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OPP investigating illegal dump sites NORTHWEST

(Marathon, ON) –Over the past few weeks of May, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment has received several reports of discarded garbage. This garbage is being dumped in areas not allocated for waste disposal. The OPP...

'Universal failure' led to deaths of students at centre of inquest LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The deaths of seven First Nations students are the result of a “universal failure” from all parties involved, a lawyer representing Nishnawbe...

Air Canada extends Jazz contract with local airport LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – As airlines come and go, at least one national company is committed to staying at the local airport for at least another decade. During a luncheon Thursday, Air Canada executive vice-president Kevin Howlett spoke in regard to...

FedNor cash a first step in getting remote communities off diesel

THUNDER BAY – Diesel power has no future in remote Northern Ontario communities, says the CEO of NCC Development. Geordi Kakepetum on Thursday said he’s hopeful a FedNor investment of $2.7 million will start a region-wide switch from...

Two local roads among Ontario’s worst: CAA survey TRAFFIC

The Canadian Automobile Association has announced its annual Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario and Thunder Bay appears twice on that list. One of those roads is Balmoral Street,...

UPDATE: Driver ignores stop sign, leading to dramatic High Street crash TRAFFIC

A dramatic collision in the intersection of High and Inchequin Streets at about 10:30 a.m. this morning sent both drivers to T.B.R.H.S.C. by ambulance. Neither suffered life-threatening...

City will not officially endorse Guardian Angels LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – City administration says the municipality won’t provide an endorsement to the local Guardian Angels chapter. In a report, signed by city manager...

No foul play suspected in provincial park death POLICE

THUNDER BAY – Police are ruling out foul play as a factor in the death of a local woman whose body was found at the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park over the weekend. ...

Inquiry closing statements begin COURT

THUNDER BAY -- The inquest into the cases of seven youths from remote First Nations who died while they were attending high school in Thunder Bay between 2000 and 2011 has begun...

Treaty 3 elects Kavanaugh Grand Chief FIRST NATIONS

WAUZHUSHK ONIGUM FIRST NATION -- Grand Council Treaty 3 has elected its second consecutive grand chief from Naokamegwanning First Nation (Whitefish Bay).  At Treaty 3's annual Grand Council meeting on Wednesday, Francis Kavanaugh was elected...

NAPS, OPP unveil massive seizure of drugs destined for James Bay POLICE

TIMMINS -- Dozens of people have been charged with more than 300 criminal offences related to a massive drug seizure in Timmins. Police say the drugs were destined for the James...

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