Julie Garman and Ben Arvelin, owners of the Beacon restaurant in Pier 61, have found a way to support a youth-centred group while disposing empty bottles and cans.


The chairlifts were humming at Loch Lomond Ski Area on Wednesday with dozens of downhill skiers out on the hill.

Fort Frances retailers will have a full year to adjust to a municipal ban on the distribution of plastic-based products like shopping bags, takeout food containers and straws after the policy took effect on Jan. 1.

The Vancouver company proposing to build a lithium plant in Thunder Bay says its latest sale of company shares is a shot in the arm both financially and in terms of overall confidence in the project.

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce wants to see the city find efficiencies through digitization and also create a strategic plan for its facilities.

Heeding calls for action from cottagers, anglers and commercial fishery operators, the province has declared war on the ubiquitous and pesky double-crested cormorant.

The federal government is putting more than $4 million of FedNor funding into economic development projects in Northern Ontario.

Thunder Bay’s Wolfden Resources Corp. says it expects to learn by early next year whether its proposed “polymetallic” mine in northern Maine has received the necessary zoning approval for the project.

The provincial government’s obsession with “cutting red tape” for business interests in the remote north will give environmental protection short-shrift, Fort Albany First Nation warns.


A group of Thunder Bay investors are now in the medical-grade cannabis production business with a new venture called River Green.

The Canadian Council For Aboriginal Business has received a $110,000 provincial grant so it can help the bottom lines of Indigenous businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

The company developing a potential palladium mine near Marathon says an economic feasibility study on the project is to be completed by early next year.

The Finnish Labour Temple has been listed for sale by Royal LePage with an asking price of $599,000.

As Ontario approaches a third phase in the easing of COVID-19 provincial restrictions, one local business operator wants people to know he has been open, safe and welcoming of his customers for some time now.


Workers at Thunder Bay’s Bombardier Transportation rail car factory have reason to celebrate this week after being awarded a contract with the North County Transit District for 11 new commuter rail cars for the COASTER service.

Harte Gold’s Sugar Zone mine is preparing to conduct mining operations with in-house employees.

A section of Red River Road will become a one-way roadway for the rest of the summer to allow for area restaurants to build patios.

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Two Westfort businesses have teamed up, hoping to bring more patrons to the south-side neighbourhood.

Kegs are ready to be tapped for a new Pride Lives Here beer that will be sold to support the Thunder Pride Association and Borderland Pride campaigns of of the same name.

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Though there’s nothing particularly uplifting about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, about 350 workers at Barrick Gold’s Hemlo mine at least went home in higher spirits Monday.

A report recommending ways for the City of Thunder Bay to help restaurants and retailers set up outdoor patios was approved by city council on Monday.

Ontario Power Generation says it has lined up a potential new owner for its dormant Thunder Bay generating station, but has yet to release the operator’s name, or what it plans to do with the Mission Island property.


As the province relaxes COVID-19 lockdown orders, funeral homes are in a difficult situation.

The return of the drive-in movie theatre is near for Thunder Bay with two drive-in experiences ready to launch this summer.

The Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) wants Thunder Bay businesses to know they can help get the information they need as they start to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Labour has issued a “requirement” and two workplace orders against Impala Canada in the wake of last week’s death of an underground mechanic at the company’s Lac Des Iles palladium mine near Thunder Bay.

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Some Northwestern Ontario municipalities and businesses are getting a good chunk of $7.6 million in federal funding announced Monday for tourism-related projects.