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Anancy and the Turtle: Thunder Bay author shares popular African folktale in new children's book

A folktale, shared for centuries by West Africans and passed down as a story of hope by their descendants, many of whom were enslaved and transported around the world, is retold by a Thunder Bay, Ont., author in her new children’s book.

Making the invisible, visible: Ont. researchers use new imaging technique to see COVID-19 impact on lungs

A chemistry professor at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and the imaging technique he co-invented are part of an Ontario-wide research project that has received nearly $1-million over two years to study the long-term effects of COVID-19 on people's lungs.

'That grin, that big heart': Remembering Terry Fox, the Marathon of Hope and one day in Thunder Bay

Bill Vigars, a close friend and confidante of Terry Fox, recalls the last days of the Marathon of Hope in Thunder Bay, Ont., and the inspiration it gave Canadians as a virtual version of the annual run is set to go ahead Sunday, 40 years later.

I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree: New children's book teaches resiliency in uncertain times

Thunder Bay, Ont., author Jean E. Pendziwol’s latest children’s book, I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree, is a reflection on hope and resiliency during uncertain times.

Ontario Works in Thunder Bay in danger of losing front-line staff

The Ontario Works program needs another $141,000 from the provincial government or it may have to cut front-line staff, said Lucy Kloosterhuis, the chair of the Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB).

Hoop Dreams: 17-year-old basketball player from tiny First Nation earns full scholarship to U.S. college

Although 17-year-old Emily Mandamin is the first person from Iskatewizaagegan First Nation to earn a basketball scholarship, she is determined to make sure she isn’t the last from her tiny northwestern Ontario community of approximately 300 people.

Imagining the audience, finding ways to connect: Ontario musician on challenges of sharing songs in pandemic

Back in January 2020, Thunder Bay-based musician Nick Sherman had plans for a busy summer of touring and promoting his new album Made Of, but due to the global pandemic, "life is very different" for the northwestern Ontario musician.

'Beautiful part of the world': Northwestern Ontario MP encouraging people to spend summer travelling close to home

The Liberal MP for Thunder Bay - Rainy River in northwestern Ontario is encouraging people to spend their time and their money close to home this summer.

Thunder Bay mayor hopes silence around financial aid to municipalities indicates action between feds, Ontario

The Mayor of Thunder Bay, Ont., isn’t surprised federal finance minister BIll Morneau did not mention aid to municipalities during Wednesday’s economic statement. Instead, Bill Mauro said he hopes the silence was a sign that negotiations around transfer payments are taking place behind the scenes and will be announced soon.

'Remarkable feat': Port of Thunder Bay sees record-breaking grain train in 'strong' shipping season

The global increase in home baking and cooking during the pandemic is making 2020 one of the busiest years yet for the Port of Thunder Bay, and helping it set a record in the process. As of June 30, the port had handled 3.2 million metric tonnes of grain, which is 35 per cent higher than the five-year average.