A busy weekend for North Bay Police with 245 calls for service. nine people were charged for various offenses including mischief under 5 Thousand Dollars, assault police officer, uttering threats, assault with a weapon, mischief, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, public intoxication and domestic assault.
A pre season win for the Powassan Voodoos on Sunday as they topped the Kingston Voyageurs 4-3 The Voodoos were down in this one in the third 3-1 before storming back for 3 unanswered goals to win 4-3. Carter Forth scored the game winner with less than 3 minutes on the clock.
Dr Mike Commito of the Northern Policy Institute is the author of a report on the impact of bringing back the spring bear hunt permanently. He says the black bear population could withstand additional hunting pressure but the 11 week fall season would have to be reduced somewhat if the spring hunt was re-introduced permanently.
It’s back to North Bay this week for students at Nipissing University. Communications Officer Bob Pipe it looks like there will be an increase in the number of first year students compared to 2014. He says the numbers right now show 740 first year students and 4 Thousand students overall.
Hockey season is almost here, as the Troops return to North Bay. Battalion players are set to begin training camp this week, with Intrasquad Games starting Thursday. Forward Calvin Gomes hasn’t played in an OHL game since December of 2013 because of re-occuring shoulder injuries.
North Bay OPP say they have recovered the body of a 68 year old missing canoeist. The body of Scott Johnson of Norfolk County was recovered around 450 feet from shore. Police say they received a call about a missing male on Commanda Lake on Saturday night. Police say they received reports of a canoe capsizing and a canoeist swimming and then towing his canoe to shore. The male couldn’t be located and a search ensued without success and that led to the discovery.