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Star power

Star power

Victoriaville Mall has a few more stars on its Walk of Fame. Some of Thunder Bay’s prominent community members were honoured Wednesday with a star on the Thunder Bay Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony at the south-side mall.

Door-to-door energy sales leaving some homeowners irate

Complaints about door-to-door energy sales people have the attention of Thunder Bay Hydro. Company spokesman Tim Wilson says customers should not feel obligated to sign into a new contract with another energy retailer.

Region fire hazard remains low-to-moderate

Officials with Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources say the fire hazard rating remains low to moderate for the Northwest region. There were no new fires reported Tuesday, and there are now 58 confirmed fires burning in the region.

Conservation Officers lay 20 charges following Basswood Lake blitz

Officials with Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources say conservation officers laid 20 charges in a four-day enforcement blitz on Basswood Lake The blitz took place at the lake, which is situated just south of Atikokan, between July 16 and 19
Food shortage

Food shortage

The May 28 flood and U.S. drought have created a perfect storm that’s left the Regional Food Distribution Warehouse dangerously low in food supplies.
Award winning story

Award winning story

Ryan La Via has learned to trust his gut. The 30-year-old Thunder Bay screenwriter wrote a short story about an experience he had while stopped at a red light beside a car with an attractive woman.

OPP report busy long weekend

Officials with the OPP say it was a busy long weekend for officers with the Thunder Bay detachment area. Sgt. Shelley Garr says 503 speeding tickets were handed out in this region.

Cause of Trout Lake plane crash to remain unknown for a while

Cause of Trout Lake plane crash to remain unknown for a while The investigation continues into a pair of small plane crashes in the region. The first plane went down last Wednesday on Trout Lake near Kenora.
Safety reminder

Safety reminder

A pair of motorcycle collisions during the weekend has led police to issue a reminder for riders to stay safe on the roads.
Splash pad still dry

Splash pad still dry

Daycare owner Katherine Langen says she’s disappointed the County Boulevard splash pad remains dry. Langen started her daycare business in July and learned that the city planned to open the nearby splash pad this summer.