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Recent storm reveals lack of preparedness: Hydro official

A recent windstorm that left thousands in Thunder Bay in the dark proved that many people aren't prepared for an emergency, a Thunder Bay Hydro official said Friday.

Operation Red Nose returns to combat drinking and driving

If Operation Red Nose is successful, police might find themselves with time on their hands over the holiday season. A year ago the program gave 282 rides to 680 people over 12 nights, getting them safely home after a night of festive celebrating. St.
Normal flu season expected despite lingering H1N1

Normal flu season expected despite lingering H1N1

Although the H1N1 strain of influenza is still around, health officials say this flu season is business as usual. “H1N1 is still moving around, but it’s not novel this year,” said David Williams, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health.

Police warn seniors of grandparent phone scam

Con artists are targeting area seniors in what is known as the grandparent scam, police say. Thunder Bay Police Service officials report that the ongoing scam targets seniors who have grandchildren.

Elliot-Lake based airline to purchase Thunder Airlines

Just two months after Thunder Bay's Bearskin Airlines announced it was being purchased by a Winnipeg-based company, another locally-based airline is being taken over by one of its competitors.
Big-dog owners envious of size-restricted park's quality

Big-dog owners envious of size-restricted park's quality

Maria Hassan often brings her large dog into the small dog side of the Winnipeg Avenue off-leash dog park because of poor conditions and lack of space on the big dog side. “The big side is really gross,” she said. “It’s muddy; it’s dirty.
Tribute kept alive

Tribute kept alive

Thursday was the first Remembrance Day Catherine Banning spent without her father, Pte. Frank Banning, at her side. In February, the elder Banning passed away; he was the last veteran of the Second World War from Fort William First Nations.

Archeological study at new courthouse location to conclude soon

The next step in the construction of a new courthouse in Thunder Bay is set to begin sometime before the New Year.
Squadron's 'old man' outlives crew mates

Squadron's 'old man' outlives crew mates

In his 30s during the Second World War, Peter Nabozniak was considered the old man in his crew. An air gunner with the 429 Bison Squadron, Nabozniak flew 30 missions with his seven-man crew, most in their early 20s.
Remembrance Day ceremony a sad honour for Silver Cross mother

Remembrance Day ceremony a sad honour for Silver Cross mother

Caroline McMinn has mixed emotions when Remembrance Day rolls around.