Author: Pino Demasi (Pino Demasi)

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Fresh Snow Leads to Car Hopper Arrest

Fresh Snow Leads to Car Hopper Arrest

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Fresh snow may have thwarted a suspected car hopper early Thursday morning. Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch arrested a male suspect in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 21 after following a suspect’s footprints in the fresh snow. Officers were originally dispatched to the 1300 block...

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OUTAGE: Northwood and Arthur Street

OUTAGE: Northwood and Arthur Street

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Synergy North reports that upwards of 3,600 people are without power in the city’s south end this morning. The issues are largely being blame on weather conditions and incidents. The Arthur street power outage located near Fairview and Poleline was due to a downed line. Northwood is struggling with weather conditions, mainly...

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Emergency Declared in Oliver-Paipoonge

Emergency Declared in Oliver-Paipoonge

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Mayor of Oliver-Paipoonge, a small community on the outskirts of Thunder Bay has declared an emergency. Lucy Kloosterhuis says that it rained before it snowed yesterday, which has resulted in very slippery and dangerous conditions. She is urged residents to stay home if they live in Oliver-Paipoonge. Further, plows are having...

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VIDEO – 1 Sent to Hospital After Liquor Robbery

VIDEO – 1 Sent to Hospital After Liquor Robbery

(WINNIPEG, MB) – A liquor heist that turned violent in Winnipeg has resulted in action from the store “Liquor Mart”. They have closed the store while renovations take place. A security guard can be seen doing nothing as the violence erupts. This ia a result of the “no touch” policy. The statement, along with the video...

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Bus and School Closures

Bus and School Closures

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – All school buses are cancelled today and some rural schools are closed. Below are the details. Lakehead Public Schools released this statement. Weather Related School Closures and Bus Cancellations – Nov 21 Due to road conditions, all RURAL Schools are CLOSED on Thursday, November 21. ALL Busing is CANCELLED for the...

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Fatal Overdose: Woman Dead on Picton Ave

Fatal Overdose: Woman Dead on Picton Ave

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Numerous warnings by not only this news media publication, but by various health units and medical authorities have warned people of the dangers of certain drugs. People are dying at faster and faster rates as time goes by due to the dangerous street cocktail called “down”. “Down” ain’t typical heroin like...

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Arrest Made in Break & Enter Spree

Arrest Made in Break & Enter Spree

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – The Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest in relation to a string of break and enter occurrences reported in the area of Moosehorn Road and Whispering Pines Boulevard, in the early morning hours on Monday, November 18, 2019. Following investigation, Roland BEAVER (42) of Sioux Lookout, ON,...

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Do You Own This? Police Recover Stolen Property

Do You Own This? Police Recover Stolen Property

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police are seeking public assistance in attempting to identify owners in relation to stolen property that was recovered from a residence in Fort Frances on November 17, 2019. A search warrant was executed by members of the Rainy River District OPP with assistance from the Northwest Region Crime Unit and as a result,...

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Baby Bonus Beatdown:Picton Ave Assault

Baby Bonus Beatdown:Picton Ave Assault

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Overnight, a violent incident unfolded on the notorious Picton Avenue which has ties to the child tax benefit payment that went out. A resident in the area tells us that they were alarmed when they heard a woman screaming and shouting outside. The resident tells us that they went to the...

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Snowfall Warning Hits TBay & Region

Snowfall Warning Hits TBay & Region

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for areas from Rossport to Atikokan. Be advised, below are the details. Snowfall warning in effect for: City of Thunder Bay Cloud Bay – Dorion Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake Nipigon – Rossport Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park Snowfall with...

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UPDATED: VIDEO – FIRE: Hells Angels Clubhouse

UPDATED: VIDEO – FIRE: Hells Angels Clubhouse

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A late evening fire has raged into reality on Simpson Street this evening. UPDATES: A fire erupted and damaged both the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club as well as Rizzo’s Cabinets. Damage was also sustained to nearby businesses. Aerial ladders were setup at the front and back of the building. Fire crews...

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Sioux Lookout New Police Recruits

Sioux Lookout New Police Recruits

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – The Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are proudly joined by three new Provincial Constables, P/C GARNER, P/C LEE, and P/C SPEAKMAN. All three officers have been very successful throughout their training at the Ontario Provincial Police Academy, Constable LEE winning the “Most Outstanding Recruit” award and Constable SPEAKMAN winning the...

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Lowe’s Thunder Bay Set to Close End of January

Lowe’s Thunder Bay Set to Close End of January

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Sources close to Lowe’s in Thunder Bay say that they have just got word about the locations future. Our source says that management informed staff today that the store is going to close by the end of January. Lack of profits is being rumoured to be the reason that store is...

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Fatal Injuries During Police Interaction in Lac Seul

Fatal Injuries During Police Interaction in Lac Seul

(LAC SEUL, ON) – On November 18, 2019 at approximately 4:48 p.m., Lac Seul Police Service requested the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sioux Lookout Detachment with a person in distress. Members of various OPP speciality units responded and assisted. On November 19, 2019, one person sustained fatal injuries. The OPP notified the...

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“White Substance” Shuts Down Post Office

“White Substance” Shuts Down Post Office

(ATIKOKAN, ON) – Shortly after 11:00 am on November 13, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the Canada Post Office in Atikokan. The Atikokan Fire Department, Rainy River District Emergency Response Service (EMS) were also called to attend. Employees at the post office located...

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MISSING: Have you seen this man?

MISSING: Have you seen this man?

(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are looking to the public to assist in locating a 29 year old Kenora male. On Saturday, November 16, 2019, members of the Kenora OPP received a missing report of a local male. The male was last observed in the north side of...

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Wapekeka Community Celebrated for Lifesaving

Wapekeka Community Celebrated for Lifesaving

(WAPEKEKA, ON) – The Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) extend sincere congratulations to OPP Constable Jean DUGUAY and Wapekeka community members Clifford BEARDY and Dwayne BROWN, who received Commissioner’s Commendations after saving a life. On May 24, 2019, P/C DUGUAY took extraordinary measures to gain entry to a residence in the First Nations community of...

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MISSING: Have you seen this missing woman?

MISSING: Have you seen this missing woman?

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing 31 year old Amanda Gosselin. Amanda Gosselin was last seen at approximately 5:30 pm on November 16, 2019 in the 100 block of Ontario Street. he is described by police as: Indigenous, 5’5″, 134 lbs, fair complexion, long brown...

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North 11 School Bus Cancelled

North 11 School Bus Cancelled

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay is reporting a driver shortage this morning. They say that the North 11 bus will be impacted this morning (November 18th). Two schools will be impacted: Ecole Gron Morgan PS Algonquin PS The service is working hard to make arrangements to have the high school portion...

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Thunder Centre Purse Snatching Leaves Victim Distressed

Thunder Centre Purse Snatching Leaves Victim Distressed

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yesterday, an elderly woman fell victim to a ruthless theft that left her out of some personal items. A woman says that it happened in the parking lot near Michaels. The woman says that she heard a cry for help and rushed to assist the female victim of the purse snatching...

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The Devil Won’t Behave, Back Behind Bars

The Devil Won’t Behave, Back Behind Bars

(KENORA, ON) – How does the song go? The devil went down to the Kenora district Jail? or whatever. Anyways, 38-year-old Robert “The Devil” Sean Martell has wound up back behind bars yet again. This guy is alleged to have been misbehaving at the Ne Chee Bail Supervision program. It’s kind of like a “John...

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Yesterday’s Kenora Shooting Victim Gets Arrested

Yesterday’s Kenora Shooting Victim Gets Arrested

(KENORA, ON) – In a violent string of gun violence that rocked the city of Kenora yesterday, it ended odd-enough for one alleged victim. 32-year-old Leon Mcleod was arrested and held for bail court. After being shot at and sent to hospital for his injuries yesterday, Mcleod fled the hospital and police went on the hunt...

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Kenora District Jail Fight – 3 Involved

Kenora District Jail Fight – 3 Involved

(KENORA, ON) – Much like the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail, the Kenora District Jail faces similar issues and violence. A source close to the Kenora District Jail tells us that there was a wild fight that broke out today inside the jail. Three inmates apparently were not getting along and things escalated....

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Attempts to Escape Custody, Numerous Police Assaulted

Attempts to Escape Custody, Numerous Police Assaulted

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A youth appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning while in custody at the Treaty Three Police Service detachment in Kenora, Ontario. The court appearance was made via telephone call. On November 16th, 2019, the youth was arrested by police for multiple assaults that took place. During the arrest, three...

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Massive Drug Bust Suspect Back Behind Bars

Massive Drug Bust Suspect Back Behind Bars

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – 22-year-old Emery Southwind has found his way back behind bars at the Sioux Lookout detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. He’s alleged to have breached his probation order in which he was not to possess or consume any alcohol or substances. Further, it’s alleged he breached his bail condition to be...