Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sailors Saved

Three sailors are safe after being rescued from Lake Superior Thursday.  The US Coast Guard overheard the Mayday call and park rangers responded to the sailboat that had hit a rock near Isle Royale.  The sailboat was pumped of water and was able to make it on its own back to the shoreline.

PGA Event Expected

Thunder Bay is set to host a PGA Tour event.  An announcement is set to be made at the Whitewater Golf Club on Tuesday.   PGA golfers Cory Renfrew, Riley Wheeldon will be taking part in the announcement.

More Muskies In Kenora

The City of Kenora is looking to spruce up their downtown core.  The "Muskies On Main" project looks to place muskie sculptures in public spaces along the Harbourfront by next summer.  The group is currently looking to get enough money together for the project.

Bomb Threat At Fort Frances Credit Union

Provincial Police in Fort Frances have completed processing the scene where a bomb threat was made at the Northern Lights Credit Union. On Thursday, OPP were notified about a bag behind the bank with a threatening note attached.  The note told staff to fill the bag with money, and if the instructions aren't followed then there would be consequences for other businesses or schools in the area.  Police placed a perimeter around the area, but it has now been lifted.

Funny Money Man At Con College

Confederation College students are better prepared to deal with their finances after taking part in quick crash course.  Comedian and Financial Guru James Cunningham put on his "Funny Money" show today and says it's important to help students understand personal finance.  Cunningham says he got the idea to teach teens about their finances after several students approached him after he told jokes about being broke.

Stabbing Update

Police are probing another stabbing.  They say a woman suffering from a wound to the shoulder made it safely to the Mac's Store on May Street last night around 9 o'clock.  She was taken to the Health Sciences Centre and was expected to be released after treatment.  The incident took place on Cameron Street and police are looking for a 20 to 30 year old female suspect.

Johnson Back From Quebec

City Councillor Rebecca Johnson is back from Quebec.  Johnson and a local delegation presented at an international conference on "Age Friendly Communities".  Johnson says worldwide senior issues include transportation, housing and safety.  127 Countries were represented at the conference that was held earlier this week.

Survey Says...

The City wants to know what you think of Thunder Bay's downtown areas.  Our community is included in the Canadian Urban Institute's research survey.  It asks a number of questions including how the downtown areas are perceived, how much government funding is provided and what new features citizens would like to see in downtown areas.  A link to the survey can be found here.

2.7 Million Is Achievable

The United Way hopes to raise 2.7 million dollars this year.  Chair Walter Flasza says it's an achievable goal but it's still not enough money to help every organization in need.  Money raised will be shared with 29 local charity agencies.

Man Sentenced For Fatal Crash

A May 2012 crash involving a stolen vehicle has put a Thunder Bay man in jail for two years.  20-year Shane Kolody was sentenced after pleading guilty to a charge of dangerous driving causing death and two charges of theft.  Kolody was driving a stolen pickup truck when he collided with a car on Northern Avenue driven by 67-year old Martin John Amos.  Amos died at the scene.

School Alarm

There were no delays for classes this morning at St. Martin's School. City fire crews responded to the school on Mary Street just before 8 o'clock this morning to a report of a strong smell of chlorine coming from an area of the building.  It turned out to be only a leaky battery from a computer.