Monday, August 19, 2013

Three Dead In T.Bay

Two people are dead after a cliff diving accident in Shuniah near the Silver Harbour boat launch. The body of 32 year old Kevin Spade was found just before noon today, while 26 year old Marlene Fox died from her injuries last night in hospital.  Meantime, OPP divers have found the body of a man they believe to be Jordan Desfosses who went missing after the canoe he was in capsized on Saturday in the Kam River.

New Job Program For First Nations

An employment service for aboriginal job seekers is now up and running.  Dana Bridgeman-Cross says Shooniyaa Job Connect says they offer services to both employers and employees. Bridgeman-Cross says they also help job seekers out with resumes, writing cover letters and with job interviews.  The new initiative has been matching up aboriginal job seekers with employment opportunities for a couple of months now.

Police Confirm Scooter Incident

Thunder Bay Police are confirming the theft of a scooter Friday night at Marina Park.  A 12 year old boy's scooter was stolen and he got hurt after he went up to people he thought were responsible for the crime.  Police Spokesperson Chris Adams says it's rare to see an incident at the Skate Park.

MNR Crews Deal With Fires

There are currently 15 forest fires burning in Northwestern Ontario, however none of them are posing a risk to people or property.  There were 3 new fires reported over the each in the Thunder Bay, Dryden and Sioux Lookout districts.  With the chance of storms over the region today, there is a possibility a few lightning-caused fires could occur in areas where little rain has fallen.       

Roots To Harvest Carrying On

A Thunder Bay group is going to keep bringing fresh food to lower income residents despite having five of their bikes stolen.   The incident happened last week at their greenhouse on South Algoma Street.  Roots To Harvest Organizer Erin Beagle says so far the stolen bikes haven't been returned but they have received numerous offers of replacement bikes.  Beagle says they're going to find a way to bring the fresh produce no matter what to their weekly markets at the City's bus terminals.

Road Closure Wednesday

Drivers take note...A portion of Pacific Avenue at Simpson Street is going to be closed on Wednesday.  Thunder Bay Hydro Spokesperson Eileen Dias says it's because crews are working on upgrading the electrical system in the area. The closure will impact traffic travelling east-west between Simpson Street and May Street south of the Neebing River.  The road will be closed from 7 am until 5 pm.

AMO Conference Continues

The annual provincial municipalities conference is underway in Ottawa.   Ron Nelson is the past president of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association and says tomorrow  is when the local delegates will meet with provincial cabinet ministers for one hour.  Nelson says the Northern Growth Plan, Ring of Fire and the Thunder Bay Generating station are on the list of topics for that meeting.

Pet Limit Still Has A Pulse

He refuses to give up.  City councillor Aldo Ruberto says he is hoping to revive his request for a limit on the number of pets you can own. Before he left on his trip to China, Ruberto told our newsroom he has one more chance to make his case because his proposal still requires a final vote to make it official. Ruberto says there's been a lot of support for his idea since it came up at City Hall last week.

Bridal Boutique Closing

After almost 3 decades in business Eva's Bridal Boutique on Algoma is closing.   Owner Eva Tucci say she's retiring.  She says no date has been set for the closure saying she will stay open until stock runs out.  Tucci says it's also possible someone may buy the company from her.