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Hospital Hosts Prestigious Heart & Stroke Barnett Memorial Lectureship - Friday, December 2, 2016
Barnett Memorial Lectureship
Barnett Memorial Lectureship #LSN_Health


Thunder Bay, ON – December 2, 2016 (LSN)  Today, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre hosted the Heart & Stroke Barnett Memorial Lectureship and Visiting Professorship, a prestigious forum where a distinguished expert in the field of cerebrovascular disease addresses current research and clinical practice.
 
This year’s lecture is in recognition of the late Dr. Henry J.M. Barnett’s outstanding contribution to the field of stroke. The distinguished speaker, Dr. Adnan Qureshi, professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology at University of Minnesota and President of the International Congress of Interventional Neurology, will focus on strategies to optimize new stroke treatments.
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Health Sciences Centre Recognized for Achievement in Organ & Tissue Donation - Thursday, December 1, 2016
Achievement in Organ & Tissue Donation

Achievement in Organ & Tissue Donation  #LSN_Health

 Thunder Bay, ON – December 1, 2016 (LSN) Trillium Gift of Life Network has presented Thunder Bay, Health Science Centre, Hospital with an achievement award for its dedication to organ and tissue donation in Ontario.

Our Hospital received the Provincial Benchmark for Conversion Rate Award for meeting or exceeding the target set by Trillium Gift of Life Network. Conversion Rate is the percentage of actual organ donors from the total number of potentially eligible organ donors identified upon deceased health record review. Key factors that influence Conversion Rate are the notification of potential organ donors and working with Trillium Gift of Life Network to promote optimal approach planning.

“Organ and tissue donation is life-saving and life-enhancing”, said Jean Bartkowiak, President & CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. “This award highlights the dedication of our staff, physicians and volunteers to ensuring that organ and tissue donation continues to be a vital tool to help us provide exceptional patient care for Northwestern Ontario.”

In 2015/2016, 67% per cent of potential donors referred by our Hospital went on to give the gift of life, beating the provincial average by 11 percentage points (56%). Organ and tissue donation is a complex process and the conversion rate reflects how well Trillium Gift of Life Network and our Hospital work together to save lives.
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Thief River Falls Norskies Keaton Huot Player of Week - Monday, November 28, 2016

Thief River Falls Norskies  #LSN_Sports

 THUNDER BAY, Ont. –-  November 28, 2016  (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Keaton Huot has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Nov. 27.

In two games this past week the 20-year-old who hails from Thief River Falls, Minn., registered six points helping the Norskies pick-up two points in the standings.

Huot began by recording his second five-point night of the season as he tallied twice and doled out three assists in his club’s 6-4 triumph over Minnesota this past Tuesday.

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Tests confirm 2 CWD-positive deer near Lanesboro - Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chronic Wasting Disease near Lanesboro  #LSN_Outdoors

 ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - November 22, 2016y   (LSN) DNR initiates disease response plan; offers hunters information on field dressing

Test results show two deer harvested by hunters in southeastern Minnesota were infected with Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

One deer has been confirmed as CWD-positive. Confirmation of the second is expected later this week. The deer, both male, were killed near Lanesboro in Fillmore County during the first firearms deer season.

The two deer were harvested approximately 1 mile apart. These are the only deer to test positive from 2,493 samples collected Nov. 5-13. Results are still pending from 373 additional test samples collected during the opening three days of the second firearms season, Nov. 19-21.

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Tests confirm 2 CWD-positive deer near Lanesboro - Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chronic Wasting Disease near Lanesboro  #LSN_Outdoors

 ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - November 22, 2016y   (LSN) DNR initiates disease response plan; offers hunters information on field dressing

Test results show two deer harvested by hunters in southeastern Minnesota were infected with Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

One deer has been confirmed as CWD-positive. Confirmation of the second is expected later this week. The deer, both male, were killed near Lanesboro in Fillmore County during the first firearms deer season.

The two deer were harvested approximately 1 mile apart. These are the only deer to test positive from 2,493 samples collected Nov. 5-13. Results are still pending from 373 additional test samples collected during the opening three days of the second firearms season, Nov. 19-21.

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Chippewa Park Carousel in Need of Refurbishing - Monday, November 21, 2016

Chippewa Park Carousel  #LSN_Outdoors

 THUNDER BAY, Ontario --- November 21, 2016   (LSN) Built between 1918 and 20 and purchased for Chippewa Park in 1934 the C.W Parker Carousel is only one of 3 remaining out of 600 created and it is in desperate need of historical refurbishment.

The Carousel requires significant repair and upgrading. The original colour schemes will be re-established along with carved replacement of missing or damaged components of the horses, interior and exterior display panels & the Wurlitzer organ will be refurbished. The electrical system will be modernized and the exterior lights re-established.. Without this refurbishing the Carousel will continue to deteriorate to the point where it will no longer function

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OPP Launches Festive R.I.D.E. Campaign (Nov. 21, 2016 – Jan. 7, 2017) - Monday, November 21, 2016

OPP Launches Festive R.I.D.E.  #LSN_Crime

THUNDER BAY, Ontario ---  November 21, 2016   (LSN)  – Last year (2015), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 65 road collisions in which a drug-impaired driver was found to be the primary cause of the crash. So far this year (2016), the same factor was behind 59 such collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. Tragically, 35 people have died so far this year in alcohol/drug-related crashes, which has the total number of road deaths in this causal category over the last ten years nearing the 650 mark.

With its annual Festive “Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere” (R.I.D.E.) campaign getting underway this week, the OPP is determined to dispel the myth that driving while high on drugs cannot be detected by police and is a safe alternative to driving under the influence of alcohol. 



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Eagles on roadways – Give them a brake - Monday, November 21, 2016

Eagles on roadways  #LSN_Outdoors

ST PAUL -- Minnesota  -- November 21, 2016  (LSN) It’s the time of year when an increase in deer activity leads to more road-killed deer that attract animals, such as eagles, to a free meal along roadways. This is also the time of year when Minnesota Department of Natural Resources nongame wildlife staff and area wildlife managers receive many calls about injured or dead eagles on Minnesota roads.

Why do eagles get hit by vehicles? After all, people rarely see a crow injured or dead along the roadway. Crows simply fly off.

Just as an overloaded plane can’t take off, eagles can “over eat” and become too heavy to fly until they digest their meal. Eagles can also suffer from neurological issues if they are exposed to lead in the carcass of the animal they are eating. When this happens, eagles become disoriented and do not know to fly off when a car is approaching.

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NOMA OUTRAGED BY OEB DECISION ON NATURAL GAS EXPANSION FUNDING - Friday, November 18, 2016

NOMA OUTRAGED BY OEB DECISION  #LSN_Economy

THUNDER BAY, ON --  Kenora, ON ---  November 18, 2016 – :(LSN)  Kenora Mayor David Canfield, President of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association reacted today with outrage after learning that the Ontario Energy Board has decided that any community that wants to get natural gas service brought to their homes and businesses will have to pay 100% of the cost of the expansion.

The OEB announced late Thursday that it had rejected the call of NOMA and the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce that expansion costs should be shared across the entire rate payer base of the Province. The voice of the Northwest was expressed by what was classified as the NOACC Coalition and was supported by independent actions including the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and the Northshore of Lake Superior energy consortium.

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$16 Billion Ontario Tourism Gap - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ontario Tourism Gap  #LSN_Outdoors

 THUNDER BAY, ON  _--- November 17, 2016  (LSN)  Today, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has released new data that reveals a significant tourism opportunity gap when compared to international growth rates.

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Grain and project cargo dominate - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"Polsteam Resko loading grain   #LSN_Shipping

 
Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2016) – “The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System saw a steady flow of traditional cargoes during the month of October,” said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.  “Last month, shipments of aluminum, steel, generators, crane components, iron ore and containerized goods moved in the system.  Thanks to a robust U.S and Canadian grain crop, agricultural products including corn, soy beans, wheat and sugar beet pellets made up the majority of the exported cargos.”   Many of the ships that traded in the Seaway System this month will most likely make one last call before the end of the 2016 navigation season.  

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Real Threat to Ontario's Economy Isn't a President Trump - Sunday, November 13, 2016

 Real Threat to Ontario's Economy #LSN_Opinion

 

THUNDER BAY, ON  --- Nov 13, 2016  (LSN) Following the election of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth president of our southern neighbour, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne commented that she was “shocked” by the result, and that the election of Mr. Trump could be a “danger to the economy of both of our countries.”

It’s true – Ontario’s economy is about to get even less competitive. But don’t blame the new president-elect of the United States. Responsibility for Ontario’s economic decline lays squarely at the feet of the Ontario government.


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Largest Tax Incease in Canadian History - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Largest Tax Incease  #LSN_Opinion

THUNDER BAY, ON  ---- November 13, 2016  (LSN) Are you feeling the pinch from the rise in the price of gas or hydro? Well, it’s about to get a lot worse. Justin Trudeau has ordered all provincial leaders to create a carbon tax scheme by 2018 -- or else the Federal Government is going to impose one for them.

Trudeau seems perfectly comfortable with damaging the economy and making life even less affordable for Canadians.



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2016 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2016 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards  #LSN_Crime

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ---November 9, 2016  (LSN) Two individuals and three community projects were recognized during the sixth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community.

“I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to each of this year’s recipients,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs.

“Thunder Bay's 2016 recipients are setting an example through their outstanding efforts to make our community safer and more welcoming for everyone. I hope we can all look at these recipients as inspirations as we work together to make our own changes to better our community.”
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Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet - Sunday, November 6, 2016

Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet  #LSN_Arts

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- November 6, 2016   (LSN)  Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet by Ann-Marie MacDonald, directed by Sheena Albanese, opens on November 16th at the Finlandia Hall. This award winning play (Governor General's Award, Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, Canadian Authors Association) was first produced by Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre in 1988.



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Northern Policy Institute Now Registered charity - Sunday, November 6, 2016

Now Registered charity    #LSN_Econ

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  November 6, 2016 (lsn)    Northern Ontario’s independent, evidenced-based think tank is pleased to announce it is registered as a charity for educational purposes, and open for donations and sponsorship.

Anyone living in Northern Ontario knows the unique challenges our communities face. Knows our realities and experiences are far different than the realities of the rest of the province.

By supporting Northern Policy Institute, you are a leader in helping to identify opportunities, inspire fresh ideas and develop evidenced-based solutions for and from Northern Ontario.

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Time to Change your clocks back one hour Sunday - Friday, November 4, 2016
 
Need for Retinal Imaging Camera Inspires Community to Give - Thursday, November 3, 2016

Need for Retinal Imaging Camera Inspires Community to Give  #LSN_Health

(Thunder Bay, ON) – The need for new medical equipment at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is constant, and it is thanks to donors that we’re able to provide the critical pieces needed for world-class healthcare.

Currently the Lions Vision Care Centre at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is in need of a Retinal Imaging Camera; a specialized piece of equipment that allows ophthalmologists to properly see and monitor damage to retinas, caused by a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes. This Camera comes at a cost of $120,000.



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5th annual REEL ROCK film festival - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

REEL ROCK film festival #LSN_Outdoors

 
THUNDER BAY, ON  ----  November 2, 2016  (LSN) Join us to celebrate the excitement and culture of climbing at Thunder Bay's 5th annual REEL ROCK film festival event.

The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. The film tour is the definitive annual event for climbing communities globally. Shows are high energy and go beyond mere film screenings to include prize giveaways and a party atmosphere.
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BORDER CATS NEW FIELD MANAGER - Monday, October 31, 2016

BORDER CATS NEW FIELD MANAGER  #LSN_Sports

 Thunder Bay, ON – October 31, 2016  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Border Cats are pleased to announce the signing of their new field manager for the 2017 summer. Mitchell Feller, from South Dakota State University, has been chosen to lead the Cats on the field after the team came off a summer that included only 21 wins.
 
When asked about the recruiting process and what he was looking for General Manager Dan Grant responded, “We weren’t looking necessarily for what schools they are at or have been at. We were looking for someone who has proven they can manage through adversity and be a professional. Mitchell was that guy.”

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For Canada, ratifying CETA was the easy part - Sunday, October 30, 2016

Ratifying CETA was the easy part    #LSN_Opinion

 HALIFAX, N.S. / Troy Media/ – October 30, 2016  (LSN) After meltdowns and temper tantrums, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) may finally be ratified.

It’s nothing short of a miracle and will bring about dramatic change in Canada.

The influx of quality, affordable dairy products will force Canada’s dairy industry to redefine itself within a more competitive landscape

The path to a Canada-European Union trade deal has faced several roadblocks in recent months.

CETA was initially about growth and prosperity, and how to facilitate more trade across the Atlantic.

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Miners spoil Norskies home opener by recording 8th straight win - Saturday, October 29, 2016

Miners spoil Norskies home opener  #LSN_Sports

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – October 29, 2016  (LSN) An early four-goal splurge sent the English River Miners to their franchise record eighth Superior International Junior Hockey League victory in succession Friday as they spoiled the Thief River Falls home debut with a 7-4 result in front of 1,785 fans at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The red-hot Miners set the tone early grabbing that four-goal cushion before the contest was 16 minutes old on a pair of Ryder Prue power play markers along with even strength singles from Austin Kuhn and Morgan Scriber.


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Norksies hosting English River Miners home opener - Friday, October 28, 2016

Thief River Falls home opener  #LSN_Sports

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. –-- October 28, 2016 (LSN)  After starting their inaugural Superior International Junior Hockey League campaign with eight consecutive road games, the Thief River Falls Norksies will skate in their first-ever home opener at Ralph Engelstad Arena tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The Norkies initial home opponent will be the hottest team in the SIJHL at the moment in the English River Miners, who enter this evening’s contest winners of a franchise record seven consecutive contests.

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City of Thunder Bay Services if CUPE Strike / Lockout - Thursday, October 27, 2016

CUPE Strike / Lockout  #LSN_News

 he City of Thunder Bay’s largest union, CUPE Local 87, with more than 600 Thunder Bay city workers will be in a legal strike position as of 12:01 am on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

 

“We continue to negotiate and we will do everything reasonable to reach a settlement and to avoid the disruption and inconvenience a strike will cause,” said City Manager Norm Gale. “Essential services will continue to be provided.”

Police, Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Transit, and Homes for the Aged services are not affected. These services will generally continue to operate as usual.

In the event of a CUPE strike, key services including winter road maintenance will continue to be provided at a reduced level of service. Snow plowing will be prioritized for arterial roads, collector and bus routes. The Solid Waste & Recycling Facility and Recycling Depots will be available. Community Centres operated by volunteers are among the services that would also not be affected.



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Carbon Tax on Home Heating Bills - Thursday, October 27, 2016

#LSN_Opinion  Carbon Tax on Home Heating Bills

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- October 27, 2016  (LSN) Ontario's Price on Carbon Will Do For Home Heating Prices What the Green Energy Act Did For Electricity Rates

 

There’s a well-known anecdote about a boiling frog, which describes how if a frog is thrown into boiling water, it will jump out. But if the frog is put in cold water that is slowly brought to a boil, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.

That’s what the Ontario and federal governments are hoping will happen with their new carbon tax, which will be applied to home heating bills and gasoline bills starting January 1st, 2017. They are promising the new tax will be so small, we will barely notice it.



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Minnesota Loons partners with DNR to support loons - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Minnesota United  Support Loons #LSN_Outdoors

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA   -- October 27, 2016  (LSN) The Minnesota United, a professional soccer team commonly referred to as “the Loons,” is partnering with the Department of Natural Resources to support loon populations throughout the state by way of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program.

The partnership is part of team’s Itasca Society, a program made up of the first 11,842 season ticket holders – one for every lake in Minnesota - which provides exclusive perks and opportunities for fans who become season ticket holders ahead of United’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer in 2017.
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Replace Mother and Father with Birth parent and parent - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mother Father Vs Parent  #LSN_Opinion

 

THUNDER BAY, ON  -----  October 25, 2016  (LSN) Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is waging a war on motherhood and fatherhood. 

According to the Liberal government’s proposed new Bill 28, the word “mother” may soon be removed from Ontario law, instead replaced with the term “birth parent." And “father” will be exchanged for the term “parent.”

And this bill is being rammed through the legislature at lightening speed.



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CUPE at city council meeting - Monday, October 24, 2016

CUPE
CUPE  #LSN_News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 24, 2016) - (LSN) Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 87, who work for the City of Thunder Bay, held a rally on Monday in advance of City Council meeting.
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HUNGER 11 Definitely Superior Art Gallery - Sunday, October 23, 2016

HUNGER 11 #LSN_Arts

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- October 23, 2016   (LSN)  Definitely Superior Art Gallery presents, a fundraiser for the Contemporary Arts...
THE HUNGER 11 Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

Enter the multi-verse of the 11th Anniversary of the largest/wildest music and performance spectacle you’ll ever experience. It comes but once a year. One night, one massive downtown wide Halloween Event.

Pick your story, diabolic or devilicious. Move between bars and interact with every soul along the way, you could even win prizes in the street! One cover of $15 gets you into all 7 venues, feed your hunger and treat yourself to the largest, wildest, slickest HALLOWEEN experience x 7…

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TBSO & RFDA working together - Sunday, October 23, 2016

TBSO & RFDA working together  #LSN_Arts

Thunder Bay, ON – October 23, 2016  (LSN) This October through December the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will be collecting non-perishable food items and baby items in support of the Regional Food Distribution Association.

 

“When I saw that the RFDA was short on its expected targets for the winter, I knew that the TBSO could step up and offer support. As a non-profit organization, the TBSO recognizes how much time and work goes into programs for the community and how a small amount of extra support from other non-profits and businesses can make a big difference,” states Emily Carr, TBSO’s Marketing & Communications Manager.

 



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Thunder Bay Hydro and Kenora Hydro Set to Explore Merge - Friday, October 21, 2016

Thunder Bay & Kenora Hydro sign MOU  #LSN_Econ

 Thunder Bay, ON – Today, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (Thunder Bay Hydro) and Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation Ltd. (Kenora Hydro) has been signed to authorize the exploration of a merger between the two utilities.

“The current technological and regulatory environment offers both opportunities for and challenges to local electricity distribution companies that might be better addressed through an integration of resources,” says Dave Sinclair, President and CEO of Kenora Hydro. “Our two utilities have already worked together in areas such as conservation, back office support and the acquisition of Smart Meter Technology.
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U16 Canadian Alpine Championships - Thursday, October 20, 2016

U16 Canadian Alpine Championships  #LSN_Sports

 
THUNDDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---  October 13, 2016 – (LSN)  Thunder Bay - Officials with Alpine Canada and the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiing were in Thunder Bay Thursday to provide insight to the Lake Superior Ski Division Alpine for hosting the U16 Canadian Alpine Championships later this winter.

Loch Lomond Ski Area will be the venue for the national event slated for the week of February 21-25, 2017.
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Chamber of Commerce Creates Game-Changer Award - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Creates Game-Changer Award
Creates Game-Changer Award  #LSN_Econ

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- October 19, 2016   (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce today launched the nomination process for their 2017 Business Awards of Excellence with the announcement of a new award that recognizes the changing nature of the city’s economy and the growing diversity of the business community.

Chamber President Charla Robinson described the Game Changer Award as a way of celebrating the spirit of collaboration and out-of-the-box thinking that characterizes much of the new business development in the region.  “In recent years Thunder Bay has seen a lot of changes – our forestry and mining sectors have faced the ups and downs that are typical of global commodities.  Through it all, Thunder Bay has been reinventing itself and now boasts a business community that includes both traditional and innovative sectors.  It’s time to recognize the Game Changers,” Robinson said.


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Deer Season Starts Nov 5th Minnesota - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2016 Deer Season Minnesota   #LSN_Outdoors

 ST PAUL, MN ----  October 18, 2016  (LSN)  The 2016 Minnesota firearms deer season begins Saturday, Nov. 5.  With nearly 500,000 firearms deer hunters in the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to purchase their licenses early to avoid long lines and any potential system issues associated with the high sales volume

Maintaining quality habitat to support an appropriate population level is good for deer, deer hunters and the habitats that sustain them. Deer populations, which vary in density from place to place and year to year are influenced by the severity of winter weather. Deer are ecologically, socially and economically important in a state where hunting and wildlife watching generate more than $1.3 billion in annual economic impact.

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Canada’s top places to start and grow businesses in 2016 - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CFIB Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay 109 out of 121 cities  #LSN_Opinion

 

THUNDER BAY, ON ---October 18, 2016 (LSN) Thunder Bay, in a Canadian Federation of Independent Business report "Canada’s top places to start and grow businesses in 2016"  Thunder Bay ranked 109 out of 121 cities

Cities are visible representations of economic activity. Through them we can see the production and trading of not only tangible goods, but also the exchange of otherwise invisible services. These are physical locations that initially provided opportunity for people to congregate and pursue commercial interests. Those communities that, either naturally or through people’s activities, provided the best opportunities grew the most and ultimately became large, permanent urban centres with infrastructure designed to service diverse economies

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PHISHING AND RANSOMWARE POSE SERIOUS SECURITY THREATS - Monday, October 17, 2016

Cyber Crime  #LSN_Crime

(ORILLIA, ON) – October 17, 2016  (LSN)  Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind everyone to be aware of the email scams criminals use to commit identity theft and other crimes.

Ransomware and phishing emails seek to elicit personal information and data needed to fuel further criminal activities.  Together, we need to do all we can to convince victims to report phishing emails and ransomware incidents, which can reduce harm and victimization.” – Deputy Commissioner Rick BARNUM, OPP Investigations and Organized Crime

 


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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR THE FULL MONTY - Sunday, October 16, 2016

AUDITIONS FOR THE FULL MONTY  #LSN_Arts

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  --- October 16, 2016   (LSN)  Thunder Bay's Cambrian Players is pleased to announce that open auditions will be held for their upcoming production of The Full Monty, The Broadway Musical with book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbek , and directed by Candi Badanai.

Auditions will be held Friday/Saturday October 21/22nd  from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Sunday October 23rd from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please note that auditions for this production will be held at the Paramount Live Studio, 2nd floor at 22 Court Street South.
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District Jail Escapee still at large - Saturday, October 15, 2016

DJ Escapee  #LSN_Crime

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- October 15, 2016  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Police Service continues to ask for the public's assistance in locating the inmate who escaped from the District Jail.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., October 11th, 48 year old Philip Robert Crosby escaped through a service entry as deliveries were being made. A search of the immediate area with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police did not locate Crosby. The search has been terminated. Police remain vigilant in looking for Crosby during regular patrols.

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MARATHON OPP INCREASING SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME - Friday, October 14, 2016

SNVS and OPP  #LSN_Crime

 MARATHON, ON – October 14, 2016 (LSN) On October 14th, 2016 the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Superior North Victim Services entered into an Agency Agreement to better support victims of crime in the Municipalities of Marathon and Manitouwadge.

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CUPE Strike/Lockout deadline - Thursday, October 13, 2016

CUPE Strike/Lockout deadline triggered #LSN_News

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 13, 2016) - After nearly two years since their last contract expired, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 87, representing approximately 700 inside and outside municipal workers in Thunder Bay, has requested a "no-board" from the Ministry of Labour. This has triggered a strike or lockout deadline of 12:01 a.m. November 1st.
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A night of Masquerade and Mystery - Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Howard Ball  #LSN_Arts

 Thunder Bay, ON, October 17th, 2016  (LSN)  Once again the John Howard Society of Thunder Bay and District is getting masked in mystery, as the non-profit will be hosting their third annual Howard Ball at the Valhalla Inn on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Presented by Lakehead Motors, the ball will support the organization’s rehabilitative residential programs and the United Way.

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Empty Bowls Caring Hearts - Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Empty Bowls Caring Hearts

Empty Bowls Caring Hearts #LSN_Arts

 THUNDER BAY, ON --  oCTOBER 12, 2016  (LSN) Included with the purchase f a dinner ticket, guests receive their choice of a handmade pottery bowl or pair of quilted placemats donated by the Thunder Bay Potters' Guild and the Empty Bowls Quilters which are a token to take home at the end of the evening...

 Empty Bowls Caring Hearts 16th Annual Dinner being held October 16 at Moose Hall.


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Heating or eating a harsh reality - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Heating or eating a harsh reality for some Ontarians   #LSN_Opinion

CALGARY, Alta. / Troy Media/ –  October 12, 2016  (LSN) The Ontario Government has suspended its latest round of renewable energy plans – a move that will save consumers money.

While this may be a step in the right direction, the government’s “green dreams” have already done a lot of damage in the province. A recent story from the CBC tells the sombre story of an elderly Ontario couple who now have to make the trade-off between heating and eating.

They are in their 80s, surviving on pension incomes, and live in a small two-bedroom bungalow. For heating they use baseboard heaters and a wood stove. They try to conserve energy by using the BBQ for cooking and unplug everything they can. Despite these cost-saving measures, from January to August 2016, their hydro bills totalled $2,800 and they expect to spend about $4,300 by the end of the year. According to the CBC, these high costs have forced them to “cut down on entertainment and groceries – reducing fruits and vegetables and therefore not eating as well as they use to.”

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CP Holiday Train 2016 - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CP Holiday Train Coming Soon  #LSN_News

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 12, 2016  (LSN) The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is back for its 18th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks and food shelves.

As in years past, two trains will operate coast-to-coast under the Holiday Train banner, with approximately 150 shows held across Canada and the U.S. in November and December. The train that operates primarily through the U.S. will launch in the Montreal area on November 25 then ​head into the U.S. Northeast, Midwest and ​Great Plains before completing its final shows in Saskatchewan on December 15.



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Sylvie Hauth new Deputy Police Chief - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Deputy Chief Andrew Hay  Inspector Sylvie Hauth  #LSN_News

 THUNDER BAY, ON  ----  October 11, 2016  (LSN)  Thunder Bay Police announce Inspector Sylvie Hauth as new Deputy Police Chief Chief as of  Jan. 1, 2017. Inspector Hauth’s appointment comes after a four month search by the Police Services Board following the announcement of the retirement of Deputy Chief Andrew Hay earlier this year. Deputy Hay’s last day will be Dec. 31, 2016.

The Thunder Bay Police Services Board is pleased to announce that the selection of the new Deputy Chief of Police has successfully concluded with the appointment of Inspector Sylvie Hauth.



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Climate Tax Cost Per Household - Saturday, October 8, 2016

Climate Tax Cost Per Household  #LSN_Opinion

October 8, 2016  To estimate the cost to Canadians of the tax required by federal government’s carbon tax plan we used the CO2 emissions estimates from Canada’s Second Biennial Report on Climate Change submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


The federal plan requires a $10 per tonne price in 2018. With estimated CO2 emissions of 761 megatonnes in 2018, the tax will bring in $7.6 billion. The tax requirement increases up to $50 per tonne in 2022, and with emissions expected to be 774 megatonnes the tax will bring in $38.7 billion

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NOSTA 40TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Saturday, October 8, 2016
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NOSTA AGM  #LSN_Tourism

 

THUNDER BAY, ON -- October 8, 2016  (LSN)  North of Superior Travel Association (NOSTA) will be holding its 40th Annual General Meeting on Thursday Nov. 3, 2016 at the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel in Thunder Bay.

The day will include many exciting and informative elements such as; major announcements, including the launch of an all new NOSTA brand, informative workshops geared towards developing a strategic plan to market the region as a tourism destination, and some excellent keynote speakers including a founding direc



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Power.House Partnership Will Benefit Thunder Bay Hydro Customers - Friday, October 7, 2016

Power.House Partnership TBay Hydro  #LSN_Econ

 hunder Bay, ON – October 7, 2016  (LSN)  Thunder Bay Hydro has signed a partnership agreement with PowerStream Inc. to enable access to the Power.House®  technology. The partnership between the two electricity distributors will allow Thunder Bay Hydro to establish an initial installation and then determine how to offer the technology to local customers.  

“As a progressive, forward-thinking utility, we are seeking to implement technologies that may benefit our customers,” says Robert Mace. “This is a step forward in the strategic direction for our company. We know that in the future, the way customers use and interact with their electricity supplier is going to change.  We are positioning ourselves to help them.”
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Film Born to be Blue - Thursday, October 6, 2016

Film Born to be Blue #LSN_Arts

 THUNDER BAY, ON ---  October 6, 2016 (LSN)  On Friday, October 14 at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium,  there will be a free screening of the film Born to be Blue presented by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. The event will be hosted by The Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North.

Filmed in Northern Ontario, Born to be Blue is a reimagining of jazz legend, Chet Baker’s career and personal life at a key moment in the 1960s as he attempts a comeback.  Academy Award-nominated actor Ethan Hawke received critical acclaim for his performance as Baker.
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