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Mining education

Mining education

With countless youth dropping out of school, Matawa First Nations CEO David Paul Achneepineskum wants to improve access to education and training for his people.
Alan Auld

Alan Auld

Nickname: Goldylocks Pet Peeve: People who park in the staff lot Voted Most Likely to: Get a ticket for parking in the staff lot Future Plans: To be in a Pert Plus commercial Favourite Saying: Watch the hair! Celebrity Crush: Farrah Fawcett
Habitat for Humanity houses its 22nd family in Thunder Bay

Habitat for Humanity houses its 22nd family in Thunder Bay

Nicole McKay just wants a place she and her family can call home. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity’s active search to include an Aboriginal family in its Thunder Bay program, the McKay family’s wish has come true.
Rooftop arrest

Rooftop arrest

A snowy rooftop hideout only delayed the inevitable for an alleged break-and-enter artist.

Kenora police use spike belt to stop suspects

Police in Kenora had to use a spike belt Sunday morning to stop two Thunder Bay men who were later arrested and charged for trafficking narcotics.
Final preparations

Final preparations

Charles Wilkins isn’t backing down. With just more than a month to go, the local author says he still intends to row across the Atlantic Ocean – a 3,000-mile trek that begins off the coast of Morocco and concludes in Barbados.
Snow time

Snow time

It appears that winter has arrived. The light snow that began to fall in the area just before 5 p.m. Saturday marks what could be nearly a week of more winter-like weather for Thunder Bay.
Four injured in Highway crash, police say weather not a factor

Four injured in Highway crash, police say weather not a factor

Four people were injured following a two-vehicle highway crash Saturday. Depsite wet snow and rain, OPP Sgt. Ted Becker said that weather played no role in the collision that took place at Highway 102 at Townline Road just after 4 p.m. Saturday.
Local underage drinking rates drop, still higher than Ontario average

Local underage drinking rates drop, still higher than Ontario average

It appears youth drinking rates are going down in Thunder Bay, if only ever so slightly. But they aren’t keeping up with provincial rates. According to preliminary figures released by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, 64.

Lawsuit against CLE resolved

It was a lawsuit CLE officials said could threaten the future of the organization and the annual family fair. But now, the legal dispute that began in 2009 has been quietly resolved.