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Action required to implement recommendations: families, lawyers demand STUDENT INQUEST

An exhaustive inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation students which produced 145 recommendations after months of evidence and testimony from hundreds of witnesses will be meaningless unless action is taken, lawyers representing the families...

City presents Victoriaville Mall demolition option LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- The sky opened above the Victoriaville Mall only moments into a public consultation meeting on whether the city should demolish the 40-year-old structure. ...

Dozens of cats removed from north core home ANIMALS

THUNDER BAY -- As many as 60 cats were apprehended from a north core home on Wednesday as the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals executed a warrant on...

Sport fisherman charged, accused of cutting walleye tail to comply with size restrictions

SIOUX LOOKOUT – Conservation officers are alleging an angler at a Sioux Lookout walleye tournament cut the tails of the fish in order for it to meet the provincial size standards. The incident occured on June 11, while conservation officers...

City dealing with Arthur Street West water main break

City crews are on the scene of a Arthur Street West water main break near the Ministry of Natural Resources base. The city issued a media release Wednesday morning, reporting they had isolated the break near Vanguard Avenue with repair work underway....

Public board sets $133.9-million budget

THUNDER BAY -- Lakehead Public Schools has approved a $133.9-million capital and operating budget for the 2016-17 school year. Board chair Deborah Massaro said the budget process was a balancing act. “Lakehead Public Schools Administration...

"Terribly flawed" police investigations reason for undetermined death finding, lawyer charges LOCAL

The lawyer representing Nishnawbe Aski Nation says “terribly flawed” police investigations are the reason why the families of three youth will never know how or...

DSSAB cheques sent early to pre-empts potential postal interruption LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- If Canada Post service is disrupted in July, local social program administrators are determined not to have clients endure a repeat of 2011. Amid postal...

Wanted Alberta man located, arrested near Dryden CRIME

(Dryden, ON.) –On June 27, 2016 members of the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received information from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in...

Province injects $16M into local school infrastructure LOCAL

Local schools will receive $16.5 million for infrastructure improvements over the next two years. The provincial government announced Monday that $1.1 billion will be divided...

Matawa leadership reacts to inquest recommendations STUDENT INQUEST

THUNDER BAY -- Matawa First Nations chiefs are expressing hope in the aftermath of the recommendations brought forth on Tuesday at the coroner’s inquest into the death...

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