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Friday July 31 2015
11:31 PM EDT

EDITORIAL: Murder statistics sometimes misleading

The annual murder rate can be a misleading statistic. Last year Thunder Bay led the nation, with 9.42 murders for every 100,000 people living here. That was 2.5 times the rate in Edmonton, the next highest on the Statistics Canada list. To...

LETTER: Prelate Lake struggle

To the editor: For almost two years, the camp owners of Prelate Lake have been engaged in a bitter struggle with Greenmantle and the OMNRF over the unnecessary destruction of the forest around our lake. Despite pleas and reasonable proposals,...

LETTER: Tire Take Back event a big success in Thunder Bay LETTER

To the editor,  We’re happy to announce that as part of the annual Tire Take Back event, hosted by Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA), with support from Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and Ontario Federation of Agriculture...

Editorial: CN Caboose a symbol of city's longtime railway connection EDITORIAL

The CN Caboose is staying put at Prince Arthur’s Landing. The good news is a local group of volunteers have stepped foward to help with the upkeep of the iconic train....

LETTER: Clarifying the Resolute property assessment appeal LETTER

To the editor, I am writing to clarify the situation regarding Resolute Forest Products' property assessment appeal, and to correct errors in an article published by tbnewswatch.com on July 16, 2015.   The forest products industry...

An open letter to the premier to address Wilderness Discovery Resort petition LETTER

To Premier Kathleen Wynne, You recently said, "as I continue to lead this province to make the important investments in infrastructure and transportation, I look forward to interacting with the media every step of the way.” Could...

LETTER: Energy Minister fires back at Chamber of Commerce LETTER

To the editor: Re:Ontario Chamber urges province to get jumping energy prices in check In a recent article published in this paper, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has encouraged that the Ontario government lower electricity costs for businesses...

LETTER: More help for families LETTER

Dear editor, It’s expensive to be a good parent in Canada. Raising a child to age 18 is estimated to take over $230,000—and that’s before the cost of post-secondary education. Stagnant incomes haven’t helped. Over the...

OPINION: Northwestern Ontario senator offers thoughts on beleaguered body OPINION

As I travel between my work in the Senate in Ottawa and my home in northwestern Ontario I have the opportunity to talk to Canadians from all walks of life. I am always impressed with their knowledge of Canada’s history, with their intelligence,...

LETTER: Premier Ring of Fire response lacks fact OPINION

To the editor, In response to the story Ring of Fire moving forward, Premier suggests (June 15, 2015) , the excuses given by Premier Wynne for her lack of progress in the Ring of Fire are, frankly, not based in fact. She stated the Ring...

EDITORIAL: Don't make assumptions about provincial infrastructure fund OPINION

It might seem like a massive pot of provincial dollars, but expectations for what this city could receive from the Moving Ontario Forward program still need to be dampened. The provincial program has set aside $31 billion for infrastructure funding...

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