Thursday, April 11, 2013

Million Dollar Bust

The Combined Forces Crime Unit have taken a significant amount of drugs off the street thanks to a recent bust. Officials say officers searched homes on Miles street and Frances street and found cocaine, oxycodone, and marijuana valued at over one million dollars. Police also found nearly 22,000 dollars cash in the homes. 28-year-old Ryan Wilson Christianson is in police custody, and will appear in court later today.

Leadership Thunder Bay Celebrates Anniversary

Leadership Thunder Bay is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Leadership T.Bay is a training program that molds professionals into community leaders. President Kristen Oliver says it's quite the achievement. The official celebration will be held at Gargoyles May 1st.

Hospital Exec. Not Worried About C Rank

A Spokesperson for the Health Sciences Centre says they're not bothered by a recent health report card grading them a C. Dr. Stewart Kennedy says the C is an indication that they have to look at areas where they can improve. Kennedy notes because they are a teaching hospital they are open to more severely sick patients. Wednesday's report showed poor grades for the number of patients who die after undergoing major surgery. The report is based on information found in the Canadian Institute For Health.

Injured Workers Rally At Gravelle's Office

Members of Thunder Bay's Injured Workers group are asking the Provincial Government to stop cutting benefits for the injured and disabled. President Janet Peterson says massive cuts in the system are resulting in many people ending up in poverty and collecting social assistance. Peterson and others are rallying at MPP Michael Gravelle's office today.

MS Society New Location

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Thunder Bay is getting an upgrade. They will be opening their new office today. Regional President Linda Adamson says part of the reason for a new office was because of growing staff. Adamson says the Thunder Bay chapter is now the regional office for Northern and Northwestern Ontario.

Bachelor Auction

The Hope Charity Auction will be auctioning off ten of Thunder Bay's most eligible bachelors tonight in support of breast cancer research. Auction spokesperson Laurie Clark says it's really a ladies night out. All money raised in the auction will be donated to the Northern Cancer Fund.

Rally Against First Nation Education Legislation

The Chiefs of Ontario are rallying in Thunder Bay today against the Federal Government's proposed First Nations education legislation. Spokesperson Gordon Peters says they want a new formula for teaching First Nations youth. Peters says the proposed legislation maintains the status quo and won't help aboriginal kids.

Robins Robbed

Police are looking for a man they believe robbed the May Street Robins Donuts earlier this morning.  At 3 am a lone man entered the coffee shop with a scarf wrapped around his face, brandishing a knife.  Police say the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen heading west on Arthur Street.  No one was hurt.

United Way Dishes Out Cash

The United Way's Youth 4 Community Program is doling out just over 9-thousand dollars to three local charities. Spokesperson Sandra Albertson says the Roots to Harvest Food organization received 5-thousand dollars for a program that provides local agriculture industry mentorship to young people who can't find employment. Evergreen A United Neighbourhood is getting just over a thousand dollars, and the Children's Centre will use over 2-thousand dollars for its youth drop in group.