Saturday, March 22, 2014

Two Dead In Expressway Crash

Two people are dead following a two vehicle accident early this morning. OPP have closed the Thunder Bay Expressway between Arthur Street and the Harbour Expressway as they continue to investigate. The accident happened around 3 o'clock, there is no timeline set for how long the closure will be in effect.

Outbreak At Pinewood Court

Officials with both the Health Unit and Pinewood Court are announcing that a gastrointestinal outbreak is being expanded to include the entire facility. Access is being limited to only caregivers and family members. All activities are cancelled.

Local Author Releases Book

A new and unique children's book is being launched today at the Coles book store at the Intercity Mall. Author and Thunder Bay resident Derek Khani says he wants to help expand children's imagination and creativity. The launch is being held from 11-4 this afternoon, copies will be available for purchase at the local Coles Store.

Groups Speak Up About Harbour Clean-Up

Cole Engineering is providing several options on how to clean up the mercury contaminated areas of the Thunder Bay harbour. Around forty-people from several environmental groups are embarking on a plan to clean up the area. Remedial Action Plan Spokesperson Jim Bailey says they intend to restore the harbour's natural state. Clean up options range in price from thirty to ninety million dollars. They include pouring sand on top of the contamination or removing it completely.

Dunker Training For Aviation Students

Second year aviation students at Confederation College are learning first hand how to leave a submerged aircraft that has had to ditch into a body of water. Bryan Webster runs the course which was taught at the Lakehead University pool Friday afternoon. Webster says he knows first hand that lives have been saved through his training. Webster developed the course after surviving a ditch in 1977.

35K For Teaching Street Kids Art

The Wynne government is hoping street kids in the city who are at risk of falling into a life of crime will benefit from learning how to express themselves artistically.  MPP Bill Mauro says that Evergreen A United Neighbourhood is getting 35 thousand dollars towards their "Arts In The Street" project.   It's aimed at crime prevention and early intervention.