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They know who they're voting for but aren't sold on the party platforms, say some Thunder Bay voters

Some voters in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they know who they're voting for in Monday's federal election – but not because they're satisfied with what the parties are offering. CBC spoke to more than a dozen voters in the intercity area on Tuesday, with several saying the party platforms fall short of what they're looking for.

Sault Ste. Marie seeking laid-off Thunder Bay Bombardier workers

The city recently took out online advertising directing them to a municipal recruiting website, according to Tom Vair, the deputy chief administrative officer of community development and enterprise services for Sault Ste. Marie.

More needs to be done to attract Indigenous stem cell donors, northwestern Ontario cancer survivor says

Bess Legarde was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2017. She says she'd never heard of stem cell donation prior to getting sick - even though she was within the 17-35 age group that qualifies to donate.

Lakehead Social Planning Council to talk tiny houses for the homeless

The LSPC will hold a panel discussion on tiny houses as part of its annual general meeting Tuesday evening.

'A sign of the times': Dew Drop Inn feeding record numbers

The service that feeds the hungry served 7,910 meals in May — up from just over 7,000 at the same time last year.

Thunder Bay woman launches blog sharing stories of recovery from addiction

Katrina Desjardine, a recovering addict herself, says she wants to counter negative stories about addiction in the city with positive stories about people recovering and thriving after addiction.

Housing programs not yet reducing pressure on Shelter House, director says

Many long-time homeless people now have homes, but new faces keep arriving, Michelle Jordan told CBC. She isn't sure why, but she acknowledged Shelter House may have had an unofficial "wait list" of individuals who couldn't previously get a bed.
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'I can die and go to heaven any day': Gay advocate reflects on 50 years of progress

Michael Sobota was on hand at Thunder Bay city hall Wednesday as officials raised the rainbow and trans pride flags to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalization of homosexuality. 

Voyeurism case involving Thunder Bay woman breaks ground for online privacy, law professor says

The Ontario Court of Appeal issued a ruling on May 2 upholding the voyeurism conviction of a Toronto man who took screenshots of his intimate Skype encounters with his then-Thunder Bay-based girlfriend, while the two were involved in a long-distance relationship. 

Cuts to telemedicine agency unlikely to impact northern patient care, Ontario health official says

"We understand the positions are in Toronto, so for us at our end of the world, we don't see that as possibly having an impact on the front-line delivery of services," said Jocelyn Bourgoin, the chief executive officer of Santé Manitouwadge Health.

Canada needs a mental health promotion strategy, CMHA Thunder Bay says

Such a strategy might include funding for school and workplace programs to identify and help people at risk of mental illness while their symptoms are still mild, said Jennifer Hyslop, the chief executive officer of the CMHA in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Intimate screenshots of Thunder Bay woman constitute voyeurism, appeal court rules

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the voyeurism conviction of a Toronto man who took unauthorized screenshots of his Thunder Bay-based former girlfriend during intimate chats on Skype. It found the woman had a reasonable expectation of privacy during their encounters.

Thunder Bay-area community residents rally around fire chief struck with flesh-eating bacteria

Scott Hole developed the infection about a month ago from a simple scrape, Gillies township reeve Wendy Wright told CBC News. He was sent to Toronto for treatment and is now recovering in hospital in Thunder Bay, she said.

Urban Abbey in Thunder Bay, Ont., takes possession of building for new youth shelter

A private citizen recently gifted the abbey a building at the corner of Simpson Street and Victoria Avenue to be used for the youth shelter, said Adam Schenk, the executive director of the Urban Abbey youth shelter program. It's been named the Urban Youth Rescue.

Thunder Bay 'knocked it out of the park' as Telus Cup host, Hockey Canada official says

Hockey Canada board member and tournament director Barry Reynard says the city could credibly apply to host other large events such as the national Junior A championship.