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Wednesday May 6 2015
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Strike action of some kind expected soon for public elementary school teachers LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – Some kind of strike action could be heading to public elementary schools next week, but so far the local president representing public elementary teachers isn't at liberty to say what job action or work-to-rule might look like....

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...

Fighting forest fires can come with a big price tag for municipalities LOCAL

The municipality of Oliver Paipoonge could on the hook for a bill totalling more than $10,000 to fight Monday’s brush blaze in Stanley. Oliver Paipoonge Fire and...

New owner takes over retirement home after $22 million sale LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A South-side retirement home is now under a new owner after a $22.1 million sale. The Isabella Retirement Residence on Isabella Street and Franklin Street was sold to Chartwell, which officially took ownership last week. Chartwell...

OPP Sergeant to run marathon, raise money to give far north communities life jackets LOCAL

OPP News Release: (DRYDEN, ON) – Sergeant Marty Singleton is running a full marathon on Father’s day to raise funds to purchase life jackets to send to Northern Communities.  Every year there are unnecessary deaths on the...

OPP, MNR investigating numerous forest fires LOCAL

OPP News Release: (DRYDEN, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) are investigating reports of numerous fires in the area.  With dry conditions and high winds, lighting a fire...

OPP hitting the road with new licence plate recognition tech OPP

THUNDER BAY – The OPP has new tech to help catch drivers on the road with expired or suspended licenses. More than two dozen cruisers, including three in Northwestern...

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