Wednesday, March 5, 2014

House Fire On Ryerson Crescent

Thunder Bay Fire officials are investigating a morning house fire at 436 Ryerson Crescent. Crews responded at 8am and began to fight the blaze in the basement. The fire made it into the wall and extended into the attic causing significant damages to the buildings roof and interior. No one was home at the time and nobody was injured.

Video Shows NWO Crash

A Sioux Lookout man and his wife are glad to have come out of a traffic mishap on the Trans Canada Highway near Kenora recent.  Ralph Ireland posted the dramatic video on his Facebook page

College Tight Lipped About Excursion

Confederation College says it will not confirm a report that some students in  a winter survival training course on the weekend suffered from frostbite.   The course is supervised by the Lakehead Search and Rescue Unit.   The College will only say that the staff along with members of  Lakehead Search and Rescue will review current protocols-ensuring that the health and safety of students and instructors will continue to be a priority.

Municipal Leaders Meet

Beginning today, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Board of Directors is meeting in Thunder Bay. The 75 member Board will meet to discuss important questions of how the federal government's New Building Canada Fund will help to meet local needs, and will also talk about the growing housing crisis facing Canadians. The meetings will continue from March 5-7.

Thunder Bay Man Charged

A Thunder Bay man is pleading guilty to hunting-related charges. The man is being fined $625 for hunting a furbearing mammal without a license. He is also being fined $1250 for making a false statement to an MNR conservation officer after telling officers he did not have a gun in his vehicle on November 16, 2013.

Government Building Closed

The Ontario  Government building on James Street is closed because of a water main break.   We are told by an worker that the water main problems began late yesterday afternoon.    Employees are being told to work from home.  

Accident Victim Identified

Officials are now identifying the Thunder Bay man who died in a traffic accident on Highway 11 west of Hearst.  Dead is 24 year old Patrick Quessy-Briere.  Police say that he was the driver of a pick up truck that collided head on with a transport on Sunday.

Mauro Introduces Can-Con Bill

Thunder Bay MPP Bill Mauro is introducing a private members bill that if passed will ensure that more of the money Ontario municipalities spend on mass transit vehicles will stay in Ontario. The Buy in Canada for Mass Transit Vehicles Act, would require that at least 60 percent of the cost of mass transit vehicles purchased by Ontario municipalities with the assistance of provincial funding be made up of Canadian labour costs, material costs, overhead, and profits.  Also, the legislation would require that the final assembly of these mass transit vehicles take place in Canada.

Stabbing On North Side

A 40 year old woman is in custody this morning facing a charge of aggravated assault after what police say was a stabbing last night in the Windsor Street area.   A 35 year old woman was treated in hospital for her injuries,  which are not considered life threatening.   Police say the two were known to each other and that alcohol was a factor.

The Blitz Is On

Beauty and body art shops are being told to be on the alert.  Health inspectors are spreading across the city conducting an inspection blitz.  It's to highlight the importance of infection prevention and control practices.  Those services include tattooing, piercing , hair styling and manicures.