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Thunder Bay considers allowing natural lawns, which means front yards in the city could look like this

Thunder Bay yards could soon take on a more-natural look if a proposed new bylaw is approved by city council next month. But that doesn't mean people can stop mowing. Here's what you need to know before you get rid of your lawn mower.
In Depth

Hearing into flawed police investigation into Stacy DeBungee's death in Thunder Bay, Ont., wraps up

The lawyer for two officers accused of neglect of duty and discreditable conduct says any mistakes in the investigation into the death of First Nations man Stacy DeBungee were the result of systemic issues with the Thunder Bay, Ont., police service. The lawyer for DeBungee's family, however, told a hearing the two "gave little effort" in finding out what happened to him.

Decorated Paralympian returns to northwestern Ontario hometown to revive Atikokan swimming club

Things have come full circle for former competitive swimmer Tom Hainey.
Ontario Votes 2022

Thunder Bay correctional facility to get $1.2B in Ontario funding amid flurry of spending promises

As part of a flurry of Ontario spending promises as the election approaches, the province has promised $1.2 billion to Thunder Bay for a long-awaited correctional facility. A Windsor expert says government spending promises are part of a "standard playbook" before voters cast their ballots.

Thunder Bay fire service 'ahead of the curve' in meeting provincial firefighter standards

The chief of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue says the organization is "ahead of the curve" when it comes to meeting new, provincially-mandated minimum certification standards for firefighters.

Guns, drugs and gangs: Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., concerned over rise in violent street crime

Thunder Bay police are concerned over the safety of the public and its own officers amid a rise in incidents involving gangs and guns. One crime expert links more violent street incidents to the fact the northwestern Ontario city borders the U.S., and attracts organized crime groups. 

'Happy to be back in the water': Thunderbolts Swim Club prepare for first competition in two years

After months on dry land due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's understandable if the members of the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts Swim Club are a bit nervous as they prepare for this weekend's competition.

'That grand old barn': heritage, history boost Fort William Gardens

Thunder Bay won't be seeing a new event centre for some time, but the city's tourism manager says the Fort William Gardens is still able to pick up some of the sports-tourism slack.

'So many wild twists and turns': film explores alleged forgery of thousands of Norval Morrisseau works

Documentary explores what the filmmaker says could be the largest art fraud scam in Canadian history — a scam that has ties to Thunder Bay.

What's next for Thunder Bay's Fort William Gardens?

The future of Thunder Bay's Fort William Gardens is before city council on Monday, with a report from administration recommending councillors approve a long-term investment plan for the facility.