Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hot Hot Heat

It might be the hottest day of the year, or at least its going to feel like it.  A humidex advisory has been issued for Thunder Bay.  Environment Canada Meterologist Trudy McCormack says you should avoid doing heavy exercising in the hot weather and stay indoors where it's cooler.  Today's high is expected to hit 32 degrees, but with the humidity it could feel like 37.

Missing Man Kenora

Provincial Police in Kenora are searching Lake of the Woods for a 52-year-old man.  OPP say the man was paddle boarding on the lake when he fell off the board and did not resurface.  The OPP Marine Unit and Underwater Search and Recovery Unit is combing the Pine Portage Bay area.  The identity of the man is not being released at this time pending the results of the search.

Train Death In Hudson

A 47 year old Sioux Lookout man is dead after being run over by a train in the community of Hudson.  The OPP say the incident took place last night around 10:00.  The deceased has been identified as Arnold Derouin.

Paxton Facing More Charges

A former bible camp counsellor and babysitter in the city is facing some more serious sex charges that involve minors. Thunder Bay Police Spokesperson Chris Adams says Jeff Paxton is charged with an additional 13 charges bringing the total to 23.  Police say the charges against Paxton date back to between 1983 and 2004 and 11 victims have been identified.  Paxton is back in court Wednesday.

New Agreement In Place

A collaboration agreement has been signed between the Lac Seul First Nation and Goldcorp.  Chief Clifford Bull says there are a lot of things in the agreement with respect to revenue sharing, job opportunities and contracting provisions.  Bull says the agreement will define the long-term benefits for the First Nation, as well as the future of mining developments in the Red Lake area.

Cyclotron Public Meeting Tonight

Thunder Bay's Regional Research Institute wants you to have your say when it comes to their new cyclotron facility.  A public information session is being held tonight at 4:30 at the Hospital's Auditorium A.  Spokesperson Michael Campbell says so far they haven't heard too many concerns.  Another open house on the medical machinery will be held at Lakehead University in September.

Deadly Weekend On Area Waters

It was a deadly weekend on the water in Thunder Bay.  Two people are dead after a cliff diving accident in Shuniah Township near the Silver Harbour boat launch.  OPP divers recovered the body of 32-year old Sioux Lookout resident Kevin Spade yesterday in Lake Superior.  26-year old Marlene Fox of K-I First Nation, who had been rescued from the waters, died Sunday night at the Health Sciences Centre from the injuries she sustained in the accident.  Meantime, OPP divers have also 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.  The 31-year old, who had just moved to Thunder Bay from Peace River, AB, had been canoeing with another man and two children when it tipped over.  The three others made it to shore safely.  Police say DesFosses was not wearing a life jacket.

Missing Truck Found

Habitat For Humanity Thunder Bay is rolling once again.  A truck that was stolen from their Restore on Friday night was found yesterday in a parking lot in the East End.  The groups primary work vehicle is in good shape with no apparent damage.

New Job Training Program

A unique employment service is now up and running in northwestern Ontario.  Shooniya Job Connect has been matching up aboriginal job seekers with employment opportunities for a couple of months now.  Dana Bridgeman-Cross says the web-site offers a wide range of services.  Bridgeman-Cross says they also work with employers across the region to help place aboriginal employees.  

Police Officer In Court Today

A Thunder Bay Police officer charged with assault is set to be before the Ontario Court of Justice today.  The charge against Constable Andrew Johnstone stems from a Special Investigations Unit inquest into how he treated a man that was brought into his custody.  The incident dates back to May of this year.