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OPP find body of missing swimmer on Lake of the Woods

2014-07-08 at 11:28

The OPP’s  underwater search and rescue unit has recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing shortly after Saturday night near bigelow island on Lake of the Woods. The man was swimming at 9 p.m. near a cottage. The man dove into the water and did not resurface. Police were...

Opposition ends Greenstone plans for waterfront hotel

2014-06-30 at 11:05

GREENSTONE, Ont. -- The year-and-a-half planning of a waterfront hotel in Geraldton has come to an abrupt end. At a recent town council meeting, a motion that would have re-zoned parkland to allow for the commercial development was defeated, which put a halt to the waterfront development. ...

Health powerplay

Health powerplay

2014-06-26 at 11:53

THUNDER BAY -- The regional hospital is looking to produce some of its own power. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre's board approved an engineering study for a cogeneration plant so the hospital can produce a portion of its electricity and heat, which will reduce its reliance on... Tbnewswatch.com(18)

Highway still closed

Highway still closed

2014-06-25 at 14:50

NIPIGON, Ont. — A section of Highway 17 remains closed but could be opened by Thursday, according to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation. The highway was completely closed at the Jackfish River Bridge Tuesday, about 13 kilometres east of Nipigon, due to emergency bridge repairs. The... Tbnewswatch.com(1)

TRAFFIC: Highway 17 closed at Jackfish River Bridge

2014-06-24 at 16:43

NIPIGON, Ont.  -- Highway 17 has been closed at Jackfish River Bridge. The Ministry of Transportation announced the closure of the bridge, which is under construction Tuesday. The bridge is located on Highway 17 about 13 kilometres east of Nipigon. Motorists can use Highway...

State of emergency declared in Fort Frances

2014-06-24 at 9:00 AM

FORT FRANCES, Ont. -- A state of emergency has been declared in this Northwestern Ontario town.  High volumes of rain received throughout the last 24-hours have over-taxed the town’s sewer and water systems.  Town officials say they have received so much rain, there's nowhere...

Waiting for Ontario

Waiting for Ontario

2014-06-18 at 16:46

THUNDER BAY -- The future of the Ring of Fire is in the air until the Ontario government returns to the legislature on July 2. "We're all waiting to hear what the cabinet may be," said John Mason, project manager of mining services for the Community Economic Development Commission,... Tbnewswatch.com(2)

Nuclear waste storage opponents present petition to Terrace Bay council

2014-06-17 at 11:49

TERRACE BAY, Ont. -- The council of this Northwestern Ontario municipality heard from opponents of storing nuclear waste in Schreiber. Schreiber is currently being considered as a potential host community for a deep geological repository for nuclear waste. The plans have met strong opposition across...

TRAFFIC: Highway 11 washed out near Fort Frances

2014-06-12 at 11:24

FORT FRANCES, Ont. -- A section of Highway 11 has been washed out. Officials with the Rainy River detachment of the OPP say a section of the highway just west of Van Drunen Road in LaVelle Township washed out at about 9 a.m. Thursday. Both lanes of the highway have been completely washed...

Final showdown

Final showdown

2014-06-05 at 13:25

THUNDER BAY -- Five of the six candidates from major parties running to represent Thunder Bay’s two provincial ridings will square off in the final candidates forum of this provincial election tonight. The reception for the debate begins at 5 p.m. at the Fort William Historical Park and the... Tbnewswatch.com(19)

University student union hosting debate featuring Superior-North candidates

University student union hosting debate featuring Superior-North candidates

2014-05-30 at 14:02

THUNDER BAY -- Candidates running to represent the city’s north-side provincial riding will face off Monday in a newly organized debate. Called the People’s Debate , the Lakehead University Student Unions hosted event will have Thunder Bay - Superior North candidates debate at The Outpost... Tbnewswatch.com(30)

Atikokan man assaulted with hammer: OPP

2014-05-30 at 11:14

ATIKOKAN, Ont. -- A 40 year old man from this small Northwestern Ontario town has been charged with assault. On  Tuesday, May 20,  OPP officers were called to a report of two men in a physical altercation outside a Gorrie Street home. An investigation revealed that the accused had assaulted...

Area First Nation plans protest over nuclear waste storage talks

2014-05-30 at 10:46

RED ROCK, Ont. -- Red Rock First Nations is  planning a protest for next month over ongoing talks of nuclear waste storage within the region.  Chief Pierre Pelletier says traffic on the trans-Canada highway junction near the Nipigon River Bridge will be slowed down on June 20 as his members... Tbnewswatch.com(22)

Mining research given fiscal boost

Mining research given fiscal boost

2014-05-29 at NOON

THUNDER BAY - Mining industry research within the region was given a philanthropic boost Thursday. Lakehead University chancellor Derek Burney and his wife, Joan, held a news conference announcing the donation to the university’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration.... Tbnewswatch.com(4)

TRAFFIC: Section of Highway 17 near Wawa closed due to culvert replacement

2014-05-27 at NOON

WAWA, Ont. -- Hitting the road from Thunder Bay to southern Ontario in the next few days? You may want to plan your route carefully. Highway 17 south of Wawa has been closed, starting at about noon Tuesday, for an emergency culvert replacement. The stretch of highway may remain closed... Tbnewswatch.com(4)

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