January 2017

Gull Eggs Pass Pollution Test

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 16:24 PM

It appears that pollution in the Thunder Bay Harbour isn't bad enough to affect some bird eggs and cause deformities. 

One environment official in the city says a study of gull eggs from the Mutton and Welcome Islands were compared to eggs found on Black Bay. 

Jim Bailey says the results were positive, noting the research shows gull eggs from the harbour were no more contaminated than eggs from other areas of Lake Superior. 

Back in the late 80's, the harbour was identified as a pollution hotspot on the Great Lakes and it singled out contamination in wildlife.  

Another Child Porn Bust By City Police

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 16:07 PM

A three month investigation by police has resulted in child pornography related charges being laid against a city man.

They say their investigation began in October and a home on the 100 Block of Peter Street was raided the following month. 

That's where they say they seized a computer and a USB drive which police claim contained evidence of alleged pornography involving children. 

Charged with possessing and making available child pornography is 34 year old Michael Alexander Britton.

2 Men Wanted For Drive-By Assault

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 15:42 PM

City police are looking for information on two men who they say assaulted a woman in a drive-by incident over the weekend.  

The 34-year-old victim remains in the hospital in unknown condition after police say one of the men threw a trailer hitch at her, which hit her in the stomach.  

Police say the suspects are both approximately 25-year-old Caucasian males, and the passenger who threw the hitch is described as blond.  

Chamber Brings Budget Wishes To Councillors

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 13:41 PM

The Chamber of Commerce is asking the city to streamline the budget process this year. 

Councillors will be getting down to making changes starting on Thursday night. 

Chamber President Charla Robinson says they want the city to concentrate on the core services and possibly reduce funding in areas that aren't a priority, like parks services and golf courses.  

She says the city should also consider working with the private sector on some projects to help reduce budget costs.  

Robinson adds so far, the city has been taking the budget in the right direction. 

Fine For A Wiley Street Property Owner

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:27 AM

A Wiley Street property owner is forking out $360 for failing to install a smoke alarm.

It comes after they received a ticket from Fire and Rescue. 

Fire crews were called to the home on January 26th, with them finding a mattress ablaze.

Charges Laid In Limbrick Stabbing

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:20 AM

A 33 year old man remains in stable condition in hospital after police say he was stabbed. 

They say the incident took place at a home on Limbrick Place just after 3 in the afternoon yesterday. 

A 31 year old man is now charged with aggravated assault and remains in police custody. 

Police say alcohol was a factor. 


Local Scientist Rallies Against Trump Travel Ban

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:32 AM

A former Thunder Bay woman working as a research scientist in the US at Duke University is speaking out against the President's travel ban that affects people hailing from Muslim countries.

Kimberly Chiew recently took part alongside thousands of others in a rally at an airport in North Carolina. 

Chiew says she took part because she works with scientists who are Muslim and they are her coworkers and friends.  

Although as a Canadian she isn't impacted by the ban she felt the need to speak up for those who are.

Vigil For Victims Of Quebec City Shooting

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 21:43 PM

The Imam of Thunder Bay's Masjid maintains that all Canadians stand together in wake of the attack on the Mosque in Quebec City.  

Hikmatullah Sherzad says a vigil will be tomorrow night starting at 6:45 at the Masjid on John Street, with everyone welcome to attend.  

Sherzad says he'd prefer to wait until police finish their investigation in Quebec City before commenting on Donald Trump, as many are pointing fingers at the President's first few days in office.