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Tbnewswatch Local News
Tuesday June 30 2015
12:48 PM EDT

Health Unit's Williams tasked by province to fill key role on interim basis HEALTH

The Thunder Bay’s Health Unit’s loss is the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s gain. David Williams, the medical officer of health at the Health Unit, has been tasked by the province to act as interim chief medical officer...

ALC bed occupancy in Northwest far greater than rest of province HEALTH

THUNDER BAY -- The number of patients staying in Northwestern Ontario hospitals beyond their need for acute care has drifted well beyond the provincial average. The North...

Suspect in movie theatre homicide has preliminary hearing in December CANADA

THUNDER BAY – The suspect charged in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old man outside a city movie theatre will have a preliminary hearing by the end of the year. Shane...

Fire crews fighting, keeping watch of 30 wildfires from weekend NORTHWEST

THUNDER BAY – While no new wildfires were reported in the Northwest Monday, crews are still dealing with some 30 confirmed fires from the weekend. Officials with Ontario’s...

Police investigate restaurant break in CRIME

OPP News Release  (KENORA, ON)  Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a break and enter to a Kenora restaurant in the North end of the City.  On Friday June 26, 2015 shortly...

Nine deaths recorded on off-road vehicles this summer OPP

OPP News Release (IGNACE, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind off-road vehicle (ORV) riders to exercise caution and follow basic safety rules.  As of June 14th 2015, nine people have died in ORV incidents...

Environmental disaster seemingly averted as Lac Des Iles tests show situation now under control ENVIRONMENT

A potential catastrophe downstream from Lac Des Iles Mine has been averted, says a Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change official. New water quality tests show...

Single-load grain, coal shipments broken at Port Authority

A pair of longstanding records have fallen this year at the Thunder Bay Port Authority. Twice in April ships set new single-load coal highs. On April 12   CSL Laurentian...

200 people riot in Pikangikum; police vehicles and headquarters damaged NORTHWEST

PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, Ont. – Three police vehicles and the remote reserve's police building were damaged during a violent protest following an officer's altercation...

Thunder Bay pair arrested, accused of trafficking cocaine CRIME

OPP News Release (THUNDER BAY, ON) – On Wednesday, June 24 2015, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau conducted a controlled drugs and substance act investigation in the City of Thunder Bay....

Regional health-care public input campaign nears end, one more session remains HEALTH

A regional three-month long, health-care public input campaign is in its final stretch. Since mid-April, the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has been...

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