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Hydro station construction to begin on White River

Construction on two hydro stations on the White River is expected to begin this spring. The Pic Mobert Hydro Power Joint Venture will involve two, separate run-of-the river stations south of Highway 17, just west of the Town of White River.
Homecoming

Homecoming

After Stacey Prodaniuk graduates from the University of British Columbia, she’d like to make her way back home.
Clearing the way

Clearing the way

A full plow crew was clearing city streets and sidewalks for what one city official said is the largest snowfall of 2011.

Cheer fund may need loan to help with financial shortcomings

The food has been collected and the hampers handed out, but the Christmas Cheer Fund is still far short of its $160,000 goal. Christmas Cheer chairwoman Linda Gambee said since the hampers were given out, about $20,000 in donations have come in.
Near capacity

Near capacity

Winter’s cold weather has pushed the Thunder Bay Rotary Shelter House close to its limits. More people are making their way to the shelter house for a warm bed and hot meal.
Near capacity

Near capacity

Winter’s cold weather has pushed the Thunder Bay Rotary Shelter House close to its limits. More people are making their way to the shelter house for a warm bed and hot meal.
Look back: October

Look back: October

Here are the stories that had us reading in October: 1. A large blow tank exploded at the Terrace Bay Incorporated mill on Oct. 31, taking the life of Terrance Berthelot, 28.
Police charge man with second-degree murder after alleged victim dies

Police charge man with second-degree murder after alleged victim dies

Police have laid murder charges in the city’s fourth homicide of 2011. Barney Beaver, 53, from Webequie First Nation, was taken to hospital Dec. 17 after an alleged assault at the Victoria Inn. He passed away Dec. 24.

Man killed in snowmobile crash in Gogama

OPP officers in Northeastern Ontario are investigating a fatal snowmobile crash. Police say they were called to the scene in Gogama, about 100 kilometres south of Timmins, on Tuesday evening.
'Such a relief’

'Such a relief’

The Thunder Bay and District Humane Society is making plans for their long-term future.