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OPINION: Citizens need better accountability, transparency at city hall OPINION

There has been a lot of discussion about accountability and transparency in municipal government during this election campaign and in particular during the Mayor’s debate last week. The implied assumption is that many key decisions are being...

Process to shift taxicab authority taking longer than expected CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY – Revamping the city’s taxicab industry has taken longer than expected. For nearly the past year a committee has been examining issues facing the industry in the city, including shifting responsibility for overseeing taxi...

City, specialized transit workers reach tentative deal LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- The city and transit union have reached a tentative deal that could avoid a strike by specialized transit workers. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 966 president Shelia Kivisto said the deal was reached Tuesday. "A strike...

A brief look at Thunder Bay’s 10 homicide cases CRIME

THUNDER BAY -- The city reached a tragic milestone early Tuesday morning as Thunder Bay Police Service officials confirmed they were investigating its 10th homicide case of...

Opportunity Thunder Bay hands out its endorsements for the 2014 municipal race MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Mayor Keith Hobbs’ unequivocal support of the event-centre process has earned him the endorsement of Opportunity Thunder Bay. The group, which supports the construction...

WestJet flight forced to make unscheduled stop after indications of smoke

THUNDER BAY -- A flight to Toronto from Edmonton made an unexpected stop in the city Tuesday morning. WestJet Flight 428, which was headed east to Toronto from Edmonton,...

Rollout of zone policing not as smooth as hoped, police chief admits CRIME

THUNDER BAY – The city police force’s switch to a new patrol model hasn’t started off as smoothly as hoped. Speaking after a police services board meeting...

Meet the Candidates: Henry Wojak wants more transparency at city hall Meet the Candidates

There aren’t many outsiders as tuned into city hall as Henry Wojak. A long-time council watchdog, Wojak decided this year that enough was enough and jumped into the...

City sells off more than $700,000 in surplus land CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- The city is selling off more than $700,000 worth of surplus land. It's also planning on another $31,700 land exchange after a closed session meeting Monday followed by the last city council meeting before the Oct. 27 election....

SHIFT's advance poll draws more than 100 voters, candidate claims mistreatment MUNICIPAL ELECTION

THUNDER BAY -- An advance poll surpassed a group of young professionals' expectations almost as quickly as it opened but a candidate says he was treated unfairly. The...

Health Unit kicks off first flu clinic of the season Monday HEALTH

THUNDER BAY -- The Health Unit began its annual flu-shot campaign with a season’s first flu clinic Monday. The Thunder Bay and District Health Unit’s inFLUence...

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