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Man dies after ice road crash

A Thunder Bay man died following a crash on an area ice road over the weekend. Red Lake detachment OPP officials say Michael Krawczuk, 45, of Thunder Bay, died when the van he was driving flipped over after striking a dock in Balmertown.
Police make arrest in hit-and-run case

Police make arrest in hit-and-run case

Police arrested a male suspect in connection with last week’s Secord Street hit and run. Thunder Bay Police Service officials say officers arrested Steven Jamie Torkkeli, 28, of Thunder Bay, around 5 p.m. Monday.
Transit talk

Transit talk

Ratified by one vote after 3 a.m., the city’s temporary bus terminal will move to North Street.

Students getting financial aid flexibility

Ontario post-secondary students are in line for more financial aid and flexibility on loan repayments under changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program, reports the Canadian Press.

Police investigate daytime beating robbery

Police continue to investigate a violent robbery that was committed in broad daylight Sunday. A 49-year old Thunder Bay man is in hospital after being attacked and robbed at about 7 p.m.
Child predator suspect arrested

Child predator suspect arrested

A man from the state of Georgia who allegedly tried to buy a five-year old child online has been arrested in Thunder Bay. The man, who moved to the U.S.

Program brings Chinese students to area

Confederation College and the town of Manitouwadge have launched a new program that will teach English to international students from China.
Snowmobile stunt turns fatal

Snowmobile stunt turns fatal

A 17-year-old boy is dead after he attempted to skip over open water on his snow machine this past weekend. Sioux Lookout detachment OPP officers say they responded to a 911 call just before 8 p.m.

Police nab car shopper suspect

A quick reaction by officers with a Community Response team is being credited in an arrest in connection with several vehicle break-ins. Police were called around 1 a.m.

Area Action Centres to close

The union that represents many of this area’s paper workers is saying goodbye to one of its most powerful resources. After losing funding from senior levels of government, all three CEP Action Centres are being closed.
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