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We want to tell more stories about this wonderful community we live in. To help us do that we've made it easier for you to share your stories and news with us. #tbay
At tbnewswatch.com we are proud to have an award winning news staff collecting and telling stories from across this community and the region. But we’ve come to learn that we can’t always be everywhere. Because of that fact, and due to popular demand, we’re making easier for you to help us tell stories and share news. You can now submit your own news stories to tbnewswatch.com for publication via several ‘Submit Your Story’ entry points ...
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Organization, employee, union feel shut out of possible conservatory plan. #tbay #tbcc
THUNDER BAY -- Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory, employees and their union feel left out of a proposal to the city's only indoor park. In an options package to city council, a call to purchase flowers instead of growing them in the city's greenhouses could save $9,000 this year and $30,000 for each of the next two years. At a public meeting Tuesday Karen Nadeau, who's worked at the conservatory for 27 years, said she doesn't know w...
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Shelter House asks for more in city budget to meet increasing demand, may have to cut services. #tbay #tbcc
THUNDER BAY -- Shelter House needs the city's help to keep going. Acting executive director Brad King told city council Tuesday night that the organization is in dire financial need and only has reserves until around August. The only shelter for women who aren't fleeing domestic violence, the only youth shelter and the only shelter that will let people in if they're using substances, King said it's now normal to be at 122 per cent capacity on...
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Angus presents $3.5-million plan to subsidize regional bus lines. But will he get the support he needs? #tbay #tbcc
THUNDER BAY -- Claiming weak inter-community transit leaves Northwestern Ontarians “vastly underserved,” Iain Angus launched a plea for between $3.5 million and $4 million in annual provincial subsidies on Saturday. The Common Voice Northwest executive director presented a plan to the Kenora District Municipal Association that he sees as a solution to health-related travel across the region. “The lack of proper inter-community bus servi...
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How did drivers do during the weekend’s snowfall?? #tbay #tbaytraffic
THUNDER BAY – City police responded to fewer reports of collisions during this weekend’s snowfalls than expected. In a media release issued Monday morning, Thunder Bay Police Service officials confirmed they received 18 reports of collisions, one of which included minor injuries, during the weekend. The police service’s traffic department is estimating it will receive an equal number of self-reported collisions coming into the reporting ...
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When forced into action, they're considered heroes. But for many paramedics, firefighters and police officers there is a heavy and dark part of the job that lingers long after the wailing sirens are silenced and flashing lights are switched off.
When they’re forced to step into action, they’re praised as heroes. But for many paramedics, firefighters and police officers, there’s a part of the job that lingers long after the wailing sirens are silenced and flashing lights are switched off. Kyle Stamler is a paramedic with Superior North EMS and shop steward for Unifor Local 229. He says the mental tolls of the job havae a significant affect on many first responders. “A lot of s...
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Are you using merge lanes properly? Are you sure about that? #tbay
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) would like to remind drivers regarding the proper use of highway acceleration lanes. Acceleration lanes allow drivers to speed up to match traffic flow in the thru-lane and join the highway. The proper use of acceleration lanes improves safety by reducing the number of collisions between slow speed and higher speed vehicles. Remember thes...
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Organization, employee, union feel shut out of possible conservatory plan. #tbay #tbcc
THUNDER BAY -- Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory, employees and their union feel left out of a proposal to the city's only indoor park. In an options package to city council, a call to purchase flowers instead of growing them in the city's greenhouses could save $9,000 this year and $30,000 for each of the next two years. At a public meeting Tuesday Karen Nadeau, who's worked at the conservatory for 27 years, said she doesn't know w...
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Public consultation examines new waterfront parking. #tbay
Public consultation is underway for an environmental assessment that will bring 262 new parking spaces to the waterfront. The pre-tender design is a product of Thunder Bay corporate manager Lou Morrow’s July 2015 council report that will expand parking south of Pearl Street to the pumping station in Marina Park. “There’s going to have to be a considerable amount of re-grading so the land will look quite different when it’s complete,” Mo...
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A man described by a judge as a "serial sexual predator" will serve five years in prison. WARNING: This story contains graphic details that may not be suitable for all readers. #tbay
WARNING: The following story contains graphic details that may not be suitable for all readers. THUNDER BAY – A local man, labelled a “serial sexual predator” by the sentencing judge, will serve five years in jail in a historical sexual assault case. Gary Bruce Lamont, 54, was sentenced to five years less credit for 93 days already served after previously pleading guilty to five counts of sexual assault against five male victims between...
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Gravelle defends Nipigon River Bridge investigation. #tbay #ONpoli
THUNDER BAY -- Everywhere Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle goes, everyone wants to know what went wrong with the Nipigon River Bridge. Some are going beyond asking questions to hypothesizing as to why bolts broke on the newly-constructed bridge on Jan. 10. Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario former president David Adams and engineer Michael Hogan are among them. The pair spoke publicly earlier this week, alle...
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Police release video of hotel robbery. #tbay #tbaycrime
Officers responded to a robbery at the Landmark Inn on Dawson Road early Saturday morning. At approximately 12:48 a.m. on February 6, 2016, a female approached the front desk of the hotel and demanded money. No weapon was seen and she made off with cash. No one was injured. Suspect description is similar to the previous robberies from last week. the clothing has changed: 5'3" tall (Approximate) Female Wearing a black b...
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