Thursday, December 15, 2011
Maple Leaf Homes of Fredericton has been tasked with building 22 homes for the Attawapiskat First Nation. Sales Manager Jacques Roy says their homes are very energy efficient with superinsulation. The first homes will begin the long trek to the Northern Ontario community Friday and then next week 3-4 homes will leave every day.
Thunder Bay is the 17th most dangerous city in Canada according to MacLean's Magazine. The Annual list pegs us 7th overall for violent crimes and 23rd for non violent crimes. Prince George BC, tops the list this year with Victoria and Saskatoon rounding out the top 3. Thunder Bay Police Chief JP Levesque says while its not good to be ranked so high, he isn't surprised. He says until the social issues are addressed our crime rate will stay close to where it is.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 12:33 PM
OPP have released sketches of a woman whose remains were found in Kenora in 2009. Sgt. Shelley Garr says they're hoping the sketch will help jog the memory of a doctor or family member. Foul play is not suspected in her death. Investigators describe the deceased as a Caucasian female, between the ages of 35 and 55 years, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 110 pounds, with shoulder length light brown hair.
Thunder Bay MP John Rafferty says opposition MPs are frustrated with the Conservative Government. Rafferty's remarks come after Environment Minister Peter Kent chided the NDP's Environment Critic for not being at a climate conference in South Africa. The Environment Minister's questioning prompted Liberal MP Justin Trudeau to use a swear word in the House of Commons.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 6:23 AM
Thunder Bay Telephone is reporting that all cell service in the Westfort area of town is back up and running. Landline and Internet service is also restored to most impacted areas. Service issues still remain in some rural areas and crews continue to work towards fixing the problem.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 5:48 AM