Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thunder Bay Resident Helps Out In Africa

A Thunder Bay resident is headed to Uganda for the next six months. Conrad Koczorowski is headed to Africa with nine other Canadians to help improve the health of mothers and their children. This is part of an internship with the African Medical and Research Foundation, with support from the Canadian International Development Agency.

Several Roads Closed

The City is warning motorists about some temporary road closures this weekend. Waverly Street from Red River Road to Banning Street, and Waverley Street from Banning Street to Algoma will be closed. Also today until six the intersection of Secord Street and Park Avenue will be closed for the George Jeffrey Soap Box Races.

Pride Week Begins Today

 It's Pride Week in the city where the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered community put themselves in the spotlight. Organizer Cynthia Olsen says it's important to recognize because homophobia is alive and well. Next week the organization will host the city's first ever Pride Parade.

Police Crack Down On Speeders

Thunder Bay Police are continuing to nab speeders in the construction zone on the Harbour Expressway .   The latest numbers from Friday show there were 68 tickets given out for those who disobeyed the reduced speed limit in the zone. In one case, the driver was going over 100 kilometers an hour, and that allowed police to seize the vehicle for 7 days under the province's stunt driving law.  The person's driver's licence was also suspended. Police say they won't stop enforcement until drivers start slowing down on that section of city roadway.