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Ann Marie Polowski of the Da Vinci Centre takes orders from people in their vehicles during their first ever drive up spaghetti dinner on Sunday. The new drive up dinner attracted a lineup of vehicles through the parking lot and out onto Waterloo Street. The non-profit centre in Thunder Bay …

Northerners fork out more than their southern Ontario counterparts for basic staples like groceries and gasoline, but cheaper costs for housing and items like recreational fees make life more affordable overall, says a recent economic study.

Eleven non-profit organizations in Northwestern Ontario that deliver food to individuals in need have received funding through a Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board initiative.

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A group of medical students are working to get personal protective equipment to front-line health-care professionals who are working at the centre of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Another three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Thunder Bay area, with two of those individuals hospitalized.

There were no new cases of COVID-19 in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, but one person with the dangerous virus has been re-admitted to the hospital.

Remote Northwestern Ontario First Nations are doubling down on travel restrictions to and from their reserves following the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus in the province’s far north.

As five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Thunder Bay District on Monday, the district’s health unit started a phone line to report violations of virus-related orders.

A province-wide ban on outdoor fires is in effect to reduce the chance of sparking forest fires, and to allow emergency responders to focus on the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Retirements, an aging population and a continuing trend toward out-migration will create numerous job openings in the Thunder Bay district across a wide variety of employment sectors, researchers who study labour market trends say.

Harte Gold has temporarily suspended operations at its Sugar Zone mine near White River to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but company employees are to be kept being paid at least through April.

A 22-year-old Toronto-area man who police say briefly escaped from Thunder Bay District Jail this week while facing two murder charges is facing two more claimed offences.

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A pair of Thunder Bay-made online videos are proving that a little dancing can lift spirits in worrisome times. 

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A 22-bed treatment centre for victims of mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows First Nation finally appears ready to get built, possibly over the next two to three years.

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More than $100,000 is being given out in the first round of funding from the Thunder Bay COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

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Community spread of the coronavirus appears to be occurring in the Thunder Bay area, with new cases and deaths expected by the end of April.

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to escalate in Thunder Bay, the Regional Health Sciences Centre is restricting patients to their rooms except for medical procedures. Going out of their rooms for food or drink, or outside to smoke, will no longer be permitted.

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Taylor Gorrie has been interviewing people for her Taylorpedia video series since she was nine years old.

The acting medical health officer for the Kenora district said Thursday it’s paramount to try and keep the coronavirus out of area nursing homes, as the total number of confirmed COVID-19 viruses in that region rose to five.

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Workers at Resolute Forest Products are working to capacity to keep up with the production of pulp needed for the manufacturing of personal protective equipment for health-care workers.

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The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 in the district.

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City police have arrested a murder suspect that was mistakenly released from the Thunder Bay District Jail.

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What remains of the former Oddfellows Hall on May Street is likely to be torn down later this year.

After careful consideration of the possible community impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding need for people to take necessary precautions, the City of Dryden council has declared a state of emergency for Dryden.

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The international pulp market is hot right now, says Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP and physician Marcus Powlowski, and there is very good reason for this.

Ginoogaming First Nation is joining other First Nation communities in Northern Ontario to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by implementing a curfew and monitoring roads.

Confederation College has decided to postpone this year’s convocation ceremonies instead of cancelling them as originally planned after a swift and strong objection by students.

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The Township of Nipigon said Monday there has been a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the municipality.

Harte Gold says the future is bright for its revamped Sugar Zone mine near White River — as long as the operation doesn’t get rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thunder Bay’s school boards are reaching out to parents to ensure families have the technology needed for online learning if schools remained closed next week.

A 36-year-old Dryden man is facing an additional murder charge in regard to a series of attacks earlier this month at a popular trailer park that left one man dead and four people, including a police officer, seriously injured.

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In the last three weeks, Pamela Lapierre figures she has made about 50 litres of hand sanitizer in her shop in Kakabeka Falls.

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This year’s shipping season opened on Thursday with the arrival of a tug and barge, a first for Thunder Bay’s port.

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation, says the chief executive officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Thunder Bay.

A 33-year-old Thunder Bay-area man was charged with impaired driving Monday night after provincial police responded to a single-vehicle crash just outside the city.

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The union representing Thunder Bay’s transit drivers is asking the public to not use transit unless necessary.

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The third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Thunder Bay District was not a surprise to health officials.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, some Northwestern Ontario towns are pondering the prospect of road checkpoints to exercise control over who can enter, as some area First Nations have done.

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Thunder Bay District Health Unit has confirmed a second case of COVID-19 in the region. The second case is an adult in their 20s and it is unrelated to the area’s first confirmed case of the dangerous coronavirus.

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In all her years teaching people the correct way to operate a car, Thunder Bay driving instructor Jennifer Berlinquette-Chabluk can’t remember the price of gasoline ever dipping under a buck