November 2017

Concern About 61, James St. Bridge, At Meeting

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 07:11 AM

Plenty of concern expressed at a Neebing ward meeting that construction on highway 61 next year will not be done within the scheduled 5-6 months.  

However, councillor Linda Rydholm says the Ministry of Transportation is determined to do so, facing hefty fines if it's not.  

One man pointed to how long it took, in his opinion, for sidewalk work to be done outside the Airlane hotel, and he feels the same will happen next year. 

Many residents were frustrated the James Street bridge is not an option, with an appeal decision made in January.

You'll Need A FOB To Get Water

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:33 AM

The City is upgrading its technology at three water filling stations. 

Spokesperson Tina Lahtinen says the new fob system will be connected to an account.

You buy water before hand, then the FOB will take the amount you get off your account when at the filling station.

People who use the stations to get clean drinking water for home or commercial purposes must now purchase a fob ahead of time at Victoriaville, the Shuniah Municipal office, or a variety of other locations.   


Former MP Speaks At Fundraiser Tonight

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:28 AM

The Progressive Conservatives are holding a party fundraiser tonight with one time MP Greg Rickford.  

Thunder Bay-Superior North candidate Derek Parks and potential nominees for Thunder Bay Atikokan will also be there. 

Rickford, who is the guest speaker, is running in provincial politics in the Kenora area riding.

The event is at Tony and Adams from 5:30 to 7.  


Thunder Bay Women Gradually Making It Home

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:21 AM

The airport in Bali is now letting people fly off the island, after flight delays due to a volcanic eruption.  

And that means some women from Thunder Bay appear to be on their way out.

Yesterday we spoke to Jolene Papich, who as of last night, told our newsroom two of her friends flew out last night, with another scheduled for tonight.  Although another one is having difficulty in getting a flight.

Papich has a flight scheduled for Sunday.


New Email Scam Going Around

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 17:05 PM

Another scam to be aware of in Northwestern Ontario, this time involving speeding tickets. 

A listener reached out to the CJRL Newsroom to report an email scam claiming to be from the government of Canada. 

The email claims to be a Speed Penalty Notice. 

It lists specifications of the violation including the date, and says the vehicle was going 30 miles per hour over the posted 75 mile per hour speed limit. 

There is also a photo of two separate cars attached and says the person receiving the email has a legal responsibility to comply. 

Streptococcus "A" Cases Not Shocking: MOH

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 16:54 PM

The District Health Unit is dealing with a higher than usual number of streptococcus "A" cases but not as bad as London, Ontario where there have been nine deaths. 

Medical Officer of Health Janet DeMille tells us, they've had about 60 cases in the district this year with two deaths.

She says it's always "disconcerting" when the number of cases goes up, and it's been worse this year than in the past number of years. 

DeMille says there were about 60 cases in 2016 as well,  but that was the highest they've seen in close to a decade.

Boys And Girls Club Requesting More Funding

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 16:40 PM

The Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club is asking for an additional $20,000 be included in its annual grant from the city.

Executive Director Albert Aiello tells us it would help the organization deal with the extra children it has been seeing lately. 

He says an average of 150 kids attend the Windsor Street facility after school, and they need to keep up with staffing requirements and government regulations to ensure proper supervision. 

Big Spin For Nipigon Man

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 15:56 PM

Nipigon's Bert Bobrowich is $100,000 dollars richer after playing OLG's Big Spin. 

He went to Toronto to spin for a possible half a million dollar prize.

The spin fell just short of the grand prize.

Bobrowich says he'll use his cash to buy a new truck. (Photos supplied)

Sir Winston Churchill Wins Northern Bowl

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 13:12 PM

The Sir Winston Churchill Trojans have ended their high school football program with a bang, winning their first ever Northern Bowl in Hamilton 36-14 over  West Ferris out of North Bay. 

Churchill's Braeden Prochnicki caught two touchdown passes and rushed for another, while James Basalyga also caught two passes for touchdowns.

Quarterback Dylan Ford completed 13 of 24 passes for a total of 197 yeards with one interception. 

Churchill rushed for 314 yards with Prochnicki running for 179 yards and Dyk Taw,102. 

Schreiber Property Tax Bill Brought Up At Queen's Park

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:15 PM

Conservative Vic Fideli is wondering why the government is taking so long to address a high property tax bill of a Schreiber senior citizen.  

He says her bill has gone up so much it'll take 11-months of her widow's pension to pay it, and she's not alone, with 40 others in the same position.

Fideli points to her property assessment jumping from $78-thousand dollars to $186-thousand, even though she doesn't have sewer and water, cable, sidewalks and natural gas.