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Monday May 25 2015
5:30 PM EDT

Harbour Expressway shut down intermittently to allow turbine transports through LOCAL

A shipment of wind-turbine parts is expected to intermittently interrupt traffic along the Harbour Expressway over the next few days. Thunder Bay Police Traffic Sgt. Glen Porter said the disruption is only temporary, as transports move the parts...

Local OSSTF president expresses concern over province's back-to-work legislation LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The local president of public high school teachers says the introduction of back-to-work legislation shows the province’s negotiation framework is...

Police looking into discovery of suspicious package that prompted evacuation of courthouse LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – City police are continuing to investigate a suspicious package discovered at the Thunder Bay Courthouse on Saturday. The Brodie Street courthouse, along...

NOMA sends letter to Premier opposing Hydro One sale LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- Count the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association among those opposed to the province's plan to sell Hydro One. The organization sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne Monday asking that Ontario reconsider selling up to 60...

Teachers union upset at back-to-work legislation EDUCATION

The Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s federation is expressing dismay the province is undertaking back-to-work legislation to end strikes in three school-board districts across the province. Paul Elliott said nothing good can come from...

Harbour Expressway work delayed by weather CONSTRUCTION

Weather delays have pushed back the start of construction on the Harbour Expressway between Highway 11/17 and Golf Links Road. The three-phase project was originally scheduled to begin Monday morning. During stage one, traffic will only be...

New report brings significant provincial issues to attention of federal parties LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The president of the Northern Policy Institute says it’s time the federal government starts paying more attention to Ontario. That’s what...

Housing starts to decline in 2015, rents to rise: CMHC LOCAL

According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Thunder Bay will see a slight decrease in new home construction this year. But the organizations’ spring housing outlook indicates the city could rebound in 2016. Figures supplied...

Annual MS Walk raises more than $20K LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – Bob Larocque knows about the physical, emotional and financial costs of multiple sclerosis. Larocque, whose son was diagnosed with the central nervous...

Talks between OSSTF, province reach an impasse EDUCATION

For the second time in the past number of weeks, talks between the province and public high school teachers have hit a roadblock. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation released a statement Saturday night, declaring talks between the...

Multiple forest fires sparked across the region NORTHWEST

Media release from the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: It was a busy day for the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services program in the Northwest Region. ...

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