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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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Cocaine and Fentanyl seized charge two 21 February 2020

Cocaine and Fentanyl seized charge two

Westfort Ward TBPS

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 21, 2020 - 15:00 (LSN)  Police Media Release States:  Two Toronto-area men were arrested and charged following the seizure of suspected cocaine and Fentanyl early Friday morning.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a residential address in the 300 block of Brodie Street South just after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 to check on the welfare of an individual.

When officers arrived they eventually located the individual and were able to confirm their safety. However, officers learned of suspected drug trafficking activity at the residence.
Further investigation led police to locate a quantity of suspected cocaine and paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking.

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80 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Taken Off Sudbury Streets 20 February 2020

80 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Taken Off Sudbury Streets

Greater Sudbury Police Service

SUDBURY, ONTARIO  February 20, 2020  (LSN)  Shortly after 6:00 a.m., on February 20th, 2020, Police from the Greater Sudbury Police I.C.T. and Tactical Unit along with the Ontario Provincial Police O.C.E.B. executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Search Warrant at an address on the Kingsway in Greater Sudbury.

Quantities of Fentanyl and Cocaine worth a total value of $13,860 were seized in addition to $8,605 in Canadian currency, $153 in American currency and 10 Euros.

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Two More Arrested Distribution of child pornography 20 February 2020

Two More Arrested Distribution of child pornography

Brandon DESMOULIN, and Michael MCCUTCHON by Thunder Bay Police

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 20, 2020 - 13:30  (LSN)  Police Media Release States: The Thunder Bay Police Service has made an arrest in connection to an ongoing investigation involving the uploading of child pornography.

Members of the service’s Cyber Crimes Unit began an investigation in September of 2019 after receiving information that a local Internet user was suspected of having uploaded images of child pornography.

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Human Brain Seized in Canada Post Shipment 19 February 2020

Human Brain Seized in Canada Post Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection shipment which originated in Toronto

PORT HURON, MICHIGAN   -  February 19, 2020 (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seize human brain in international mail at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron last week. On February 14, CBP officers assigned to the Area Port of Port Huron referred a Canadian mail truck that had just crossed the Blue Water Bridge

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CBP Officers seize Counterfeit Dolls 18 February 2020

CBP Officers seize Counterfeit Dolls

International Falls Port of Entry

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA,   February 18, 2020  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.  CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered dolls in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations. On Feb. 6, CBP seized 3,552 dolls with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $70,969 if the goods had been genuine. 

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Female Charged with Theft 18 February 2020

Female Charged with Theft

19-year-old Rune Laudadio for theft under $5,000.

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 18, 2020  (LSN) On February 17, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 19-year-old Rune Laudadio for theft under $5,000.

On January 23, 2020 police received a complaint of a vehicle being entered where ID as well as a bank card were stolen. Later that day the accused attended a business in the 200 block of Northern Avenue East and made a purchase of $89 with the stolen bank card.

 

 

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  February 18, 2020  (LSN) On February 17, 2020 officers with Patrol Services arrested 19-year-old Rune Laudadio for theft under $5,000.

On January 23, 2020 police received a complaint of a vehicle being entered where ID as well as a bank card were stolen. Later that day the accused attended a business in the 200 block of Northern Avenue East and made a purchase of $89 with the stolen bank card.

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Crime Stats February 10 to February 17 2020 17 February 2020

Crime Stats February 10 to February 17 2020

Thunder Bay 127 ~ Greater Sudbury 28

THUNDER BAY, SUDBURY, ONTARIO  February 17, 2020  (LSN) Crime Stats  February 10rd to February 17 Thunder  Bay 127 Incidents vs 28 Incidents for Great Sudbury which as a larger population and does not have an Injections Site.

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CBP Officers seize Counterfeit LED Screens 14 February 2020

CBP Officers seize Counterfeit LED Screens

International Falls Port of Entry

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA,   February 14, 2020  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.  CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered LED screens in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations. On Feb. 12, CBP seized 1,088 LED screens with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,529,600 if the goods had been genuine. 

 

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CDC Confirms 15th Case of Coronavirus in USA 13 February 2020

CDC Confirms 15th Case of Coronavirus in USA

spreading coronavirus outbreak will hit the Canadian economy,

Thunder Bay, ONTARIO  February 13, 2020  (LSN)  CDC today confirmed another infection with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the United States. The patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order at JBSA-Lackland in Texas because of their recent return to the U.S. on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7, 2020.

All people who lived or travelled in Hubei Province, China, are considered at high risk of having been exposed to this virus and are subject to a temporary 14-day quarantine upon entry into the United States. This is the first person under quarantine at JBSA-Lackland who had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently isolated and receiving medical care at a designated hospital nearby.

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OPP Jamie Dryden  FEDERAL OFFENDER WANTED 13 February 2020

OPP Jamie Dryden FEDERAL OFFENDER WANTED

known to frequent Thunder Bay area

TORONTO, ONTARIO - February 13, 2020  (LSN)  The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of statutory release. 

Jamie Dryden is described as an Indigenous male, 32 years of age, 5'6"(168cm), 165 lbs (75kgs) with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He has several tattoos which includes a Panther, Spider Web, Skulls and a Barbed Wire on his left forearm, "Three Men Keep A Secret, Two are Dead" on his right arm. He also has an Eye on his left hand. 

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