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Thursday July 30 2015
11:02 PM EDT

Candidates say regardless of when the writ drops, they're prepared for federal election FEDERAL ELECTION

THUNDER BAY -- Federal candidates in the city agree on at least one thing, that they're ready to go no matter when the writ drops. National media have reported that a federal election campaign could kick off as early Sunday, 11 weeks before...

Cloud drops out of sky near Highway 61 WEATHER

Reader Nathan Hewitson shared this photo of a cloud formation that he shot near Highway 61 and Highway 608.  Hewitson tweeted that the cloud "dropped down,...

Sioux Lookout airport upgrades get provincial, federal boost LOCAL

Sioux Lookout's plan to upgrade its airport is getting off the ground after a funding announcement Thursday. The Federal and provincial governments each announced $4.2 million for the project Thursday while the municipality has already set...

Driver escapes after tractor-trailer catches fire NORTHWEST

MARATHON, Ont. – The driver of a tractor-trailer narrowly avoided injury after the vehicle caught fire. The transport was headed east on Highway 17 on Wednesday night when the driver pulled over the vehicle  about 35 kilometres east...

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Kenora assault NORTHWEST

KENORA, Ont. – A 56-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a vicious assault. Kenora OPP officers were called to an assault in progress at a First Street South apartment building at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night....

TRAFFIC: Section of Victoria Avenue to close for rail crossing rehabilitation TRAFFIC

THUNDER BAY – A section of Victoria Avenue will be closed next week for construction work. The city announced Victoria Avenue will be closed between Selkirk and Waterloo streets will be closed to all through traffic to rehabilitate the CN...

Campaign launched to reduce impaired boating during long weekend LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The provincial police force wants people celebrating the upcoming long weekend to never boat under the influence. The OPP is teaming up with other marine enforcement agencies across the country to launch Operation Dry Water,...

Gathering opposes aerial herbicide spraying LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – A group of concerned citizens is concerned about an upcoming aerial herbicide spray in three area forests. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry...

Boy sent to hospital in stable condition after falling from a second-storey window LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A young boy is in stable condition after falling from a window Wednesday afternoon. The six-year-old was brought to hospital after the second-storey fall at a home on Coppin Road near Mountain Road. Superior North EMS say he...

City postpones historic China trip for Aboriginal youth CITY HALL

City of Thunder Bay media release follows:   Aboriginal Youth Trip to China Being Postponed July 27, 2015 – Plans to send a contingent of Aboriginal youth to Jiaozou, China is being postponed until sufficient funds to sponsor...

Atikokan to receive funding for sewage treatment plant rehabilitation NORTHWEST

MPP Bill Mauro Media Release Residents of Atikokan will benefit from the rehabilitation of the sewage treatment plant thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. The Atikokan Sewage...

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