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Green dots on trees in Thunder Bay part of battle against Emerald Ash Borer

If you have been seeing green dots on trees in your neighbourhood in Thunder Bay, have no fear. Those  trees are not being marked for removal or even pruning. Those green dots actually mean those trees are being treated against the invasive emerald ash borer.

More fires, more smoke and more heat predicted for northern Ontario in the future

More fires, more smoke and more heat. Those are just a few of the things northern Ontario residents can expect in the future according to a scientist who specializes in climate change. David Pearson is a professor in the School of the Environment at Laurentian University in Sudbury and has spent the past decade working with First Nation communities on climate change and its impacts. Pearson said weather patterns are shifting in the north, influenced by large scale changes in the environment and atmosphere.

Boom in raising monarch butterflies in Thunder Bay leads to rising demand for milkweed

An expert on monarch butterflies in northwestern Ontario says a shortage of milkweed in Thunder Bay is becoming a regular occurrence due to the popularity of raising the caterpillars.

Superior Picnic Adventures to showcase food, beauty of the region

Superior Country is piloting an initiative called Superior Picnic Adventures, through the Lake Superior North Shore Tourism Project.
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Dryden and Kenora junior Beekeepers to learn the ropes in new course

There will be a fresh crop of young beekeepers in Dryden and Kenora this year thanks to a new course. The Honeybees junior Beekeeping course is the brain child of Dryden resident and passionate beekeeper.

Grand Portage Band in Minnesota notes 'wandering wildlife' into Ontario

The border between Minnesota and Ontario remains closed, but that hasn't stopped wildlife from moving between Canada and the U.S.

Lac des Mille Lacs and Upsala area to be featured in new marketing campaign

The Lac des Mille Lacs and Upsala area, located about 140 km northwest of Thunder Bay Ont., is about to get some higher profile attention thanks to a new tourism campaign. A volunteer group with connections to the area wants to raise the area's profile with a publication, website, social media and billboard campaign.

Smelt from Lake Superior sought by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources an Forestry is seeking smelt from the Canadian side of Lake Superior for a new study.

High water, but no flooding expected in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The CEO of the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority says despite recent rains and melting ice around Thunder Bay, flooding is not expected to take place in the city.

Documentary focuses on Thunder Bay and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

A Thunder Bay film maker has released part one of a three-part documentary on the pandemic and its impact on Thunder Bay. Alan Auld said he wanted to capture the impact that the pandemic had on the city both visually and on its people.

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