Monday, August 5, 2013

City Man Attacked By Bear

A Thunder Bay man is lucky to have only minor injuries after being attacked by a bear. The OPP say the 42-year-old man was camping at a park in Ignace and was out for a walk with his dogs when he was attacked by a black bear. The man and his dogs were able to fend off the bear, and he was able to escape with non-life threatening injuries.

Crime Stoppers Crime Of The Week

 Crime Stoppers and the Thunder Bay Police are asking for your help to identify who was responsible for a break and enter into a home on the 2000 block of Government Road which happened on June 26th. Police say a number of items were stolen from the home including a flat screen TV, laptop, as well as several pieces of jewelry, including a Confederation College graduation ring. The total value of the stolen items is over $15,000. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.

Dryden Firefighters Ride Bikes For Charity

Northwestern Ontario firefighters will participate in the 2nd Annual Bike Ride in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Reagan Breeze with the Dryden Fire Service says they leave on September 9th. Breeze says last year they raised six thousand dollars and they're looking to beat that this year.

TransCanada Pipeline To Expand

TransCanada is calling it the biggest capital expenditure in company history: a 12 billion dollar Energy East pipeline that will bring Alberta oil through to the Irving Refinery in Saint John. TransCanada President Russ Girling says demand by potential customers was higher than anticipated. The pipeline proposal will use existing TransCanada pipe through northwestern Ontario to Quebec City with construction of a new leg from there to Saint John.