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Lucas Punkari

Lucas Punkari

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Lucas was a sports reporter for several publications over the last decade prior to arriving in Thunder Bay to serve as Newswatch's Featured Content Editor. If he's not at the office, Lucas is likely watching current or retro sporting events, listening to music or following along with Kyle Larson's dirt racing exploits.

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lpunkari@dougallmedia.com

Recent Work by Lucas

Thunderwolves ready to host OUA nordic skiing championships

Thunderwolves ready to host OUA nordic skiing championships

The two-day competition begins Saturday morning at the Lappe Ski Centre.
Weather has been great for Nipigon Ice Fest

Weather has been great for Nipigon Ice Fest

The annual ice climbing event, which has been held since 1986, will take place on Saturday, March 2.
Tiny homes project benefiting students and Indigenous communities

Tiny homes project benefiting students and Indigenous communities

KZ Lodge, the Indigenous skilled trades training program at Hammarskjold High School, celebrated the completion of their second modular home on Friday.
Thunderwolves relay team burning up the track

Thunderwolves relay team burning up the track

Women’s 4 x 400 metre squad has the fifth fastest time in the country heading into the OUA championships in Windsor next weekend.
Volleyball camps providing opportunities for Indigenous athletes

Volleyball camps providing opportunities for Indigenous athletes

Waterloo Warriors women’s volleyball assistant coach Amy Wilson-Hands, who is from Rainy River First Nations, led a week-long camp in Mishkeegogamang First Nation earlier this month.
Local skiers strike gold in Quebec

Local skiers strike gold in Quebec

Nicholas Randall and Ruth Zavitz both reached the top of the podium at the 2024 Eastern Canadian Championship in Sherbrooke, Que.
Wit Knits program keeping seniors busy

Wit Knits program keeping seniors busy

Members bring their own knitting, crocheting and embroidery projects to the Mary J.L. Black Library on Thursday afternoons during the fall, winter and spring.
Thunder Bay volunteer receives provincial award

Thunder Bay volunteer receives provincial award

Donna Brown was presented with the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in December.
No warm weather worries for Polar Bear Plunge organizers

No warm weather worries for Polar Bear Plunge organizers

A fundraising goal of $75,000 is set for this year’s event, which will be held on April 6.
Indigenous Author Series enters second year at TBPL

Indigenous Author Series enters second year at TBPL

After a successful first chapter, the Thunder Bay Public Library’s Indigenous Author Series has returned for 2024.
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