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Universtiy of Ottawa hockey program to return. The program was nixed after a sex assault case in Thunder Bay. #tbay http://ow.ly/NPWBr
The University of Ottawa says it's men's hockey program will start again in 2016. The school suspended its men's varsity program after allegations of sexual assault by two team members in Thunder Bay in February of 2014. On Wednesday the school announced the program would be reinstated for the 2016-2017 season with behavioural guidelines for all athletes, coaches and support staff for all of its athletics. "The measures address recomm...
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Florida man tries to enter Canada via Pigeon River crossing with loaded handgun. #tbay http://ow.ly/NPGv8
Canada Border Service Agency News Release: Undeclared firearm seized at the Pigeon River port of entry Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Pigeon River port of entry seized an undeclared firearm which resulted in numerous charges after a Florida man failed to declare it. On May 18, 2015, Gordon Rankin, 59, of Winter Haven, Florida, arrived in a commercial vehicle at the Pigeon River port of entry seeking e...
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Tongue-in-cheek Police Facebook post acknowledges infamous ‘Westfort stop.’ What other intersections need more stop sign TLC? #tbay http://ow.ly/NOClT
A tongue-in-cheek Facebook posting by the Thunder Bay Police Service is focusing on stop sign issues at an intersection in River Terrace Posted Monday evening, the Police Service’s Facebook post speaks to the issue of a four-way stop that seems to be ignored by most drivers in the River Terrace area. Thirty-eight drivers were ticketed as a result of a recent blitz. You can read the entire Facebook posting below, or follow the link to the...
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Could an event centre qualify for Building Ontario funding? There doesn't appear to be an easy yes or no answer right now. #tbay http://ow.ly/NMRee
THUNDER BAY -- It's not clear what will be eligible under a new $31.5 billion provincial fund but Michael Gravelle said it's focus will likely be tackling the infrastructure deficit. The Building Ontario Up program includes $15 billion over the next decade for regions outside of Toronto and Hamilton. Gravelle, the MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Minister of Northern Development and Mines, said pubic consultation will be key to determi...
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Week-long pride celebrations a sign of community progress. #tbay http://ow.ly/NMes7
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Local million-dollar lottery winner revealed. #tbay #OLG http://ow.ly/NLLgL
OLG News Release Toronto, ON – Roger Roy of Thunder Bay is celebrating after winning a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize in the May 22, 2015 LOTTO MAX draw. “I scanned my ticket in the ticket-checker,” recalled Roger while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where he picked up his winnings. “I realized I won $1 million. I couldn’t believe it! The first person I told was my mother.” “I plan to buy my daughter a car for her birthday whic...
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Thundewolves: Mens basketball add second Kelowna recruit. #tbay #tbaysports http://ow.ly/NPQbe
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More bears? Not just a Newmarket issue, early spring could see more bears wandering into Northern cities. #tbay http://ow.ly/NPbkP
THUNDER BAY – If a bear wanders through an Atikokan backyard, the news isn’t likely to spread beyond that neighbourhood. If a bear is spotted somewhere near Newmarket, a community situated north of Toronto, people lose their minds and national headlines are made. “Nuisance wildlife encounters are very much the norm, they’re very common in the north,” said John Kaplanis executive director of the Northwestern Ontario Sportsmen’s Alliance T...
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Hold the phone: That next text or tweet could cost you more than you expect. #tbay http://ow.ly/NOvqZ
THUNDER BAY – Getting caught using a cellphone while driving is about to get a lot more expensive. The provincial government passed the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act on Tuesday, which includes raising the fines for distracted driving from the current range of $60 to $500 up to a range of $300 and $1,000, along with three demerit points. The Ministry of Transportation said if current collision trends continue, the number of distracted ...
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Thunder Bay drops again in national magazine's ranking of best cities to live in. #tbay http://ow.ly/NMEGn
THUNDER BAY – The city is not the best but also far from the worst place to live in Canada, according to a business magazine’s annual rankings. MoneySense released their 2015 rankings of the most desirable places to live in the country, with Thunder Bay coming in at 112th of 209 municipalities. That’s three spots lower than the 2014 rankings and a severe drop from when Thunder Bay landed at No. 20. Boucherville, Que., a Montreal-...
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Is there a better way to monitor the streets than a $150K surveillance program? Some councillors think so #tbay #tbcc http://ow.ly/NLN2I
THUNDER BAY -- Some councillors think there's a better way to monitor city streets. In what is almost an annual event, councillors raised concerns about the city's $157,000 Eye on the Street program. The most recent concerns came at Monday night’s council meeting at city hall. Coun. Aldo Ruberto said money would be better spent if it was given to local businesses to buy their own cameras that local police could use in the event of a crime...
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Wait and see: Council holds off on event centre options report until new provincial funding clarified. #tbay #tbcc http://ow.ly/NLm88
THUNDER BAY -- The city is checking its major capital projects list, including the proposed event centre, for the next ten years in the wake of new provincial funding. Building Ontario Up was announced in the province's budget, which includes a potential $15 billion outside of Toronto and Hamilton for transportation and infrastructure projects. With the funding expected to be based per capita, the city thinks it could land up to $25 million a...
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