Thursday, April 3, 2014

Multi-Vehicle Collision On Golf Links

City Police are on the scene of a three vehicle collision on Golf Links Road, just south of the Harbour expressway.  Southbound traffic on Golflinks Rd. will be closed for some time as there are believed to be live wires on the ground. Thunder Bay Hydro crews are enroute. East and West traffic on the Harbour Expressway is still open. Officers are asking the public to avoid the area.

T.Bay Connected To Strange Incident

Wednesday's RV trailer fire in Thunder Bay has lead to Sault Ste. Marie OPP capturing a man and a woman after a police standoff.  Police connected an alleged hit and run and eventual vehicle fire in Thunder Bay to the man and woman who fled OPP after hitting a spike belt near Sault Ste. Marie today.  City Traffic Sgt. Glenn Porter says they gave the OPP a heads up.  Charges are pending.

Proposed Event Centre Question Revealed

It looks like Monday nights council meeting is going to be a hot one.  Up for discussion will be Councillor Linda Rydholm's proposed plebiscite question on the event centre.  It reads as follows:  Are you in favour of City Council continuing with the process to build the proposed Event and Convention Centre in Thunder Bay?  As well it's expected that a number of people will ask to speak about the proposed plebiscite.

My TBHydro Launched

Thunder Bay Hydro is launching a new web based system that will make it easier for customers to view their usage and monthly bills. Vice President of Customer Services Tim Wilson, says that My TBHydro is free for new and existing customers. He adds that with nearly thirty-thousand statements sent each month switching to online will save costs and benefit the environment. A link to the site can be found here: My TBHydro

Dessert Recall

Scoop & Eat Dessert Cup CarrotAn allergy concern is causing a food recall across Ontario. The French Oven brand is recalling its Scoop and Eat Dessert Cup Carrot from the marketplace. The product was found to contain milk which is not indicated on it's label. Anyone with a milk allergy is warned not to consume the product.

New Crosswalk On Miles

The City's installed a new signalized crosswalk across from the new Provincial Courthouse on Miles Street between Brodie and Archibald Streets.  The signals will be activated today and pedestrians are encouraged to use the new crosswalk.

NAPS Investigating Fatal Fire

Nishnawbe Aski Police are investigating a deadly house fire in Fort Severn First Nation. Police say one person is dead but several people managed to escape blaze. A post mortem exam is scheduled for today in Kenora.  

Overnight Fire On South Side

One man taken to hospital after he escaped from a house fire on East Mary Street overnight.  The occupant of the home was taken to Thunder Bay Regional suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.  City fire crews were called to the scene around 1 o'clock this morning and found the single family dwelling fully involved. Twenty-three fire-fighters and seven fire units battled the blaze but the house suffered extensive damage.  The cause is under investigation.

Waste Plan Back At Council

The City is expected to approve their 20 year solid waste management plan Monday night.   Coordinator Jason Sherband says once the plan is approved they'll have to figure out how the City can pay for it. Phase one of the plan calls for allowing co-mingled materials in the bins at the recycling depot and moving to a clear garbage bag program.

Hay Says Fire Service Well Staffed

The city's fire chief says this weeks blaze on Onion Lake Road put fire operations to the test.   During the height of the two alarm  fire John Hay says that the stations at Hodder and Mapleward were left without trucks, but says another call anywhere in the city could have been handled effectively.  Hay says service across the city was not jeopardized.

Rickford Heralds ELA Agreement

The Minister of Natural Resources says its a great day for northwestern Ontario and the world now that the International Institute for Sustainable Development is in charge of the Experimental Lakes Area.  Agreements between all parties have been finalized and Greg Rickford says they've been there from the start.  Rickford says he's always believed that the ELA was an important place for freshwater research.