December 2017

Beer Glasses Recalled, Injuries Reported

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:09 AM

Molson Coors is recalling glasses included in cases of Molson Canadian. 

Health Canada says eight injuries have been reported due to the "Original Six" glasses breaking when washed by hand.

All six NHL glasses are included in the recall.

They were sold between September and December. 

To return or replace the glasses, you're asked to call Molson Coors Canada at 1-800-655-7661 or contact them through their website

Extreme Cold Warning Continues

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 09:12 AM

Environment Canada's extreme cold warning remains in effect as the frigid temperatures continue. 

Meteorologist Mark Schuster tells us the cold snap isn't letting up any time soon, although it's expected to get slightly warmer after New Year's Day. 

"Much-below-normal temperatures are likely to persist right through to next weekend and possibly beyond," Schuster says, "But this extreme cold looks like it's going to last just the next day or so."

Injuries Reported In Highway 102 Crash

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 07:48 AM

At least one person was hurt in a collision on Highway 102 near Silver Falls Road. 

OPP say they were called to deal with a crash involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck just before six o'clock last night. 

There's no word on the extent of the injuries or whether charges could be laid. 

The road was closed but re-opened just after nine o'clock last night. (File Photo)

Landry Reflects On New Role, Energy East

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 14:11 PM

The wins outweigh the losses for 2017, according to the President of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association. 

For Wendy Landry, the highlight of the year was her election as President in April, although she also appreciates the work done by members throughout the year. 

"The railway taxation was a boon for us, even though we didn't get the amount of money we were advocating for," Landry explains as one example. 

She's looking forward to January when NOMA will attend OGRA, offering an opportunity to address the road situation in this area. 

Mauro To Focus On Cardiac Unit, Expressway In 2018

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 14:10 PM

Healthcare remains a big part of Bill Mauro's 2018 agenda. 

The Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP explains he'll continue working to make a new heart surgery unit a reality at the Regional Health Sciences Centre. 

"We have made that formal [funding] announcement, there is still work to be done," Mauro notes, "This builds on our angioplasty program, and there's more work going on behind the scenes,"

He adds that he'll also keep working on the potential four-laning and intersection upgrades for the Thunder Bay Expressway. 

Hajdu Sets Sights On Labour Code

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 14:05 PM

It's certainly been an eventful year for Thunder Bay MP Patty Hajdu. 

She was named the Trudeau government's new Labour Minister, and with that came fulfilling one of her major political goals. 

"The national housing strategy [...] was something that drove me into politics, the need for affordable housing, and the need to address homelessness," Hajdu explains, adding she's excited and proud of that work. 

Region Under Extreme Cold Warning

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 11:12 AM

Much of the region is once again under an extreme cold warning. 

Environment Canada says most parts of the Northwest can expect it to feel like minus 40 or colder tonight and tomorrow night. 

It's because of a huge Arctic air mass covering the region. 

Temperatures are expected to warm up slightly during the day, but you're warned to bundle up to ward off frostbite and hypothermia. (File Photo)

Bridge, Highway Construction To Dominate 2018: Collins

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 09:50 AM

One of the top issues in 2018 for the Chief of Fort William First Nation will come very early: the James Street Swing Bridge. 

In a year-end interview, Peter Collins indicates in January, the City of Thunder Bay's appeal of a court ruling favouring CN Rail will be heard. 

Collins tells us his community is simply an observer at the hearing, which is designed to figure out who is responsible for maintaining the structure. 

He's hoping the issue can finely be put to rest over the next 12 months. 

Harnett Named To Order Of Canada

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 09:02 AM

Thunder Bay's Curt Harnett has been named to the Order of Canada. 

Harnett, a former Olympic cyclist, was one of 125 people to receive one of Canada's highest civillian honours on Friday. 

Harnett held the World Record in the 750-meter Match Sprint for eleven years, and won 3 Olympic medals for Canada. (File Photo)

Fire Destroys Kilns At Kenora Forest Products

Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 07:27 AM

An overnight fire has gutted one of the buildings at Kenora Forest Products. 

Kenora Fire Chief Todd Skene says two drying kilns were fully engulfed in flames when they arrived around midnight. 

Nobody was injured. 

Skene explains they're letting the building containing the kilns burn itself out, noting the frigid temperatures make it inadvisable to put water on the flames.

Fire crews remain on scene. (Staff Photo)