Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Police Arrest Robbery Suspect

Thunder Bay police say they have a 37 year old man in custody following two robberies last week.   The first was the Mac's Convenience Store  on Oliver Road, the other was the knifepoint robbery of a man near a credit union ATM on Syndicate Avenue.  Police also believe the man may be connected to a recent Canadian Tire store theft.

Target Announcement This Week

We should know very soon when the new Thunder Bay Target store will open.    A company spokesperson says they are performing the final inspections to make sure the Intercity Mall store is ready and will announce the opening date later this week.

Simpson Street Mac's Robbery

Thunder Bay Police are looking for a man they say is responsible for a robbery at the Mac's Convenience Store on Simpson Street.  Early this morning a man entered the store and threatened the employee with a needle.  He got away with money and the employee was not hurt.  The suspect is described as 25 years old, 5'11, weighing 180 pounds.  The man was last seen running southbound on McKenzie Street.

Air Canada Flight Diverted

Officials are playing down an incident on Sunday involving the unscheduled landing of an Air Canada Embraer jet.   Airport manager Scott McFadden says it began when a cargo warning light went off on the plane.   McFadden says it turned out to be a false alarm and the plane went on its way.

Iacobucci New Ontario ROF Negotiator

Ontario's lead negotiator for the Ring of Fire is former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci.  He'll report directly to Minister of Northern Development Michael Gravelle and will represent the province in negotiations with the Matawa Chiefs Council.  Iacobucci will be negotiating with Matawa Chiefs negotiator Bob Rae.

The Exchange Out In The Fall

A former Thunder Bay resident is set to release his first book in the fall.  In the book, Dave Mossman claims was locked in a room with only bread and water to eat when he was an exchange student in Belgium. Mossman says he noticed things were off upon arriving in the foreign country.  Mossman says he's working on getting the book to be sold in local stores.

City Lawyer Preparing For Inquest

The City's representative says they've been granted permission to take part in an inquest into the deaths of seven aboriginal youth in Thunder Bay.  Lawyer Stephen Wojciechowski says they've got some time to prepare before the inquest is held.  Other groups who received permission from Coroner Dr. David Eden include the Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the Police Services Board.

Picton Park Getting Makeover

It's going to be quite a week for residents of the Picton Park neighbourhood.  Their park is going to get a makeover thanks to the TV show "Giver".   Werner Schwar of the City of Thunder Bay says volunteers will take part as well.   The makeover will take place starting Thursday with the official grand opening on Saturday.

Beaches Looking Good

Thunder Bay's Health Unit is reminding swimmers to check the water quality at local beaches before they take a dip.  Beaches officially opened on Friday and Health Inspector Abby Mackie says you should keep an eye out for signage.  Recent tests have shown the water quality to be good for swimming.

Hwy 11 Open

Thunder Bay OPP are reporting that both lanes of Highway 11 are now open after a 3 vehicle collision early this morning.  The collision happened 30 km east of Atikokan at Sapawe.  Police say some of the people involved in the collision are injured.

Attempted Robbery

Thunder Bay Police are looking for two young men they say attempted to rob a 90 year old man walking on Brodie Street Saturday night.   Police say he was approached by the two men in their 20s who demanded his wallet.  An 18 year old Brodie Street resident came to the senior's aide and confronted the suspects.  Police are looking for the two suspects who are clean shaven wearing casual clothes.