Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Police I.D. Murder Victim

Police are reaching out to sex trade workers in  the city  following the latest murder.  They say the victim was 30 year old Shannon Hogan, whom police say was involved in the adult sex trade.  The cause of her death is being withheld.   Police they have been talking to local street walkers  to see if  they know anything about Hogan's death.  She was found outside a Lake Street residence early Tuesday morning with serious injuries.  She later died.

Tall Ship Coming This Weekend

Thunder Bay is in store for another visit from a tall ship.  The Norwegian ship Sorlandet will be here all day Sunday and Monday for public visits according to event organizer Ashley Priem.   Public deck tours will take place starting at 10 o'clock both days at the Pool 6 dock.

Accident Sends Two To Hospital

Traffic is now moving  at Algoma  and Wolseley following a collision just before 7 o'clock this morning.   Police say it was a two vehicle mishap which sent a man and a woman to hospital with minor injuries. One of the drivers is charged with failing to yield.

Dryden Council Balks At Reduction

Dryden Council has thrown cold water on a suggestion to reduce the number of councilors from 7 to 5. The idea was tossed around during budget discussions as a way to save money and was brought forward Monday by Acting Chief Administrative Officer Debra Kincaid. Council overwhelmingly decided to not investigate the merits of the reduction. Sid Wintle and Brian Collins both stressed that the City has more serious problems to deal with. Wintle adds that five councilors would lead to burn out and would likely result in councilors missing meetings on the various boards they sit on.

Cup Will Arrive August 2nd

 The date is now set.  Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks will bring the Stanley Cup to Thunder Bay August 2nd.  The date was confirmed on the Visit Thunder Bay Facebook page.  Details are still being finalized.

Union Pleads For Talks In Treaty 3 Dispute

The pressure continues to save the Treaty Three Police Service. The Public Service Alliance of Canada, which represents the officers, says the board hasn't really changed it's mind on any of the issues raised. Regional Vice President Sharon De Sousa says they're hopeful a solution can be found.  De Sousa is requesting the help of a mediator.

Body Recovered

The body of a swimmer who went missing in the Rainy River in northern Ontario this week has been found. Provincial police say a dive team recovered the body of the 27-year old  Toronto man just before 5 p.m. yesterday

Police Remain At Crime Scene

Police are still protecting the crime scene on Lake Street this morning, 24 hours after the city's second murder of the year.   They have not released the name of the woman who died after being found with injuries outside a residence early yesterday morning.   The cause of her death has not  been released.