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A bench with a sleeping bag stuffed inside a garbage bag, a ripped sack with clothing odds and ends, and a cardboard sign asking for money form a display at the Home Depot store representing a growing number of homeless youths in Thunder Bay.

Myrna Letourneau said she was speechless when she learned she had been named the first recipient of the Clay Mosley Memorial Award this month by Hospice Northwest.

The first week of December was a bit of a whirlwind for Keira Essex, 16, as she was named the first Indigenous student trustee for Lakehead Public Schools.

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The Parade of Lights took place Saturday evening in Thunder Bay. The colourful event wound its way through the Intercity area following its traditional route, with thousands of people in attendance. More than 138 colourful entries took part in this year’s parade. 

Reactions to this week’s federal throne speech and its effects on Northern Ontario differed, not surprisingly, depending on the party involved.

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The Wake the Giant music festival is returning in 2020 with tickets already available online.

If it’s been a while since you checked your car’s battery and block heater, today might be a good time to do it.

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Jackson Gillies was surprised to learn of the violence women face around the world. The 12-year-old Valley Central Public School student also didn’t realize that some people don’t consider men and women equal.

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It was eight years ago when Jessica White had to leave her husband and two young children at home in Thunder Bay for three weeks to travel to Hamilton, Ont. for open heart surgery.

Northerners who wait several weeks before receiving a cheque from a provincial program that compensates those who travel for medical treatment may soon see some relief.

Keith Hobbs repeatedly denied threatening an individual into buying a home for Mary Voss during cross-examination by the Crown attorney on Thursday.

Kristen Oliver, councillor for the Westfort ward in Thunder Bay, says this is the busiest time of year for her and it’s not because she is entangled with her work schedule.

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With a strong belief in community and collaboration, Linda Bruins called it fantastic that Evergreen A United Neighbourhood is one of two charities benefiting from the annual Community Coffee Card program that started on Tuesday in Thunder Bay.

Organizations that help girls and women who have been trafficked into the sex trade make a new start in life say having a long-term source of provincial funds will make those efforts more effective.

After watching the Price Is Right game show on television for years, Thunder Bay dentist Volye Bagley became well versed in how to play — and win the game.

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Today is Giving Tuesday, the day that follows black Friday and cyber Monday, and Pro Kids is hoping that consumers will think outside the retail frenzy and support their Pass the Buck campaign.

Environmentalist, educator, and entrepreneur Sue Hamel is taking on a new role as executive director of EcoSuperior.

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It was a day of reunions, hugs and high-fives as Grade 9 Westgate CVI students returned to Westmount Public School to tell the Grade 7 and Grade 8 students about high school life.

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This year’s Christmas Cheer campaign is focused on food.

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Dominic Pasqualino has been laid off twice in the 32 years he’s worked for the city’s Bombardier plant.

Marisa Hobbs was adamant she didn’t believe she was doing anything wrong and was just helping a friend in need when her husband, Thunder Bay’s former mayor, drafted a contract for an individual to buy a house for Mary Voss.

Thunder Bay firefighters were called to a Macgillivray Street residence on Wednesday to dowse a blaze in a shed.

A video of Thunder Bay’s former mayor’s cautioned statement to the OPP was played in court on Wednesday and depicted an often heated exchange between Keith Hobbs and the lead investigator with Keith Hobbs saying he was being railroaded and he never extorted anyone.

More than 450 students in grades 11 and 12 from local and regional high schools visited the Confederation College campus Wednesday to learn about college life, the application process, courses and support services available.

An OPP intelligence analyst testified on Tuesday to extracting thousands of pages of texts and phone calls from the telephones of the accused in the extortion case involving Thunder Bay’s former mayor.

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With the festive season arriving, local law enforcement agencies have a message for motorists, “Don’t drink and drive. It’s not just what you can do to yourself, it’s what you can do to other people.”

Community members are invited to “fill the pit” at Victoriaville Centre this week for the third annual food drive that aims to collect thousands of food items to be distributed to three area organizations.

An explosion from a burning car in Shuniah sent debris onto a nearby home on Sunday, says Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services.

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A part of Thunder Bay’s south side was a beehive of activity on Saturday as the annual Downtown Fort William Christmas Open House was held in and around Victoriaville Centre.

A Northern Ontario road construction company was fined $125,000 last week following the death two years ago of a 36-year-old North Bay-area worker.

Alan Moon was a freshman potter when he moved to Thunder Bay in 1977 for work and stepped right into the growing family of the Potter’s Guild that was created shortly before he arrived.

The fate of the Underground Gym has seen its final chapter as owner Peter Panetta announced it’s closure, Friday. But the closure of the structure doesn’t necessarily mean the closure of the club says Panetta who has other plans for the youth who rely on the club.

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Shortly after the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report was released this past June, Thunder Bay police Const. Sharlene Bourdeau knew she had to do something.

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It’s an expensive ring, to be sure. But for former Calgary Stampeders defensive end Stephen Anderson, it was never about the money.

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The lawyer representing the former mayor of Thunder Bay and his wife against extortion allegations spent the first part of his cross-examination on Friday questioning the alleged victim about inconsistencies in his testimony.

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Thunder Bay police are asking motorists to watch their speed and make sure their vehicles are equipped with snow tires following a rash of fender-benders in the wake of Wednesday’s big storm.

“Wow,” was the first word uttered from Underground Gym owner Peter Panetta as he opened the gym door and stepped into the cold darkness of the room.