Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fatal Collision On Highway 17

Thunder Bay OPP continue to investigate the horrific crash on Highway 17 Saturday night that claimed five lives.  Provincial Police have released the name of the driver of the transport truck killed in the collision as 43-year old Sukhwinder S. Thandi of Cambridge. Police have not released the names of the four men killed in the pickup truck that was travelling westbound as they have not been positively identified.  Two other vehicles were involved in the accident, although none of the occupants were injured.  The crash took place approximately 15 kilometres east of English River and closed the highway until just before 8 o'clock Sunday morning.  

Polling on Local Issues

If you haven't already, don't be surprised if you get a call from a well known Canadian survey firm. A woman claiming to be from Ipsos Reid is calling homes in Thunder Bay, Kenora and the Rainy River District looking for feedback on local issues. The Surveyor told our newsroom that she could not identify who she was conducting the survey for due to company policy.

Imported Cheese

The new trade agreement put in place between Canada and the European Union will see a lot more cheese being imported from overseas. Walter Schep is the owner of Thunder Oaks Farms, he believes that his business won't take a direct hit from the deal, but that it will have an indirect impact with his plans to expand.

Early Morning Stabbing

A twenty-nine year old male is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Thunder Bay Hospital. City police responded to a call of someone being stabbed at an apartment building on Fulton Boulevard early this morning. Police are charging the victims girlfriend for assault with a weapon. She is currently being held by police, the investigation continues.

Welch Company Honoured

Parks Canada is celebrating the historical significance of Thunder Bay's railroad contracting firm, Welch Company Limited.  Spokesperson Nancy Saunders says a plaque will be placed outside the Algoma Street Italian Cultural Centre.  The plaque tells the story of the Welch Company founders the Veltri brothers who played a big role in getting Italians to immigrate to Canada.