Day: April 9, 2018

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PORT ARTHUR HEALTH CENTRE FILES FOR A FINAL OFFER VOTE

PORT ARTHUR HEALTH CENTRE FILES FOR A FINAL OFFER VOTE

The 65 workers on strike at the Port Arthur Health Centre have only been on the picket line for 1 day, and the Centre has already filed for a final offer vote. Under the Labour Relations Act, the Employer can force a vote of the collective agreement to the membership on their “final offer,” however...

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FRAUD ALERT: RBC TEXT MESSAGES

FRAUD ALERT: RBC TEXT MESSAGES

Scammers are emulating Royal Bank and possibly other banking institutions in an ongoing text message campaign. The fraudsters attempt to trick unsuspecting victims into opening a link that is texted to them. The message states that their bank card has been deactivated. DO NOT OPEN ANYTHING THAT IS SENT TO YOU FROM ANY BANKS. It...

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City Councillor Shelby Ch’ng Makes Statement Regarding ‘Northwood’ Bear

City Councillor Shelby Ch’ng Makes Statement Regarding ‘Northwood’ Bear

“Thanks to Karen from the Constituency office who provided a bit more background on the bear issue in Northwood. “ Below is some background information regarding the ‘Northwood’ Bear: Fall/Winter 2017 · November 2017: Several cluster calls were made to the Bear Wise line regarding the bear’s activity. Many of the calls described the bear...

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MURDER SENTENCING SUBMISSION

MURDER SENTENCING SUBMISSION

NICHOLAS NECAN SENTENCING SUBMISSIONS. NECAN WILL RECEIVE AUTOMATIC LIFE SENTENCE. JUSTICE FREGEAU NEEDS TO DECIDE PAROLE ELIGIBILITY. CROWN WANTS NO PAROLE ELIGIBILITY FOR 15 YEARS. DEFENCE WANTS MINIMUM OF 10 YEARS. JUSTICE FREGEAU TO HAND DOWN DECISION MAY 9,2018 at 9am. NICHOLAS NECAN appeared handcuffed in Superior Courtroom 303 this morning, Monday April 9,2018 at...

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Feaver Road Fire Update

Feaver Road Fire Update

Feaver Road Fire Caused By Careless Disposal Of Smoking Material Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire on Feaver Road on April 1, 2018. On arrival firefighters encountered a fully involved house fire with flames shooting through the roof. Firefighters used a defensive attack to extinguish the fire and protect adjacent buildings. The...

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HIGHWAY COLLISION UPDATE

HIGHWAY COLLISION UPDATE

On Monday, April 9, 2018 at approximately 12:23pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Kaministiquia Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 11/17, approximately two kilometres east of Finnmark Road. An east bound pickup truck...

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EXPLOSION CAUSES HOUSE FIRE

EXPLOSION CAUSES HOUSE FIRE

On April 8, 2018 at approximately 8:23 p.m. members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a residence in Kenora to a report of a house fire as a result of an explosion. The OPP and the Kenora Fire Department attended a short time later and were able to extinguish the fire....

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OPEN LETTER TO MPP BILL MAURO AND THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY

OPEN LETTER TO MPP BILL MAURO AND THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY

This is an open letter to MPP Bill Mauro and the Ministry of Natural Resources. For the better part of the last year (August 2017-present) there has been a large black bear roaming the streets of Northwood. He recently reappeared, after a three-month slumber, in early March. He has been seen in multiple areas in Northwood by...

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HEAD ON COLLISION BETWEEN SISTONENS AND SHABAQUA CORNERS

HEAD ON COLLISION BETWEEN SISTONENS AND SHABAQUA CORNERS

Two vehicles collided head-on between sistonens corner and shabaqua corner. A witness on the scene told us it was a transport and a pickup truck that collided around 12:20pm today. All emergency services are on scene and tending to the situation. OPP have closed the highway 11/17 between sistonen’s corner and shabaqua corner due to...

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SEXUAL ASSAULT IN WAWA

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN WAWA

On Friday April 6, 2018 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Wawa) Detachment responded to a Wawa address regarding a report of a sexual assault incident. As a result a 29 year old Wawa, Ontario male was arrested and charged with the following offence; Adult Sexual Assault contrary to section 271 of...

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HUGE POLICE PRESENCE, SIMPSON STREET

HUGE POLICE PRESENCE, SIMPSON STREET

The forensics unit and approximately 12 officers are on the location of a Simpson Street address in the 700 block. Police have the area secured, and the forensics unit is on location. If you have any tips as to what happened, please contact us.

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Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Sites Getting Consultation

Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Sites Getting Consultation

A public hearing will begin tonight (Monday, April 9th) in regards to the proposed supervised drug injection sites. Elevate NWO with partners Joseph Esquega Health Centre, Anishnawbe Mushkiki wants to provide this service under its existing programs for drug users. The other partnership aiming to provide the service is NorWest Community Health Centre with Dilico...

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WOMAN ALLEGEDLY STRIKES STRIKERS WITH VEHICLE

WOMAN ALLEGEDLY STRIKES STRIKERS WITH VEHICLE

Reports are coming in that Andy Savela, the Director of Health Care at Unifor has been struck by a vehicle, at least twice, while striking. Police have been called and charges will be pressed. The strikers have said that some people are very aggressive and impatient when attempting to cross the picket line. No serious...

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STRIKE RAGES ON AT PORT ARTHUR HEALTH CENTRE

STRIKE RAGES ON AT PORT ARTHUR HEALTH CENTRE

Workers at the Thunder Bay Health Centre have hit the picket line early Monday morning. Workers can be seen at the entrance, at the corner of River Street and Court Street and the exit to the parking lot. The facility will remain open and still provide care for patients during this labour dispute, according to...

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MAC’S ROBBED AT NEEDLE POINT

MAC’S ROBBED AT NEEDLE POINT

Another day, another corner store robbed, this time it was by needle-point. The Mac’s at the intersection of Waterloo and Walsh had a real concerning incident occur this morning, a person with a mask, assumed to be a female, came into the store demanding cash while wielding a dirty used needle. Anyone with information is...

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Police Release Lakehead University Death Scene

Police Release Lakehead University Death Scene

The Thunder Bay Police Service has released the scene where a deceased person was found near Lakehead University on April 3, 2018. The investigation is now being handled by the Coroner’s Office. Out of respect for the privacy of the family of the deceased, no further information will be released by the Thunder Bay Police...