Habitat for Humanity has a big year ahead of them. They will be auctioning off three playhouses at the Home and Garden show and have three building projects ahead of them as well. CEO Diane Mitchell says three local families built play houses for auction. Habitat will also be building two homes and renovating a third that will provide new homes for three families.
If March was any indication its going to be a blistering summer weatherwise. Last month saw records fall for both warmth and the least amount of snowfall in Thunder Bay. Environment Canada's Geoff Coulson says the average temperature last month was just over one degree which smashed the record previously set in 2000 at minus 0.5. March also saw trace amounts of snow far less than 1992's record of 2.4 centemetres.
You won't be able to do any open burning for the Easter long weekend. Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue Chief John Hay says all burning permits are suspended until conditions improve. Hay says the warm dry spring is making conditions perfect for fires. He says there needs to be significant rain and greening before permits will be reinstated.
Patrick Molesti will remain in Thunder Bay for the foreseeable future. The man accused of trying to buy a 5 year old boy online maintains he's innocent but did admit he is a flight risk. The 56 year old appeared via video link in a Toronto courtroom yesterday to see if he could be legally held in Canada. Canada Border Services Officials expect Molesti will be deported to the states where he faces several charges.