July 2016

Ben Moss Jewellers Closing

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 17:17 PM

Winnipeg based Ben Moss Jewellers is going out of business.  

The company has one store in the city located at the Intercity Shopping Centre.   Calls to the local store were referred to their head office.

The news came in a release from the Gordon Brother Group which said that going-out-of-business sales began over the weekend at all 54 Ben Moss Jewellers locations in Canada.  

The release says Ben Moss, which has been Canadian owned and operated since 1910, was hit by a weak Canadian dollar and the soft economy in Western Canada.

Outage Over For North Side

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:36 PM

The power is back on for Thunder Bay Hydro customers in the city's North end.  

The company says last night's power outage covered a large portion of the North side, from Oliver Road to the Harbour Expressway, and from Memorial Avenue to Balmoral Street.  Thunder Bay Hydro restored power to the area around 11 PM Saturday night.  


PM's Youth Council Applications Now Open

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 06:30 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking for young Canadians to join an advisory Youth Council.  

He says the 16 to 24 year olds on the Council will work with the Prime Minister to represent youth at the highest level of government.  

Trudeau says these issues include, but are not limited to high unemployment, rising student debt, and a lack of affordable housing.  

Wisk Air Providing Helicopter Rides

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 18:12 PM

A local flight company is supporting a good cause on this long weekend.    

Wisk Air Helicopters President Mark Wiskemann says his company is offering helicopter rides in support of the Shebandowan Community Centre and Fire Hall.    

Wiskemann says Saturday is nearly fully booked, and flights are available on a first-come-first serve basis.  Flights start at 11 at the old MNR Forestry Dock at Shebandowan Lake.    

Paquette Chooses Clinton

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 18:06 PM

A Lakehead University professor says that if she had to make a prediction on who will win the American election, it would be Hillary Clinton.  

Associate Professor of Political Science Laure Paquette says Clinton's resource base is much larger than Donald Trump's, and predicts a very nasty campaign.   

She also points to the fact that whoever is leading in the polls 3 weeks from today historically wins in November.    

Local Delegation Visits Little Canada

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 17:48 PM

A four person delegation from Thunder Bay is travelling to Little Canada.  

Acting Mayor Joe Virdiramo is part of the group going to the Sister City of Thunder Bay in Minnesota this weekend.   

The goal is to promote friendship, education, economics and tourism with the city of 10-thousand that Thunder Bay has partnered with since 1977.  

The Annual Canadian Days Celebration will feature food, sporting events, fireworks and a Canadian Days Parade.  


City Updating Traffic Lights At James Street & Redwood Avenue

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 17:04 PM

The City is advising you to take extra care while driving for the next five weeks, as crews rebuild the traffic signals at the James Street and Redwood Avenue intersection.  

Starting Tuesday, the traffic lights will be replaced with temporary all-way stop signs and the streets in each direction will be reduced to one lane.  The City says the streets leading up to the intersection will be closed for a full day each in the early stage of construction, and you will be re-directed around the closure.  


Mac's Suspect Caught

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 14:27 PM

One man is in custody following two convenience store robberies earlier this week.    

Thunder Bay Police say they have charged the 32 year old with Robbery, Breach of Probation and Disguise with Intent.    

He's scheduled to appear in court today.    

The first occured at the Mac's on Red River Road just before midnight on Sunday, followed by the second theft around 3AM Monday at the location on North Cumberland Street.    



Northern Ontario Angels #1

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 14:17 PM

A not-for-profit organization in Northern Ontario that connects investors with new, rising entreprenuers is ranked #1 across the country for the fourth year in a row.  

Northern Ontario Angels has been able to help in the flow of 50-million dollars in investment capital during 2015.  

Executive Director Mary Long-Irwin says the success comes from investors not only supplying an average of 350,000 dollars to a new business, but also taking time to mentor.  

Pedestrians Hit

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 13:22 PM

Thunder Bay police are asking both pedestrians and drivers to use caution and obey the rules of the road, after a six year old boy was hit by a car on Memorial Avenue.    

They say he was crossing Memorial Avenue near Queen Street early Wedneday evening, when a passing KIA driven by a 22-year old female clipped him on the leg.  He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.  

Yesterday morning a 45-year old woman suffered minor injuries after being hit by a truck at the corner of Cumberland and Red River Road.  She was charged with a by-law infraction for pedestrians.