Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Atikokan Death

The Thunder Bay Forensic Identification Unit and Rainy River OPP are investigating the death of an Atikokan man that was reported yesterday morning. Police say they found the man shortly before 9:00am on River Road. The coroner has not yet set a date for their forensic investigation.

Busy New Year's Eve For City Police

It was a busy New Years Eve for Thunder Bay's police services. Over ninety-calls were responded to by officers, mainly having to do with noisy party's, minor disputes and public intoxication. Officials say even with the high number of calls Thunder Bay as a whole enjoyed a relatively safe evening.

Increase In Airport Fees

New Years Day means prices at the Thunder Bay airport are going up for aircraft using the terminal. The increases include aircraft landing and parking fees. Airport Manager Scott McFadden says the increase will be three per cent across the board and is mainly to keep up with inflation.

Cover All Exposed Skin

The Health Unit is warning people to take precautions before going outside during the recent deep freeze that has struck the region. Recent wind chills have seen temperatures plummet to minus forty and below, the Unit is reminding the public that in such temperatures exposed skin can freeze within a matter of minutes. They are also warning of frostbite and hypothermia for not only people but their animals as well and to prevent pets from staying outside for extended periods of time.