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Friday May 22 2015
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House fire closes Simpson Street between Atlantic and Pacific avenues FIRE

No one was hurt Thursday when a two-alarm fire broke out at a Simpson Street residence.  Firefighters and police closed off the street between Atlantic and Pacific avenues while battling the blaze, which appeared to start in the basement of...

Northwest LHIN shows improvements in several cancer-care categories HEALTH

Cancer care in Northwestern Ontario can always improve, says Mark Henderson. But, the regional vice-president of Cancer Care Ontario and chief of staff at Thunder Bay Regional...

Ontario Regional Chief Beardy says Supreme Court's jury roll decision shows need for change LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The Ontario regional chief says the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling to not overturn a manslaughter conviction based on lack of First Nations jurors...

Person sent to hospital after Friday morning crash LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A two vehicle collision at Balsam Street and Huron Avenue sent one person to hospital with minor injuries Friday morning. Police responded around 8 a.m. and traffic was backed up as a result. In a media release, the Thunder Bay...

TRAFFIC: Harbour Expressway repaving begins May 25 LOCAL

City media release follows:   Harbour Expressway Repaving Begins May 25 May 21, 2015 – Resurfacing of the Harbour Expressway between Highway 11/17 and Golf Links Road will begin on Monday, May 25 and last approximately four...

Company could be planning major solar panel facility for Thunder Bay LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A company could be planning a solar panel manufacturing facility in Thunder Bay. Officials with Energy North Bancorp Incorporated, who will hold a news conference May 26, say the project would have a total price tag of $5 billion...

Council to set tax policy Monday after this year's budget increase CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- Council will decide Monday how tax payers will pay for the city's $6.3 million spending increase this year. The 3.83 per cent levy increase over last year was approved by council in March. They'll now decide how to spread...

Police charge four after crack, coke and heroin found during search LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- Local police have charged three men from Southern Ontario and a Thunder Bay woman after executing a search warrant Wednesday morning. Thunder Bay Police Service Drug Unit and Guns and Gangs Unit searched a North-side residence Wednesday...

Rafferty slams Conservatives over FedNor spending cuts FEDNOR

Thunder Bay-Rainy River NDP MP John Rafferty says the federal government’s decision to slash funding to FedNor is punishing the economy and hurting growth in Northwestern...

UPDATE: OPP says body found west of Shabaqua is missing Thunder Bay man OPP

A body found in a white pick-up truck off a bush road eight kilometers west of Shabaqua has been identified as missing 42-year-old Thunder Bay man Terry Brasseur.  Thunder...

No Thunder Bay streets make the annual Ontario Worst Roads list LOCAL

For all the complaints about the poor condition of Thunder Bay roads, the dissent wasn’t nearly enough to place any city street on the dubious annual Ontario Worst Roads list. Northern Ontario did capture three of the top four spots. ...

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