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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

Mining company collaborates with Thunder Bay-area First Nations

Mining company collaborates with Thunder Bay-area First Nations

Clean Air Metals Inc. pledges 'meaningful consultation' with Fort William, Red Rock Indian Band and Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek.
Thunder Bay jail guards 'come together during a crisis', union leader says (2 Photos)

Thunder Bay jail guards 'come together during a crisis', union leader says (2 Photos)

Correctional officers will be tested for COVID-19 over the next two days.
Cross-country ski trails stay open despite new COVID-19 restrictions (2 Photos)

Cross-country ski trails stay open despite new COVID-19 restrictions (2 Photos)

People at Kamview were 'a little bit on edge' about Ontario's new restrictions.
Four companies offer to build the indoor sports complex at Chapples Park

Four companies offer to build the indoor sports complex at Chapples Park

The lowest bid is for $37.4 million, but the city would get an HST rebate.
COVID outbreak at Thunder Bay District Jail expands significantly

COVID outbreak at Thunder Bay District Jail expands significantly

There are now 15 positive cases at the jail and the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre
The last grain boat in Thunder Bay caps a successful shipping season (3 Photos)

The last grain boat in Thunder Bay caps a successful shipping season (3 Photos)

The Saginaw finishes off the busiest season in 13 years.
Mayor Bill Mauro concerned about COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Mayor Bill Mauro concerned about COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The mayor has written a letter to Premier Ford pointing to higher health risks in NW Ontario.
Largest cruise ship on the Great Lakes will make seven trips to Thunder Bay (3 Photos)

Largest cruise ship on the Great Lakes will make seven trips to Thunder Bay (3 Photos)

Viking Cruises' passengers will disembark in Thunder Bay to be replaced by new passengers.
UPDATED: Some business owners lobby to bring Thunder Bay back to 'orange' COVID rules (3 Photos)

UPDATED: Some business owners lobby to bring Thunder Bay back to 'orange' COVID rules (3 Photos)

Protestors want the government's regional COVID-19 framework restored
10 new COVID-19 cases across the Thunder Bay District

10 new COVID-19 cases across the Thunder Bay District

Seven cases are in First Nations and other district communities.