Friday, January 3, 2014

Election Registrations Up To 3

Candidates continue to trickle in for the upcoming municipal election. Three people have filed to run for spots on City Council including Logan Ollivier in the McIntyre ward, Shelby Ch'ng in Northwood and David George Noonan in Red River. The first day to register for the 2014 election was Thursday.

Hunting Fines

Two southern Ontario hunters are facing a combined total of two-thousand dollars in fines for illegaly hunting deer just south of Red Lake. Terenzio Angelini has been fined fifteen-hundred dollars for hunting deer without a license and is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one-year.  Michele Pecoraro was fined five-hundred dollars for possessing illegally killed wildlife.


Eacom Timber To Reopen Mill

EACOM Timber is planning on re-opening the Ear Falls Sawmill sooner rather than later.  Company Spokesperson Gwen Webster says the company's goal is to take advantage with what they believe will be a strong market for lumber in 2014.  Currently the company is testing existing equipment that has sat idle at the mill for nearly five years.

Money For Hwy 599 Improvements

The Provincial Government is putting 2.1 million dollars towards improving Highway 599 south of Pickle Lake. The Medcalf Lake Narrows Bridge will be repaired. The announcement will create 21 new jobs.

Accident At Fort William Road & John Street

City police are laying a careless driving charge in relation to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Water Street and John Street. Three people were sent to hospital as a precaution. Road conditions are being blamed for the accident.

Pair Of Stabbings

Thunder Bay Police currently investigating a pair of stabbings.  Shortly after 8:30 last night a female was stabbed in front of a building in the 100 Block of South May Street. The female was taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital with a non-life threatening wound to her back. It is believed the attacker is known to the victim, but no arrest has been made.  Meanwhile, just after 9 o'clock, a male was stabbed in the stomach in the Picton Street area.  The victim was taken to hospital and required surgery.  A man was arrested a few hours later and also taken to hospital with injuries sustained in the incident.