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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for City of Thunder Bay. #tbay #tbayweather http://ow.ly/OWpDZ
THUNDER BAY – A severe Thunderstorm watch has been issued for this city. Environment Canada issued the storm watch, which is more significant than the special weather statements issued earlier last week, just before 11 a.m. The watch was issued due to conditions deemed as favourable for developing thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms could develop in the area later Monday afternoon or early Monday evening. The storm watch issued by the...
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Humane Society cuts adoption rates in half this week. #tbay http://ow.ly/OVMk6
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Aspiration to be free: Women once trapped within Hutterite community share their tale of escape. #tbay http://ow.ly/OTIEJ
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Ontario plan promises safer winter highway maintenance. But is it enough to lead to safer winter driving in the North? #tbay #ONpoli http://ow.ly/OQKkY
THUNDER BAY – After a couple of years of treacherous winter highway conditions, the province is launching an action plan designed to ensure safer roads. The Ministry of Transportation unveiled their winter highway maintenance action plan on Friday, which was created after a review by the Auditor General earlier this year found eight recommendations. Included in the plan is a commitment to ensure contractors have enough equipment in work...
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When a telephone scam dialed Kim Mazerolle, she hit record and played along (Audio Included). #tbay http://ow.ly/OQwno
Kim Mazerolle knew she was the target of a scam the moment the phone conversation began. On Thursday morning, Mazerolle received a call on her landline. The caller claimed to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The caller told her police would be arresting her at her home within the hour, that she'd be brought before a judge and charged over $50,000. Her passport and driver's license would be revoked. Her job was at risk. All she owed,...
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Permanent swim advisory at local beach finally lifted. #tbay http://ow.ly/OOfQg
THUNDER BAY – The permanent swim advisory at Chippewa Park's main beach has been lifted. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit removed the advisory earlier this year after it had been in place for the entire 2014 swimming season. Lee Sieswerda, the manager of environmental health at the health unit, said the advisory was initially issued because of the frequency of high E. coli levels in 2013 but they decreased throughout last year and t...
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Glance at Crime for last week: Five sexual assaults, eight weapons charges and 21 assault reports. #tbay http://ow.ly/OW6Fj
THUNDER BAY -- City police responded to more than 244 incidents during the week of Monday, June 22, 2015 through Sunday, June 28, 2015. Thunder Bay Police Service statistics are made available through crimereports.com, a website that tracks reported crime via information provided by local police services. The more than 244 incidents reported last week is an estimate and does not include traffic cases. South of the Harbour Expressway...
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Social housing policy bans smoking, limits pet ownership. #tbay http://ow.ly/OU1jz
THUNDER BAY – New policies for city social housing will prohibit smoking and limit the number of pets a tenant can own. The Thunder Bay District Social Services Board recently announced it had approved both policies. Each household will now be allowed a maximum of two pets, and those animals will be restricted from common gathering areas and laundry rooms. The new policy on smoking prohibits smoking or the holding of lit tobacco insid...
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Thunderstorms, strong winds and hail could be heading this way. #tbay http://ow.ly/OQQz7
THUNDER BAY – Environment Canada has posted a special weather statement for this city. The government weather agency says thunderstorms featuring strong winds and hail are possible this afternoon. The statement was officially released just before 2 p.m. The special statement is not a watch or a warning, but could change depending on weather developments. The last special weather statement posted for Thunder Bay was Tuesday, when winds...
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Florida man tries to enter Canada with four handguns, 10 over capacity magazines. http://ow.ly/OQz6e
RAINY RIVER, Ont. – A 54-year-old Florida man is in hot water after getting caught trying to bring four undeclared guns across the border. The man, from Venice, Fla., was trying to enter Canada at the Rainy River border crossing on May 21 to bring his boat to his summer camp for the season. A search resulted in Canada Border Services Agency guards discovering one handgun with loose ammunition. A more detailed examination of the vehicle f...
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Shoal Lake reserve residents weep as Ottawa balks at funding road construction. #tbay http://ow.ly/OQcCs
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OPP constable charged with assault. #tbay http://ow.ly/ONR39
OPP News Release (THUNDER BAY, ON) – A member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) from North West Region has been charged following an investigation by members of the Kenora OPP Detachment. An investigation was initiated following an incident that occurred in Kenora on June 21, 2015. As a result of the investigation, the OPP has charged a 25 year member from the Kenora Detachment. He was not on duty at the time of the incident. ...
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