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Throne speech has flash, no substance: Hyer

A local MP says Wednesday’s throne speech was pretty but lacked substance. Bruce Hyer (NDP, Thunder Bay – Superior North) said the 6,000-word speech was full of lofty and vague language that offered little for Northwestern Ontario.

Symphony appoints interim general manager

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra appointed Clint Kuschak as its new interim general manager. The Wednesday announcement by the Symphony states that Kuschak is expected to begin his new role by March 17.

Forum looks at preparing for knowledge-based economy

The knowledge-based economy is seen as a major sector for growth and new jobs in Thunder Bay. Preparing for those jobs is the focus of a special forum being held Wednesday evening.
School cries wolf

School cries wolf

Teachers have armed themselves with whistles and a foghorn after reported sightings of a wolf near the school’s property.
Welcome home

Welcome home

A couple enjoying their empty nest became parents again when they opened their home to support a 19-year-old with an intellectual disability. Melda Ponton, 61, and her husband provided their home to support Cecily, 19, and her brother Dalennie, 16.

Court hands down $240 fine for fatal crash

A Kakabeka Falls man who pleaded guilty to careless driving following a fatal 2008 crash has been fined $240. Brian Paquette learned his fate in a Provincial Offences courtroom Friday.

HST revenue not exclusive for health: McGuinty

British Columbia plans to direct all of its HST revenues to health, but Ontario’s premier said this province will not do the same.
Loneliest numbers

Loneliest numbers

Citizens of Thunder Bay must be happy or shy about the city’s 2010 operating budget says a city councillor. Coun.

City wins tap water challenge

Thunder Bay residents overwhelmingly prefer the taste of the city’s tap water over its bottled competitor, a recent survey shows.

Fire officials investigate backyard fire

A Thunder Bay family got a scare this afternoon when a fire, possibly started by arson, broke out in their backyard. Shortly before 3 p.m.