Thursday, June 20, 2013

Aboriginal Day Celebrated Tomorrow

Marina Park at Prince Arthur's landing is the site for this years Aboriginal days activities.   It begins at 5:30 with a sunrise ceremony at the  Spirit Garden.  Grand opening ceremonies at 11 o'clock take place at the Main stage at Marina Park with the theme being youth and youth leadership.   A pow wow follows at 11:30.   at 5 o'clock there is a feast and the day closes with a ceremony 8 o'clock

Drugs, Gun and Ammo Seized In Bust

One hundred and eighty thousand dollars worth of drugs are off the street following a bust in the city.  A 24 year old man is facing charges after police Sgt. Murray Brown says he was arrested at a local coffee shop yesterday.  That lead to a raid on a home on the 400 block of St. Patrick's Square which resulted in the seizure of Oxycodone and Cocaine.   Also seized was an illegal handgun and ammunition.

OPP Search For Missing Cliff Diver

OPP divers from Gravenhurst are expected to arrived in Thunder Bay this evening.  They will be heading to the  McKenzie River in Shuniah Township to search for a missing cliff diver.  OPP say that a 26 year old Thunder Bay man did not resurface after making a dive  around 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Police say he was with  three other friends at the time.   They say the location is off of McKenzie Heights Road just east of the McKenzie River Bridge.

Claman In T.Bay For Shoes & Champagne

A Canadian reality TV star is in Thunder Bay today helping Habitat for Humanity raise money.  Jody Claman of the Real Housewives of Vancouver says she loves to give back to charities like Habitat for Humanity.  Claman will be speaking at the Shoes & Champagne event tonight at Bight Restaurant.  That's where designer shoes signed by celebrities are auctioned off.

Commercial Drivers Targeted

Following a campaign targeting bad commercial truck drivers OPP are satisfied the message is out there.   Sgt. Shelley Garr says out of 300 commercial drivers charged in the province, 26 were in the northwest region.  She says 13 were for speeding, 4 for seat belt violations, 3 were out of service and only 1 was for drinking and driving.   Across the province 35 per cent of all the charges were equipment related compared to 12 per cent in the northwest.

LU Bar Offering Pregnancy Tests

Lakehead University's Outpost bar is the first in Canada to offer pregnancy tests in their bathroom dispensers.  Healthy Brains for Children Thunder Bay is behind the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder initiative.  Spokesperson Marilyn Leiterman says the pregnancy tests are already on their way to the City.  Leiterman hopes to have more local bars get on board and offer pregnancy tests.