November 2016

Police Hunt For Perv Filming At LU Women's Washroom

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 18:20 PM

Lakehead University is working with Thunder Bay police to find the pervert using a cell phone to film people in the women's washroom at the university library.  

LU President Brian Stevenson says there were two incidents, one in October, another this month.  

He adds the school has stepped up security, and is asking if anyone else feels they've been filmed, to report it.  

Stevenson says they've gone over surveillance video of the area, but that turned up nothing.  

 

PM Taking Heat For Pipeline Rejection

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 16:38 PM

The Conservatives are keeping the heat on the Trudeau government.  

In the House of Commons, Rona Ambrose says killing the Northern Gateway pipeline project takes job opportunities away from Indigenous young people.  The Interim Conservative Leader says that, had the project gone through, it would have brought $2 billion worth of job-creation contracts to First Nations.  

Tenant Fined For Disabling Smoke Alarm

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 15:40 PM

A hard lesson for a Simpson Street tenant about having a working smoke alarm.   

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue officials say the person has been fined $1,000 after pleading guilty to disabling a smoke alarm in an apartment.   

It follows an investigation into a June fire at that location.    

They say the tenant had removed the smoke alarm to paint and neglected to re-install it. 

Dome Users Still In Limbo

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:52 AM

The future of Thunder Bay's Sports Dome is still unknown to many of the organizations who use it.   

The Thunder Bay Women's Soccer Club is holding a meeting tonight about the deflated dome and they hope officials will make a statement by the end of this week.   

Club President Gwen Gamble says she's of the understanding that the dome won't be up for December.  

She says teams are using school gyms and whatever time they can get at Lakehead University and Confederation College.   

LRCA Continues Flood Statement

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:17 AM

We've got high water levels on area creeks and rivers.  

Water is currently being bailed out from the Neebing McIntyre Floodway.  

This is part of the reason why the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is keeping us under a flood outlook.  

We've received almost six millimetres of rain in the last twenty four hours and we can expect another 5 to 10 mm over the next two days. 

 

Police Investigating LU Incidents

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 09:29 AM

Another disturbing incident at Lakehead University is now involving City police.  

They are looking into two incidents that involved a person using a cell phone to film unaware and non-consenting students at the school's Paterson Library.

On November 22nd, a woman reported that while she was using the toilet in the facility she noticed someone holding a phone camera at the bottom of the stall door.

Now a previously-unreported incident from October has surfaced.

Update: Hwy 17 Open At Vermillion Bay

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 05:10 AM

Traffic is moving on Highway 17 once again after a roughly six hour closure.  

Provincial Police were forced to shut down the TransCanada between Vermilion Bay and Kenora late last night due to a serious crash.  

The collision occurred near Little Joe Lake.  

No other details are known at this time.  

 

UPDATE: City Responds To Surface Flooding

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 05:09 AM

City Sewer and Water crews continue to respond to calls after several days of heavy rain.

The following roads that were previously closed are now open; Trendiak, Mountain, and Melbourne.

Fort William Road is back open to traffic and the portable pumps have been removed.  

As of yesterday afternoon city officials say the 15th Side Road between Mountain Road and Thunder Drive is still closed. Belton Street is closed in two sections between Maxwell and Everton and Lancaster and North End.  

Auditor General Critiquing Corrections System

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 17:24 PM

Michael Ferguson says the corrections system isn't supporting Indigenous people.  

In his fall 2016 reports, the Federal Auditor General says as the number of Indigenous people in the justice system grows, it can't provide them with the supports they need when they need them.  

He says more than 75% of Indigenous offenders were sent to medium- or maximum-security institutions.  He says their parole was delayed because they weren't given access to rehabilitation programs quickly enough, leaving them less prepared as they re-enter society.  

Capay Set To Stand Trial

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 17:13 PM

A trial date is now set for 24 year old Adam Capay.   

He's charged with first degree murder in connection with the death of an inmate at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre in 2012.  

Prior to the March 20th hearing however, Capay is going to be assessed by a doctor to see if he's mentally fit to stand trial.  

Capay has received national attention because he was held in solitary confinement at the District Jail for four years.  (File photo)