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Tbnewswatch Local News
Sunday April 19 2015
3:55 AM EDT

Could the sale of the Canadian Wheat Board be a economic positive for Thunder Bay? BUSINESS

THUNDER BAY -- So far the local port authority is looking at a takeover of the former Canadian Wheat Board as a positive for the city. The Wheat Board’s monopoly on selling the country's wheat and barley was ended in 2011 with a deadline...

Highway 17 reduced to one lane near Dinorwic

A truck and trailer fire near Dinorwic has closed Highway 17 on Saturday night. Kenora OPP stopped in both directions near Robertson Road, but have since reopened the hghway to one-way traffic. They are unsure how long the closure will last.

Hospital unveils new vision care laser LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The region’s hospital has one more tool in providing vision care. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre officially unveiled their new...

New Fort William First Nation chief, council officially sworn in LOCAL

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – The community’s new chief is looking to build more than just a physical bridge. Just as, if not more important, is uniting his members....

Police seek missing man LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – Police are currently searching for a missing 42-year-old man. The Thunder Bay Police Service reports Terry Vernon Brasseur was last seen on Thursday...

Firefighters tackling brush fire in wooded area off Maureen Street LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – An afternoon grass fire kept city firefighters busy. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews are tackling a blaze in a wooded area off Maureen Street, across the...

Environment Canada forecasts 'significant rainfall' ahead for Sunday LOCAL

THUNDER BAY - Environment Canada has issued a significant rainfall advisory for the city. The national weather service is forecasting between 15 to 25 millimetres of rain on Sunday with a system moving into the region from the central United States....

Teachers' contract negotiations at an 'impasse' LOCAL

THUNDER BAY - The union representing the province's public high school teachers is reporting contract talks have hit an impasse, with the union president warning it could push closer to additional strike action. The Ontario Secondary School...

LRCA issues flood outlook statement for City of Thunder Bay WEATHER

A flood outlook statement has been issued for the City of Thunder Bay and several surrounding communities. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority says with 25 to 30 millimetres of rain forecasted over the weekend, the majority on Sunday, low-lying...

Lien worth $6.1M filed against waterfront condo project CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- Another $6.1 million lien has been filed against waterfront property, tbnewswatch.com has learned. Manshield Construction, which earlier this year filed...

Dryden OPP discover human remains CRIME

OPP news release: (DRYDEN, ON) – Dryden OPP officers were called to investigate an incident of found human remains that were located along Highway 17, 10 km West...

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