City police made short work of a pursuit that occurred Friday night. It's reported that Police pursued a man driving impaired in Thunder Bay's South side. Once the driver entered a residential area the pursuit was called off for safety reasons. Police later found the man parked on the corner of Simpson and Dease street. When confronted the man fled the scene and police continued the pursuit by foot. The man was caught and taken into police custody.
Despite some rain and cloud coverage over North Western Ontario 13 new fires have been detected. Current planned evacuations are completed for first nation communities experiencing severe smoke issues in the far North. By Friday 3,400 Northern residents have been evacuated to other communities for temporary accommodation. Ontarians who want to help with the evacuation effort are encouraged to contact the Canadian Red Cross.
Another Thunder Bay resident found explosives on their property. A Thunder Bay explosives unit officer was called to the 500 block of Belrose Road Friday evening after a caller located blasting caps on their property while tearing down a shed. The area was blocked off to traffic for a short period of time. Thunder Bay police are reminding the public to contact emergency services if they find any explosives on their property.