Monday, June 27, 2011
Thunder Bay could have another young NHLer in a few seasons. Justin Sefton was the lone Thunder Bay player drafted over the weekend. He was picked up in the 3rd round by the San Jose Sharks. Sefton says his goal for next season is to earn an invite to San Jose's main training camp. The 6'2" defenceman skated for the Sudbury Wolves last season and says he can bring solid defensive zone coverage and physicality to the table.
A 24 year old Thunder Bay man has died after falling 50 feet at a construction site. The Ministry of Labour and the OPP are investigating the incident that happened Friday afternoon. The man was operating a scissor lift near the McKenzie Bridge on Highway 17 when it tipped over and he fell.
A massive inferno more than double the size of Thunder Bay continues to inch towards a Northern First Nation. The fire which is already over 57 thousand hectares is now within 10 kilometres of the already evacuated Mishkeegogamang. Over 200 MNR personnel are battling the blaze but strong winds and a lack of rain have hampered efforts. Officials say rain in the forecast will help.