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Penny drive begins

Penny drive begins

A penny might not seem like much, but roll enough of them together and they can go a long way, says the chairman of the 2010 United Way of Thunder Bay campaign.

AbitibiBowater’s dam sale questioned

AbitibiBowater’s efforts to sell off its hydro dams in Northern Ontario came under scrutiny at Queens Park Thursday.

Hospital boosts security amid alleged attack

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre increased security following reports of an assault on the hospital grounds.
Signed on

Signed on

An agreement signed Wednesday is an historic moment over a decade in the making say area First Nations leaders.

Retirement home construction way ahead of schedule

Construction on the site of the new Isabella Street Retirement Home is ahead of schedule. The project is so ahead of schedule that the decision has been made to slow down progress.

Rotary’s house lottery returns

A $100 ticket could fetch you a $345,000 grand prize. The Fort William Rotary Club officially launched the 24th Rotary House Lottery at a news conference Wednesday. . This year's house is on Hutton Park Drive in Sherwood Estates.
The real CSI

The real CSI

Although the OPP Forensic Identification Services facility has a bomb suit like the one Jeremy Renner sports in the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, and a blood spatter room similar to what Showtime’s Dexter works in, art doesn’t always imitate li

Province should fund crime reduction effort, police chief says

Thunder Bay’s police chief wants the province to fund a new initiative to reduce crime in this area’s communities. The crime rate was one of the issues discussed at a meeting today between police services boards and chiefs from across the Northwest.
Tourism president steps down

Tourism president steps down

The North of Superior Tourism Association is looking for a new president. Lori Paras, who held the position, officially stepped down to focus on her burgeoning restaurant business, NOSTA officials said Wednesday in a release marking the announcement.

NDP’s anti HST amendment killed

MPs Bruce Hyer (NDP, Thunder Bay – Superior North) and John Rafferty (NDP, Thunder Bay – Rainy River) say they are disappointed over the defeat of a set of proposed budget amendments.