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Students get a lesson in blues

The 2010 Juno Award winner for Best Blues Album gave students at St. Patrick High School a lesson on the history of the blues guitar Thursday. Jack de Keyzer was in the City as part of the Blues in the Schools Program.

OPG boss plants trees at Mission Island Marsh

The President of Ontario Power Generation was in Thunder Bay to help make the Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area a little greener.

Rafferty looks to pass another private member’s bill

MP John Rafferty (NDP, Thunder Bay – Rainy River) is pushing for new regulation to help combat Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Local lush employees participate in nation-wide oil protest

Employees at a soap and cosmetic store in Thunder Bay want the Alberta oil sands to stop, although participants of the couldn’t offer alternative to the billion-dollar industry.

Group marches to honour those lost to the residential school system

Daniel Magiskan and his brother grew up not knowing they had a lost a brother.
Councillor addresses waterfront rumours

Councillor addresses waterfront rumours

Rumours that some developers are abandoning the waterfront project are unfounded, says a city councillor.
Metis nation worthy of celebration

Metis nation worthy of celebration

The Metis nation represents the union of the European colonists and the First Nations people and that’s worth celebrating, said the Thunder Bay president of the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Despite rain, group continues night-time tree planting

A group of volunteers braved the rain Tuesday night to help plant trees along the McVicar Creek Walking Trail. Trees by the Shore is a program led by the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council, Trees Canada and Majesta Paper Products.

Province announces 11-17 re-paving plans

The province has announced another highway re-paving project for the Thunder Bay area. Pioneer Construction has been given the $3.2 million contract to rehabilitate eight kilometres of Highway 11-17 near Pass Lake.

Modest gains for summer job market likely, survey finds

An agency that tracks the hiring scene in Thunder Bay says the climate for new employment looks modest for the summer season.