Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has had an urban search and rescue team for the last 12 years, on paper, explained training officer Peter Warywoda.

The successful start of a “game-changing” solar-powered electrical utility at Gull Bay First Nation could be wide-ranging in terms of helping other remote reserves reduce their reliance on pollution-causing, diesel-fuelled generators.


The Murillo fairgrounds were quiet Friday afternoon with judges busy evaluating all the homecrafts, baking and vegetables in the exhibit hall ahead of the gates opening later that evening for the Murillo Fair.


Chase Bannon-Lamb rolled up on his bicycle to join the group of cyclists getting ready for a ride in the parking lot of the Fort William Arena on Thursday in the final week of summer camp with the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre.

Justin Trudeau’s lapses in ethical judgment may not cause his main Liberal supporters to abandon him in the Oct. 21 election, but they may deny the prime minister a second majority government, some veteran local political observers believe.


A fundraising concert for the carousel at Chippewa Park that was planned for Aug. 24 has been cancelled due to low ticket sales.

A re-development company that has taken over Fort Frances’s dormant pulp mill property says the site has the potential for a $35-million cannabis production operation.

A Thunder Bay police officer was assaulted on Monday evening after investigating a separate incident in the city’s south side, police say.


The success of the fifth annual BrewHa! Craft Beer Festival this past weekend led to a $5,000 donation for the local March of Dimes.

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Volker Kromm had his files ready for what he thought was going to be a major financial meeting for the Regional Food Distribution Association on Monday.

Moose hunters and other interested parties have until Sept. 26 to comment on 15 recommendations aimed at improving opportunities for Ontario hunters, while making sure the big-game animals are still around for future generations.


The CLE wrapped up for another year on Sunday after five days of mostly sunny skies and big crowds.

On April 30, four busloads of high school students arrived at Lakehead University to talk about racism. And, more importantly, what it would take to change it on the streets of Thunder Bay. This was not going to be an easy conversation.

Taking in the BrewHa Craft Beer Festival for the first time on Saturday, Noah Knight said he was pleasantly surprised to see so many northern breweries represented.


Mailyn Illson may have seen her tennis game improve over the last five years but mostly she likes the annual children’s tennis program because it’s fun.

Five White River residents and a Wawa man were charged with various offences Wednesday after provincial police seized $5,500 worth of illegal drugs and weapons, as well as a “large” amount of cash.


The Live From the Rock Folk Festival kicked off on Friday at Pul-a-log Park and Red Rock Marina Waterfront.

About a dozen health, Indigenous and police agencies met together and brain-stormed this week to come up with ideas to solve Kenora’s ongoing homeless and addiction crisis.


Sharon Johnson hopes the healing power of music will help honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, men and boys.

A 28-year-old Dryden man whose “intentionally-damaged” body was found last summer after he’d gone missing for more than a week was brutally murdered, provincial police said Thursday.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is among 27 Ontario parks that will host a guided hike this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

In its first year, the 12-hour boxing relay for the local MS Society raised $3,600. Four years later, the event has raised almost five times that amount.

Has your summer craving for a juicy, barbecued steak been tempered by sticker-shock? Local farmers say that if we’ve lost our appetite for red meat, they’re not to blame.

There’s still five months to go in 2019, and the shipping season at Thunder Bay’s port has already proved to be buoyant.

A 34-year-old Fort Frances woman has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the 2015 death of an elderly woman who died while she was a patient at the town’s La Verendrye Hospital.

The gleaming, all-glass building that houses the Thunder Bay Subaru dealership may not be the last eye-catching structure people will see on that particular piece of property. The Marostica Subaru president Ron Marostica says he’s working on plans for further development on land he owns in t…

Fencing will be set up this week at Boulevard Lake as monitoring wells are installed and samples of soil and ground water are collected.


When Bob Shaw stepped out of the airplane into the sky his first thought was “uh oh, what did I do.” But he says those doubts were immediately replaced by the exhilaration of the free fall and the roar of the air rushing past his ears.

THUNDER BAY — Police in Thunder Bay say they have charged a local man with importing and distributing child pornography.

A Thunder Bay man has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for what a judge called “extremely violent” and “senseless” crimes.


Sitting in his office on his last day of work before retirement on Friday, Thunder Bay City Clerk John Hannam said he was feeling quite excited.

Those concerned about potential fallout from a proposed Minnesota-based copper and platinum-group metals mine on the Rainy River watershed may find some like-minded supporters in Fort Frances later this month.

Cooler overnight temperatures this week were outside the norm for the end of July and more in tune with the waning days of August, says a weather expert.

Hundreds of Kenora residents crowded into two public forums Wednesday to hear how the city as a whole can cope with a growing homeless and addiction crisis.

The members of the teams conducting new investigations into the deaths of nine Indigenous individuals identified by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director have been unveiled by the Thunder Bay Police Service.


In the last three years, a charity golf tournament in support of the George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation has brought in just under $300,000 for the Thunder Bay organization.


If elected prime minister this October, Jagmeet Singh said his party would change procurement rules to require Canadian content.