Saturday, October 26, 2013

Armed Robberies

Thunder Bay Police have a suspect in custody and continue to investigate two armed-robberies. Last night corner stores on River and North Cumberland were robbed within five-minutes of one another. The suspects drove off and then crashed. Two males and one female were in the car and ran off. The weapon used has been seized by police. No one was injured, and Thunder Bay Police ask that anyone with information contact them.

More Green Space

New green space is being unveiled by the city at the intersection of Beverly and High street. Earth Care Sustainability Coordinator Brad Doff says the green space was designed specifically to handle stormwater. The project is partially grant funded with the remaining costs being covered by the city.

The Hunger Is Back

Over 4-thousand Halloween revellers are expected to take over the City's north side bars and streets tonight.  The Hunger is back for it's 8th year and Definitely Superior Art Gallery Director David Karasiewcz says it's their major fundraiser.  The hunger is at 7 venues this year and will boast 52 live performances. 

Screen For Life Coach Back In Town

The Screen For Life Coach is back in Thunder Bay for the winter months.  It tours the region during the summer screening women over the age of 50 for cancer.  Spokesperson Lauren Beach says they're taking appointments at 684-7777.  Nurses on the van normally see 20 to 30 women in a day.

Planning Review Coming

The Provincial Government is reviewing the way Cities plan and pay for development.  Ontario is going to review its land use planning system and the Development Charges Act.  The review is meant to ensure municipal planning decisions support livable communities, attract jobs and encourage economic growth.  A regional workshop on planning and development charges is being held in Thunder Bay on November 7th but a location has yet to be set.