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100 per cent high speed

100 per cent high speed

A future federal Liberal government will bring high-speed Internet to every rural, remote and Northern community across Canada announced Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff Tuesday morning in Thunder Bay.
Not the time for tenure reform: OFIA president

Not the time for tenure reform: OFIA president

The president of the Ontario Forest Industries Association says now is not the time for tenure reform, calling the province’s recently released proposal one more challenge the hard-hit industry must overcome to land on its feet.

Shipping season shows promising start

The Port of Thunder Bay is witnessing a promising start to its shipping season.
Council defers approval of sidewalk project

Council defers approval of sidewalk project

City council has referred approval of the 2010 sidewalk and street lighting projects to next week after residents of North High Street opposed the location of a new sidewalk in their area Monday night.
Finance minister promotes HST credit during Northern visit

Finance minister promotes HST credit during Northern visit

A proposed $35-million energy tax credit for Northern Ontarians is not nearly enough to cancel out the increased costs taxpayers will face when the harmonized sales tax comes into effect on July 1, says provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath.

Police make arrests following prostitution crackdown

A weekend sweep by local police has resulted in several prostitution arrests. The Thunder Bay Police Focused Enforcement Team, Intelligence Unit and Community Response team, along with the OPP, conducted the joint action Friday and Saturday nights.
Beat of a different drummer

Beat of a different drummer

More than 700,000 students across Canada in more than 2,000 schools participated in Music Monday May 3, but Woodcrest Public School might be the only one that can boast being accompanied by their principal on drums.

Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Police continue to look for the man who robbed a local credit union with a handgun late last week. Thunder Bay Police Service officers say the man entered the Apple Credit Union on North Cumberland Street shortly after 2 p.m. Friday.
Survivor Challenge

Survivor Challenge

The Salvation Army’s annual Teen Survivor Challenge may be a good way for high school students to chew up a chunk of their mandatory volunteer hours, but it’s also an eye opener that helps keep them on a straight and narrow path. Alex Antunes, a St.
Soldiers return home

Soldiers return home

Amid cheers and tears, two Thunder Bay soldiers say they enjoyed their experience in Afghanistan but were glad to be home. Cpl. John Conrad, 25, and Cpl. Richard Cranton , 24, returned from their first tour of duty.
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