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Friday, January 30, 2015

The launch of a new round of Thunder Bay city budgeting has drawn many theories on why taxes are proposed to rise by anywhere from 4 per cent — which council can achieve — to nearly 6 per cent, which

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The province announced an “expert” advisory panel on homelessness this week, and while that seems laudable on the surface, it’s hard to see it coming up with any ground-breaking ideas that aren’t alre

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The cost of food in the Far North is so high, it is a wonder some people can afford to eat. Flying food great distances to tiny, remote communities is not the Canadian food supply model.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FOR many people, municipal budgets are just a lot of big numbers.

Monday, January 26, 2015

We Northerners have a love-hate relationship with the cold.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

With infrastructure funding increasingly scarce for small and rural municipalities in the North, many have trouble keeping up with the maintenance of their local arenas and other sports facilities.

Friday, January 23, 2015

TWO stories in the news this week illustrate the depth and complexity of Ontario’s financial mess — and, if the Fraser Institute is to be believed, inability to sort it out.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

If anyone is uniquely positioned to express sympathy for Northwestern Ontario mayors facing crumbling roads and aging waterworks on top of shrinking tax bases, it’s Ontario Municipal Affairs Minister

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The majestic moose it not threatened under the province’s Endangered Species Act.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

FOUR of the five candidates to lead Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives have been in Thunder Bay lately.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Just because the federal government is said to lack sufficient interest in celebrating the upcoming 50th birthday of the iconic Maple Leaf flag, there’s no reason why individuals can’t wave their own.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fifty years ago, American cartoonist/philosopher Charles Schulz observed through one of his characters that Christmas had become “a commercial racket” that overshadowed the season’s good-will message.