Saturday, May 10, 2014

Waterfront Event Centre Rally

A rally in support of the waterfront event centre is happening today. The Citizens for a Waterfront Event Centre Committee are putting on a rally to show City Council and other residents that a majority of the public supports a potential event centre. The rally gets under way at 1 o'clock today, and will feature several guest speakers including Mayor Keith Hobbs.

Man Sentenced In Child Luring Case

A 27-year-old man is serving 12 months in jail, and 3 months of probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a police sting operation in February. Matthew Lovering was charged with child luring and failing to comply with a court order, after undercover detectives responded to an online ad on Kijiji. The ad asked for young boys between the ages of 6 and 13 to model for photographs.

$212,000 In Drugs Seized

City Police and the OPP seized a sizeable amount of drugs. 8.5 kilograms of marijuana, 7.4 kilograms of cocaine and 100 grams of Ecstasy, worth a street value of close to 215-thousand dollars, were seized from a south side home yesterday afternoon. Police have charged a 27-year-old local man with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Foulds Kicks Off Campaign

Provincial NDP candidate Andrew Foulds is starting his election campaign. Foulds, a high school teacher and city councillor, says his attention is on the election. Foulds is up against incumbent Mines Minister Michael Gravelle, and Conservative candidate Derek Parks for the Thunder Bay-Superior North riding.