Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 4:19 PM
A Thunder Bay office for the Ring of Fire should be open by February or March. Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle provided the update on Tuesday. Gravelle adds he'll be creating an advisory council that will include aboriginal stakeholders, the mining industry and post secondary institutions. The aboriginal consultation stakeholder Director will be announced in February or March as well.
Three days have been set aside for the Superior Court Case of a Thunder Bay man. Thomas Charlton is charged with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. The charges stem from an accident two years ago that claimed the life of a 14 year old boy.
It was a busy holiday season for Thunder Bay police. Over 17-thousand vehicles were checked with 10 people being charged with impaired driving. 6 people received 3 day licence suspensions and one person was nabbed for driving under the influence of a drug. More people were checked and charged in 2010 than the previous year.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:49 AM
The RCMP have charged 2-Dryden men in relation to last month's weapons seizure. RCMP say 71-year-old Robert McGillivray faces a total of 66-charges including unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon and possessing a prohibited weapon for the purpose of trafficking. 70-year-old Roger Nordlund faces 1-count of possessing a prohibited weapon for the purpose of trafficking. The two were arrested at a gun show in Brandon, Manitoba, where police seized several illegal and improperly registered knives and guns. Dryden Police laid 11-charges against McGillivray in an investigation and search of a Park Crescent home. A total of 150-weapons were seized in Dryden and Brandon.
We'll know more about a local office for the Ring of Fire later today. Minister of Northern Development Michael Gravelle is in town today to provide an update on the mining project. In early December it was announced that an office was to be opened and staffed starting this month.