Thursday, January 12, 2012
OPP have released the names of the people who died in the tragic plane crash at North Spirit Lake. The 4 who died are the Pilot 41 year old Fariborz Abasabady, 38 year old Martha Campbell and 39 year old Colette Eisinger of Winnipeg, and 62 year old Ben Van Hoek of Carmen Manitoba. 36 year old Brian Shead of Winnipeg is the only survivor.
Thunder Bay Police are looking to the public for help in finding a missing 15 year old boy. Jordan Connell hasn't been seen since Sunday when he left his house. He's described as 5 foot 5, thin, with medium length brown wavy hair and blue eyes.
OPP are charging four men with a number of drug related offences after a routine RIDE check near Manitouwadge. Police stopped a vehicle and noticed one of the passengers was in contravention of his release conditions and the other had outstanding warrants from Thunder Bay. 5-thousand dollars in marihuana and cocaine was seized. The men face possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:29 AM
A fundraising drive us underway up to help a remote northwestern Ontario devastated by a plane crash this week. K-Net is accepting cash donations for North Spirit Lake. Brian Walmark is a spokesperson and says the will help defray a number of unexpected costs for the community. Martha Campbell from North Spirit Lake was one of the people killed in Tuesday morning's crash.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 9:47 AM
Provincial police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 17 east of Kenora that left a transport driver dead. Yesterday's collision resulted in the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway for several hours. Police say a westbound tractor-trailer unit jackknifed near Dogtooth Lake and was struck by an eastbound transport. Highway 17 was reopened to one lane of traffic at about noon yesterday.
A 19 year old man is in bail court this morning after he was charged with robbing the Dairy Queen on Cumberland Street. Police say a man brandishing a knife demanded money and when he didn't get it tried to snatch it from the till. The man fled and was picked up by police further down the road. The teen is also charged with assault with a weapon.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 6:20 AM
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 6:17 AM