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Week-long search for missing Toronto man called off but Marathon OPP still investigating

Ontario Provincial Police in Marathon, Ont., say, despite a week of searching the north-shore wilderness by ground, air and water, there's still no sign of a missing Toronto man last seen in Thunder Bay.
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'Everything I've ever hoped it would be': Ontario retreat for people with disabilities re-opens

Users of a unique wilderness retreat in northwestern Ontario which is fully accessible to people with physical and other disabilities say they're thrilled it's open again after nearly shutting down for good.

Field of dreams: New ball diamond unveiled at northern Ontario Indigenous high school a 'safe place'

Indigenous high school students attending a school near Sioux Lookout, Ont., have a brand new baseball field to play on thanks to a partnership with, and grant from, the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ontario chief human rights commissioner wants 'meaningful conversations' around Kenora shelter

Ontario's chief human rights commissioner says she wants to see more discussion and collaboration in Kenora, Ont., around the operation of the local homeless shelter and the provision of other social services.
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau gives rally speech to Thunder Bay, Ont., supporters

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau addressed supporters in Thunder Bay, Ont., Wednesday evening, marking the first visit by a leader of a federal party to northwestern Ontario during the election campaign.

Lakehead University 1st Ontario site for Chinese private school operator

A large operator of private schools in China opened its third high school on a Canadian university campus when it launched its site at Lakehead University this month, and officials with the northwestern Ontario institution say it will help strengthen international student recruiting in Asia.

Wake the Giant music festival organizers say Thunder Bay concert an uplifting, emotional day

The Wake the Giant Music Festival in Thunder Bay, Ont., was an uplifting and, at times, very emotional day, according to one of the event organizers.

No agreement between Ottawa, Grassy Narrows over proposed mercury care centre before election call

Talks between Grassy Narrows First Nation and the federal government aimed at reaching an agreement over a proposed on-reserve care facility for people suffering from the effects of mercury poisoning broke off over the summer.
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Lake Superior among the fastest warming lakes in the world, U.S. researcher says

A researcher with the University of Minnesota Duluth says climate change is causing Lake Superior to be among the fastest warming lakes in the world and, even with Superior's immense size, it's not immune to environmental changes.

New Silver Islet dock east of Thunder Bay slated to open in spring 2020

Federal officials and the president of the Silver Islet Campers Association say they're working together to rebuild the shuttered historical dock at the small cottage community east of Thunder Bay and to transfer control of the local recreational harbour to a new authority.

Same house, 2 homeowners, same internet fight with Bell: Thunder Bay-area man files industry complaint

A man who lives in Stanley, a rural community just southwest of Thunder Bay, Ont., says he's having the same fight with Bell Canada over his home internet service as the person he bought the house from. Same house, 2 homeowners, same internet fight with Bell: Thunder Bay-area man files industry complaint

Thunder Bay couple who worked, lived in the Bahamas urging donations to disaster relief

A couple from Thunder Bay, Ont., who spent several years living and working in the Bahamas, says they're relieved friends and former colleagues appear to be safe but the level of destruction left by Hurricane Dorian has been hard to watch.

Ontario government ends Ring of Fire regional agreement with Matawa First Nations

The provincial government has officially ended the regional framework agreement between Queen's Park and the First Nations communities closest to the Ring of Fire, pledging to move forward with a series of bilateral agreements instead.

Grassy Narrows, Ottawa still meeting on mercury medical home design, cost, funding

The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation says his community and the federal government still haven't agreed on a final approved design and cost for a proposed on-reserve facility to treat victims of mercury poisoning.

Woman from Thunder Bay, Ont., says she 'hoped to start a discussion' around waste reduction with dump photo

A woman from Thunder Bay, Ont., said she hoped to start a wider discussion around the need to reduce waste when she posted a photo to social media that appears to show recyclables amid other garbage in an area landfill.