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City’s jobless rate jumps in October

Thunder Bay’s area jobless rate saw a big jump last month. The most recent numbers from Statistics Canada shows that unemployment was running at 6.9 per cent in October. That's up from the six per cent recorded in September.
Region's hospital taking new, patient-centered approach to health care

Region's hospital taking new, patient-centered approach to health care

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is changing the way they deliver health care.

Warm weather allows paving projects to continue

Unseasonably warm temperatures have allowed contractors to continue working on paving projects around the city. Typically for this time of year, the roadwork season has come and gone.
Cleanup incomplete

Cleanup incomplete

Superior Fine Papers has blown the deadline for removing chemicals from the property of the idled mill. The company had until Oct. 31 to remove chemicals stored on the property.
The beaver debate

The beaver debate

In 1815, there were no beaver around Thunder Bay. Exploited relentlessly, the country’s busiest rodent was trapped out by the Northwest Company, coming to rest on the heads of Europe’s 19th century hipsters as the lining of top hats.
Gearing up

Gearing up

Hockey’s a popular sport throughout Northern Ontario, but finding the gear to outfit would-be Jonathan Cheechoos isn’t always easy.
Penalty still unknown

Penalty still unknown

John Rafferty doesn’t know what the future will bring.

Lawyer David Shannon set to receive Order of Canada Friday

Thunder Bay Lawyer David Shannon will be officially appointed to the Order of Canada in Ottawa Friday. Shannon, who uses a wheelchair for mobility, is being recognized for his commitment to human rights and community services.

Health-care workers at 3 city-run homes for the aged to get wage hikes

More than 600 health-care workers from three city homes for the aged long-term care homes have been awarded unprecedented wage and benefit increases, CAW officials announced Thursday.

Dorion residents to get most of their mail delivered

People living in Dorion will be getting mail service to their homes. The nearby highway expansion has forced the closure of the town's only postal outlet, but Reeve Dave Harris said delivery will be coming out of Nipigon daily.