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Friday July 31 2015
11:23 AM 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...

Driver in hot water, charged with impaired driving following highway crash TRAFFIC

OPP News Release (FORT FRANCES, ON) – On July 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm, officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received...

Wildlife rescue exhibit highlights efforts to save animal populations CITY HALL

City of Thunder Bay Media Release Wildlife populations around the world are being driven to the brink of extinction due to pollution, deforestation, habitat encroachment, and poaching. Learn about the efforts to save those animal populations...

OPP locate missing boaters on Dog River

OPP News Release (THUNDER BAY, ON) On Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at approximately 11:40 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call advising of two missing boaters on Dog River, east of...

Missing man's body recovered from river POLICE

Police say they've located the body of a missing 35-year-old Thunder Bay man.  The OPP's underwater dive-team recovered the body of Shawn Perring Thursday night at about 6:15 p.m. from the Kaministiquia River near Kingston Street....

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,...

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