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Saturday April 25 2015
8:29 AM EDT

Liberals say budget has plenty for North; NDP's Campbell disappointed

Michael Gravelle called Thursday’s provincial budget a strong one for Northern Ontario. The Liberal Minister of Northern Development and Mines said a reconfirmation of $1 billion for Ring of Fire infrastructure shows the province’s...

Provincial ministers address concerns during NOMA bear pit LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – City MPPs are defending the provincial government’s intention to begin the privatization of Hydro One. Both Michael Gravelle (Lib., Thunder Bay-Superior...

Wisk Air's $4M helicopter one of fastest in region BUSINESS

Four million dollars will buy a pretty impressive helicopter these days. Wisk Air Helicopters is hoping their new Bell 412 helicopter, one of just 12 in Canada, can play...

Mauro highlights forestry pieces in provincial budget LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry says the provincial budget will help boost the recovering forestry sector. Bill Mauro on Friday held a...

City's first-quarter variance shows $830K shortfall CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- The city is projecting it will be $832,300 in the red by the end of the year. A first-quarter variance report heading to city council Monday night states on the operating side, $505,600 of that is from winter control. "Although...

Opposition members attack affordability of provincial budget LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – Two opposition leaders warn the provincial budget will have dire consequences for Ontario, specifically in the north. Ontario Progressive Conservative...

TRAFFIC: Section of William Street closed for sewer system work LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A section of William Street will be closed for the next few weeks for the development of a new storm sewer system. City crews were out Friday morning on...

New transit money could mean big things for local Bombardier plant BUSINESS

Bombardier's Thunder Bay plant could see the most people working there since the Second World War if new provincial transit money flows North Dominic Pasqualino says. ...

Ontario expanding natural gas service to more communities ONTARIO

Government of Ontario news release:  Natural Gas Access Loan and Natural Gas Economic Development Grant to Lower Prices, Help Businesses and Create Jobs NEWS April 24, 2015 Ontario is expanding natural gas access, in areas of the...

Provincial budget raises more questions than answers: Ontario regional chief NORTHWEST

Ontario Regional Chief's news release   TORONTO, ON (April 23, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the 2015 Ontario Budget does not answer how Ontario will work with First Nations over the next year. “Ontario’s...

City PSA: Share ideas for city's next strategic plan LOCAL

City of Thunder Bay Pubilc Service Announcement   If you missed the open houses on the development of the City's 2015-2018 Corporate Strategic Plan, there is still a chance to share your input! You can view all of the event materials...

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