Aidan Haslett and Oksana Wankiewicz started playing disc golf last summer after they noticed a group of people playing along the beach in Toronto.

A coalition of interested businesses, municipalities and First Nations is calling for a speedy environmental review and approval regarding a proposed palladium and copper mine near Marathon, citing the project’s potentially significant economic impact.

Vaccination rates continue to climb across Northwestern Ontario.


Parcels arriving at Ryden’s Border Store slowed down significantly over the course of the border closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic but they never completely stopped.

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A body has been found floating in the Neebing River in Thunder Bay’s south side.


It’s just a matter of time before the U.S. opens its border to Canadians and Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is full of anticipation for that day.

A 47-year-old man who was sentenced to eight years in jail last month for the killing of a man more than half his age has a long history of violence, law-breaking and alcoholism, according to a court report.

The Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre provided digital support and over $300,000 in grants to 125 businesses to help boost their online presence through the Digital Main Street program.


The Salvation Army in Thunder Bay received help from the Mini Donut Shop to celebrate National Donut Day in early June, while recognizing the health unit for its work though the pandemic.

The number of active COVID-19 cases west of Thunder Bay dipped down to two on Friday, with no new cases, Northwestern Health Unit reported.


It was quite the surprise Thursday morning for Crystal Co and Aundrea Rajamaki when they arrived at their business, Up Shot Coffeehouse, to find their front door smashed and their till-computer missing.

The province’s special investigations unit is looking into the death of a 50-year-old man that happened in Thunder Bay 11 years ago.

Public health officials in the Thunder Bay district again reported no active cases of COVID-19 Thursday, while the situation west of the city remained low and steady with only three cases.

The Toronto-based company advancing a proposed palladium and copper mine on the outskirts of Marathon says it has retained its “effective” control of the project.


The Dew Drop Inn has started to see another increase in the number of people accessing its daily feeding program, which its executive director attributes to the rising cost of food across the country.

The Northwestern Health Unit reported three active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including one new case of the virus in the Rainy River area.

A new tourism relief fund is available for eligible Northern Ontario applicants.

The St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian ports including the Port of Thunder Bay are seeing a surge in commodity shipments to sustain domestic manufacturing and construction activity, according to June statistics.


There was a vaccine clinic on Tuesday in Nipigon, and there will be one on Thursday.


Several road work and forestry operations have come to a halt as the province takes additional measures to reduce the likelihood of human-caused fires in Northwestern Ontario.

Planned water conservation by Intercity Shopping Centre is expected to benefit the environment and the mall’s tenants by optimizing water use and reducing water costs.

A proposed underground storage facility for spent nuclear-fuel rods west of Ignace is top of mind among town residents, survey results show.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation has given its annual Police Services Hero of the Year award posthumously to a 43-year-old Kirkland Lake OPP officer who died tragically last fall while off-duty.


On Friday morning, members of the Ultimate Gymnastics competitive team and their coach walked into their gym for the first time in seven months.

The Northwestern Health Unit reported one new case of COVID-19 on Friday, following two consecutive days of zero cases.


As Ontario moves into the third phase of the reopening roadmap, real estate agents can once again host open houses with discretion on limited capacity.

At least 10 new entrepreneurs will have a chance to participate in the Starter Company Plus program, thanks to an additional $50,000 awarded by the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission Board of Directors.


Jeanette Posine has found a home from which she can share her traditional Indigenous family recipes that have been passed down through generations.

Public health officials reported only one active case of COVID-19 across the Thunder Bay district on Wednesday, with no new cases of the virus emerging.

As residents of three First Nations continue to evacuate because of nearby forest fires, Nishnawbe Aski Nation is calling on the province to declare a state of emergency.


With the third phase of Ontario’s reopening kicking in later this week, business owners are feeling a gamut of emotions including excitement, fear and skepticism.

Northerners without a car wouldn’t be forced to hitchhike or take other risks to get around if the federal government provided an affordable inter-city busing service, says NDP MP Carol Hughes.


When Kasper Wabinski added a coach/bus line to his aviation business to help move passengers “up north” through inclement weather, little did he know he would be on the cusp of developing a plan for a potential transportation service across the entire country.

Through a virtual convocation ceremony held last month, Confederation College celebrated more than 2,100 graduates from the class of 2021, who received certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas.

Ignace residents are going to be queried over the coming months about the best way for the municipality to express support for, or opposition to, a future underground nuclear waste storage facility near the town.