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Saturday August 1 2015
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Bishop disappointed in legalization of ‘abortion pill,’ proponents claim victory for women’s rights CANADA

THUNDER BAY – The bishop of the city’s Roman Catholic diocese says he is saddened the death of an African lion is generating more outrage than the federal approval of a drug that would terminate pregnancies. Earlier this week Health...

Mysterious falling cloud likely a "lowering," says Environment Canada WEATHER

While not conclusive, a photo of a cloud dropping from the sky taken near Thunder Bay Thursday night looks to be a lowering Environment Canada says. Nathan Hewtison submitted...

Fort William First Nation chief says Mission Road repaving should finish in August FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION

The arrival of the dog days of summer also means the end of construction on Mission Road on Fort William First Nation. Chief Peter Collins on Friday said he expects the...

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...

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...

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...

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