Thunder Bay’s mayor wants masks to be mandatory in indoor public spaces and on public transit to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Starting Wednesday, First Street West in Nipigon — from the corner of the Canadian Tire and hospital, to the west entrance to Nipigon at the Trans-Canada Highway — will be closed for construction. Except for property owners on that stretch of First Street, all other traffic is asked to use t…

A Minnesota couple who allegedly violated a federal requirement to self-isolate upon entering Canada last month at the Fort Frances border crossing each face a $1,000 fine, provincial police said.


The number of black-legged ticks submitted to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is down by about half compared to this time last year.


In a normal year, the fleet would have had hundreds of guests sailing with them by now. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the sailing charter company to work on their vessels and rethink the season, which started last week with the Superior Rocket Hurricane Zodiac powerboat t…

With increased foot traffic in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, hospital officials are developing a policy to make wearing a mask or face covering mandatory for anyone entering the hospital.


The Fat Guys Annual Car Show has earned a reputation for being the biggest and best car show in Northwestern Ontario. This year, as a result of the global pandemic, the Fat Guys Car Show will be going virtual.

Thunder Bay police are investigating the death of a man in the William Street area.

Public comments regarding two proposed high-voltage power lines on a corridor encompassing Thunder Bay, Atikokan and Dryden can be submitted to Ontario’s Environment ministry until Aug. 14.

Harte Gold says it has lined up $40 million in financing to help it restart its idled Sugar Zone mine near White River by the middle of this month.


Nine-year-old Michael Vita hit a roadblock in his quest to ride 1,000 kilometres on his bicycle by the end of summer to raise money for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

The Hoito Restaurant is one step closer to being saved after a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign, called Save the Hoito, reached their goal of $25,000.


With the big Canada Day events cancelled or moved online for virtual events, it was a very different Canada Day for many.

The city is expanding its recycling program to include all No. 1 and 2 plastic containers starting on Canada Day.

The Metis Nation of Ontario is opposing a decision to repair a provincial dam east of Thunder Bay, saying the aging structure on the Black Sturgeon River prevents Lake Superior species like walleye and sturgeon from going upstream to spawn.

Though there is no disagreement that Thunder Bay’s district jail should be replaced sooner than later, anyone wondering when the province will finally get around to doing so probably shouldn’t hold their breath.

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


Thunder Bay fire crews responded to a loader on fire at Resolute’s saw mill on Monday morning.


Public input is being gathered on a draft plan to remove the nearly 70-year-old wooden dock and breakwater at Chippewa Park.

When Peter Scott moved to Fort Severn First Nation last fall to manage the remote community’s grocery store, the last thing on his mind was air-conditioning.

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.

The City of Thunder Bay is continuing to resume some summer programs as part of Phase 2 of Ontario’s re-opening plan.

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.

The city’s police services board is offering its support into a look at whether the role of the Thunder Bay’s bylaw enforcement department should be expanded.

Diabetes Canada is gradually resuming clothing donation collections and is encouraging people to donate any used clothing and textiles that they no longer need.

Jules Tupker, of the Thunder Bay Health Coalition, led a noon rally at the James Street government building on Wednesday to raise awareness of Bill 175, a piece of provincial government legislation that will affect home care in Ontario.

The Thunder Bay Police Services Board has confirmed Tom Lockwood will be leaving the board at the end of the month.

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.

The City of Thunder Bay is offering a loan programs for city residents to replace their lead water service and rent relief for commercial tenants.


Bells will be ringing this weekend calling Catholic parishioners back to church. Thunder Bay Bishop Fred Colli announced parishes that have met the requirements to prepare for social distancing for their congregations and have put safety measures in place will open for mass celebrations at r…

Though large shipments of illegal drugs continue to flow into remote Fort Albany First Nation by air, winter road and most recently by boat, the band’s chief said ongoing efforts to cut off the flow sometimes pay off.


With classroom teaching interrupted in March by the COVID-19 pandemic, Claude E. Garton teachers designed a drive-by goodbye for the students and their families on the last day of school.

A 57-year-old Neebing woman died Thursday night after the motorcycle she was driving crashed into a Highway 61 ditch south of Thunder Bay.


The COVID-19 pandemic as well as low enrolment in some programs has caused Confederation College to either defer or suspend several programs.


Matawa First Nations Management has purchased the former Dawson Court long-term care facility with plans for a training and wellness centre.

A guard at the Thunder Bay District Jail has been arrested and is facing allegations of bringing contraband into the jail.

City school boards are preparing plans for three different learning models for when the new school year begins in September.


Ron Chookomolin carried a placard sign seeking information on his son’s unsolved murder as he walked around the busy intersection of Dawson Road and the Thunder Bay Expressway on Tuesday.