Sunday, May 18, 2014

Police Kept Busy

A busy day for Thunder Bay Police.  Police responded to a two vehicle collision yesterday at the intersection of James Street and Churchill Street, which sent one driver to hospital with injuries. In another incident, police, fire, and gas crews responded to a natural gas leak on Ogden Street. Police say the leak was caused by someone doing yard work. No one was injured in that incident.

No More Room For Evacuees

No word yet on where Attawapiskat First Nation flood evacuees are headed. The northern First Nation declared a state of emergency this week due to rising water levels in the community. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue deputy chief Dave Paxton says the city is at capacity as a result of Kashechewan First Nation flood evacuees already in the city. Paxton says nearly 900 evacuees need refuge until water levels return to normal.

Shake Up At St. Joe's

St. Joseph's Care Group is doing some budget trimming. CEO Tracy Buckler says 11 registered nurses in long term care will be replaced by personal support workers in a move that will save the health care organization about 150-thousand dollars while minimizing the number of layoffs. Buckler believes the transition should take the rest of this year to complete.