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Texas teen and woman killed while camping in Quetico Park NORTHWEST

A teenage boy and a woman, both from Texas, have been killed while camping in Quetico Park. The fatalities occurred as severe storms swept through a remote area.  The boy and woman volunteer were camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program...

Following delays, Hampton Inn readies for September opening BUSINESS

THUNDER BAY – After some delays, a new hotel on the city’s south side is nearly read for its grand opening. The construction of the Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel...

Local man wins $100,000 in Encore draw LOTTO

Toronto, ON – Donald Zimak of Thunder Bay said yes to ENCORE (February 26, 2016 LOTTO MAX) and won $100,000. Donald matched six of seven winning numbers on his ENCORE...

Weekend town hall explores future of Canada Post CANADA

The future of Canada Post will be up for discussion in Thunder Bay Saturday.  MP Patty Hajdu is hosting a town hall meeting on the federal agency. Hajdu says she...

Province on defensive over lack of Nipigon Bridge answers NORTHWEST

The province is on the defense after opposition accusations that it’s hiding information regarding the Nipigon River Bridge’s January failure. In January 2016...

Jackpot Alert: Lotto Max hits $55 million LOTTO

Toronto, ON – The LOTTO MAX jackpot and your thermostat are on the rise. The Friday, July 22, 2016 LOTTO MAX jackpot is an estimated $55 million plus an estimated 4 MAXMILLIONS...

Local anti-poverty expert welcomes Child Benefit Program improvements LOCAL

THUNDER BAY - A Thunder Bay anti-poverty expert is welcoming the improvements to Canada's Child Benefit Program. Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre director Gwen...

Memorial Avenue to close for overnight construction TRAFFIC

July 21, 2016 – A section of Memorial Avenue between Sixth Avenue and the Harbour Expressway will be closed overnight on Monday, July 25 to accommodate various asphalt repairs. The closure is scheduled for Monday at 6 pm, weather permitting,...

Light on details, new MNRF minister sees bright future for Northwest forestry ONTARIO

THUNDER BAY – Ontario’s new minister of natural resources and forestry says she sees a bright future for the forest industry in Northwestern Ontario. But she...

Bear killed, mutilated in Kashechewan First Nation FIRST NATIONS

KASHECHEWAN FIRST NATION -- Police at Kashechewan First Nation are investigating an incident that saw a bear killed and declawed and its remains left at the community dump. Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, in a release issued on Thursday, said they've...

OLG first-quarter payment to city totals $641,000 CITY HALL

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued a first-quarter (April to June, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $641,633 to...

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