Wednesday, April 10, 2013

OPP Drug Bust Near Marathon

OPP in Marathon have made a significant drug bust in a routine traffic stop. Police stopped the vehicle for speeding, and found just over nine kilograms of marijuana in the trunk. A 25-year-old Timmins man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

New Helpline For Children's Aid Services

Local children's aid groups are working together on a new Ministry funded help line.  Dilico Family Care, North of Superior Counselling and the Children's Centre signed an agreement yesterday dealing with a new "Access Network" toll free phone number and website.  The site and phone number will provide a single point of access to local children's mental services.

Auditorium Disturbance Results In Charge

City Police are charging a man with being drunk in a public place. It stems from Mayor Keith Hobbs taking the man out of a the Community Auditorium last night. Hobbs told police when they arrived the man had become verbally abusive in the meeting. The man is facing a 65 dollar fine and a notice was issued to not allow the man back onto the auditorium property.

Thunder Bay Woman Wins One Million

A Thunder Bay woman is the city's newest lottery winner. Sherida Ward won one million dollars on the Lotto 649 Encore draw last month. Ward bought the ticket at the Good Luck Lottery Shoppe.

Hospital Graded A C

A media website ranking the quality of care at hospitals is giving Thunder Bay's Health Sciences Centre a C.  It shows poor grades for readmissions and the number of patients who die after undergoing major surgery.  The report is based on information found in the Canadian Institute For Health Information.

Pigeon River Border Activity Down

The Canada Border Services Agency is reporting a decrease in traffic in February.  CBSA officers at the Pigeon River border crossing processed nearly 18,000 vehicles, a decrease by one and a half percent compared to the same time last year.

NAN Signs Education Agreement

The provincial government and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation have signed an agreement on First Nation Education.  The agreement focuses on supporting NAN students in reaching their full academic potential.  It also aims to improve student support services and enhance human resources.

Bike Van Collision Leads To Charges

A 19 year old cyclist is charged after being involved in a collision with a mini van Monday night.  It happened at the intersection of High Street and Kenwood Avenue.  Police say she was wearing headphones and listening to music at the time of the incident.  The woman is facing a charge of failing to make a turn safely, which could result in a fine of 110 dollars.

Mayor Removes Man From Public Meeting

Police are confirming Mayor Keith Hobbs removed a man from the Community Auditorium last night.  They say a man was causing problems at the Mining Readiness Strategy Public Meeting, when the former Police Officer Hobbs took him out of the room.  Police were called and they brought the man into the Police Station for public intoxication.