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As families began to pick up their Christmas Cheer hampers on Tuesday, the campaign inches closer to its fundraising goal.

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At its first meeting with the newly appointed administrator, the Thunder Bay Police Services Board formally acknowledged systemic racism exists within the board and the city’s police service.

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The prospect of a new gold mine on Geraldton’s doorstep has taken a major step closer to reality following the federal government’s environmental approval for the $1.25-billion project.

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For the last 14 years, the Thunder Bay Wellness Centre has been building a Toy Mountain for the Salvation Army, collecting donations from the community for the local charity organization.

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The appointment of an administrator to the Thunder Bay Police Services Board takes the city’s voice away from implementing recommendations to fix relations between the police service and the Indigenous community, the mayor says.

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Activity began ramping up on Sunday as the Christmas Cheer Fund prepared to organize food for hampers in Thunder Bay.

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Maureen Scalzo said she wouldn’t call themselves a choir, but for the last 10 years she and a group of friends have gathered to add a little music to the annual Salvation Army Christmas Dinner.

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Jonathan Yellowhead, the man arrested in connection with the death of a teenaged boy in Thunder Bay, appeared in court on Saturday on a murder charge, city police said.

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With three vehicles bursting with turkeys, potatoes, stuffing and various other fixings for 85 traditional Christmas dinners, members of Leadership Thunder Bay made their way to the Regional Food Distribution Association on Saturday.

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When Heather Mattila is home in Thunder Bay for the holidays this year, she said she is pretty excited to talk honey bees.

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A man is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the death of a teenage boy whose body was found in a Thunder Bay park.

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Children in remote First Nation communities will get a surprise Christmas morning thanks to the generosity of the Grant Thornton Foundation.

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The discovery of a boy’s body in a Thunder Bay park on Sunday is being investigated as a homicide, police say.

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Confederation College’s Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning celebrated five years of success on Wednesday with an open house.   

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The long awaited and first-of-its-kind Matawa Education and Care Centre has finally opened in Thunder Bay paving a road of knowledge, safety and promising futures for Indigenous youth.

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Systemic racism exists within the city’s police service on an institutional level, finds a report from the Office of the Independent Police Review Director that also calls for at least nine sudden death investigations of Indigenous people to be re-investigated.

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More than 70 families filled the St. Vincent School gymnasium to hear the school’s Grade 3 students and their “senior” Interlink partners in concert, Tuesday.

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With Dease Pool in a state of “imminent collapse,” city council voted to close the 106-year-old facility on Monday.

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Through various fundraising efforts by staff and students at Confederation College, more than $49,000 was raised in support of Stock the Bank and United Way in this year’s campaign.

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Volker Kromm said he breathes a sigh of relief each year when he gets the call that Unifor is once again making their annual financial donation to the Regional Food Distribution Association.

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A candlelight vigil will be held for the family of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob, whose body was found Sunday in Chapples Park.

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Thunder Bay Police block the entrance to Chapples Park from Redwood Avenue on Sunday after a body was discovered in the park. Although police did not confirm the identity of the body, Bear Clan Patrol Thunder Bay said later in the day that the body is that of Braiden Jacob, a 17-year-old boy…

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The Canadian Lakehead Exhibition has put out a request for an expression of interest for a new building to be constructed where the sports dome used to stand.

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Northwestern Ontario ratepayers could see their monthly electricity bills drop by 20 per cent if prices reflected the region’s abundant supply of hydroelectric power under a concept called “zonal pricing,” proponents say.

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The Thunder Bay Police Association is standing behind a city police officer who appears to slap a youth on a stretcher in an online video and say they are confident the officer will be vindicated.

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One person was taken to the hospital after a sport utility vehicle collided with a tanker truck on Highway 11/17 on Wednesday evening.

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Ontario’s independent police review director will release his report on the systemic review of the Thunder Bay Police Service next week, more than two years after the investigation began.

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The countdown to the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games, to be held in the city in 2020, has begun.

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Spencer Calder thinks gender violence is a problem we shouldn’t have. The Grade 10 Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute student was one of more than 60 students taking part in a workshop aimed at stemming gender-based violence on Wednesday.

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The Thunder Bay police officer under investigation for allegedly slapping a teenager strapped to a stretcher is now on medical leave.

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Construction students at St. Patrick High School have been learning the ins and outs of building a house — just on a much smaller scale.

The police officer who appeared to smack a teenage girl who was lying on a stretcher in Thunder Bay is currently off duty, the city police force says.

Shortly after being sworn in on Monday night, Thunder Bay’s new Mayor Bill Mauro set four priorities for his term in the big chair.

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On Nov. 17, families gathered together to take part in a holiday-themed sing-along, led by Susan Sutherland-Richards of Susan’s Kindermusik of Thunder Bay.