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Thursday May 7 2015
1:35 AM EDT

Upcoming Blues Fest to be a smoke free event LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- There will be no smoking in the boy's room -- or anywhere else -- at this year’s Thunder Bay Blues Festival. Festival organizers say the new smoke-free policy will encompass the fenced-in area of the festival grounds at...

Hospital says no patients shipped to other health centres because of overcapacity HEALTH

THUNDER BAY -- The regional hospital has created a policy to better inform patients of their travel options after one patient found themselves without a way home after being...

Human foosball tournament coming to Thunder Bay LOCAL

Habitat for Humanity is bringing a human foosball game to Thunder Bay. Scheduled to be held June 6 outside of Home Depot, the event will be a fundraiser to help the organization build homes for people in need. According to the rules, each...

Golf Links funding woes could jeopardize Cumberland plans LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- City council will be asked to delay another road project to fund Golf Links Road or cut that project short this year. On Monday council is being asked to...

Debris on roadway following Highway 11 crash TRAFFIC

HEARST, Ont. – An afternoon crash has left roadway debris on a stretch of Highway 11. Officials with the OPP reported shortly after 1:45 p.m. Wednesday that a crash had been reported on Highway 11 near Highway 631. The two vehicle crash,...

May is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month: OPP NORTHWEST

OPP Northwest Region News Release (SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – The month of May has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month for the Province of Ontario to raise awareness to the facts surrounding sexual assault and...

OPP grab two pounds of pot, arrest woman following traffic stop CRIME

OPP News Release (KENORA, ON)   On Tuesday May 5, 2015 around 2:00 pm, members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 near Sherwood Road. The investigation led to...

Police seize cocaine valued at $140,000 in Neebing Township CRIME

OPP News Release (THUNDER BAY, ON) - On April 24, 2015 members of the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau supported by members of the North West...

Forest fire hazard level elevated NORTHWEST

THUNDER BAY – Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources has upgraded the forest fire hazard level for this region. Officials with the MNR say this region is now listed as high to extreme for forest fire conditions. This elevated status...

April port activity 12 per cent above 10-year average LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- The earlier arrival of spring this year has been good news for the Port of Thunder Bay.  Cargo stats for the month of April have been released, and they show a big difference over last year. The port saw more 770,000 tonnes...

First of 13 once halted inquests to proceed next month LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- The first of 13 previously halted inquests involving the deaths of First Nations individuals in the Kenora and Thunder Bay districts will begin next month. Romeo Wesley, 34, died in police custody at a Cat Lake First Nation nursing...

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