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Province should fund crime reduction effort, police chief says

Thunder Bay’s police chief wants the province to fund a new initiative to reduce crime in this area’s communities. The crime rate was one of the issues discussed at a meeting today between police services boards and chiefs from across the Northwest.
Tourism president steps down

Tourism president steps down

The North of Superior Tourism Association is looking for a new president. Lori Paras, who held the position, officially stepped down to focus on her burgeoning restaurant business, NOSTA officials said Wednesday in a release marking the announcement.

NDP’s anti HST amendment killed

MPs Bruce Hyer (NDP, Thunder Bay – Superior North) and John Rafferty (NDP, Thunder Bay – Rainy River) say they are disappointed over the defeat of a set of proposed budget amendments.

Local charged in province-wide child porn investigation

Police charged a Thunder Bay man for accessing child pornography following a major province-wide investigation. OPP officials announced Wednesday that officers conducted 44 searches, which resulted in 122 charges against 35 people.
Staying eight

Staying eight

A local school board won’t be requesting an additional trustee for the upcoming municipal election after a vote Tuesday night.

Neighbour scares off home intruder

Police say an armed man recently broke into a south-side apartment and threatened the woman occupant. Officials with the Thunder Bay Police Service said Tuesday that the man entered the South Vickers Street apartment with a knife.

Slippery road sends truck into tree

Paramedics brought one person to the hospital following a single-vehicle crash this morning. A pickup truck heading eastbound on Government Road headed into a ditch near Mapleward Road and struck a tree. Thunder Bay Police Const.
Dodge, duck, dip

Dodge, duck, dip

For those thinking participating in the 2010 Sun Life Financial GenNext Dodgeball Tournament might leave them with welts and bruises, organizers say to throw those reservations away.

Crash near Kenora kills one

Police in Kenora are investigating a fatal collision that took place in that area Tuesday morning. Kenora detachment OPP officers say the crash occurred on Highway 71 in the area of Calliper Lake at about 12 a.m.

OPP finds body of missing man

OPP officers located the body of a Terrace Bay man who was reported missing Saturday. The OPP’s Underwater Search and Recovery Unit located the body of 41-year-old Jean Steven Giguere Monday.