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Wednesday May 6 2015
2:25 AM EDT

Strike action of some kind expected soon for public elementary school teachers LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – Some kind of strike action could be heading to public elementary schools next week, but so far the local president representing public elementary teachers isn't at liberty to say what job action or work-to-rule might look like....

First of 13 once halted inquests to proceed next month LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- The first of 13 previously halted inquests involving the deaths of First Nations individuals in the Kenora and Thunder Bay districts will begin next month. Romeo Wesley, 34, died in police custody at a Cat Lake First Nation nursing...

Fighting forest fires can come with a big price tag for municipalities LOCAL

The municipality of Oliver Paipoonge could on the hook for a bill totalling more than $10,000 to fight Monday’s brush blaze in Stanley. Oliver Paipoonge Fire and...

New owner takes over retirement home after $22 million sale LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A South-side retirement home is now under a new owner after a $22.1 million sale. The Isabella Retirement Residence on Isabella Street and Franklin Street was sold to Chartwell, which officially took ownership last week. Chartwell...

OPP Sergeant to run marathon, raise money to give far north communities life jackets LOCAL

OPP News Release: (DRYDEN, ON) – Sergeant Marty Singleton is running a full marathon on Father’s day to raise funds to purchase life jackets to send to Northern Communities.  Every year there are unnecessary deaths on the...

OPP, MNR investigating numerous forest fires LOCAL

OPP News Release: (DRYDEN, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) are investigating reports of numerous fires in the area.  With dry conditions and high winds, lighting a fire...

OPP hitting the road with new licence plate recognition tech OPP

THUNDER BAY – The OPP has new tech to help catch drivers on the road with expired or suspended licenses. More than two dozen cruisers, including three in Northwestern...

(VIDEO) Waterbomber fills up over Lake Superior LOCAL

This video, provided to tbnewswatch.com by Barry George, shows a waterbomber filling up over Lake Superior Monday evening. If you have videos you’d like to share with the community, send a youtube link to sparadis@dougallmedia.com, or embed...

City joins province in Emergency Preparedness Week LOCAL

City of Thunder Bay News Release   “Know the Risks, Reduce Them Together” Thunder Bay Joins Province in Emergency Preparedness Week May 05, 2015 – Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) 2015 is being recognized...

Police impound vehicle of suspected impaired driver CRIME

OPP News Release (FORT FRANCES, ON) – On May 2, 2015 at approximately 9:44 am, officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act infraction near...

Waterfront caboose might be Silver Mountain-bound after council meeting Monday night CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- An old train might be better off in a home where people can care for it city administration says. A 1929 CN caboose has been at home on Prince Arthur's Landing for 25 years. But with no one to look after it, needing to be moved...

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