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Thunder Bay mayor to ask outside boards to ensure provincial cuts aren't downloaded to Thunder Bay taxpayers

Thunder Bay's mayor is calling on outside boards to ensure they're not making up for any provincial cuts by increasing levies to the city.

Sasquatch reports wanted: new group collecting sightings from Thunder Bay region

Have you seen something strange in the woods north of Lake Superior? If so, Great Lakes Sasquatch wants to hear all about it.

Opioid overdoses a 'crisis' in Thunder Bay say first responders, harm reduction workers

Opioid overdoses have become a community crisis in the Thunder Bay area, and support from other levels of government is desperately needed, a group of emergency first responders and harm reduction workers in the city said Wednesday.

City council in Thunder Bay, Ont., backs new indoor turf sports facility

A proposed new indoor turf sports facility in Thunder Bay, Ont.,  has taken a big step toward becoming a reality, but the projected cost to build it has increased.

Batter up: Border Cats kick off 2019 Northwoods League season on Tuesday night

The new owners of the Thunder Bay Border Cats are swinging for the fences this season.

Thunder Bay, Ont., mayor 'walking a fine line' with reputation comments, police board chair says

The chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board is at odds with the city's mayor over comments made about Thunder Bay's national reputation.

Questions of trust at heart of Thunder Bay police satisfaction survey

A newly-released survey shows Thunder Bay police officers are doing a good job of showing respect to those they interact with, but there is room for improvement in several other areas.

Joint police effort sees $1.5 million in drugs, 13 guns seized in Thunder Bay over past six months

A joint law enforcement effort launched six months ago to crack down on drugs and gang activity in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario has so far led to the seizure of enough fentanyl to cause 500,000 fatal overdoses, police said Thursday.
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'So many wild twists and turns': film explores alleged forgery of thousands of Norval Morrisseau works

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

A season to remember for the Thunder Bay North Stars

The Thunder Bay North Stars are having a season to remember.

'Practice and repetition': Thunder Bay gamer earns real wins on virtual ice

The ice may be virtual, but Justin "Regs" Reguly's competitive gaming success is anything but.
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Crab legs, bathtubs and booze: The final journey of the original Colonial Cup

Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame executive director Diane Imrie sums up the incredible tale of the newly-rediscovered, original Colonial Cup perfectly: "It's one of the best stories."

LiUNA to take apprenticeship training on the road across northwestern Ontario

The Thunder Bay local of Labourers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) hopes to be offering mobile apprenticeship training as soon as summer 2019, thanks in part to a federal government grant.

New report calls for 'urgent action' over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers

A new report shows mercury poisoning of the English-Wabigoon river system is having serious, detrimental effects on the health of youth and mothers in Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation).

No regrets for Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake

It's safe to say Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake has no regrets over taking up his friend Terry Bollea's offer to hit the road and try to make it in the professional wrestling business.