Sunday, May 19, 2013

MNR Fire Safety Tips

Man made forest fires are a huge concern for the Ministry of Natural Resources this long weekend. Heather Pridham with the MNR says there is on number to call if you see a forest fire. Pridham says some very important tips to prevent a forest fire is to keep fires small and shelter them from the wind.

Fire Dept. Cautions Cottage Owners

The fire department is reminding people to make sure their camps and cottages are properly prepared against fires. Spokesperson Anthony Stokaluk says that fire safety is just as important at camp as it is at home. Stokaluk also says that it's important to have a carbon monoxide alarm in working order.

Campbell Calls For WSIB Reform

The MPP for Kenora-Rainy River claims injured workers are being treated like criminals. Sarah Campbell makes that assertion in calling for reforms to the Workers Compensation Board. Campbell says it's disappointing that too many workers often have to fight for years to receive even the basic benefits.

Police Looking Into Assault

Thunder Bay Police are looking into the assault of a 31-year-old man. Police say the assault happened on Field Street on Saturday Afternoon. Officials say the victim was taken to hospital with serious facial and head injuries.

Long Weekend Shooting

One man is charged with Attempted Murder and Careless Use of a Firearm following a shooting at a long weekend get together. Ontario Provincial Police say two men got into a fight Saturday night at a party at Pace Lake, when a third man stepped in and fired a gun, hitting one man. A 28-year-old Thunder Bay man was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.