Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Police Officer Charged

City Police are charging one of their own.  The officer involved in a collision last week in a police cruiser is charged with failing to stop for a red light. She was en-route to a call for service, but it wasn't an emergency situation. Police say she's back to work on her regular schedule.

Boily Stays Behind Bars

 A 27 year old city man remains behind bars after a court appearance today.  It appears Tyler Boily will have to spend more time in jail as he awaits a bail hearing.    Boily is facing 3 charges including Impaired Driving Causing Death in connection with last months 2 vehicle collision on Highway 61 near Arthur Street which resulted in the deaths of Daniel Brooks and Michelle Parker .  His bail hearing today had to be postponed because of some legal technicalities.   He will now be in court again on April 28th.

More Snow On The Way

Brace yourself for more snow.   There's a snow storm moving into the City.  Environment Canada Meteorologist Geoff Coulson says there's no way we're missing this one.  Thunder Bay could see about 10 to 15 cm of snow starting tonight and lasting much of Thursday.

Three Charities To Benefit From Open

Three local charities will be the benefactors of this summer's Staal Foundation Open golf tournament at Whitewater Golf Course.   The tournament's Executive Director Scott Smith says  the Health Sciences Foundation and the United Way will collect ticket sale proceeds while the St. Joseph's Foundation will pocket parking profits.  Smith says he can't predict a fundrasing goal since this is the first time the event has been held.

Wynne Coming To Region

The Premier is making a visit to Northwestern Ontario next week. She'll be attending the Regional Ontario Municipal Association Conference in Fort Frances.

United Way Gives Out Cash

Two local youth programs are getting cash from United Way.  The Community Clothing Assistance will use just over 6 thousand dollars for a leadership course.  3-thousand dollars is going towards the Evergreen United Neighbourhood youth hub program. The cash was raised through a local high school fundraising challenge earlier in the year.

Food Strategy Open House Tonight

You can have your say on how our city gets its hands on locally grown and produced food.  An open house on the food strategy is taking place tonight from 4:30 until 7 at the Oliver Road Community Centre. Councillor Rebecca Johnson says they'll have several draft recommendations up for discussion.  Johnson says they want to know which recommendations the public thinks they should focus on.