July 2017

Local Lawyer Facing Scrutiny By His Peers

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:29 PM

A Thunder Bay lawyer has been ordered suspended by the Law Society of Upper Canada, as it investigates complaints against him. 

The Society indicates they're examining whether Daniel Matson engaged in professional misconduct. 

According to a sworn affidavit by a Society investigator,  Matson is alleged to have created false documents including court orders and bank statements for two unnamed clients between February and May of this year.

Pedestrian Killed In North Side Collision

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 08:50 AM

A 69 year old man is dead after a collision at the intersection of Algoma Street North and Camelot Street.

Police say a vehicle was travelling westbound on Camelot turning left onto Algoma when it struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk on Algoma. 

A 51 year old man was driving the vehicle and the pedestrian passed away last night at the hospital.  

They're asking that if you were a witness to the incident or know someone who was, to get in touch with them. 

The investigation is ongoing. (File photo)

Use Of Airport Increases

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 05:42 AM

More people are flying in and out of our local airport.

In the first six months of this year, over 400 thousand passengers travelled through the airport.

That's 5.6 percent higher than last year at this time.

President Ed Schmidtke credits the extra capacity that was added to their northern routes including, Bearskin, Northstar Air and Wasaya Airways.

Police Respond To Public Complaints

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 05:42 AM

City police are making their public complaints known.

From April to June this year they had 20 come in, with one being resolved through customer service, another being investigated by the Independent Police Review Director, 9 being investigated by their police force, and another 9 being thrown out. 

Acting Police Chief Sylvie Hauth says they want to respond to each complaint and make changes to their policies when needed.  (File photo)

College & University Bus Passes Extended

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 05:31 AM

Current River Councillor Andrew Foulds is a big fan of the City's bus pass program for university and college students.

Foulds says the 126 dollars they pay in a school year to ride the bus is a bargain. 

 "So a youth under 18 would be paying $670 for the full year, and university students are paying $125 so this is quite a deal for them, regardless of escalating prices over the five years." 

Council decided Monday to extend their bus pass program for another five years. (File photo)

New Garbage System A Month In

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 05:28 AM

It's been almost a full month of the new garbage collection system with a few bumps along the way.   

City spokesperson Jason Sherband indicates they've taken steps to prevent any further delays in garbage pickup. 

He adds everybody seems to have gotten the hang of the new bag tag rules with most only putting out two instead of three.   

Sherband adds they haven't seen an increase in people bringing their garbage to the landfill themselves. 

July 1st was the start of the two free bags of garbage at the curb. 

Police Board Makes It Rain

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 05:26 AM

Our Police Board is making it rain. 

They decided to take out $4,500 dollars from their special account for community requests.

The money will be going towards Shelter House's SOS program, the Community Safety Awards and two officers taking part in a law enforcement competition in California. 

The board now has $5,000 set aside for any requests that may come before them this fall.

Fatal Fire Ruled Accidental

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 18:02 PM

There is no foul play involved in a fire that resulted in the death of one person on Highway 608 in Scoble Township.

The OPP say the home was engulf in flames when firefighters from the Neebing Fire Service arrived late Monday night.

After an investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal, the cause of the blaze has been ruled as accidental.

Police say at the request of the family the name of the deceased in not being released. 

 

Break In Spree Results In Charges

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 16:25 PM

A 31 year old Rocky Bay man is facing charges after what police say was a break in spree in the Municipality of Greenstone. 

They say over a three week period, beginning in late June, the Nipigon OPP received reports of thefts from an Ontario government storage facility on Highway 11.

Stolen were outboard boat motors, various electronic devices, a 16 foot boat with trailer and a snowblower.   

In total, police say there with six separate break and enters.  

A suspect was identified and on Sunday, the arrest was made. 

Charged is Theophile Guimond.