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A realistic-looking pellet gun led to real charges being laid

A realistic-looking pellet gun led to real charges being laid

An early-morning showdown with an alleged gun-toting man ended with one person in police custody. Thunder Bay Police were called to a Cumming Street address about 5 a.m.

Human remains found near Ignace identified

Human remains discovered by blueberry pickers near Ignace have been identified, and police say they do not suspect foul play.
First shots

First shots

This year’s flu shot is a two-for-one deal, with the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines combined into a single dose, a district health unit official said Monday.
Group interested in creating shared-space business hub at former Hillcrest school

Group interested in creating shared-space business hub at former Hillcrest school

If Sandi Boucher gets her way, the former Hillcrest High School will be the envy of Thunder Bay’s business community.

Man found dead along Highway 11/17

Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old-man found along the Nipigon Bridge Sunday. OPP officers responded to a call at 6:30 a.m. of a man lying down on Highway 11/17 just east of Nipigon.
Halloween cabaret

Halloween cabaret

Andrea Novoa says when she hears music she just wants to move. The 26-year-old belly dancer from Columbia grew up dancing.
Forced out

Forced out

Diane Petryna says crime on the city’s south side is out of control, and that she’s tired of washing puke, blood and other bodily fluids off the side of her store. Petryna, owner of Take a Hike, had kept her store on Victoria Avenue for 14 years.
Fire ready

Fire ready

Stephen Cameron says his eight weeks of training was just the beginning of his life-long education as a Thunder Bay firefighter. The 38-year-old father of two said he had wanted to fight fires since he was five.

Strong start for city golf courses died down in fall

The golf season on city-owned courses started strong, but it will come to an end with disappointing numbers. Friday was the last chance for golfers to get in a round at Strathcona, Chapples and Municipal golf courses.
City bus driver sent to hospital after crash

City bus driver sent to hospital after crash

Paramedics rushed a Thunder Bay transit driver to the hospital Friday afternoon following a crash on the city's north side. The collision took place just before 1 p.m.