Thunder Bay has Quiet Night
THUNDER BAY – News – Thunder Bay Police report a fairly quiet night. Likely one of the contributions of the cold weather that Thunder Bay has experienced over the past several days contributed to that result. Over the past twenty-four hours, Thunder Bay Police responded to 107 calls for service.
Police have had more traffic accidents to deal with than other incidents.
On New Year’s Eve Police were called out to a Weapons Offence in the 500 block of Arthur Street. The incident happened at 14:38EST.
There were several assaults over the course of New Year’s Eve. There was an assault at 02:00AM in the 500 Block of Victoria Avenue East. On New Year’s Eve there was also an assault reported in the 100 block of Cumberland Street North. There was another in the 100 Block of Court Street. A fourth assault happened on Findlayson Street at 03:35EST this morning.
Two liquor offences were responded to by police in the 100 block of May Street.
Road Conditions are Slippery
Thunder Bay Police report, “Icy weather means icy roads. That includes ‘Black’ icy roads. Salt simply is ineffective at any temperature colder than -15 C, so the choice that remains is very simple: Don’t drive until it warms up, or slow down sufficiently to allow you to remain in control of your vehicle at all times. Not only is your safety at risk, but the lives of those that are traveling on the same roads are in danger as well. Not all drivers have the same skill sets, so please know your capabilities, and don’t take a chance if you know that you are not fully on your game”.
“Good indicators that you’re in for a rough and challenging drive is the rough ride on square tires,” share TBPS. “Rubber becomes much harder in extreme cold, and as a result, is not pliable when you need your tires to grip the road in braking situations. The next indicator is that you are having a hard time keeping your vehicle windows clear. Poorly serviced vehicles tend to have ineffective heating systems, contributing to restricted visibility when you really need to see. Do take the effort to scrape ALL your windows”.
“If you do choose to continue driving through the cold weather, please allow extra time for yourself. It may take a couple more minutes, but please keep in mind that Thunder Bay is a city where you are ‘no more than twenty minutes from anywhere to anywhere’, so a couple extra minutes is a very good investment of time”.
Crime Stoppers 25th Annual Charity Hockey Game
The Crime Stoppers 25th Annual Charity Hockey Game is on Thursday, January 2nd , 2014 at the Fort William Gardens. If you need something to do for the whole family come join us at 6:30 for the Full Honour Guard opening ceremonies. The puck will drop at 7:15 and the game will feature the Police All Stars vs the Alumni of the Thunder Cats and Senators.
There will be lots of fun events and prizes for the kids. A signed Eric Staal Jersey is the Chuck a Puck prize. Don’t forget to visit the Crime Stoppers Booth and fill out a ballot to win a Hockey stick signed by 7 local NHL players.
Admission is free with donations being accepted at the door to support the local Crime Stoppers program.