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Tbnewswatch Local News
Tuesday May 26 2015
3:34 AM EDT

Harbour Expressway shut down intermittently to allow turbine transports through LOCAL

A shipment of wind-turbine parts is expected to intermittently interrupt traffic along the Harbour Expressway over the next few days. Thunder Bay Police Traffic Sgt. Glen Porter said the disruption is only temporary, as transports move the parts...

Company looking for Letter of Intent with city to bring solar panel manufacturing plant to Thunder Bay CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- If the city wants to see a proposed solar panel manufacturer's business plan, the company wants a letter of intent first. Energy North Bancorp's Ross...

No discussion as city council approves tax policy CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- With little discussion, city council approved its tax policy Monday night. A 3.83 per cent levy increase over last year was approved by council in March. The tax policy report, approved Monday, recommended the residential property...

Backyard chickens come to city council CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- A discussion on food was largely for the birds Monday night. The Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy Implementation was highlighting its 20 projects on the go this year on everything from helping local farmers and restaurants to connect...

Local OSSTF president expresses concern over province's back-to-work legislation LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The local president of public high school teachers says the introduction of back-to-work legislation shows the province’s negotiation framework is...

Police looking into discovery of suspicious package that prompted evacuation of courthouse LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – City police are continuing to investigate a suspicious package discovered at the Thunder Bay Courthouse on Saturday. The Brodie Street courthouse, along...

NOMA sends letter to Premier opposing Hydro One sale LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- Count the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association among those opposed to the province's plan to sell Hydro One. The organization sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne Monday asking that Ontario reconsider selling up to 60...

Teachers union upset at back-to-work legislation EDUCATION

The Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s federation is expressing dismay the province is undertaking back-to-work legislation to end strikes in three school-board districts across the province. Paul Elliott said nothing good can come from...

Harbour Expressway work delayed by weather CONSTRUCTION

Weather delays have pushed back the start of construction on the Harbour Expressway between Highway 11/17 and Golf Links Road. The three-phase project was originally scheduled to begin Monday morning. During stage one, traffic will only be...

New report brings significant provincial issues to attention of federal parties LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The president of the Northern Policy Institute says it’s time the federal government starts paying more attention to Ontario. That’s what...

Housing starts to decline in 2015, rents to rise: CMHC LOCAL

According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Thunder Bay will see a slight decrease in new home construction this year. But the organizations’ spring housing outlook indicates the city could rebound in 2016. Figures supplied...

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