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New uniforms for nurses could correct age-old patient complaint

New! Today

THUNDER BAY -- Officials at the region's hospital hope they've found a solution to a common complaint. Nurses at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre currently wear scrubs that make it difficult for the average person to differentiate them from the rest of the hospital's staff.... Tbnewswatch.com(9)

Blast of reality

Blast of reality

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THUNDER BAY -- Mining jobs have long been touted as the Northwestern Ontario’s best chance at a return to prosperity. But a career in the industry isn’t for everyone. Often it involves extended stays in isolated camps, far from friends, family and the amenities of city life....

Two found dead

Two found dead

Today

NIPIGON, Ont. -- Two people are dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in a Nipigon home. OPP Staff Sgt. Randy Bye said officers responded to a call to assist paramedics around 3 p.m. Monday.  Two adults, a man and woman, were found dead. Officials say Yvan Gaujean, 60, and Claire Limag-Gaujean,...

Risky drinks

Risky drinks

Today

THUNDER BAY -- That second or third glass of wine with your dinner could be a fatal mistake. That’s according to Cancer Care Ontario, which has released a report after finding that as many as 3,000 new cancer cases in the province are linked to alcohol consumption. Dr. Mark Henderson, regional... Tbnewswatch.com(18)

Plans for Atikokan arena slowed down

Yesterday at 10:49

ATIKOKAN, Ont. -- The plans for a new arena in Atikokan have hit a roadblock. A lack of federal and provincial funding partners has resulted in construction the municipality was hoping to start this summer being halted. It is estimated the town of 3,000 would be looking at a bill of nearly $5 million... Tbnewswatch.com(15)

Employer, employee expectations fail to see eye-to-eye in Northwest: Study

Employer, employee expectations fail to see eye-to-eye in Northwest: Study

Yesterday at 10:48

THUNDER BAY -- There seems to be a mismatch when it comes to expectations for employers and hopeful employees in the region. That's according to a new study commissioned by the North Superior Workforce Planning Board. About 28 natural resources companies and eight other businesses identified a... Tbnewswatch.com(26)

NOSM looks for opinions as it prepares next strategic plan

Yesterday at 10:48

THUNDER BAY -- The second strategic plan for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is about to wrap-up, and the school is eager to start planning its next five years with the help of the community. From the beginning of NOSM's existence, the school has been asking communities across Ontario...

Defending the hunt

Defending the hunt

Yesterday at 10:48

THUNDER BAY -- The local sportsmen's alliance says animal rights groups heading to court to try to stop the return of the spring bear hunt shouldn't be dictating wildlife resource policies for people living in the north. "I think it's fair to say these outside organizations may have... Tbnewswatch.com(42)

Geraldton hospital to receive major upgrade

Yesterday at 10:48

GERALDTON, Ont. -- Major upgrades are on the way for the Geraldton District Hospital's emergency department. The province has announced funding of $9 million for a major re-development of the Unit.  The project will see the emergency department, which was opened in 1962, relocated from... Tbnewswatch.com(3)

Icebreakers begin to prepare frozen lakes for shipping season

2014-03-27 at 11:38

The thick ice on the five Great Lakes this winter has caused concerns about a delay to the start of the shipping season.  But officials with the Thunder Bay Port Authority remain confident about it opening up next week, with the help of several icebreakers. Harbour Master Guy Jarvis...

Province commits $14M to help solve gridlock issues

Province commits $14M to help solve gridlock issues

2014-03-21 at 10:28

The province put up $14 million in an effort to end the gridlock that has been crippling the region's hospital. Ontario's Health Minister Deb Matthews on Friday arrived at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with her pocketbook open, promising a 10th anniversary gift to end a problem... Tbnewswatch.com(59)

Driver involved in highway crash charged for distracted driving

Driver involved in highway crash charged for distracted driving

2014-03-21 at 10:28

The driver involved in a highway crash caught on a dashboard camera (see video below) has been charged with distracted driving. The video of the crash was captured by Ralph Ireland’s dashboard camera on March 1 near Kenora. Ireland and his wife were driving near Kenora when they collided... Tbnewswatch.com(8)

'Systemic issue'

'Systemic issue'

2014-03-21 at 10:26

When it comes to natural resources, First Nations and other levels of governments are suffering from a communication breakdown. That has been made quite clear to Fort William First Nation chief Georjann Morriseau during the First Nation’s often difficult and tenuous struggle with Horizon Wind ... Tbnewswatch.com(16)

New home

New home

2014-03-21 at 10:24

Float plane pilot trainees have a new long-term home in Northwestern Ontario. After a summer of controversy on Eva Lake in 2013, Confederation College students were welcomed Tuesday with open arms in Kenora, where the instructional program will relocate for the foreseeable future. Paul de Oude,... Tbnewswatch.com(6)

Homecoming

Homecoming

2014-03-20 at 16:31

Naana Jumah has come full circle. Her road back to Thunder Bay took the obstetrician, gynaecologist and researcher to Toronto, Oxford and Harvard but home is where the heart is, she said on Thursday when she was introduced as Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s latest hire. ... Tbnewswatch.com(3)

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