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Canada border closure extended to April 21

Canada border closure extended to April 21

One year Anniversary

 OTTAWA, ONTARIO February 19, 2021  (LSN)  Canada’s borders to the United States will remain closed to non-essential travelers until at least April. 21 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Essential workers such as health care professionals, airline crews and truck drivers are still allowed to cross back and forth across the border. 

 

The border extension announced February 19 means the U.S./Canada border will have been closed to non-essential travel for a year in March.

“Non-essential travel restrictions with the United States have been extended until March 21st, 2021,” Canada’s minister of public safety Bill Blair announced in a February 19 tweet. “We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe from #COVID19.”

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also announced the border extension in a tweet that said essential travel and trade will remain open. The border closure, which first went into effect March 21, 2020 to contain the spread of Covid-19, extends to the U.S./Mexico border as well.

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Assault at north-side hotel 5 November 2019

Assault at north-side hotel

forcefully entered a room in the Midtown Inn

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 5, 2019 - 10:30 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a hotel in the zero-to-100 block of Cumberland Street North at around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 following reports of a possible assault in progress.

Police learned that several individuals had forcefully entered a room in the Midtown Inn and assaulted two occupants. Weapons were involved in this assault.

2019 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards 5 November 2019

2019 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Two individuals and four community projects were recognized

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 4, 2019 –(LSN) – Two individuals and four community projects were recognized this evening during the Ninth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community. “It is an honour to stand with these outstanding individuals tonight who work tirelessly, day in and day out, to make Thunder Bay safer and more inclusive for everyone,” said Mayor Bill Mauro.

Ontario Wildland Fire Season Officially Ends 4 November 2019

Ontario Wildland Fire Season Officially Ends

530 fires burn approximately 269,600 hectares of land

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 4, 2019 –(LSN) – October 31 marked the end of this year's wildland fire season — a season that saw more than 530 fires burn approximately 269,600 hectares of land.

While this year's fire season was lighter in terms of total number of fires than last year when more than 1,000 wildland fires burned in central and northern Ontario, several large fires this year affected people and businesses in the North.

Paramedics being assaulted 4 November 2019

Paramedics being assaulted

Police respond to three incidents

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 4, 2019 - 11:15 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to three separate reports of paramedics being assaulted in the evening hours of Friday, Nov. 1 and early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 2.

The first incident occurred just before 11 p.m. Offices with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to the 400 block of Wiley Street where paramedics with the Superior North EMS had already arrived to treat an intoxicated youth.

Thunder Bay Police Accused arrested 4 November 2019

Thunder Bay Police Accused arrested

two day-time break and enters to homes

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 4, 2019 - 12:30 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Thunder Bay Police Service officers arrested a female accused in a pair of recent weekend break-ins to homes.

Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a reported break and enter to a residence in progress just before 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 in the 400 block of Dufferin Street.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN COOK COUNTY 2 November 2019

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN COOK COUNTY

County Connections : Emergency Management Director Mike Keyport

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA November 2, 2019  (LSN) As most residents can attest, summer in Cook County is a glorious time, albeit a short one. As winter threatens and we pull docks, insulate our water lines and don our winter gear, it’s a good time to refresh our cold-weather skills and ensure that we are prepared for winter’s challenges

Fire  Bethune Street 2 November 2019

Fire Bethune Street

Thunder Bay Fire Service

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 2, 2019 –(LSN) – At approximately 23:00 November 1, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews were called to a structural fire in the 200 block of Bethune Street. First arriving crews could observe the smoke from blocks away, causing a second alarm, bringing total trucks responding to be 5 Pumper trucks and one Aerial Ladder, with 22 firefighters.

Limbrick Street home  $16,000CAD, and $9,100 in Drugs Seized 1 November 2019

Limbrick Street home $16,000CAD, and $9,100 in Drugs Seized

Thunder Bay Police charged five people with drug-related offences

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO November 1, 2019 - 15:15 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Police arrested and charged five people with drug-related offences following a disturbance call on the city’s south-side in the morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 31.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to a Limbrick Street home just before 8:30 a.m. Monday following the reports of people fighting.

Six arrested following drug warrant execution 1 November 2019

Six arrested following drug warrant execution

100 block of Brent Street

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 31, 2019 - 14:15 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Thunder Bay Police Service officers have arrested six people, including three people from southern Ontario, following the recent search of a Brent Street home.

Officers were dispatched to the home in the zero-to-100 block of Brent Street at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 to execute a search warrant at that location.

Theft Multiple Thefts of Poppy Boxes 31 October 2019

Theft Multiple Thefts of Poppy Boxes

Sudbury Police Requesting Assistance to Identify Man

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SUDBURY, ONTARIO  October 31, 2019  (LSN) Sudbury Police Service are requesting the Public’s assistance in identifying the man responsible for multiple Theft of Poppy Donation Boxes, as well as, other donation boxes from local businesses. Since October 23, 2019, there have been six reported Thefts of donation boxes.

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