Friday, October 4, 2013

T.Bay Man Will Serve Time

A Thunder Bay man will serve some jail time for distributing child pornography.  In a Thunder Bay courtroom recently, Justin Chabot was sentenced to spend 90 days behind bars and will also have to spend the next two years on probation.  Two other child pornography related charges were withdrawn.

NAN Comments After Fatal Collision

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation's Executive Council is showing support to Grand Chief Harvey Yesno after his son, Sheldon Yesno was charged in a fatal motor vehicle collision with a cyclist.  The Council is also expressing its condolences to the family of the deceased.  NAN calls the incident tragic and a personal matter.  They won't be commenting any further.

Rickford Wants Twinning Started By 2015

Twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway west of Kenora is weighing on the minds of Kenora Chamber of Commerce members.    Kenora M.P. Greg Rickford addressed the chamber Friday and says he's disappointed the project hasn't started yet.  Rickford is optimistic that the project will get underway before the start of 2015.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre will be wearing pink to support breast cancer awareness month. Tarja Heiskanen is the manager of Screening and Assessment Services and says the hospital will be actively involved in raising awareness all month. In Northwestern Ontario, only half of eligible women take part in breast screening mammography.

Driver Charged After Car Lands On Roof

A 51 year old woman is being charged with careless driving after she lost control of her car causing it to crash into the west side ditch of Mapleward Road this morning.  The vehicle landed on it's roof and the driver crawled out.   Police say the accident occurred when the driver was searching for an item in her car.

Sisters In Spirit Vigil Held Today

A vigil was held earlier today to honour murdered and missing aboriginal women. Maryanne Matthews is the Communications Officer at the Ontario Native Womens Association, she feels the number of those missing may be misleading.  The goal of the Sisters in Spirit Vigil is to have October fourth recognized as a national day of remembrance for aboriginal women.

WSIB Hearings Today

Thunder Bay's Injured Workers group is hosting a series of public hearings today on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.  The meeting will focus on how far the WSIB has come since it was formed over a 100 years ago today.  The hearing is being held at the Lakehead Labour Centre from 2 until 5 and 7 until 9 tonight.

St. Anne Gets Money

Future Shop is giving almost 20-thousand dollars to St. Ann School today.  Teacher Peter Rzeszut applied for the funding from the tech company and says the money will be used to create a tech lab that includes smart boards, e-readers and digital cameras. Rzeszut says it's a great opportunity for the school and the community.

Highway 11 To Be Repaired

The Provincial Government is fixing up a stretch of Highway 11 west of Atikokan.  Pioneer Construction is getting the 6.7 million dollar contract that will create 67 jobs.  More than 20 kilometres of Highway 11 is being repaved.

KBM Resources Wins At NOBA

Thunder Bay's KBM Resources Group  is celebrating its victory at the Northern Ontario Business Awards.  The company walked away with the Export Award.    It was recognized for the way it successfully diversified after the downturn in the forest industry and branched out into the mining and energy sectors.  The awards were handed out in North Bay last night.