Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Toronto Man Found Dead In Kenora Named

Kenora OPP have named a Toronto man who died in Kenora on Sunday. Officials say 36-year-old Michael Sylborne was found dead on the street under a broken fourth floor window at the Best Western Lakeside Inn. Police had been called to the hotel to respond to a disturbance around 3:45 in the morning on Sunday. Police added Sylborne had been in Kenora while working on a construction project in the area.

Arrest Made In Connection With Robbery

Thunder Bay Police have made an arrest in connection with a March 28th robbery from the May Street Mac's. Officials say an off duty officer noticed the suspect on Victoria Avenue and notified police. Police say 28-year-old Blake Nicholas Kowalchuk was arrested without incident.

Charity Donation Jar Stolen

Thunder Bay Police are investigating a theft from Robin's Donuts on Thursday. Officials say a man stole a "Change for Autism" charity donation jar from the Robins on Frederica Street. Police are describing the man as a Caucasian male with scruffy facial hair, wearing a striped toque and a green hoodie.

Foul Play Not Suspected In Death Of Dryden Man

Ontario Provincial Police are looking into the death of a Dryden man. Police say the man was trapping animals on Jumping Lake, and that his body was found in the snow near his cabin. Officials have identified the man as 43-year-old Derrick Lancaster.

Vickers Arson

A fire that occurred at a vacant Donald Street house is being investigated as a case of arson. Spokesperson Eric Nordlund says there were signs of forced entry and all signs pointed towards someone starting the fire. Nordlund says Sunday's fire started in the basement.

First Foreign Ship To Load At Port

Thunder Bay's Port has welcomed the first foreign flagged vessel to its Port.  Harbour Master Guy Jarvis says the Isadora was the first international ship to pull into Thunder Bay this morning.  Other international ships making their way into the port today include Makagawa and the Federal Hunter.

Tom Mulcair In The City Today

A stop in Northwestern Ontario for the leader of the Opposition Party. Tom Mulcair is in Thunder Bay today to tour the Bombardier Plant, as well as meet with Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Harvey Yesno and the Port Authority. Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell and Thunder Bay MP John Rafferty will join Mulcair in his visits.

Accurassy Opens New Facility

Thunder Bay is now home to a one of a kind mineral assessment facility. Accurassay is opening its new sample crushing facility. The facility was made possible through funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.