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U.S.-based Abbott Laboratories’ ID NOW testing device for COVID-19 can produce results from a nasal swab in as little as 13 minutes. So far in Canada, tests have been done at public health clinics, with samples then sent to laboratories for analysis — a process that can take days. A point-of…

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DIVERSITY Thunder Bay, the Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee and the Crime Prevention Council embrace and promote respect. Aligning with the philosophy of treating one and all with respect, and recognizing the importance of human dignity, they contribute to the initiative, developed…

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I HAVE been a resident of Thunder Bay for nine years now. I immigrated from Nigeria at the age of 16 in pursuit of a secured life for me and my family who are still back home. It has been a difficult journey, but I am grateful for a sense of balance and stability that I am starting to achiev…

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THE Filipino Canadian community represents the third-largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in Canada. Since 1992, the Filipinos have consistently ranked as independent immigrants to Canada, selected for migration based on their skills. Filipinos are known for their good work ethics, entre…

AS 2019 drew to an end, none of us fathomed that Thunder Bay would be under weeks of isolation in the coming year. Businesses have reduced hours, restaurants are empty, lucky few are able to work from home and we are all cautious as we wander through grocery aisles trying to finish our shopp…

I AM in the midst of reading an interesting book called A History of Canada in Ten Maps, by Adam Shoalts. Its opening chapter describes the explorations of the Vikings, who, after establishing settlements in Greenland and Iceland (already far from their original home in Scandinavia), they se…

RECENTLY, I attended one of two packed showings at Magnus Theatre of the film There Are No Fakes. It is about an art forgery ring headquartered here in Thunder Bay in the early 2000s to produce imitation Norval Morrisseau paintings.

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Thunder Bay's newest sister city, Jiaozuo, China, is offering Thunder Bay its support in fighting the COVID-19 virus. In a message to Coun. Peng You of Thunder Bay city council, Jiaozuo Mayor Xu Yixian and Secretary General Wang Xiaoping have asked if they could help by, for example, donatin…