The Blues Festival and Country on the Bay are not going to happen this year, but the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium has a lot of entertainment in store depending on when the pandemic lets up.


The Ontario government has again affirmed their support for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine as an independent medical school.

The OPP’s new regional commander is a familiar face both in Northwestern Ontario and across the province.


When the COVID-19 pandemic started early last year, a lockdown went into play sending thousands of school children home to their computers to learn online.

The estate of a 76-year-old Fort Frances woman who died six years ago is seeking $3 million in damages from the operator of the town’s hospital and the former nurse who cared for her.

Some Thunder Bay city run outdoor recreational services and marinas are affected by further restrictions announced by the provincial government late last week in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The cost of developing Hydro One’s proposed Waasigan transmission line project between Shuniah and Dryden has been pegged at $69 million, the utility says.

The province is looking for ideas on how to develop its cache of 30 metals being called “critical minerals,” in order to best supply the manufacturing of battery-powered vehicles, hydrogen fuel-cells and electronics and other cutting-edge industrial sectors.


After several all-nighters baking in February, the team at Bay Village Coffee was able to sell more than 6,800 heart-shaped cookies and raise $18,000 to help bring heart surgery to Thunder Bay.

The Canadian Mental Health Association Thunder Bay Branch, Children’s Centre Foundation, and ThunderCon are calling upon all action heroes to grab their capes, cosplay, and costumes, and prepare to virtually walk, run, or roll in support of Mental Health Week, from May 1-9.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Thunder Bay district continued to dip Friday, bucking a southern Ontario trend, although public health officials also reported eight new cases of the virus.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Thunder Bay district continued to drop Thursday, while cases in the Kenora district remained on the high side relative to that region’s smaller population.


The James Whalen tug boat, moored in the Kaministiquia River in Thunder Bay, along the Kam River Heritage Park dock, appeared to be listing to one side this week.


After four years of operating Food Bebe, owner Tracy Pinet will be closing the Bay Street eatery at the end of April as a result of the pandemic lockdown measures.

When Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario (ISWO) switched from delivery of sporting goods and programs to bringing food and essential items to First Nation communities in the North after ordinary in-person programming was suspended, little did they know that they were about to become key pl…


The Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority has been keeping a close eye on watershed levels, particularly after the recent rainfall in the Thunder Bay area combined with the annual spring melt.

A contingent of nine nurses who work at Pikangikum First Nation’s medical clinic have returned to the remote community on a round-the-clock basis, the band said Monday.

The U.K. variant of COVID-19 has been detected in the Sioux Lookout area as cases of the virus there remain disproportionately high, public health officials warned on the weekend.


Several crew members on the Atlantic Huron tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. On Monday, Canada Steamship Lines learned that 18 of the 25-member crew have tested positive and were only reporting mild symptoms.

Catching a glimpse of a shooting star or marvelling at the Milky Way while camping at Quetico Provincial Park is no longer just a thrill — it’s kind of an honour, too.

The agency looking to narrow down a permanent underground storage facility for spent nuclear reactor rods will conduct a series of studies to gauge “the aspirations and concerns” of Ignace residents.


I was saddened to hear that Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99. He was a remarkable individual who had fond memories of Thunder Bay.

The leaves aren’t even on the trees yet, but provincial officials are already reporting forest fires in some parts of Northwestern Ontario.

A 19-year-old Thunder Bay man has been arrested in connection to a video of an alleged assault that was shared on social media.


Robert (Rob) Patterson is a Canadian Army veteran with 38 years of military service that he has enjoyed immensely.

A proposal from a consulting firm on the use of paramedics and ambulances along the north shore is not sitting well with at least five communities who say they will face reduced paramedical care in the district.


The M.V. Federal Cedar, a Marshall Islands-registered ship, entered the Port of Thunder Bay on Sunday morning, making it the first ocean-going salty vessel to arrive for the 2021 navigation season.

A Thunder Bay man is accused of attempted murder after police investigated an assault at a Conmee residence.

As Marathon struggles to cope with a COVID-19 outbreak, municipal and local health officials are calling on the province to provide the town with enough vaccine to inoculate every eligible adult en masse.


A pilot project to help homeless people and those precariously housed access services has been extended.