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Saturday April 25 2015
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High school students concerned about impact of a teachers' strike LABOUR

Leo Dube is worried about his future. The Grade 12 Hammarskjold High School student says the threat of a looming teachers' strike is weighing heavy on students, especially those expecting to graduate in June. The 17-year-old hopes to...

OPP dive team recovers body, believed to be missing Eabametoong First Nation man FIRST NATIONS

Police have recovered the body of a man believed to have gone through the ice in Eabametoong First Nation. Members of the OPP’s underwater search and recovery unit, the emergency response team and the OPP helicopter unit were sent to the...

Provincial ministers address concerns during NOMA bear pit LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – City MPPs are defending the provincial government’s intention to begin the privatization of Hydro One. Both Michael Gravelle (Lib., Thunder Bay-Superior...

Wisk Air's $4M helicopter one of fastest in region BUSINESS

Four million dollars will buy a pretty impressive helicopter these days. Wisk Air Helicopters is hoping their new Bell 412 helicopter, one of just 12 in Canada, can play...

Mauro highlights forestry pieces in provincial budget LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry says the provincial budget will help boost the recovering forestry sector. Bill Mauro on Friday held a...

City's first-quarter variance shows $830K shortfall CITY HALL

THUNDER BAY -- The city is projecting it will be $832,300 in the red by the end of the year. A first-quarter variance report heading to city council Monday night states on the operating side, $505,600 of that is from winter control. "Although...

Opposition members attack affordability of provincial budget LOCAL

THUNDER BAY – Two opposition leaders warn the provincial budget will have dire consequences for Ontario, specifically in the north. Ontario Progressive Conservative...

TRAFFIC: Section of William Street closed for sewer system work LOCAL

THUNDER BAY -- A section of William Street will be closed for the next few weeks for the development of a new storm sewer system. City crews were out Friday morning on...

New transit money could mean big things for local Bombardier plant BUSINESS

Bombardier's Thunder Bay plant could see the most people working there since the Second World War if new provincial transit money flows North Dominic Pasqualino says. ...

Ontario expanding natural gas service to more communities ONTARIO

Government of Ontario news release:  Natural Gas Access Loan and Natural Gas Economic Development Grant to Lower Prices, Help Businesses and Create Jobs NEWS April 24, 2015 Ontario is expanding natural gas access, in areas of the...

Provincial budget raises more questions than answers: Ontario regional chief NORTHWEST

Ontario Regional Chief's news release   TORONTO, ON (April 23, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the 2015 Ontario Budget does not answer how Ontario will work with First Nations over the next year. “Ontario’s...

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