Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Coke Bust On Hodder Ave.

A 31 year old Thunder Bay man is in custody after police arrested him on drug charges .  The arrest was made on Hodder avenue Tuesday night  when he walked off a Greyhound bus.   Pollice say the man resisted arrest and needed to be taken to the ground to be handcuffed.   Police say they seized 24 thousand dollars worth of what's believed to be cocaine.

Police Identify Accident Victims

Provincial Police continue to investigate the circumstances behind a tragic three vehicle collision in northwestern Ontario. A group of 25-cyclists on a cross country tour were travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway and were passing through the area of Red Rock on Tuesday when 2-of the cyclists were struck by an eastbound truck. The truck then hit two westbound vehicles. The cyclists, 65-year-old Robert Booth and 69-year-old Irene Booth of North Glengarry, near Ottawa, were pronounced dead at the scene. Two residents of Austin, Texas in the eastbound truck were transported to hospital with injuries. Two others in the involved vehicles were also sent to hospital.

Petition Aims To Save Police Service

Over 25-hundred people have signed a petition to save Treaty 3 Police Service. Tania Cameron presented the petition the police board's annual general meeting and says it shows how dedicated people are to save the service. A number of people took the opportunity to voice their concerns at the AGM in Kenora.  The board has put off the closure of the force for at least a year.

Dryden Loses Airport Manager

The City of Dryden has another key vacancy to fill. Airport Manager George Friesen has announced his resignation after 23-years on the job. Friesen will be moving to Alberta. The City is now without a full-time Economic Development Officer, City Manager, Library Manager and Recreation Manager, among other high level positions.

Rickford Praises Gun Ruling

Kenora MP Greg Rickford is calling it a victory for long-gun owners. A judge has rejected Quebec's attempt to stop Ottawa from destroying long-gun registry data. Rickford says the registry isn't needed. Rickford says it costs about 100-thousand-dollars each month to maintain the registry in Quebec.

Marketing Initiative Touted

A marketing initiative involving the National Geographic Society is being touted to communities along the Ontario-Minnesota border. The idea is to raise 250-thousand dollars to create maps and a website for the area between  Thunder Bay, Duluth Fort and Frances/International Falls, . Committee Chair Frank Jewell says the Society wants to help promote the area.   Thunder Bay  has already committed to contributing money.

Tentative Deal Reached In Dilico Dispute

There's a tentative agreement in the Dilico Anishnabek  Family Care dispute.   It follows a day long negotiating session at the Victoria Inn yesterday.   Union boss Marvin Pupeza says workers will be voting on the new deal over the next week or so.   Until then he says there will be no details released.   350 social workers have been on strike for just over two weeks.

ATV Crash Kills Driver

Police in Marathon say a 55 year old man is dead as the result of an All Terrain Vehicle accident.   They say he was the driver of the ATV when he lost control of it trying to avoid a fallen tree.    The fatal mishap took place on a lake road near Marathon.

Crash Kills Two Cyclists

Highway 11-17 is now open following a fatal multi-vehicle crash that killed two cyclists on Tuesday afternoon near Red Rock.  The two were with a group of 25 riders travelling across Canada when they were struck by a pickup truck that was travelling eastbound on Highway 11-17.  A total of three vehicles were involved in the accident, sending four people to hospital.  A man and a woman from the township of North Glengarry near Ottawa were pronounced dead at the scene.