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Former dealership employee charged with fraud

Charges have been laid following the uncovering of financial irregularities at a local auto dealership. Officials with Badanai Motors contacted police after discovering discrepancies in their financial records.
Wind-farm fight continues

Wind-farm fight continues

An activist group opposed to a Neebing wind farm says the city needs to block the controversial project and stop using the province as a scapegoat.
Waiting for news

Waiting for news

Jean Olibris is an optimist. He hasn’t heard from his family in Haiti since a devastating earthquake, measuring 7.0 in magnitude, rocked a portion of the Caribbean island, killing as many as 200,000.
Desire for dialogue

Desire for dialogue

Mike, a young Marten Falls man, chopped wood, built camps and hauled supplies to the eastern shore of Koper Lake late into Tuesday night in hopes that he’ll one day get a job.

Natural gas prices, bills take big dip

A significant drop in commodity prices for natural gas due to the recession has left many locals with dramatically smaller gas bills this winter. That has created a perfect storm, say officials with Union Gas.

Ditch thwarts teen’s high-speed getaway

Police arrested a 16-year-old after he drove a car into a ditch during an attempt to flee from officers. Thunder Bay OPP officers say they spotted the vehicle being driven by the teen in Neebing Township just after noon Tuesday.

Police arrest coin-op bandit suspects

Police arrested two men in connection with the recent thefts from coin operated laundry machines.

Shelter House fundraiser nets $145K

Shelter House Thunder Bay released final figures from its 2009 Christmas fundraising drive. Despite some concern over the ability to reach this years target, Shelter House officials say they were able to meet $145,000 goal.

Weather possible mill-shutdown culprit

AbitibiBowater officials could announce as early as Thursday how long they expect Fort Frances Mill will be shut down for. Operations were halted Tuesday when staff uncovered a problem with the mill's effluent treatment system.
Ticket trouble

Ticket trouble

Another year and another last minute push for Habitat for Humanity.