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Prisoner tries to escape during Schreiber pit stop

A prisoner being transferred managed to escape from custody Tuesday, but only for half an hour.

Province to audit workplace recycling

The Ontario government is getting serious about recycling and reducing waste in the workplace. Ten new inspectors have been hired to audit larger workplaces around the province to make sure they are green and clean.

Environmental report for Shuniah windfarm released

A company that's looking to set up 40 wind turbines in Shuniah released its environmental screening report to the public. Officials with GDF Suez Energy also produced a map that shows where the windmills will be erected.
History lesson

History lesson

When Paul Mengelberg saw Adolf Hitler in the flesh during his time in the German navy, he said the dictator had eyes like steel. “They looked right through you,” said the Second World War veteran and German prisoner of war.

Sabres rattle as strike vote looms

Ontario College representatives say teachers shouldn’t think that rejecting an employers' final offer won't lead to a strike.
NOSM reports success

NOSM reports success

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine injects millions of dollars into the economies of northern communities, concludes a recently released study.

Fort Frances senior charged for trafficking

Police in Fort Frances arrested a senior citizen for drug trafficking after a search of the senior’s complex he lived in. OPP officers in Fort Frances searched the Elizabeth Manor Senior’s Complex in that community Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Suspected robber surrenders at police station

A suspected convenience-store robber turned himself in to police Monday. Thunder Bay Police Service officials say a man entered a Mac’s Mart store on May at Dease Streets around 4 a.m. Monday.
Council approves extra $2.2M

Council approves extra $2.2M

The city will spend $2.2 million more than originally budgeted to complete the first phase of development at Prince Arthur’s Landing. Council on Monday night was told the 15 per cent increase over the original $14.

LU searching for $36M funding

Lakehead University's Board of Governors has called a news conference for this Wednesday morning. It's expected the board will introduce the school's new president, to replace the outgoing Dr. Fred Gilbert. Gilbert is schedule to retire in May.
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