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Fire Victims Come Home - Saturday, May 18, 2019

Victims of Big Trout Lake Fire “Come Home”

Victims of Big Trout Lake Fire “Come Home”  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 18, 2019 (LSN)  –  – The remains of the victims of the tragic house fire that took place in the early morning of Thursday, May 2nd in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake) have finally returned to their community. A wake was held on Thursday in Sioux Lookout at Calvary Baptist Church where many people gathered to mourn the loss of Geraldine Chapman and her fouryoung children. “It is a very difficult time for the community and for all of us who are trying tohelp,” said Mathew Hoppe, Independent First Nations Association CEO, who attended the wakein Sioux Lookout Thursday. “You can feel the deep sense of shock and loss from the family.”

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Canadians Feel the Pain at the Pumps - Friday, May 17, 2019

Canadians Feel the Pain at the Pumps

Angus Reid Gas Prices  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 17, 2019 (LSN)  –  Gas Pain: Four-in-ten say rising prices at the pump are making it harder to afford necessities In B.C., where costs are the highest in North America, seven-in-ten support a cap on maximum gas prices
 

As the price of gasoline begins its high summer season, painful increases at the pump are causing some road warriors enough heartburn to rethink trips to cottage country this Victoria Day long weekend.

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LSSR construction of a memorial - Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Senate
to construction of a memorial

LSSR Memorial Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 12, 2019 (LSN)  –  The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Senate announces plans for the construction of a memorial to the First World War’s “52nd (New Ontario) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force” to be built in Current River Park off North Cumberland Street. Once the funds have been raised, construction will begin this spring.  Currently fundraising has achieved $75,000 toward the $100,000 budget for the monument. In addition to the funds committed to this project by the members of the LSSR Senate

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DEASE POOL IS THE OLDEST COMMUNITY POOL - Sunday, May 12, 2019

Is South McKellar Ward At Risk

Poster Contest Winners  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 12, 2019  (LSN)  South McKellar ward is at risk. Substance  abuse, crime and economic exclusion destabilizes the  neighbourhood.

So where do we put our efforts as a community? With a hammer or daily onslaught by police? Where you see this, it is a sign we have failed as a community. Let’s activate those measures that will create a safer area where children, families and businesses can thrive.

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Renew Dease Pool Rally - Friday, May 10, 2019

Renew Dease Pool Rally

Renew Dease Pool Rally  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 10, 2019 (LSN)  –  McKellar Ward Residents and Lobbyists have over 4000 signatures asking City Council to save Dease pool and have been lobbying for the rebuild since December 2018 when City Council voted to close the pool.

Dease Pool is a little piece of paradise for the children, youth, and seniors who live around Dease Pool and Park and is home to a large number of Indigenous families in the city. 

A Resolution putting Dease Pool into the 2020 budget has been shared with Ward Councillor Brian Hamilton but to date he has refused to help his constituents.

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Pullia Thunder Bay-Superior North - Friday, May 10, 2019

Frank Pullia to be the Conservative candidate in Thunder Bay-Superior North

Frank Pullia  Conservative Candidate  Thunder Bay-Superior North  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 10, 2019  (LSN)   A strong challenge by the Conservative Party of Canada to take this Northwestern Ontario riding was announced tonight at the Italian Cultural Centre. The riding association acclaimed Frank Pullia, formerly a Thunder Bay City Councillor for three terms over 24 years, as the Conservative candidate for Canada’s 43rd General Election, scheduled for 21 October 2019.


Pullia has been a citizen and community activist in Thunder Bay and Region for 47 years. As a business consultant, he has worked for and with the industries that form the backbone of our regional economy. With both an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Lakehead University as well as CPA and CMA designations, he is keenly aware of the challenges faced by communities in our region and the amazing opportunities yet to be realized.

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Crime

2 Scarborough men Arrested - Friday, May 17, 2019

Project Disruption  Cumming Street
2 Scarborough men  Arrested

Project Disruption  Cumming Street  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 17,  2019   (LSN) Members of the joint task force, Project Disruption, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Cumming Street last night.  As a result, 2 Scarborough men are facing multiple charges.

TBPS Emergency Task Unit officers entered the residence just before 9:30 p.m.  Two males fled through a window as officers entered the apartment.  Both were pursued and arrested.   A subsequent search of the residence led to the seizure of crack cocaine and a substance suspected of being fentanyl along with cash and a replica firearm.

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PublicSafety

Seize Point of Sale Machines - Friday, May 17, 2019

CBP Officers Seize Point of Sale Machines at International Falls Port of Entry

CBP Officers Seize Point of Sale Machines   Lake Superior News
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INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA   – May 17, 2019, 2019  (LSN—  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted three rail containers destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.  CBP officers inspected the rail containers and discovered point of sale machines in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.  On April 25, CBP seized 1,315 counterfeit machines with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,453,400 if the goods had been genuine.

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Health

Ibn Sina Simulation Lab - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Opening of New Ibn Sina Simulation Lab

Ibn Sina Simulation Lab  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY,  ONTARIO - May 15, 2019  (LSN) –  Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre now provides improved medical education. The Grand Opening of the new Ibn Sina Simulation Lab, located in the Hospital, highlighted the advantages of simulation and celebrated the donors who made it possible.


“As an academic health sciences centre, we are committed to teaching the next generation of health care professionals,” said Jean Bartkowiak, Hospital President & CEO and CEO of Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute.

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News MN WI MI

COUNTY CONNECTIONS Firewise - Friday, May 17, 2019

COUNTY CONNECTIONS 
Firewise – Saving Lives and Properties from Wildfire

County Connections Firewise   Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - May 17, 2019  (LSN)   Firewise is a national program, adopted by Minnesota and Cook County. Firewise encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks. Locally, Cook County has developed a successful and active Firewise Committee and mitigation program.

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North Shore Health Care Foundation - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

North Shore Health Care Foundation Announces New Strategic Directions and Executive Director

North Shore Health Care Foundation Announces New Executive Director ~ Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - May 15, 2019  (LSN)  –   The North Shore Health Care Foundation today celebrated a significant leadership change and announced strategic directions it will focus on. After 18 years with the organization, current Executive Director Karl Hansen and the Foundation’s Board passed the reins to incoming Executive Director Valerie Marasco. Marasco is coming to the Foundation from Cook County where she serves as the County’s Director of Emergency Management & Public Information.

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Arts

Radio Waves Music Festival - Friday, May 17, 2019

WTIP Announces Lineup for 12th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival

WTIP Announces Lineup for 12th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival   Lake Superior News
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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA    -  May 17, 2019   (LSN)   WTIP Community Radio announces the lineup for the Radio Waves Music Festival, Friday, Sept. 6- Sunday, Sept. 8 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. This marks the 12th year of this family-friendly festival, which features a diverse mix of local and regional artists. The event features three days of live music under the big sky and big stars of the North Shore, just a stone’s throw from Lake Superior.

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Sundays in the Park Concerts - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sundays in the Park Concerts Seeking Musicians for 2019 Season

Flipper Flanigan  Chippewa Park Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  May 16, 2019   (LSN)   The Friends of Chippewa Park are once again hosting a series of Sunday Concerts at Chippewa Park and are inviting local musicians to apply to play.

According to The Friends President, Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk the Sunday afternoon concerts feature a wide range of genres throughout the summer and “we encourage as many groups as possible to submit an application to play at one of the open-air concerts this summer.”  

A total of 9 groups will be selected.

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WTF Festival - Sunday, May 12, 2019

WTF Festival returning to Sault Ste. Marie

WTF Festival  Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram Lake Superior News
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Sault Ste Marie, ONTARIO   -  May 12,  2019  (LSN) This year, you can go With The Family. The WTF Festival is returning to Sault Ste. Marie. Taking place June 6 to 8, the 2019 event features a number of family-friendly entertainment, including a star-studded variety show, magic and improv workshops, and a Grease movie showing and sing-a-long.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing comedy back with the second-annual WTF Festival,” said Alana Kenopic, Manager of Sports Tourism & Special Events for the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. “For this year’s event, we have a new lineup of performers and shows that the whole family can enjoy. It’s going to be a blast.”

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Economy

Sports

Radio Waves Music Festival - Friday, May 17, 2019

WTIP Announces Lineup for 12th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival

WTIP Announces Lineup for 12th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival   Lake Superior News
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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA    -  May 17, 2019   (LSN)   WTIP Community Radio announces the lineup for the Radio Waves Music Festival, Friday, Sept. 6- Sunday, Sept. 8 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. This marks the 12th year of this family-friendly festival, which features a diverse mix of local and regional artists. The event features three days of live music under the big sky and big stars of the North Shore, just a stone’s throw from Lake Superior.

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WTF Festival - Sunday, May 12, 2019

WTF Festival returning to Sault Ste. Marie

WTF Festival  Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram Lake Superior News
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Sault Ste Marie, ONTARIO   -  May 12,  2019 (LSN) This year, you can go With The Family. The WTF Festival is returning to Sault Ste. Marie. Taking place June 6 to 8, the 2019 event features a number of family-friendly entertainment, including a star-studded variety show, magic and improv workshops, and a Grease movie showing and sing-a-long.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing comedy back with the second-annual WTF Festival,” said Alana Kenopic, Manager of Sports Tourism & Special Events for the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. “For this year’s event, we have a new lineup of performers and shows that the whole family can enjoy. It’s going to be a blast.”

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Old Town Hall - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Old Town Hall
Summer concert Series

Valdy and Johannes Linstead, along with  Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  April 1,  2019   (LSN) The Old Town Hall Concert Series on St. Joseph Island is today announcing the lineup for its 24th season.

The season includes two old favourites of the series with Valdy and Johannes Linstead, along with the fantastic Juno-nominated soul/blues group Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar.

All of these performers have earned at least one Juno nomination, marking the continued high standards of this annual series.

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Thunder Bay Blues Festival - Sunday, March 24, 2019

18th Annual, Thunder Bay Blues Festival

Thunder Bay Blues Festival   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  March 23, 2019   (LSN) The festival will be held outside on the shores of Lake Superior at the beautiful Thunder Bay Marina Park. The beginning of July has always seen excellent weather. Expect a fair sky with typical temperatures between 18ºC and 25ºC (64ºF - 77ºF).

We have an exciting lineup of great artists performing at the 2019 Thunder Bay Blues Festival. Please review our schedule of performers below. Check back regularly for updated information and links to each artist's biographies.

 
BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL - Thursday, March 21, 2019

31st ANNUAL
BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL

31st ANNUAL BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL  Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA -  January 21, 2019  (LSN)  Bayfront Blues Festival, have just added  two acts for this year, the Kentucky Headhunters and Reverend Peyton's Big Dam Band. Each year nearly 20,000 fans are treated to more than thirty different acts on two stages at one of the region’s most beautiful open-air venues….. Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park.

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Outdoor Tourism

Great Lake Shipping

Levels remain well above average - Friday, May 3, 2019

Lake Superior, Lake Michigan-Huron
Levels remain well above average

International Lake Superior Board of Control  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping    water levels in the upper Great Lakes

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  May 3, 2019  (LSN) Wet conditions continued across the upper Great Lakes basin in April. Water levels of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron remain well above average, and Lake Superior has the potential to reach or exceed record high levels in May should wet conditions continue. The Board advises all those that may be affected to prepare for coastal impacts similar to those that have occurred during the last few years, as the high levels coupled with potential strong winds and waves are likely to result in shoreline erosion and coastal damages across the upper Great Lakes system.

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Minnesota

Ontario 
Ontario Fire Rating Low  Lake Superior News
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