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North West LHIN gets new chair, vice-chair

The North West Local Health Integration Network is bringing in a new chair and vice-chair. Joy Warkentin will replace Jan Beazley as the organizations chair, while former Dryden mayor Anne Krassilowsky becomes the new vice-chair.
LeBlanc to run

LeBlanc to run

Anthony LeBlanc still wants to be part of the deal to buy the financially struggling Phoenix Coyotes, but the Thunder Bay entrepreneur has found something else to occupy his time in the interim – politics.
LU law school one step closer to reality

LU law school one step closer to reality

They still don’t have approval from the province to create one, but Lakehead University’s proposed law school program has been approved by the Convocation Benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Area unemployment numbers up slightly: Stats Can

As spring arrived, more people in Thunder Bay found themselves looking for work. According to numbers released by Statistics Canada Friday, the jobless rate climbed to 7.3 per cent last month, up from the 7 per cent that was recorded in March.
Council has five locations to look at for proposed multiplex

Council has five locations to look at for proposed multiplex

Narrowing down a site location for a proposed new multiplex facility won’t be easy, but Thunder Bay city council will take a close look at five on Monday night.

Dragon’s Den, AGC reach compromise

The Dragon's Den sports bar could be allowed to serve alcohol to patrons again soon. The bar initially received a liquor license suspension at the beginning of April after the Alcohol and Gaming Commission expressed concerns for public safety.

Police seize kilogram of cocaine from BC man

Officials with the area’s combined forces crime unit reports that it made a major drug bust near the Terry Fox lookout Sunday. Officers searched a pickup truck with Saskatchewan plates near the lookout.

Chamber, NOMA slam province over Bill 151

The province is drawing criticism from the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, NOMA and the Ontario Forest Industries Association, over Bill 151.

Salvation Army opens doors for second annual open house

For years people would ask Major Mervyn Halvorsen what happens behind the doors of the Salvation Army. To let the general public and community groups know just what the organization does, they decided showing might be better than telling.

CN kicks off rail safety week

Reporting suspicious behaviour near railway tracks could be life-saving.