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LETTER: Why are taxes going up?

To the editor, Many in our community believe that taxation levels have ballooned out of control, while many on city council congratulate themselves on “containing” past tax increases at or close to inflationary levels. Who is correct?...

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...

Shelter House poll helps homeless exercise right to vote MUNICIPAL ELECTION

THUNDER BAY – Nathan Small intends to vote for the first time in his life next Monday. The 19-year-old was one of approximately 25 people who at a revision day hosted...

Thunder Bay man charged by Schreiber OPP for sex-related offence NORTHWEST

SCHREIBER, Ont. -- A lengthy investigation by the Schreiber detachment of the OPP has resulted in sex related charges against a Thunder Bay man.  Police say the complaint was received in January of this year and related to incident that occurred...

Mining company teams up with First Nation for new winter road NORTHWEST

RING OF FIRE, Ont. -- One of the players still active in this Far North region is now teaming up with Marten Falls First Nation to help build a new winter road. Officials with Noront Resources hope to build its Eagle's Nest nickel mine, and...

Note to users: You may need to recreate your tbnewswatch.com account LOCAL

Attention tbnewswatch.com users: If you have not logged into your existing tbnewswatch.com since Oct. 20, 2014, then you may have to recreate that account. On Monday, Oct....

A glance at crime: Oct. 12 to Oct. 19 CRIME

THUNDER BAY -- City police responded to more than 128 serious incidents during the week of Oct. 12 to Oct. 19. Thunder Bay Police Service statistics are made available through...

New $800K Trowbridge Falls Pedestrian Bridge opens LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A footbridge declared unsafe four years ago has been officially replaced. City officials celebrated the official opening of the new Trowbridge Falls Pedestrian...

Meet the Candidates: Colin Burridge wants to stop the city's 'downward spiral' Meet the Candidates

Colin Burridge would like to bring some military precision to the mayor’s chair. Burridge, who is seeking the city’s top elected position for the second straight...

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