June 2016

Dangerous, Impaired Driving Charges For Fort Francis Man

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:05 PM

Thunder Bay Police have one man in custody following two vehicle crashes Tuesday afternoon.  

Officers witnessed the 28-year-old driver of a silver pickup truck speeding over 130 km/h down the Expressway near Arthur Street around 3:45.  

They say he was involved in a single-vehicle collision on the 400-east block of Francis Street around 4:15, and shortly afterward hit another truck at Brown Street and West Arthur.  

City police have laid dangerous driving, impaired driving, and weapons charges, and are asking any witnesses to come forward.  



Province Rolls Out Updated Laws

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:31 PM
The new month brings a variety of changes to regulations and laws from the Provincial government.  
Tomorrow, under the updated rules, beer and wine manufacturers are allowed to serve alcohol on-site provided they have a license.  
As well, the province is creating the position of Patient-Ombudsman, who would address unresolved patient complaints.  
Clearer accessibility requirements for businesses are also being released.  

Steeves Family Reunion

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:14 AM

Some local Steeves from Thunder Bay are joining in on a huge family reunion on the east coast.

The Steeves family arrived in Moncton 250 years ago and a big reunion next month is expected to attract thousands from around the world.

A signature event on July 23rd at the Moncton Coliseum will challenge a Guinness World Record.  

Event chair Bobbie Steeves says they wanted to break a record for the largest reunion but have chosen the record for the largest gathering instead.  

For more details, go to steeves250.com

Airport Expects Busy Summer

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:12 AM

The City's Airport expects a very busy summer.

They say it should be hopping with extra seats on flights in the local market.

President Ed Schmidtke says up to 700 people will be departing from our airport in a 90 minute window.

The Airport has also started opening its doors to the terminal building at four am to accommodate early morning departures. 

Habib Weighs In On VicVille

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:10 AM

Victoria Avenue based architect Ahsanul Habib isn't in favour of knocking down the Victoriaville Mall.

An open house on the fate of the building was held last night.  

Habib feels tearing it down would be a waste of money.  

Habib feels his idea of creating an open space market from the mall to Simpson Street can co-exist with VicVille and can serve as an indoor space for the market in the winter. 

Busy Day In The NHL

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 16:30 PM

Lots of movement in the National Hockey League today with the Montreal Canadiens trading defenceman P.K Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Webber.

Also, the New Jersey Devils have aquired forward Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers for defenceman Adam Larsson.

TSN insider Bob MacKenzie tweeted that free agent Stephen Stamkos has decided to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Fire Service Conducting Public Safety Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 15:38 PM

Officials with Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue will be going door to door again this summer.  

Spokesperson Anthony Stokaluk says they're conducting  the annual Home Fire Safety public education program.

He says they'll be talking to you about what the law requires your home to have when it comes to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and home fire escape planning.

Stokaluk says fire officials won't be coming into your home, and will only be giving you information at the door. 


New Baby Crib Rules In Canada

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 13:19 PM

Baby cribs with drop-down rails will no longer be allowed in Canada. 

New rules will go in place at the end of this year, prohibiting their sale, importation or manufacturing.

Health Canada says while drop-side cribs are mostly unavailable in Canada, they can still be found in some second hand stores and garage sales.

It adds there have been over one-hundred incidents associated with their use, including one death. (File Photo)

Man Charged With Cheating At Fish Tournment

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:24 PM

A 23 year old Sioux Lookout man is being accused of trying to cheat in a fishing tournament.

The OPP say they were conducting a joint patrol with MNR conservation officers at the Sioux Lookout Walleye Tournament earlier this month.

Officers discovered that one of the competitors was in possession of some fish that had been noticibly altered.

Police say the tails had been cut off the fish to shorten their overall length in order to meet the legal requirements of the tournament. 

Buying Beer Online Not For Everyone...Yet

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:20 PM

There's going to be a faster way to buy beer in Ontario, but not in Thunder Bay just yet. 

The Beer Store plans to launched Beer Xpress, an on-line service allowing consumers to pay for their suds before they even go to the store to pick them up.

Beer Xpress will be initially offered in 25 pilot stores from Windsor to Ottawa and Toronto to Collingwood.