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are above record-highs for this time of year

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 4, 2020  (LSN) Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron water levels are above record-highs for this time of year as wet conditions persisted across the upper Great Lakes basin in January.  
 With all of the Great Lakes near or above record-highs for this time of year, there is an exceptional volume of water in the system.  Water levels are expected to remain high over at least the next several months and further record-highs are possible if wet conditions continue in 2020. As a result, there will continue to be a significantly increased risk of shoreline erosion, lakeshore flooding and coastal damages over the next several weeks and into the spring. The International Lake Superior Board of Control (Board) advises all those that may be affected to prepare for potentially severe coastal impacts, especially during periods of strong winds and high waves. 

January is typically a month when water levels continue their seasonal decline.  Lake Superior declined 6 cm over the course of the month, while on average the water level declines 7 cm in January. At the beginning of February, Lake Superior is 1 cm above the record-high beginning-of-month level set in 1986. The level is currently 38 cm above average (1918 – 2019) and 10 cm above its level of a year ago.  
 

Lake Michigan-Huron rose 2 cm over the course of the month, while on average the water level declines 2 cm in January. Lake Michigan-Huron is currently 15 cm above the record-high beginning-of-month level set in 1987. The level is 99 cm above average, and 48 cm above last year’s beginning-of-February level.   
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In early December, the Board received approval from the International Joint Commission to continue to deviate from Lake Superior Regulation Plan 2012 through this winter. A small amount of additional flow will be released through the St. Marys Rapids this winter to offset expected and potential unscheduled reductions in flows at the hydropower plants that often occur in challenging winter conditions. This will be achieved by maintaining a gate setting equivalent to one gate fully open over the winter months instead of the typical winter setting equivalent to one-half gate open.  Gates are typically maintained at a constant setting in winter to avoid issues with ice, including the potential for ice jams in the St. Marys River.  Additionally, the higher rapids flows from December through April provide an increase in wetted habitat for fish that have already spawned in the rapids or that may over-winter in this area. It is anticipated that this deviation will have a minimal impact on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron water levels. 
In consideration of the above, the Board expects the total outflow to be 2410 m3/s in February, which is 20 m3/s more than that prescribed by Lake Superior Regulation Plan 2012.  Actual outflows may vary depending on hydrologic and ice conditions, as well as maintenance activities or other unexpected outages at the hydropower plants on the St. Marys River.  Gates #5 through #12 will be maintained at a setting of 26 cm open (equivalent to one gate fully open) through the winter months. There will be no change to the setting of Gate #1, which supplies a flow of about 15 m3/s to the channel north of the Fishery Remedial Dike. 
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Male Charged with Sexual Assault 10 March 2020

Male Charged with Sexual Assault

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service Jonathan Lowe

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  March 10, 2020  (LSN)  On March 9, 2020 officers with Investigation Services arrested 37-year-old Jonathan Lowe for sexual assault.

It’s alleged on September 18, 2018 the accused had contact with someone for a sexual purpose without their consent. It is further alleged he distributed intimate images of the victim without their consent.

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On the run since the Weekend 10 March 2020

On the run since the Weekend

SOUTHERN ONTARIO GANGSTER CUTS OFF GPS ANKLET

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 10, 2020 -  (LSN)  FENTANYL DEALER WANTED BY  THUNDER BAY POLICE OFFICERS WARRANT ISSUED FOR THE ARREST OF DAVID WELLESLEY LYNCH WHO WAS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON At this time Thunder Bay Police have not ward the public and have not posted his photo.  A 41 year old DAVID WELLESLEY LYNCH was scheduled to appear in Courtroom 102 today, Tuesday March 10,2020 before Her Honour, Justice Elaine Burton

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Ontario Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking 9 March 2020

Ontario Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

$307 million invested to protect children and youth, crack down on offenders

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO March 9, 2020  (LSN)  The Government of Ontario is taking strong action to protect children and youth, support survivors, raise awareness and hold offenders accountable by releasing Ontario's new anti-human trafficking strategy Friday.
Premier Doug Ford, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues, and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones released today a new, comprehensive five-year strategy to combat human trafficking and end child sexual exploitation across the province. The new strategy is the largest total investment in dedicated anti-human trafficking supports and services in the country and is a major step forward in Ontario's fight against human trafficking. 

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OPP remove cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, plus pills 5 March 2020

OPP remove cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, plus pills

off Thunder Bay Streets

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 5, 2020  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) from Kenora along with the Thunder Bay Joint Forces Guns and Gangs Task Force began Project TENBURY, a one month investigation targeting individual(s) responsible for trafficking cocaine in Thunder Bay.

On February 25, 2020, two Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrants were executed in Thunder Bay. During the course of the investigation, officers seized 365 grams of cocaine, 57.6 grams of crack cocaine, 60 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 165 - 2mg xanax pills, 673 - 18mg hydromorphone pills and 99 - 80mg oxycodone pills.

Male Charged with Child Pornography 5 March 2020

Male Charged with Child Pornography

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  March 5, 2020  (LSN)  On March 3, 2020, officers with the Technological Crime Unit arrested 39-year-old Yvon Frechette for Possession of Child Pornography.

In April 2019, police began investigating Mr. Frechette.  The investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed on November 12, 2019.  A cell phone was seized during the search warrant and analysis identified various images of Child Pornography.

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Crime Stats February 24 to March 2, 2020 4 March 2020

Crime Stats February 24 to March 2, 2020

Thunder Bay 107 ~ Greater Sudbury 11

THUNDER BAY, SUDBURY, ONTARIO  March 4, 2020  (LSN) Crime Stats  February 24rd to March 2nd Thunder  Bay 107 Incidents vs 11 Incidents for Great Sudbury which as a larger population and does not have an Injections Site.

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Update  Homicide # 2nd Suspect Charged 4 March 2020

Update Homicide # 2nd Suspect Charged

Red River Ward Picton Ave

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO March 4, 2020 - 12:30 (LSN)  Police Media Release States: The Thunder Bay Police Service has arrested a second suspect connected to a March 3 homicide investigation.

Officers were originally dispatched to reports of an assault in progress in the 100 block of Picton Avenue just after midnight on Tuesday, March 3. When officers arrived they located two female victims outside near the street.

Paramedics transported both to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further treatment of their injuries. One victim died from those injuries, the other remains in the hospital.

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Update Two Women's  Deaths being Investigated 3 March 2020

Update Two Women's Deaths being Investigated

Thunder Bay Police

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO March 3, 2020 - 15:00 (LSN)  Police Media Release States: The Thunder Bay Police Service is making another appeal for public assistance as the investigation into a sudden death continues.

Police were alerted to the death after a passerby in the 300-block of Court Street South saw what they believed to be a body around 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

When police arrived they confirmed the presence of a deceased person. Members of the service’s Major Crimes Unit are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

Police are now looking for witnesses who may have seen or interacted with a female, possibly in distress, in an area of Court Street South, between John Street and Fort William Road, between the hours of 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 and 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Update  Homicide # BRIANNA NETEMEGESIC HAS BEEN CHARGED 3 March 2020

Update Homicide # BRIANNA NETEMEGESIC HAS BEEN CHARGED

Red River Ward Picton Ave

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO March 3, 2020 - 14:00 (LSN)  Police Media Release States: Thunder Bay Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old Thunder Bay woman with Second-Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault following an overnight incident that left one person dead and one other injured.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to reports of an assault in progress in the 100 block of Picton Avenue just after midnight on Tuesday, March 3. When officers arrived they located two female victims outside near the street.

Paramedics transported both to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for further treatment of their injuries. One victim died from those injuries, the other remains in the hospital.

Female Charged with Possession of Stolen Property 3 March 2020

Female Charged with Possession of Stolen Property

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  March 3, 2020  (LSN)  On March 3, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 37-year-old Chrystal Petrocco for possession of stolen property.

At 1:14 a.m. on March 3, 2020 officers observed a vehicle they knew was reported stolen on February 16, 2020. A traffic stop was conducted and the accused was arrested.

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