Thursday, December 1, 2011
No one was hurt during a small fire that forced the evacuation of the Econo Lodge on Memorial. Officials say a small electrical fire in one of the rooms caused the evac just before 11 o'clock and crews quickly put out the fire.
Lakehead University handed out an honourary degree to the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. LU President Brian Stevenson says the school is honoured to give Phil Fontaine the degree. He says its important to celebrate the Aboriginal component of the University and Northwestern Ontario. Fontaine was given the degree at a ceremony this afternoon.
Thunder Bay's Mayor is in Chicago this weekend talking about the Great Lakes. Keith Hobbs is taking part in a meeting of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway Initiative. Hobbs says they'll also discuss wastewater management and the invasion of asian sea carp.
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A shoving match turned ugly last night with Police taking a 56 year old man into custody. A 911 call was made to a north side residence after two men were arguing. One man went to the shed to grab an axe, when he got back the other man had retreated upstairs. The 56 year old is in bail court this morning on charges of using a dangerous weapon.
A 29 year old man is in trouble with the law after pulling a knife on a woman on Simpson Street last night. Police say the drunk man didn't like the response he received from the woman so he threatened her with an exacto knife. The man is in bail court this morning facing charges of Assault with a Weapon and Dangerous Weapons.