Thursday, April 18, 2013

No Flood Concerns Inspite Of Snow

So far so good. The head of the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority says there is no need to worry about flooding even with our snowy spring. Bill Bartley says temperatures are ideal for a spring melt with cool nights and warm days.  Bartley says with rain expected next week,  officials will keep an eye out for possible area flooding.

Birth Control Recall Leads To Legal Action

Thunder Bay Lawyer Chris Watkins is going up against pharmaceutical giant Apotex.  He is serving notice of a 800 million dollar class action lawsuit against the company who just issued a recall of the birth control pill Alysena.   Watkins is representing a local woman in the legal action, but says the suit is on behalf of all women who took the pill and could now be  facing an unwanted pregnancy or be fearing an unwanted pregnancy.  None of the claims have been proven in court.  There has been no response from the company to our request for a comment.

Noonan Accepts NDP Post

The new president of the Thunder Bay-Superior North provincial NDP Riding Association is David Noonan.  He says job one is to win a seat for candidate Andrew Foulds in the Ontario Legislature in an expected upcoming provincial election.Noonan also hopes to increase party membership in the riding.

Con College Gets Mostly Good Report Card

Confederation College is tooting its own horn.  They're celebrating mostly good marks in the Ontario Key Performance Indicators Report.  The report ranks Con College number one of all Ontario colleges for employer satisfaction.  The report also identified a decline in graduation rates from last year.

Tattoo Operation Shut Down

Thunder Bay's Health Unit is shutting down a local tattoo operation.  They've issued an order against Dale Doucet to stop providing uninspected home-based tattooing services.  The illegal tattoo services were offered at various home-based locations in the City.  It's not known how many people were tattooed by Doucet and if you were please contact the health unit.

Highway 11/17 Closed Accident

Highway 11/17 is closed between the highway 102 junction and Shabaqua.   OPP are on the scene dealing with a jackknifed transport that's blocking the road.  Highway 11 / 17 will be closed until the tractor trailer can be removed from the highway.

Boat Fire Brought Quickly Under Control

No injuries are being reported from a tug boat fire at Keefer Terminal.  Thunder Bay fire were called to the blaze that was quickly extinguished yesterday afternoon.  Crews found the fire in the furnace area of the boat.

Dump Truck Incident Leads To No Charges

A 50 year old man passed out due to a medical condition before ploughing his dump truck into a mobile home on Chippewa Road.  No charges are being laid in the Monday afternoon event.  Police are reminding drivers that medical conditions that can affect the ability to safely operate a vehicle will cause a review process and may result with possible suspension of driving privileges.