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Gary Rinne

Gary Rinne

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Gary started part-time at Tbnewswatch in 2016 after retiring from the CBC where he worked as news producer. Prior to the CBC he spent more than 30 years in radio and television news at Dougall Media. He enjoys researching and writing stories on just about any subject. Gary likes travelling and spending time at camp.

Recent Work by Gary

Thunder Bay hospital wants to use a school as a COVID-19 assessment site

Thunder Bay hospital wants to use a school as a COVID-19 assessment site

Dr. Stewart Kennedy says discussions are underway with the public and Catholic school boards.
UPDATED: COVID-19 case reported in Ecole Gron Morgan school community

UPDATED: COVID-19 case reported in Ecole Gron Morgan school community

The student's cohort/class is being quarantined for 14 days
Superior North EMS 'blown away' by demand for children's COVID-19 testing  (2 Photos)

Superior North EMS 'blown away' by demand for children's COVID-19 testing (2 Photos)

Drive-through test centres may be opened to speed up testing.
U.S. travel blogger met up with his Thunder Bay friends despite the border closure (3 Photos)

U.S. travel blogger met up with his Thunder Bay friends despite the border closure (3 Photos)

They found a spot on the river where they could talk across the water.
Hundreds of Lakehead public school students are at home due to COVID-19 screening

Hundreds of Lakehead public school students are at home due to COVID-19 screening

A board spokesperson says student and staff absences are creating challenges
UPDATED: Wait times lengthen for non-symptomatic COVID-19 tests

UPDATED: Wait times lengthen for non-symptomatic COVID-19 tests

On Monday, the hospital was scheduling tests for Oct. 3.
'Lone wolf' from Minnesota makes a long trek to Lake Nipigon (4 Photos)

'Lone wolf' from Minnesota makes a long trek to Lake Nipigon (4 Photos)

Voyageurs Wolf Project tracked the animal's recent circle tour from the Shabaqua/Raith area to Lake Nipigon.
Restaurants hope diners keep coming after patios close (6 Photos)

Restaurants hope diners keep coming after patios close (6 Photos)

Business owners are unsure what will happen when the outdoor dining season ends
Five new COVID-19 cases in Kasabonika Lake First Nation

Five new COVID-19 cases in Kasabonika Lake First Nation

The five cases are all within the same social bubble
VIDEO: Thunder Bay impressed a first-time visitor (4 Photos)

VIDEO: Thunder Bay impressed a first-time visitor (4 Photos)

Carlo Franco of Toronto advises tourism marketers to promote the area's hiking trails and parks