Friday, August 2, 2013

City Hall Sounds

Local food and art is going to be showcased at City Hall.  It's part of the City Hall Sounds program that will run from August 8th until August 29th from noon until 1.  McGillvray Square will play host to musicians and fresh produce.  The Crime Prevention Council is behind the initiative and hopes it will bring the community together to relax and enjoy what the City has to offer.

Best Of The Lake

Thunder Bay is being recognized on several fronts in Lake Superior Magazine's Best of the Lake awards.  The waterfront at Prince Arthur's Landing won the "Best Shoreline to Stroll".  The Terry Fox Visitor Information Centre is also the "Best Visitor Centre".  Meanwhile, Sleeping Giant Brewery won the best local made brew award.

Habitat For Humanity Looking For Families

Habitat for Humanity is looking for families to live in two homes they are renovating in Marathon.  The charity group will select families based on their level of need, their ability to repay a mortgage and their willingness to work with Habitat.  Completed applications can be dropped off at TD and Scotia banks as well as Copperfin Credit Union. The deadline to apply is August 30th.  

Sharp Happy To See Local Fans

Several hundred residents turned up to the Fort William Gardens today for their chance to see Chicago Blackhawk's star Patrick Sharp and the Stanley Cup.  One of those people is 9 year old hockey player Jesse Meakin who says Sharp is his hockey hero.  People started lining up at 7 this morning.  Meanwhile, Sharp will be hosting his 2nd annual Children's Golf Classic in support of the George Jeffrey Centre next week at the Fort William Country Club.  Sharp says he's flattered to see that many people show up to see him and the cup.

Canada Wide Arrest Warrant For T.Bay Man

A Canada Wide Arrest Warrant is being issued for a Thunder Bay man in relation to a sexual assault investigation involving a child.  It stems from an investigation that began on July 25th and has lead to charges against 62 year old Arthur Joseph Lyons.  Police have been attempting to locate the man but haven't been able to make contact.  Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Lyons is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.

CTF Debt Clock In Town Today

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is kicking off their 28 day Debt Clock tour in Thunder Bay today.  Spokesperson Candice Malcolm says the clock will be set up at the Tourist Pagoda on Water Street and Red River Road.  The province-wide tour will showcase the provincial government's debt that is set to reach 272 billion dollars by the end of the year. 

E.C. Calls For More Rain

Environment Canada says we can expect more rain and thunderstorms today.  Meterologist Geoff Coulson says it doesn't look like the rain is going to let up.  Coulson says their radars and lightning detectors are showing the thunderstorm activity in the Thunder Bay area and Lake Nipigon.

Resolute's Big Plans

Things are moving along as Resolute Forest Products plans open a retooled plant in Ignace and its new sawmill in Atikokan next year.  President Richard Garneau says they're spending 32-million on the Ignace operation and 50 million dollars on the Atikokan plant.  While Garneau didn't comment on specifics with the Ignace plant, he says construction on the Atikokan plant will start soon, as they still have to cut some wood before starting the foundation.

Kenora Death

Foul play isn't suspected in the death of a man who was found sitting in a wheelchair in Kenora.  Provincial Police were called Tuesday evening, and say the deceased is 39 year old Craig Shawataskung.   

Barb's Laundromat Robbed

Police are looking for a man they say robbed Barb's Laundromat on North May Street yesterday.  Just before 6:30 last night a man entered the Laundromat, threatened an employee with a syringe and demanded money.  The suspect took off with the money heading south on May street.  Police describe him as 6 feet tall weighing 210 pounds, wearing a white baseball hat, black sunglasses and a black zip up jacket.   Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.