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Saturday May 23 2015
3:16 AM EDT

House fire closes Simpson Street between Atlantic and Pacific avenues FIRE

No one was hurt Thursday when a two-alarm fire broke out at a Simpson Street residence.  Firefighters and police closed off the street between Atlantic and Pacific avenues while battling the blaze, which appeared to start in the basement of...

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...

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...

Ontario Regional Chief Beardy says Supreme Court's jury roll decision shows need for change LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The Ontario regional chief says the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling to not overturn a manslaughter conviction based on lack of First Nations jurors...

Person sent to hospital after Friday morning crash LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A two vehicle collision at Balsam Street and Huron Avenue sent one person to hospital with minor injuries Friday morning. Police responded around 8 a.m. and traffic was backed up as a result. In a media release, the Thunder Bay...

TRAFFIC: Harbour Expressway repaving begins May 25 LOCAL

City media release follows:   Harbour Expressway Repaving Begins May 25 May 21, 2015 – Resurfacing of the Harbour Expressway between Highway 11/17 and Golf Links Road will begin on Monday, May 25 and last approximately four...

Company could be planning major solar panel facility for Thunder Bay LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A company could be planning a solar panel manufacturing facility in Thunder Bay. Officials with Energy North Bancorp Incorporated, who will hold a news conference May 26, say the project would have a total price tag of $5 billion...

Council to set tax policy Monday after this year's budget increase CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- Council will decide Monday how tax payers will pay for the city's $6.3 million spending increase this year. The 3.83 per cent levy increase over last year was approved by council in March. They'll now decide how to spread...

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