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Students try to curb idling at school

Students try to curb idling at school

Students at St. Francis elementary school are helping to put the brakes on car idling in school zones. To celebrate Earth Day, the students launched a no-idling program at the school.

Orchestra welcomes new music director

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has welcomed a new music director into their family. Arthur Post was announced as the new music director at the celebration of the start of the orchestra's 50th season.
Restricted fire zone called

Restricted fire zone called

As of 12:01 a.m. Friday most of Northwestern Ontario will be a restricted fire zone until further notice from the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Janzen’s offers second dose

Janzen’s offers second dose

An independent pharmacy that has found success on Bay Street for 90 years is now planning to open a second location in the city’s south end.

Man arrested after visiting casino with gun

Police arrested and charged a man who allegedly possessed a handgun while at the local casino Wednesday afternoon. Thunder Bay Police Service officers say they received reports from casino staff around 4 p.m.
Exploration, market conditions could extend mine's life

Exploration, market conditions could extend mine's life

The Lac des Iles mine restarted operations at half strength in April, but company officials said Wednesday that successful exploration could keep the site alive for another 10 years. North American Palladium Ltd.

Hospital unions say they will fight health commercialization

Union representatives from hospitals across Ontario plan to roll out a new campaign against what they see as the commercialization of health care.
Drought hits region, LRCA calls for conservation

Drought hits region, LRCA calls for conservation

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority issued a level 1 low water condition for the area Tuesday. Conditions are drier in the region since there has only been 57 millimetres of precipitation since September 2009.

OLG to collect E-waste for Earth Week

The OLG Casino in Thunder Bay will be focusing and more than just gambling this weekend. On Saturday the casino is collecting electronic waste as part of its Earth Week activities.

Local residents win $250K lottario draw

Alan Laine and Rudolph Cvornjek, both of Thunder Bay, won $250,000 from a March 6 Lottario draw, OLG announced Wednesday.