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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

Safety board releases report on Bearskin Airlines mishap at Dryden

Safety board releases report on Bearskin Airlines mishap at Dryden

Curling coach Rick Lang suffered injuries to his hand when propeller fragments pierced the cabin wall.
A drug overdose prevention app is launching in the Thunder Bay area

A drug overdose prevention app is launching in the Thunder Bay area

The app is credited with helping to save 17 lives so far in B.C.
<b>VIDEO:</b> Camera catches wolf catching fish in northern Minnesota (2 Photos)

VIDEO: Camera catches wolf catching fish in northern Minnesota (2 Photos)

The study team says it has gained more insight into wolves' behaviour.
Thunder Bay house prices shoot up in a seller's market (2 Photos)

Thunder Bay house prices shoot up in a seller's market (2 Photos)

Demand, and a lack of inventory, have created a hot housing market
Local COVID-19 death toll rises to 56 while active caseload falls

Local COVID-19 death toll rises to 56 while active caseload falls

The number of active cases is the lowest since Jan. 20.
Fish farming considered for Lake Superior (2 Photos)

Fish farming considered for Lake Superior (2 Photos)

A Thunder Bay CEDC report says there's a growing market for rainbow trout.
Nurses return to overnight duty at Pikangikum First Nation

Nurses return to overnight duty at Pikangikum First Nation

The issue of policing in the community remains unresolved.
The COVID-19 virus has struck some area train crews

The COVID-19 virus has struck some area train crews

CP is required to implement enhanced safety protocols.
Thunder Bay hospital offers voluntary Indigenous self-ID option

Thunder Bay hospital offers voluntary Indigenous self-ID option

Proof of status is not required.
Ex-mayors of Sudbury, Thunder Bay worry for northern med school's future given Laurentian financial crisis

Ex-mayors of Sudbury, Thunder Bay worry for northern med school's future given Laurentian financial crisis

Read the joint statement from Jim Gordon and Ken Boshcoff calling for more autonomy for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine