil the new website at a hospital function today. 

Businessman Pleads Guilty To Milk Assault

A Thunder Bay business man who plead guilty to assault will not have a criminal record. 36 year old Brian Hamilton was given an absolute discharge following an incident where he poured chocolate milk on anti-abortion protesters in the Bay and Algoma area last June. Hamilton did receive a scolding from Justice Baig in court but sighted his lack of a criminal record and the fact that he's taking counselling for her decision.

Special Weather Statement Issued

Slick roads and reduced visibility could hamper your morning commute. A sharp arctic cold front passing through the region is causing Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement this morning. A quick 2 to 4 centimetres of snow could fall inland of Thunder Bay this morning with flurries, heavy at time, reducing visibility to less than 500 metres in some cases. Caution is being urged as you make your way to your destination this morning.

Idle No More Movement Heads East

The Idle No More movement is holding a rally today East of Thunder Bay. First Nations residents are expected to start gathering at noon at the band office in Red Rock with a march scheduled for 1 o'clock across the bridge to the Highway 11-17 junction. The rally is in support of treaty rights they feel are being infringed upon by the government. Provincial police are warning motorists that traffic on the Nipigon bridge may be slowed during this event which runs until 3:30 this afternoon.

North Stars Win At Home

The Thunder Bay North Stars were led by Matt Kaarela's hat trick in their 5-2 victory ofer the Dryden Ice Dogs last night at the Fort William Gardens. The win brings the North Stars to within 6 points of the Ice Dogs for second place in the Superior International Junior Hockey League Standings.