Monday, July 15, 2013

Teen Robbery Suspects Caught

Two sixteen year old girls are in trouble with the law in connection with a County Park robbery.   Police say that two youngsters enjoying the splash pad had their back packs stolen  around 7 o'clock last night .  Police caught up with the two female suspects on the bike path behind the Landmark Inn. Both are charged with robbery.

Hit And run Suspect Comes Forward

Thunder Bay police say a male is claiming responsibility for last weeks hit and run that resulted in the death of two dogs.   They say he has now come forward.   The incident took place on Poleline Road as a 17 year old girl was walking the two Labs.   She says that a driver of a green pick up truck didn't stop after the vehicle struck the animals.

Sneak Peek At New Target Store

Inside the new Thunder Bay Target Store which opens at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Thunder Bay Target Store on PhotoPeach

Rickford Reacts To His New Posts

Kenora MP Greg Rickford has been appointed to Cabinet.  Rickford has been named Minister of States for Science and Technology and Minister responsible for FedNor.  Rickford says he's happy to represent the Northwest at the cabinet table.  Rickford replaces Gary Goodyear as Minister of Science and Tony Clement as FedNor.

Missing Man In Emo

Police on both sides of the border are involved in a search for a man in the waters of Rainy River.  OPP say the unnamed 27-year-old was with another who attempted a swim into the river and back to the Emo public dock last night.  The one returned safely, but the other went under and never came back up.  An OPP Marine unit, with help from Koochiching County Sheriff's Department are patrolling the area.

Stolen Truck

Thunder Bay Police and Crime Stoppers are looking for your help in finding a stolen vehicle.  On May 29th the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel truck finished working in a field close to Townline Road and John Street.  He locked the vehicle and left for the night when he returned the next morning the vehicle was gone.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Sixties Scoop In Court

Efforts to certify a class action lawsuit  involving First Nations and the federal government resume today.  The lead plaintiff in the case is Beaverhouse First Nations Chief Marcia Brown Martel who says she wants the government to do the right thing.  The suit surrounds First Nations children in the 60's who were taken away from their parents and had to live in foster care.   

Valhalla Inn Under Renovations

The Valhalla Inn is using the summer to remodel the Timbers restaurant that was damaged by fire in January.  The renovations should be done by October.  In the fall, Runway 25 and Timbers will switch locations in the hotel with Runway 25 taking the former Timber's spot.

OPP Looking For Missing Man

The OPP's Marine Unit is continuing its search for a 20 year old man missing on the Winnipeg  River in Keewatin.  Officers were initially stopped shortly after 9:00 Saturday morning on the Darlington Bay Bridge.  Witnesses say they saw a man jump off the bridge, but he failed to surface.  The OPP are continuing to patrol the area and an Underwater Search and Rescue Unit has also been called in.

Northern Ontario Angels Recognized

The Northern Ontario Angels group is being ranked as one of the top investing groups in Canada.  Local Angels group Executive Director Mary Long-Irwin says it's great for their national body to recognize their hard work.  Long-Irwin says the 51 deals they made created a thousand new jobs in Northwestern Ontario.

Quiet Weekend For Fires

A quiet weekend on the forest fire front in northwestern Ontario.  Just one new fire was reported with the number of active down to 32.  However, the effects of rain in the far north were short lived and the hazard there is back to the high range.  The central and southern portions of the region are in a low to moderate fire hazard.

Target Opens Tuesday

Thunder Bay's new Target store is one day away from its grand opening.  A sneak peak of the Intercity Mall store was provided to media this morning and Spokesperson Lisa Gibson says the store has 170 employees. Gibson says they'll be offering Target specific brands and unique American products Target made famous.