City police are looking for the public’s assistance after an incident on a city transit bus on Tuesday night. It’s alleged just before midnight , an unknown man boarded a city bus, took out a knife and demanded the driver give him money from the fare box. Police say when the driver explained that he did not have access to the box, the man ordered him to drive. They drove for a few minutes and eventually down John Street to the end of Old Callander Road, where the man exited and fled on foot in the bush. There were no passengers on the bus at the time.
The O.P.P. have issued an arrest warrant for 55 year-old Daniel Kirkey after he failed to comply with a Recognizance of Bail.
One person has been killed and three others taken to hospital with undetermined injuries after a collision on Highway 11, south of Temagami. Police say a tractor trailer and SUV were involved in the crash just before 9am. The highway is closed in both directions south of Wilson Lake Road in Marten River and a detour was earlier available for lighter vehicles, but that has since been closed because of road conditions.
Cable-and-internet giants Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are partnering to launch a new streaming-video service, set to debut in November.
The subscription on-demand service — called shomi — will feature 14,000 episodes and titles, 11,000 hours of TV shows and more than 1,000 movies. Users will be able to access the service on a computer, tablet, mobile device, Xbox 360 and cable set top boxes.
A $2.2 million dollar deficit is being projected for the city’s year end finances. Budget Chief Tanya Vrebosch says part of that is because of the tax increase being too low this year. Also mentioned was the first couple of winter months of 2014 providing harsh conditions, forcing that section of the budget to go over, among other things.
Council has tough decisions to make, so many projects with so little money becomes an intricate balancing act.
I cringe with the thought of paying more in taxes, no matter how minimal. I know my family is always looking at ways to cut corners, to try and save money. I don’t know many people that get enough of a wage increase to continue to cover the rising cost of gas, food, heat, and other necessities, let alone tax increases.
Obviously winter road conditions are a concern to any resident that travels, so it is a need rather than a want. As a taxpaying citizen of North Bay my priorities differ from that of other residents. I just feel like maybe some of our priorities as a city may need to be re-evaluated, like we are doing in our own homes to try to keep up.
It should be easier to hear who’s scoring for the North Bay Battalion this year. City Council approved to spend $377,000 on revamping the sound system at Memorial Gardens. A staff report says the contract is for $287,000 while an additional $90,000, not included in the initial contract, is for design services and additional work required as part of the new audio system. All but one councillor was in favour of this report. Councillor Mark King says he couldn’t support this motion considering they will take money away from other projects to complete this one. He says the John St. Bridge project has been the sacred cow for the last number of capital changes. Basically the money that was set aside for that bridge is being used in all these other places.”
Today we held the official grand opening for the Ted Rogers Broadcast Centre, the new home of 101.9 The Fox at 273 Main Street East in North Bay. Big thanks to Cecil’s Eatery and Beer Society, Pascoe Rentals, The North Bay Capitol Centre and all those who came out for the launch. North Bay’s own Terrorbirds were on hand to perform and we had the guys in the studio for a chat and a performance. Click on the audio player below to hear it.
Rogers Radio North Bay, which includes Country-600 CKAT, 101.9 The Fox and KiSS 100.5, held a big party in the parking lot of their new studio in downtown North Bay. The Ted Rogers Broadcast Centre was officially opened Monday to the public, who got a tour of the building and took part in the ceremony.