Monday, March 10, 2014

Poor Credit

A man is recovering from minor injuries after crashing into a Credit Union store on West Arthur Street earlier this afternoon. The building suffered minor damage to its exterior.

Driver Charged For Failing To Yield

A 71-year old Thunder Bay man is being charged by OPP for failing to yield to traffic. The charge comes following a two vehicle accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Chippewa Road and Highway 61. A Ford truck turning on to the highway collided with a Honda headed north. No injuries were reported but the two vehicles were badly damaged.

Snowmobiler Recovering After Collision

A 33 year old man is recovering in hospital after a  snowmobile accident in Shuniah Township.  Police say the man lost control of his sled on the Hydro Line approximately 4 km west of West Loon Road, and it fell down a ten foot ravine.  They say the incident happened Saturday afternoon just before 2 o'clock.  The man sustained injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Missing Woman Found Safe

A Winnipeg woman is back safe are being stranding in the wilderness for several hours in the Dryden area. OPP says the 40-year-old was among a group snowmobilers that had left to attend a cabin Friday in Redvers township when her snow machine got stuck and become separated from the others. A search involving the OPP's Emergency Response Team helped find the woman who was taken to hospital for treatment and released.

Housing Starts Slow In 2014

It appears that it was just too cold and snowy in February for anyone to build a new house. Government figures from Canada Mortgage and Housing show that there were no new housing starts in the city last month.   With just two starts the month before there have been only 2 housing starts in Thunder Bay since the beginning of the year.  

Government Building Open Again

Back to normal at the provincial government building on James Street.  Water service to the building has been restored for today after a rather hectic several days last week.   A water main break late Tuesday afternoon gave crews some troubles and stopped government business for three days.

McArthur Makes The Move

There is a familiar face taking on the role of town Chief Administrator in Schreiber today. Don McArthur is has stepped down as Mayor to fill the vacancy, a position he says he looks forward to taking on.   The opening was made available when former Clerk John Hall left the position for a job in Terrace Bay.

Grim Anniversary Today

It was one of the most infamous crashes in Canadian history and its being recognized today in Dryden.  Twenty five years ago today Air Ontario flight 1363 went down just after trying to take off from the Dryden Airport, killing 24-people including several from Thunder Bay and the north shore of Lake Superior. Fire Chief Ken Kurz was on call that day and says it reinforced the importance of emergency preparedness.  The end result was an inquiry which lead to the conclusion that ice on the wings was the cause of the tragic crash.   The memorial in Dryden has been cleared of snow so people can pay tribute.

March Break Is On

It's March break for elementary and high school students in the city.  It appears to be an ideal start as well with mild temperatures forecast for today and seasonable temperatures for most of the week.   Ski hill operators are expecting big business because of our heavy snowfall this season.  

Councillors To Get Updates

At City Hall tonight councillors will be asked approve almost 3 million dollars towards improvements to the Whalen Building on Cumberland Street.   The money will be coming from the provincial and federal governments.   Also tonight councillors will get an update on the managed alcohol program.  A well there will be an update on a proposed site for a new war memorial.

Elk Adapt To Harsh Winter

The harsh winter conditions aren't expected to affect the elk population in northwestern Ontario. Elk were released into the Cameron Lake area southeast of Kenora about 15 years ago. Murray English is the co-chair of the Elk Restoration Committee and says the animals are pretty well adapted to surviving deep snow. English says the elk population ranges between 40 to 50 animals, but they do see more calves every