Thursday, April 17, 2014

Police Report Numerous Collisions

Police are reporting numerous collisions today as the result of the snowstorm. They say that a van drove through the window of the Bargain Shop in the Grandview Mall this afternoon. No one was hurt.   There are also no injuries after two school buses collided on Selkirk Avenue at around 3 o'clock. Police say no students were on board.   And only minor injuries to report in a two vehicle mishap on West Arthur Street and Mapleward Road over the noon hour.

City Gets 567K In OLG Cash

The latest dividend to the city from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation works out to 567 thousand dollars.   The money is the City's share of the slot machine revenues and a portion of the game table revenue from the local casino.  The amount is almost 20 thousand dollars lower than the cheque that was presented in January.

T.Bay Woman Wins New Car

A Thunder Bay woman is the winner of a new GMC vehicle. Pauline Quinn won a new GMC Terrain in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's License to Win.

Dryden Woman Wins Lotto 649

A Dryden resident is a million dollar lottery winner. Marie Martin bought the winning Lotto 649 ticket in Thunder Bay when she was shopping in the local mall. The 71 year old bought the ticket at Teraz Express.

Hospital Board Meetings Online

Thunder Bay's Hospital is opening its board room doors to the public. The hosptial board decided to start airing their board meetings live online. The first webcast will be aired today at 5. Click here to go to the webcast.

More Snow Coming

There's still some more snow on the way today.  Environment Canada Meteorologist Dave Rodgers says we received 2 centimetres of snow overnight. We can expect another 10 centimetres in the City today and by the US Border 15 centimetres. Warmer weather is in store for the Easter long weekend.

Police Awards Tonight

15 members of the local police force are being honoured tonight for their long service in policing. The Exemplary Service Awards are being handed out at the Valhalla Inn.  In addition to three types of medals, an international peace operations medal will be presented.

Conservation Program Launched

17 First Nation Communities are participating in the Ontario Power Authority's saveONenergy conservation program.  The program helps residents reduce their electricity consumption and build a conservation culture.  Fort Severn, Webequie and Eagle Lake First Nations are just some that are taking part.

Local Plant Debate At QP

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is asking the Premier to reveal her government's plan to meet Northwestern Ontario's energy needs. It comes after the local plant burned its last piece of coal recently. Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli answered Horwath in question period yesterday. Chiarelli says he met with those concerned and they had their questions answered. Chiarelli and Horwath argued over whether the current conversion of the local power plant will be able to supply the region's energy needs.

Moose Tag Reductions

The province is reducing the number of moose tags available for the 2014 hunting season. The 18 percent reduction province wide comes after recent aerial surveys showed less than hardy populations. The survey showed notable decreases in Dryden, Thunder Bay  and Fort Frances districts. 

Early AM B&E

A 22-year old man is in custody following a spree of break and enters overnight on the south side.  Just after 2 o'clock this morning, officers responded to a break and enter in progress in the 14-hundred block of Hamilton Avenue.  Police caught the man after a foot chase.  It's believed the man was also stealing from vehicles in the neighbourhood.  Any residents from the Walsh and Franklin Street area, who are missing articles from their vehicles, are asked to contact Police.  The suspect will be in court today to answer to charges of break and enter and resisting arrest.