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Stolen, Azhen: play by Thunder Bay, Ont., teenagers tackles residential school, reconciliation

A play written by Thunder Bay, Ont., high school students, which focuses on the long-lasting impacts of residential school and examines the current state of reconciliation in Canada, premieres online Friday night, nearly two years after the project first started.

Finding a lost wallet helped CBC Thunder Bay, Ont., journalist find story of intrepid cyclist

A lost wallet and a little digging on the internet helped a journalist with CBC in Thunder Bay, Ont., uncover a fun story about an Alberta family's bicycling trip.

Could a hot soak help ease symptoms of depression? Lakehead researcher seeks study subjects to find out

A Lakehead University researcher in Thunder Bay, Ont., is recruiting subjects across Canada for a study to determine if immersing the lower limbs in warm water could help improve the symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD.

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.