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Sunday May 24 2015
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Update: Suspicious package removed from evacuated courthouse LOCAL

THUNDER BAY - A suspcious package that prompted the evacuation of the Thunder Bay Courthouse has been removed. Two members of the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue hazardous materials removed the package at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon, more than three...

Multiple forest fires sparked across the region NORTHWEST

Media release from the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: It was a busy day for the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program in the Northwest Region. ...

Forest fire closes Highway 516 near Sioux Lookout NORTHWEST

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. - A forest fire has resulted in the closure of Highway 516. The highway was closed 12 kilometres from Sioux Lookout late Saturday afternoon as a result of a wildfire in the area. There are no immediate updates on when the...

Highway 673 west of Kenora closed because of forest fire OPP

A forest fire has forced the closure of Highway 673 between Highway 17 and Shoal Lake west of Kenora. Ontario Provincial Police said in a release issued on Saturday afternoon they are unsure how long the road will be closed.  

Lotto Max ticket worth a million dollars sold in Thunder Bay LOTTO

There’s a good chance someone in Thunder Bay is $1 million richer Saturday morning. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation officials confirmed one of five $1-million...

Region has potential for viable dive tourism industry LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – Steve Lewis believes the graveyard of ships could be the key to developing a regional dive tourism industry. The dive adventure tourism consultant said...

Free compost available starting on Monday LOCAL

Free compost is coming, starting on Monday. City officials say they’ll offer it up just east of the former landfill entrance on John Street Road from Monday to Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies...

Simpson Street house fire accidental officials say LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- The investigation into a house fire Thursday afternoon on Simpson Street has wrapped up. Police and fire crews stopped traffic to the 800 block of Simpson at around 3 p.m. as smoke could be seen billowing out from windows. Fire Officials...

Gas on the rise on city's north side LOCAL

Gas appears to be on the rise on the north side of town. While most south-side motorists can still fill up at $1.129, the majority of north side stations on Friday jacked up their prices to $1.169. The lowest price in town is the Petro Canada...

Mishkeegogmang First Nation residents complete missing and murdered women walk to Thunder Bay FIRST NATIONS

Their walk won’t bring back Sarah Skunk, Rena Fox, Viola Panacheese or any of the other 1,200 or more missing and murdered indigenous women. But a hearty group 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...

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