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Consider downsides of looser alcohol rules, warn health, substance use experts

Health and substance use experts in Thunder Bay, Ont. say the convenience of looser alcohol rules will be outweighed by the potential harms.

'Disturbing' cuts to legal aid worrisome for local clinic

A lawyer at a legal clinic in Thunder Bay, Ont. says cuts to legal aid announced in Ontario's budget could have serious consequences for some of the province's most vulnerable people.

Scientists gear up for year two of oil spill research in Experimental Lakes Area

Researchers are gearing up for phase two of a project involving simulating oil spills at a freshwater research facility in northwestern Ontario. 

Grocery bus pilot project aimed at fighting food insecurity wraps up at Lakehead

Organizers say they'll now be assessing the pilot program, which gave students free rides to the grocery store in an effort to take a bite out of hunger on campus.

Thunder Bay contingent heading to Toronto education rally

Days after hundreds of students in the city walked out of class to protest changes to Ontario's education system, a number of teachers and school support staff from Thunder Bay will travel to Toronto to take part in a provincial rally at Queen's Park. 

Climate change report hits hard for northwestern Ontario environmentalist

The report, which was commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, and released early this week, highlights the fact that Canada is warming, on average, at twice global rate. 
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Hammarskjold parents, students express frustration, sadness over repeated closures

Students at Hammarskjold High School in Thunder Bay, Ont., as well as parents, say frustration is mounting over repeated school closures due to anonymous threats. 
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Ready player one: Tetris fans look to build national community around classic game

In today's high-tech video game landscape, it may seem a bit old-school. But for some players, the classic simplicity of Tetris still can't be beat. 

Spirit North brings new ski program to Indigenous education centre in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A group of students studying at the Matawa Education and Care Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. already have a reason to look forward to next winter.

Recent seizure sign of 'scary' demand for fentanyl in city

A recent fentanyl seizure in Thunder Bay, Ont. is just one indication of the challenge facing police as they try to curb the illicit drug trade in the city.
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Matawa students, police, team up on the ice

Students from the Matawa Education and Care Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. took to the ice at the Fort William Gardens on Thursday, with some special guests.
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Abandoned snakes, lizards and other exotics focus of unconventional Thunder Bay rescue

Mayson Bilton often gets calls from people looking for a home for an abandoned animal, and more often than not, the animal in question is of the cold-blooded variety. 

Northwestern Ontario snowmobile club volunteers 'kind of exhausted' from harsh winter weather

This year's heavy snowfall is proving to be a bit of a mixed blessing for snowmobile clubs in northwestern Ontario.

Demand rapidly growing as funding lags behind, says Thunder Bay Sexual Abuse Centre

Over the past year and a half, intake numbers have grown by at least a third, said executive director Deborah Dika.

Security guard oversight falling short, says Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The head of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says to avoid problems, there needs to be better government oversight of security guards.