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Monday August 31 2015
4:45 AM EDT

Thunder Bay Muslims open their doors to open minds (12 PHOTOS) RELIGION

In the bouncy castle on the street outside Thunder Bay Masjid, children of all backgrounds played together through Saturday afternoon. They learned to write their names in Arabic and got Henna tattoos in booths against the outside wall of the mosque....

Drowning in Ear Falls claims life of 49-year-old woman NORTHWEST

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a drowning on the English River. In a release issued on Sunday night, police say the body of a 49-year-old woman was recovered from the water in the town of Ear Falls, near the Bailey bridge on Hwy....

Police investigate Highway 61 crash near Chippewa Road TRAFFIC

A multi-vehicle pile-up has sent three people to hospital with undetermined injuries on Sunday night.  OPP on scene said the driver of a vehicle headed southbound on...

Ribfest so successful it runs out of ribs (15 PHOTOS) LOCAL

When the smoke cleared after Ribfest, it still wasn't clear how much pork had been served.  The four ribbers who traveled from Southern Ontario ran out of ribs...

Highway 11 closed near Longlac

The Ontario Provincial Police has closed Highway 11 west of Sturgeon River near Longlac.  A police release says a two-vehicle collision is the cause of the closure.  More details are expected shortly. 

Experimental Lakes Area expands mandate far beyond fish

For Michael Rinne, whole-ecosystem research has come full-circle in a very short time at the Experimental Lakes Area.  Rinne was among the Department of Fisheries and...

Education workers will "work to rule" on the first week of school

PRESS RELEASE -- Leaders of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 55,000 education workers in Ontario's schools, voted overwhelmingly on the weekend in favour of escalating job actions to begin the first week of school....

Neys Provincial Park celebrates 50 years

It's hard to believe this used to be a prisoner of war camp.  The beautiful beaches of Neys that were once a forced home to German prisoners captured in World War...

Thunder Bay wins Coors Light Games

THUNDER BAY -- No one keeps score in backyard games. Horeshoes and murderball have always been played for fun -- until now. Now, Thunder Bay is known as backyard game champions....

OPP: Red Lake break and enter

RED LAKE --- The Red Lake Detatchment of the Ontario Provincial Police is looking for information on a break and enter in a local residence.  Between 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 and 7 a.m. on Aug. 27, a police release says one or more suspects forced...

Fort Frances fire extinguished

Fire crews have extinguished Fort Frances Fire Number 18, along the shore of Rainy Lake near Red Gut Bay.  The fire lit on Saturday and was held to 0.1 hectares.  The forest fire hazard is moderate in the northwest sectors of the...

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