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Local law grads forced into articling for ‘dream job’ despite it being a non requirement of the school's curriculum. #tbay
THUNDER BAY –Many among Lakehead University’s first graduating law class have been articling this summer even though their school promised them they wouldn’t have to endure the profession's traditional rite of passage. The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law’s Integrated Practice Curriculum includes a third year placement with a supervising lawyer in lieu of articling, the latter of which is the industry’s long-standing apprenticeship model. Alth...
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NAN food symposium connects people, the land. #tbay
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Silver Islet gets federal attention, but no commitment yet. #tbay
Federal eyes are on the shuttered dock at Silver Islet, but as of right now the structure’s future remains in limbo. Officials with Parks Canada, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, Fisheries and Oceans Canada as well as representatives from Minister Patty Hajdu’s office and more travelled to Silver Islet Thursday to visit its battered dock on the Sibley Penninsula. The dock closed after it was deemed unfit for use. Despi...
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Canada Post strike looms as CUPW issues notice. #tbay
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Line for Lowe's grand opening forms before 5 a.m. #tbay
THUNDER BAY – The lineup awaiting the grand opening of Lowes in Intercity Mall began to form before 5 a.m. on Thursday. Fifty people were waiting into the dawn when the home improvement retail company officially opened its doors for the first time. “I love how it’s laid out. It’s nice and clean and everything is shiny and wonderful,” said Ashlyn Smith who was among eager shoppers still streaming into the store for its 10 a.m. official op...
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Glance at Crime: four robberies, 12 weapons charges highlight busy week for local police. #tbay
City police responded to more than 238 criminal incidents during the week of Monday, August 15 through Sunday, August 21. Thunder Bay Police Service statistics are made available through crimereports.com, a website that tracks reported crime via information provided by local police services. This week’s report shows police were busier on the south side, responding to 133 criminal incidents compared to 105 cases north of the Harbour Expres...
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Ribs arrive for weekend. #tbay
For four years Damien Gilbert has given Ribfest a saucy thumbs up. Gilbert joined hundreds of meat lovers Friday afternoon to begin indulging in a three-day rib bender at the OLG Casino Thunder Bay parking lot for the Waterfront District’s fifth annual Ribfest. “I think it’s nice,” Gilbert said. “Everyone comes around and gets to eat a lot of meat together, and it’s good that it brings a lot of local businesses together on top of the ...
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From our National News Wire: Biggest lottery winner in Sask. keeps $60M a secret. Could you keep that secret?
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Close call: crash sends van onto homeowner's front lawn. #tbay
THUNDER BAY – City police are investigate a crash that led to one vehicle coming to rest in a homeowner’s front lawn Thursday. Thunder Bay Police Service officers, along with Superior North EMS paramedics, responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash shortly after noon at the corner of John and Rupert Streets. Police believe a man driving a blue van collided with a woman in a silver van. As a result of that crash, the blue van came to ...
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Fact Check: Are the feds to blame for the stalled Ring of Fire development? That premise is put to the test by The Canadian Press' Baloney Meter.
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No spike in bear activity despite recent concerns: Police. #tbay
THUNDER BAY -- Despite local concerns regarding bear sightings in the Northwood area police say there hasn’t been a spike. Thunder Bay Police spokesman Chris Adams said in the past month the local police have received 16 calls from across the city. That call volume is normal for this time of year, Adams added. “We are in the season right now where we are going to start getting more bear calls,” Adams said. “There’s been a couple o...
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