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Superstore reaches tentative deal with UFCW

Real Canadian Superstore grocery and retail store workers in Thunder Bay may have avoided a strike after the union that represents them reached a tentative deal with their employer Wednesday.
Still going strong

Still going strong

When it comes to rock star siblings and fist fights, Ann Wilson admits her band has been boring. As Heart, she and her sister Nancy have been too busy writing, recording and touring for the past 35 years.
Timber!

Timber!

A Neebing resident says the gusts of wind that knocked over two trees on his property had the power of a mini hurricane. A windstorm struck parts of Thunder Bay Wednesday afternoon, which led to knocked down trees and power failures in some areas.

Stampeders, Wilcox show at Historical Park cancelled

Rock fans looking to rendezvous with The Stampeders and David Wilcox won’t get their chance Wednesday as the Fort William Historical Park had to cancel the Wednesday evening concert due to a power outage.

Late-morning home invader spooks homeowner

Police are looking for a suspected home intruder who spooked a north-side resident Wednesday morning. Police say the resident, who lives in the 200 block of Maple Avenue, was startled by the intruder around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Transit decision

Transit decision

A disabled transit user said she doesn’t like the temporary city hall bus terminal and she isn’t happy the city may extend its life span for up to three years.

Heavy rain expected in area

Environment Canada has updated a weather warning for the Atikokan area Wednesday. Weather forecasts show a significant rainfall for that area, amounting to an estimated 40-to-60 millimetres of precipitation.
The $3.5M question

The $3.5M question

Several city councillors say they're facing taxpayer pressure to lower the city's property taxes next year now that a $25 million contribution to the new hospital has been fully paid off.

Anglers report lots of action on Day 4 of derby

Tuesday marked Day 4 of the Thunder Bay Salmon Fishing Derby and so far local anglers are reporting a noticeable increase in salmon activity in Lake Superior.
Farmers say 2010 growing season could be best ever

Farmers say 2010 growing season could be best ever

Allan Mol says he doesn’t know if he’s ever seen a farming season as perfect as this year. With the right mix of sun, heat and rain, the co-owner of Valley Centre Farms said everything has been growing just the way it should this summer.