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Parks dumps Elliott for Brown - Saturday, February 17, 2018

Parks dumps Elliott for Brown

Christine Elliott, Derek Parks, Patrick Brown
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Christine Elliott    Derek Parks Thunder Bay Superior North  Patrick Brown

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 17, 2018  (LSN) Derek Parks, the Ontario PC Candidate for Thunder Bay Superior North announced Friday he is supporting Patrick Brown he was  supporting Christine Elliott, in the Ontario PC Leadership Race 

Back on February 8th  Parks announcmence his endorsement of Christine Elliott for leader of the Ontario PC Party. Derek Parks has also chosen to take a leave from the Ontario PC Executive,

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English River Miners Siebenga named SIJHL ​player of the week - Saturday, February 17, 2018

English River Miners Siebenga named SIJHL
​player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 19 

English River Miners Jacob Siebenga   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  February 17, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners forward Jacob Siebenga has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 11.

In a pair of games last week the 18-year-old Surrey, B.C. product scored in both of them and amassed eight points in total helping English River skate to a pair of victories while extending a winning streak to four in a row.

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Brown removed from PC Caucus - Saturday, February 17, 2018

Brown removed from PC Caucus

Interim Leader Vic Fedeli  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News #LSN_OntElection  Interim Leader Vic Fedeli

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 17, 2018  (LSN) Interim Leader Vic Fedeli said in a media release “Shortly after becoming Interim Leader, I asked Patrick Brown to step aside from the PC Caucus. The legislature is set to resume sitting on Tuesday February 20TH

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Wolves take down Lions in triple overtime - Friday, February 16, 2018

Wolves take down Lions in triple overtime

Thunderwolve  Nic Renyard  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports    Thunderwolves goalie   Nic Renyard Series continues in  North York Saturday

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 16, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves opened the playoffs by downing the York Lions 3-2 in a marathon overtime struggle in front of 1,617 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Thursday night.

Game #1 of the OUA West Division quarter-finals featured plenty of end-to-end action and an epic goaltending duel that lasted well over four hours before it was decided.

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Joy around the World - Friday, February 16, 2018

UW-Superior hosting Cultural Night 
“Joy around the World.”

UW-Superior hosting Cultural Night  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts University of Wisconsin-Superior

SUPERIOR, WisCONSIN   –  February  16, 2018  (LSN)  The University of Wisconsin-Superior will showcase food and cultures from around the world for its annual Cultural Night on Saturday, March 3, at UW-Superior. The theme for this year’s Cultural Night is “Joy around the World.”

This annual event, which is sponsored by World Students Association (WSA), will feature an international dinner and cultural performances by students.

Dinner is served in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room at 5 p.m. The family style meal will consist of Indian butter chicken and Chinese vegetable dumplings with jollof rice and Brazilian cheese bread finished with tiramisu for dessert and bubble tea to drink.

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TVO PC Leadership Debate - Friday, February 16, 2018

Watch the TVO PC  Leadership Debate

The Agenda with Steve Paikin 

TVO  PC Leadership Debate#LSN_News  Caroline Mulroney_  TVO PC Leadership Debate February 15, 2018

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 16, 2018  (LSN)  You have theopportuity to watch theTVO  PC Leadership Debate watch the 4 candidates present their views  

 
Nexus Enrollment Workshop - Thursday, February 15, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hold Nexus Enrollment Workshop in Grand Portage

Director Jason Schmelz U.S. Customs and Border Protection
LSN_Crime  U.S. Customs and Border Protection  Director Jason Schmelz

GRAND PORTAGE, Minnesota – February 15, 2017  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations is holding a Nexus enrollment workshop in Grand Portage on April 27 and 28. During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Nexus applicants.

Nexus is a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for pre-approved low-risk international travelers. The Nexus program will allow pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada. Program members use dedicated processing lanes at designated northern border ports of entry, Nexus kiosks when entering Canada by air and Global Entry kiosks when entering the United States via Canadian Preclearance airports. Nexus members also receive expedited processing at marine reporting locations.

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February 13th  Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting - Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 13th  Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Cook County Board Meeting Feb 13, 2018   Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - February 13, 2018 –  (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Feb. 13 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

Public Comment Period
1) Resident presented a letter encouraging more public comment in the Master Planning Process for the proposed City/County Sawtooth Bluffs Recreation Project development. The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission is facilitating a Master Planning Process in collaboration with Cook County Parks and Trails Commission and the City of Grand Marais. The primary considerations underlying the planning process for the 640 acres of public land which has been designated as an area of regional significance

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New Selection Process Could Make Things Worse - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Trudeau Government “Fix” For Canada’s Jury Selection Process Could Make Things Worse


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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  --   February 15, 2018   (LSN)  “Fixing” a process that isn’t broken on the basis of temporary emotion and a desire to “do something” is incredibly dangerous and will further erode the already-crumbling judicial independence in our nation.

The Trudeau government is moving fast to “fix” the justice system in the wake of the Gerald Stanley verdict – particularly the jury selection process.

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Moose population remains low but stable - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Moose population remains low but stable for a seventh year 

Moose North Eastern Minnesota  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism statistically unchanged from last year’s estimate

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  --  February 15, 2018  (LSN)  Results of the 2018 moose survey indicate the moose population in northeastern Minnesota remains stable but relatively low for the seventh year in a row, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

“While the population appears stable, low numbers of moose are still a major concern for the DNR,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “We continue to pursue the best science, research and management tools available to us to help Minnesota’s moose.”

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Vote Prosperity Soo Chamber - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Business needs to mobilize to put shared prosperity, economic development front-and-centre in provincial election”

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commce   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  support the Chamber network’s election platform, Vote Prosperity

Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO  February 14, 2018  (LSN)   The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has joined with Chambers from across Ontario to launch a major province-wide letter writing campaign urging the business community to encourage local provincial candidates to support the Chamber network’s election platform, Vote Prosperity.

“Our local members have made it clear that the ever-rising costs of doing business from all levels of government have hindered their ability to prosper and grow their business,” says Don Mitchell, Acting President of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce. “A thriving private sector is the most important source for a high standard of living for everyone. Businesses provide Saultites and Ontarians with employment opportunities, contribute to the development of skills, and promote technological innovation that advances Ontario’s growing economy.”

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Judicial Independence Threaten - Monday, February 12, 2018

Trudeau & Liberal Ministers Threaten Judicial Independence With Comments On Gerald Stanley Verdict on a case that is still before the courts

Trudeau  on  Colten-Boushie  Lake Superior News
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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  --   February 12, 2018   (LSN)  The ruling in the Gerald Stanley case, in which he was found not guilty in the death of Colten Boushie, has divided the country.

Unfortunately, instead of seeking to bring the country together, or refraining from interfering in what is still an ongoing judicial matter (because of potential appeals), Justin Trudeau and some of his ministers have inserted themselves into the situation, in what is a very dangerous move.

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Chief Librarian Accepts Award - Monday, February 12, 2018

Chief Librarian Accepts Award at Provincial Conference  memorializes
 Miss Mary J.L. Black

John Pateman, CEO / Chief Librarian, Thunder Bay Public Library Ontario Library Association, Leslie Weir  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  John Pateman, Leslie Weir, President  Ontario Library Association

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  February 12, 2018  –(lLSN)   John Pateman, Chief Librarian, Thunder Bay Public Library, proudly accepted an award in honour of Miss Mary J.L. Black at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, held in Toronto from January 31st through February 3rd.

The plaque memorializes Miss Black, who was the first female president of the Ontario Library Association in 1917.  The plaque is engraved with these words:  Miss Black was a fearless library leader of her time who introduced innovative approaches to library services and exerted significant influence in support of culture, education and the library profession beyond her own city.  Miss Black led a remarkable career as Chief Librarian, Fort William Public Library, now known as Thunder Bay Public Library, 1909 – 1937.

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Thunderwolves begin playoffs at home - Monday, February 12, 2018

Thunderwolves begin playoffs at home
Thursday night Against York

Brennen Dubchak
#LSN_Sports  Thunderwolves forward Brennen Dubchak

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 12, 2018  (LSN)   For the second year in a row, the Lakehead Thunderwolves will take on the York Lions in the first round of the playoffs, with game #1 of the best-of-three OUA West Division quarter-finals set for 7:00 pm on Thursday night at the Fort William Gardens.  The series will then shift to York for game #2 on Saturday evening, and if necessary, game #3 will go Sunday night at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena.

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Lakehead falls to Laurier - Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lakehead falls to Laurier in regular season finale

Lakehead  Thunderwolves Hockey  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   best-of-three quarter-final series will begin Thursday Fort William Gardens

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  February 10, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves ended the regular season by falling 4-1 to the Laurier Golden Hawks before a crowd of 2,529 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

On the evening in which the graduating players were honored before the game, Wolves’ fifth-year senior goalie Justin McDonald made his first start of the season – a classy move by Head Coach Bill McDonald.

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Liberals add “gender rights” to energy approval - Sunday, February 11, 2018


Liberals add “gender rights” to energy approval process

Minister Catherine McKenna  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Rebel Media  Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment and Climate Change

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  February 11, 2018   (LSN)  The Liberals just turfed the apolitical National Energy Board in favour of some politically-charged regulator rooted in social justice.

And the worst part is, the new regulations seem to imply that oil and gas workers are … sex offenders?

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Wolves slay Warriors in O.T. - Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wolves slay Warriors in O.T.

Lakehead Thunderwolves  Scott Gall  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Thunderwolve Scott Gall Play again Saturday at the Gardens

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  February 19, 2018    (LSN)  In a battle that went back and forth all night, the Lakehead Thunderwolves came out on top with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Waterloo Warriors at the Fort William Gardens on Friday.Daniel Del Paggio opened the scoring by tipping the puck past Waterloo goalie Trevor Martin at 10:18 of the first, with Billy Jenkins and Matt Alexander assisting.

Jenkins pounced on Del Paggio’s rebound while the Wolves were on the power play to put Lakehead up 2-0 at 13:55.

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Fourth Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally - Friday, February 9, 2018

Lake Bemidji State Park to sponsor Fourth Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally 

Fat Bike Rally  Lake Bemidji State Park  Lake Superior News
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA,   February 9, 2018   (LSN)  Riders can gear up and get ready for the Fourth Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally at Lake Bemidji State Park on Saturday, March 3.

The main event begins at 11 a.m. with a mass start on Lake Bemidji and then heads into Lake Bemidji State Park and up the Rocky Point Trail. Riders can choose from a 10K or 28K route.

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Canada Summer Jobs edict as 'insidious' - Friday, February 9, 2018

Indigenous businessman decries Canada Summer Jobs edict as 'insidious'

Trudeau  2018 Moses
#LSN_Opinion  New Commandments by Justin

MONTREAL, QUEBEC  February 9, 2018   (LSN)  Just days before the extended deadline for the Canada Summer Jobs program, David Acco still can’t reconcile what the federal government wants employers to do as part of a new application process.

“It’s crazy,” Acco says from Montreal. “I would never tick the box they want me to tick. They should be looking at this strictly in terms of somebody being employed, not in terms of what I believe.”

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EABAMETOONG MINING ACT CHALLENGE - Friday, February 9, 2018

NAN SUPPORTS EABAMETOONG MINING ACT CHALLENGE

EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION
#LSN_News 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   February 9, 2018  (LSN)   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement in support of Eabametoong First Nation’s provincial Mining Act challenge against the permits issuance in their territory: 

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Parks supports Elliot in PC Leadership Race - Thursday, February 8, 2018

 Derek Parks Supports Elliott in
PC Leadership Race
 

Christine Elliott   Derek Parks Thunder Bay-Superior North  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News #LSN_OntElection    Christine Elliott   Derek Parks

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   February 8, 2018  (LSN)   Derek Parks, the Ontario PC Candidate for Thunder Bay Superior North announced today his endorsement of Christine Elliott for leader of the Ontario PC Party. Derek Parks has also chosen to take a leave from the Ontario PC Executive, which is required to remain neutral during a leadership election, in order to throw his full support behind Christine Elliott. This week, Christine Elliott begins her tour of Northern Ontario with stops in Cochrane and Timmins on Friday. Additional stops will be announced soon.

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Long term beds - Thursday, February 8, 2018

FONOM and NOMA Expecting Increase in Number of Long-Term Care Beds across the north North

NOMA FONOM   Long term Care beds  across the north  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Regional Political Leaders expecting more long term beds 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO February 8, 2018 -  (LSN)  The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) and the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) are pleased to learn that the government will soon be announcing calls for proposals for new bed developments in long-term care.

The government of Ontario had committed to creating 5,000 new long-term care beds by 2022 and over 30,000 new beds over the next decade which was outlined in their recent paper, Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, and reiterated in the Fall Economic Statement. This commitment was welcomed news by stakeholders advocating for greater system capacity to address the growing number of seniors

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2018 Ontario Economic Report - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

BUSINESS LOSING CONFIDENCE IN ONTARIO’S ECONOMY

Sault Ste. Marie  Thunder Bay  Chamber of Commerce  2018 Ontario Economic Report  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ 2018 Ontario Economic Report

THUNDER BAY, SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO FEBRUARY 7, 2018 -  (LSN) Today the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce,  and Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce and Chambers from across the province have joined with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to officially launched the 2018 Ontario Economic Report.  This is the second annual Ontario Economic Report, compiled from input provided directly from Ontario’s businesses, including participants from Sault Ste. Marie. The report provides a snapshot of business confidence in the economy and measures the level of concern around specific challenges that Ontario businesses are facing.

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North Stars Bodnar Player of the Week - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

North Stars Bodnar named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 18 

North Stars Brandon  Bodnar Player of the Week  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  February 7, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars goaltender Brandon Bodnar has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 4.

In four starts last week the 20-year-old Fort Frances, Ont., won all of them helping Thunder Bay extend their current winning streak to 10 consecutive games.

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Ontario Leadership Race - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ontario PC Leadership Candidates on Twitter 

Ontario PC  Lake Superior News

This page is set up for people who want to read what the three leadship candidates have to say on Twitter

But either do not want to follow them or do not want to join Twitter.

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Sault’s inaugural WTF Festival - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Russell Peters to headline Sault’s inaugural WTF Festival

Sault’s inaugural WTF Festival  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts 

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  February 7, 2018   (LSN)   Show me the funnayyyyyy! Gemini Award‐winning comedian and actor Russell Peters is taking a detour north on his Deported World Tour to stop in Sault Ste. Marie. His gut‐busting headline performance will anchor the inaugural WTF Festival June 7 to 9 as one of three signature events. The festival will combine a mix of comedy, variety and stand up performances featuring Canada’s best entertainers. With event tickets, bundles and accommodation packages available at www.wtffestival.ca, the three‐day festival includes the following:

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The Rebel Media on the PC Leadership Race - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What is the future of the Ontario PC Party?

Rebel Media  PC Leadership    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  The Rebel Media on the PC Leadership Race

TORONTO, ONTARIO  February 7, 2018   (LSN)  Ontario is just over four months away from the 2018 general election.

The Progressive Conservative caucus was quick to elect MPP, Vic Fedeli to be the interim leader hoping he would be the person to lead them into the general election. 

The party executive disagreed, and decided in a tight vote to conduct an expedited leadership race before the general election.

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Thunderwolves close out regular season this weekend - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Thunderwolves close out regular season this weekend

Thunderwolves Hockey   Lake Superior News
LSN_Sports 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - February 6, 2018   (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves close out the regular season this weekend with home games versus two different opponents.  The Wolves will host the Waterloo Warriors on Friday evening before taking on the Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday, with the opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m. at the Fort William Gardens on both nights.

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free beekeeping workshop - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

UW-Superior holding free beekeeping workshop

Dr. Edward Burkett, UW-Superior, tending to a hive.  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors Dr. Edward Burkett, UW-Superior biology professor and apiary manager, tending to a hive. 

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN  –   February 6, 2018  (LSN)  For those interested in becoming a beekeeper, the University of Wisconsin-Superior will hold a free Beekeeping 101 workshop on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon in Swenson Hall Room 1013.

Designed specifically for those with no experience in beekeeping, Dr. Edward Burkett, UW-Superior biology professor and apiary manager, will provide general knowledge that beginning beekeepers need to succeed.

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Colon Cleansing Services Advised to Get Tested - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Thunder Bay District Health Unit is advising Clients of Thunder Bay Colon Cleansing Services Advised to Get Tested

Natural Health and Chiropractic,
#LSN_Health  Natural Health and Chiropractic,  Colon Therapy Clinic, 267 Park Avenue

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  February 6, 2018 -   (LSN) Thunder Bay District Health Unit is recommending that clients of two Thunder Bay colon cleansing services get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV.  

An infection control investigation conducted by the Health Unit has determined that clients who received colon cleansing services operated by Natural Health and Chiropractic, located at 817 Victoria Avenue East, and the Colon Therapy Clinic, located at 267 Park Avenue, may have been exposed to improperly cleaned instruments. These clients may be at risk for a variety of bloodborne, sexually-transmitted and enteric infections.

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price for pipeline intransigence - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Increasingly, the U.S. will compete with Canada for oil export markets, 

Pipe Lines  Fraser Institute.  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Canada paying the price for pipeline intransigence

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - February 6, 2018  (LSN) Increasingly, the U.S. will compete with Canada for oil export markets, while more of its domestic needs are met by its own producers If Canada’s governments won’t push to get pipeline projects built, Canadians will be the poorer for it.

Canada’s overwhelming dependence on one market for its oil and gas exports comes with a serious price tag. Canadian Western Select crude oil sells at a substantially lower price than oil from other jurisdictions, such as West Texas Intermediary, Brent crude or Mexican Maya crude.

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smash comedy The Producers - Monday, February 5, 2018

A new group of theatrical artists have come together 
to create the  Broadway smash comedy The Producers


#LSN_Arts  Max Bialystock played by Robert Perrier and accountant Leo Bloom played by Daniel Hannah

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  February 5, 2018  (LSN) Broadway smash comedy The Producers plays Thunder Bay.  A new group of theatrical artists have come together and are mounting a production of the Mel Brooks Broadway musical comedy The Producers that will play this February in Thunder Bay.

A cast of 19 local actors from various backgrounds, who have performed with numerous groups and companies (both professionally and amateur, and a few making their debut) have come together to work on this passion project of a community theatre production.

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Wolves edged by Mustangs - Sunday, February 4, 2018

Wolves edged by Mustangs in overtime

Thunderwolves Callum Fryer  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  hosts Waterloo and Laurier next weekend to close out the regular season.

LONDON, ONTARIO  - February 4, 2018    (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period, but were edged 3-2 in overtime by the Western Mustangs at the Thompson Arena in London on Saturday night.

The goaltending was superb at the both ends of the ice, as Lakehead’s Devin Green and Western’s Luke Peresinni both brought their “A” games to the rink.

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Poeter Expands in Thunder Bay - Sunday, February 4, 2018

Porter Adds More Daily Flights plus Crew Base in Thunder Bay

Porter Adds More Daily Flights plus Crew Base in Thunder Bay
#LSN_Econ 

THUNDER BAY / February 1, 2018 – Porter Airlines is significantly investing in Thunder Bay, Ont., by adding flights and officially opening its new crew base for pilots and flight attendants.

The base grand opening received an added dose of excitement when the airline announced that it is increasing its schedule, with up to seven daily roundtrip flights to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. There will be as many as 45 weekly flights, beginning April 12.

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Risky business - Sunday, February 4, 2018

Entrepreneurs consider that government meddling is one of the greatest risks


#LSN_Opinion   Risky business

TORONTO, ONTARIO  February 4, 2018  (LSN)   Imagine opening a business on a busy city street. Your business is the product of months of planning, compliance with government regulations, gathering finances maybe borrowing from family, presenting a business plan to the bank and borrowing more money, hiring staff, sleepless nights of worry, then finally achieving your dream. This happens thousands of times a year in Ontario, where entrepreneurs take enormous risks to provide a livelihood for themselves and their families. Businesses succeed and fail all the time, there are no guarantees.

With all the risks involved in opening and running a successful business, few entrepreneurs consider that government meddling is one of the greatest risks. Worse yet, there are at least three layers of government that each entrepreneur must confront.

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Forest Pest First Detector - Sunday, February 4, 2018

Register for Forest Pest First Detector Program

Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector Program
#LSN_Outdoors 

GRAND MARAIS, COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  February 4, 2018,   (LSN)  The Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector training program is designed to help identify the occurrence of invasive forest pests in Minnesota, including emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, Japanese barberry and Oriental bittersweet.

Become part of the award-winning Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector volunteer program to help the public find new invasive species affecting Minnesota’s trees and forest

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Canadians Are Turning Against Carbon Tax - Sunday, February 4, 2018

POLL: Canadians Are Turning Against Trudeau’s Carbon Tax

Trudeau Carbon Tax   Lake superior News
#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANATOBA  -  February 4, 2018  (LSN) A majority of Canadians now oppose the carbon tax Trudeau is trying to force on the country

That’s what has been revealed in a new poll by Angus Reid which shows support for Trudeau’s carbon tax is collapsing.
According to the survey, a combination of resentment to Trudeau’s imposition of the tax on the provinces and concern over Canada being disadvantaged economically compared to the United States, is damaging support for the carbon tax nationwide. Not to mention the fact that Canadians don’t want to see even more of our money stolen by the government.

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Wolves topple Lancers - Saturday, February 3, 2018

Jenkins and Schutt score twice as Wolves topple Lancers

Thunderwolves  Billy Jenkins  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Billy Jenkins  Thunderwolves  will finish up its road trip Saturday night in London

Windsor, ONTARIO  -  February 3, 2018  (LSN)  Billy Jenkins and Sam Schutt each scored twice as the Lakehead Thunderwolves toppled the Windsor Lancers 4-1 with a solid performance from start to finish at the South Windsor Arena on Friday night.

Jenkins put Lakehead up 1-0 on the first shift of the game, burying the puck behind Windsor goalkeeper Jonathan Reinhart at the 31-second mark, with Daniel Del Paggio assisting.

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Border Cats signings - Saturday, February 3, 2018

Border Cats signed shortstop, Jordan Ross

Jordan Ross Border Cats  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Home opener June 2 nd

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  February 3, 2017  (LSN) The Border Cats Matt Cartwright, pitching coarch is returning, and they have signed shortstop, Jordan Ross. 

The Border Cats are happy to announce the signing of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho native, Jordan Ross.

Ross, a junior transfer shortstop at Southern Illinois University

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Above chart datum - Saturday, February 3, 2018

Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron above chart datum 

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

THUNDER BAY, ONATAIO  -  February 3, 2018  (LSN)  More seasonable conditions returned to the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron basins in January. Nonetheless, both lakes continue to see the effects of a wet spring and summer, and water levels of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron remain well above average as a result.

The monthly mean level of Lake Superior in January was 183.65 m (602.53 ft), the 2nd highest on record (1918 - present) and the highest since January 1986.

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APS OPP NAPS working together - Saturday, February 3, 2018

8 MALES AND 1 FEMALE ARRESTED IN DRUG INVESTIGATION 

OPP APS NAPS   Drug Arrests   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    APS  OPP  NAPS working together 

MARATHON, ONTARIO -   February  3, 2018   (LSN)  On February 1, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) with the assistance of the Provincial Operations Intelligence Bureau (POIB), the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9 Unit, members of the Marathon OPP Detachment, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS), and Anishinabek Police Service (APS) have charged 9 individuals with 57 drug related offences.

Officers executed Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants on 6 homes in the Marathon and Pic River First Nation area. 8 males and 1 female have been arrested and face various charges.

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Thunderwolves loose heartbreaker - Friday, February 2, 2018

Thunderwolves lose heartbreaker at Ryerson

Thunderwolves Hockey   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   

TORONTO, ONTARIO   February 2, 2018   (LSN)  Lakehead overcame a three-goal deficit to tie the score late in the third period, only to lose a heartbreaker as a last-minute goal by the Ryerson Rams edged the Thunderwolves 5-4 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto on Thursday night.

Lakehead controlled the play early on and Tyler Anton got the only goal of the first period with a wrist shot that beat Rams’ goalie Taylor Dupuis on the glove side at 13:02, with Daniel Del Paggio and Sam Schutt assisting.

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Thunder Bay Chill 2018 Season - Friday, February 2, 2018

Chill vs Lions in exhibition Game May 26 - 27th

Thunder Bay Chill   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports 

Thunder Bay, ON – The Premier Development League (PDL) released the 2018 schedule today including the 14-game regular season schedule for the Thunder Bay Chill who will playing in their 19th season in the league.  The Chill will also face the Winnipeg Lions in the perennial exhibition series on May 26th and 27th. 
 
The Heartland Division remains at six teams, with Sporting Kaw Valley (playing out of Lawrence, Kansas) replacing Saint Louis FC U23. 

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Cook County new K-9 Deputy - Friday, February 2, 2018

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes:
​ K-9 Deputy Eddy

Cook County  Deputy Paul Spry  with K-9 Deputy Eddy  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  Cook County Deputy Paul Spry  K-9 Deputy Eddy

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  - February 2, 2018  (LSN) The newest member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Law Enforcement Center this week. One-year-old Canine Deputy Eddy, a German Shepherd bred in Slovakia was secured through Performance Kennels Inc in Buffalo, MN, who specializes in top-quality law enforcement working dogs. Eddy will continue training and will now begin an intensive 14-week training with handler Deputy Paul Spry in narcotics detection, tracking and patrol.

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Chair’s Reception & AGM - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Chair’s Reception & AGM 

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Chair’s Reception & AGM  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Sean Speer,  U of T School of Public Policy          Rosa Carlino, 2018 Chair of the Board

THUNDER BAY, ON:  February 1, 2018 – The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Chair’s Reception & 53rd Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

The business meeting begins at 5 pm, networking reception at 5:30 pm, and evening program following at 6:30 pm. The evening includes the formal swearing in of Rosa Carlino, 2018 Chair of the Board.

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Mushkegowuk Tribal Council state of emergency - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mushkegowuk Tribal Council declared a state of emergency

Mushkegowuk Tribal Council declared a state of emergency  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    Stop flow of illegal drugs and alcohol OPP RESPONSE TO STATE OF EMERGENCY

ORILLIA, ONTARIO February 1, 2018  (LSN)  - The Mushkegowuk Tribal Council declared a state of emergency in response to the flow of illegal drugs and alcohol (including prescription drugs) into their communities. As a result, the public may experience increased police presence in their communities in order to stem the tide of illicit drugs.

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Thunderwolves on the Road - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wolves set for final road trip of the regular season

Lakehead Thunderwolves   Jake Ringuette  Defence Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Jake Ringuette  Defence

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  February, 2018   (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves will embark on a three-game road trip against three different opponents this weekend, beginning at Ryerson where the Wolves will butt heads with the Rams on Thursday night.  The Wolves will then head down to Windsor for a Friday evening tilt with the Lancers before travelling to Western to square off with the Mustangs on Saturday night.

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English River' Kobes  - Monday, January 29, 2018

English River' Kobes named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 17 

SIJHL English River’s Fischer-Kobes   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  January 29, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners defenceman Terix Fischer-Kobes has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 28.

In three games last week the 20-year-old native of Lloydminster, Sask., had points in each of them, picking up six in total, helping English River earn a trio of victories.

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OPP Removing Meth of Kenora Streets - Monday, January 29, 2018

OPP Removing Methamphetamine off the streets of Kenora 

OPP Removing Methamphetamine off Kenora Streets  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    Kenora Meth 

KENORA, ONTARIO  - January 29, 2018   (LSN) Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-Kenora Community Street Crime Unit with assistance from the Organized Crime and Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) have charged a Kenora man with drug related charges following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the City of Kenora.

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TPP2 death knell - Monday, January 29, 2018

TPP2 death knell for supply management, and that's a good thing

Troy Media  TPP2 Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Trans-Pacific deal will boost agri-food industries

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO   --- January  29, 2018  (LSN)  Canada is making its trade intentions crystal clear and that’s good news for most agri-food industries, although our supply-management sectors face big challenges.

Even as the North American Free Trade Agreement talks continue, we’ve learned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn’t dead after all, although the trade deal among Pacific Rim countries has a new name: the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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NWO Visionary Awards - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals Recognized at the 2018 Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards

NOVA  Top 20 Under 40  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  SHIFT'S NOVAs Awards

Thunder Bay, ONTARO, January 28, 2018 –  Saturday evening, 20 of the brightest young stars from across the region were celebrated at the 4th bi-annual Northwestern Ontario Visionary Awards (NOVAs), a gala hosted by SHIFT Thunder Bay’s Young Professionals Network and held in Thunder Bay at the Victoria Inn to recognize young professionals in the region for their leadership, community engagement, business and professional achievement, volunteerism, civic pride, and mentorship.

“The quality of the nominees was extremely high this year,” tells SHIFT President Samantha Mihalus. “The top 20 were selected from a total of 79 nominees. It’s amazing and so inspiring to hear about how Northwestern Ontario young professionals are making a difference in their communities.”

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Thunderwolves blanked by Lions 4-0 - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Thunderwolves blanked by Lions 4-0

Lakehead Thunderwolves Brennen Dubchak  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Thunderwolve  Brennen Dubchak  ~Thunderwolves on the Road next weekend 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - January 28, 2018   (LSN)  Although they outshot their opponent 38-21, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were shut out 4-0 by the York Lions before 1,969 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night.

Josh LaFrance netted what turned out to be the winner just 5:10 into the contest with a nifty toe-drag and a laser that eluded Wolves’ netminder Devin Green low on the blocker side.

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Alexdander Henry’s Fundraising Dinner - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Alexander Henry’s Homecoming Fundraising Dinner

Alexander Henry Home comming Dinner   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 28, 2018   (LSN) The homecoming of Thunder Bay-built Alexander Henry as a museum ship on Thunder
Bay's waterfront is the theme of the 2nd Annual Dinner of the Lakehead Transportation
Museum Society (LTMS), taking place on Friday, February 2.

The guest speaker will be Captain Patrick Toomey a retired ice pilot, ice navigation
specialist, author and retired Coast Guard Canada officer who will be “handing over-thewatch”.
Toomey,

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Wolves fall to Lions in OT - Saturday, January 27, 2018

Twice held two-goal leads and never trailed until the game was over, a 5-4 overtime loss 

Thunderwolves jonathon Masters   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolves  jonathon Masters Meet again tonight at 7 pm

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  January 27, 2018   (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves twice held two-goal leads and never trailed until the game was over, a 5-4 overtime loss to the York Lions before 2,050 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.                                             

The Wolves came out flying and took the early lead when Sam Schutt fired the puck past York goalie Mack Shields on a Lakehead power play 4:12 into the game, with Patrick Murphy and Billy Jenkins getting the assists.

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Nine Days on Western Great Lakes  - Saturday, January 27, 2018

MV Victory II Nine Days on Western Great Lakes 

Cruising West Great Lakes   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism Cruise the Western Great Lakes

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 27, 2018   (LSN)  A bold exploration from the Industrial Heartland to the Northwoods.  Join us as we set sail into the North American heartlands on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Experience the Victorian splendors of the American Gilded Age at Mackinac Island. Witness the rise of American Industry and Transport at Green Bay. Explore the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes at Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy the arts and culture of blue collar Brew City at Milwaukee. Victory Cruise Lines invites you to the endless wilderness of the Western Great Lakes.
Outbound from Thunder Bay to Detroit
Midwest Majesty & Archipelagos of Georgian Bay 

A wonderful survey of the beautiful coastlines of Lake Superior and Lake Huron from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Detroit, Michigan. Price includes airfare from Toronto to Thunder Bay. 

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CHAMBERS WANT DE MINIMIS THRESHOLD LOW - Friday, January 26, 2018

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE PARTNER TO URGE GOVERNMENT TO KEEP THE DE MINIMIS THRESHOLD LOW

THE DE MINIMIS THRESHOLD   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 26, 2018 –  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay, Windsor-Essex Regional, Sarnia Lambton, Greater Niagara and Sault Ste. Marie Chambers are calling for the Federal Government to keep the de minimis threshold (DMT) low to ensure retailers in Canada and U.S. have a level playing field.

On December 14, 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP released the Retail Council of Canada-commissioned study: Rise in Canada's de minimis threshold: Economic Impact Assessment, concluding that raising the DMT would drastically impact on retailers in Canada, their employees and the overall economy.

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0 DAY FESITVAL IN THE BOLD NORTH - Friday, January 26, 2018

A SNAPSHOT OF THE 10 DAY FESITVAL IN THE BOLD NORTH

THE 10 DAY FESITVAL IN THE BOLD NORTH  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports 

Today's kick-off of the 10-day festival leading up to Super Bowl LII, including the opening night on Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is providing a snap shot of the events it has planned for the next 10 days.

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Small Business Development Center UW-Superior - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior receives grants

Small Business Development Center UW-Superior  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

SUPERIOR, Wis. – January 25, 2018   (LSN)  The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Superior was recently awarded two grants totaling $13,000 from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

“We would like to thank the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation for their support in these grants and look forward to our continued service to the community as we strengthen entrepreneurship and economic development in Northwest Wisconsin,”

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Survey Stormwater Management Financing - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Online Survey Seeks Residents’ Thoughts on Stormwater Management Financing

Thunder Bay Stormwater Financing  Lake Superior News
LSN_News   Online Survey

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 25, 2018   (LSN)  The Stormwater Financing study is being conducted in cooperation with the consulting firm AECOM, and will review and recommend a sustainable and fair funding source to support the City’s current stormwater management program and help achieve the future goals of the Stormwater Management Plan.

In 2016, City Council adopted the Stormwater Management Plan, outlining stormwater management goals and objectives for the next 20 years. Now, a Stormwater Financing Study is underway to investigate a sustainable and fair funding source to support the City’s current stormwater program and the implementation of the Stormwater Management Plan.

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Birkebeiner International Bridge - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Super Bowl festival   the snow-covered American Birkebeiner International Bridge

American Birkebeiner International Bridge   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Nicollet Mall snow-covered American Birkebeiner Bridge

Minneapolis, MN – January 25, 2018   (LSN)  With Minnesota’s 10-day Super Bowl festival opening tomorrow, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and the Loppet Foundation announced a full schedule of outdoor winter activities that will take place on the Nicollet Mall and the snow-covered American Birkebeiner International Bridge at Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. Everything from snow tubing to cross-country skiing to fat biking will be available to the public on the Loppet Trail spanning across the American Birkebeiner International Bridge at Nicollet Mall and 9th Street. Spectators and participants alike will enjoy a full lineup of daily winter programming, brought to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon by the Loppet Foundation and industry partners including Penn Cycle, Finn Sisu, and others.

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Team West takes President’s Cup CJHL - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Team West takes President’s Cup CJHL Prospects Game 

Team West takes President’s Cup CJHL Prospects Game Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –  January 24, 2018   (L:SN) Austin Wong (Okotoks Oilers, AJHL) tallied twice, including the game-winner, to help propel Team West to a 5-2 triumph over Team East Tuesday evening to capture the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game President’s Cup at Port Credit Memorial Arena in Mississauga, Ont.

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Thunderwolves hosts York - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thunderwolves hosts York this weekend
At Friday game auctioning team jerseys
for Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Foundation

Thunderwolves jerseys Auction  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  one time only” jerseys on Friday night for Auction 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - January 24, 2018  (LSN)  In a crucial series heading into the final stretch of the regular season, the Lakehead Thunderwolves will host the York Lions this Friday and Saturday at the Fort William Gardens, with the opening face-off set for 7:00 PM both nights.

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Passenger Volume Record - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thunder Bay Airport Sets New Passenger Volume Record

Thunder Bay Airport
#LSN_Econ

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 24, 2018   (LSN) This past year saw Thunder Bay Airport (YQT) volumes hit an all-time high by hosting 844,627 passengers in 2017.  Traffic grew by 4.6% over 2016 volumes. 
 
Traffic volume growth was supported by a number of positive factors.  Additional capacity offered by a number of airlines into northern destinations has contributed new volume.  The early start of the winter charter season also brought new passengers to the airport. 

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uper Bowl Fan Mobile Pass App - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Prizes, Mobile Ordering, Virtual Face Painting, & More Available with Super Bowl Fan Mobile Pass App

Super Bowl App   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 24, 2018  (LSN)  Registration is open for Fan Mobile Pass (FMP), which is a QR code that enhances fan experiences at events by providing a “Single Sign On” to register for all Super Bowl experiences. Through Fan Mobile Pass, fans can receive photos and videos, updated event information and maps, and opportunities to enter sweepstakes and win prizes and giveaways. Fan Mobile Pass will also help Super Bowl visitors get around Super Bowl events and includes maps of Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon, parking options, and more.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

City of Sault Ste. Marie  brings back 
 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  #LSN_Outdoors      Sault Community Theatre Centre

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  January 23, 2018  (LSN)  “We are excited to be hosting this renowned Film Festival with Searchmont Ski Association. These inspiring adventure, environmental and action films will have broad appeal here in Algoma”, Brian Wilson, Sault Community Theatre Centre.” Sault Ste. Marie has never experienced a film festival as dynamic as BANFFs. We are fortunate to be surrounded by amazing outdoor enthusiasts in the area and couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our love of film and become part of the adventure with the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017-2018!

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January 23rd Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 23rd Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

David Eckel  receiving Award from Rachel Espe Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  David Eckel  receiving Award from Rachel Espe

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  January 23 2018 –   (LSN)  – Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Jan. 23 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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Crank The Shield cycling race - Monday, January 22, 2018

Sault hosting Crank The Shield cycling race

Crank The Shield cycling race Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism  #LSN_Sports  Tourism Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  -   January 22, 2018 (LSN)  Hundreds of mountain bike racers and enthusiasts from across North America will be peddling in and around Sault Ste. Marie this summer. The community has been selected to host Crank The Shield, a multi-day cycling odyssey. Taking place August 17 to 19, the event was secured by Tourism Sault Ste. Marie.

“Our team is always looking to bring in new sports tournaments, conferences and special events, and we’re very excited to have secured Crank The Shield for the summer of 2018,” said Ian McMillan, Executive Director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie. “We look forward to working with organizers on delivering a top-notch, memorable event, one that fills a ton of hotel rooms and leaves a significant economic impact on our city.”

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Soo Chamber Outstanding Business Achievement Awards - Monday, January 22, 2018

Soo Chamber Recognizing Local Business Excellence at the 
Outstanding Business Achievement Awards

Soo Chamber Outstanding Business  Awards  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ   Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce Award Winners

SAULT STE. MAREIE, ONTARIO  - January 22, 2018  (LSN)  It was a celebration of innovation, creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship, as the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) handed out its Outstanding Business Achievement Awards on Saturday evening.

“This year, more than 200 nominations were received by the Chamber, for 21 different awards,” explains Don Mitchell, Acting President of the Sault Chamber. “Each of the nominated businesses were chosen by their customers and their fellow local businesses.”

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Utah Bear Management Plan Hugely Successful - Monday, January 22, 2018

Utah Bear Management Plan Hugely Successful, Number of Permits to Increase This Year

Utah Bear  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors 

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -  January 22, 2018  (LSN)  Utah’s black bear population is growing rapidly. The state will be issuing more permits this year to meet hunter demand and keep the bears in check.

Darren DeBloois, game mammals coordinator for the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources, is enthused about the state’s black bear population. “The state’s bear population is doing really well,” DeBloois said. “We’re excited about that.”

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Stormwater Financing - Monday, January 22, 2018

Public Meeing on Stormwater Financing

Thunder Bay Stormwater Financing  Lake Superior News
LSN_News   Jan. 23, from 4 – 8 pm,  Italian Cultural Centre

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 22, 2018   (LSN)  The Stormwater Financing study is being conducted in cooperation with the consulting firm AECOM, and will review and recommend a sustainable and fair funding source to support the City’s current stormwater management program and help achieve the future goals of the Stormwater Management Plan.

“The City is committed to environmental stewardship and community sustainability,” said Aaron Ward – Project Engineer. “The City’s Stormwater Management Plan recognizes those commitments and will help guide the City’s stormwater management actions for the next 20 years.”

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North Stars’ Player Gerrie of Week - Monday, January 22, 2018

North Stars’ Player Gerrie of Week named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 16 

North Stars rookie forward Keighan Gerrie  Player of the Week  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  January 22, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars rookie forward Keighan Gerrie has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 21.

In a pair of outings last week the 16-year-old Thunder Bay product and youngest player in the SIJHL picked up two points in each of them helping the North Stars skate to a couple of victories.

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Minnesota Walking Hunting Atlas - Monday, January 22, 2018

Minnesota Walk-In Access generates revenue for landowners

Minnesota Walk-In Access generates revenue for landowners Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL,  COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  January 22, 2018   (LSN)  Landowners can generate revenue by allowing public hunting on their private land in 46 Minnesota counties through the Department of Natural Resources Walk-In Access Program. Sign-ups are Monday, Jan. 22, to Friday, April 27.

“This program is a win-win for landowners and hunters,” said Scott Roemhildt, DNR Walk-In Access coordinator. “And what’s more, by signing up for three years, landowners can qualify for habitat enhancement on their Walk-In Access acres.”

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Wolves edged by Mustangs in OT - Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wolves edged by Mustangs in OT

Lakehead thunderwolves Austin McDonald   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolve Austin McDonald  Thunderwolves at home vs  the York Lions  Friday and Saturday night at the Fort William Gardens.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 20, 2018   (LSN)  Although their performance was much improved over the previous evening, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were edged 3-2 in overtime by the Western Mustangs in a goaltending duel at the Fort William Gardens on Saturday night.

To the delight of the 2,078 fans in attendance, the Wolves came out flying, firing 19 shots at Mustangs’ goalie Luke Peressini in the first period.

Lakehead’s Austin McDonald struck early by pouncing on a rebound just 2:11 into the fray, with Patrick Murphy and Devin Fullum getting the assists.

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Western downs Lakehead - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Western downs Lakehead 6-2

Thunderwolves Matt Alexander  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Matt Alexander LU Forward   Wolves look to exact a measure of revenge Saturday at 7 pm

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 20, 2018  (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves fell behind early and were downed 6-2 by the Western Mustangs before a crowd of 2,034 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night.

Western’s Ray Huether opened the scoring by knocking in a rebound 2:36 into the contest on a Mustangs’ power play after Lakehead was called for too many men on the ice.

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Cook County Committee of the Whole - Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 16th Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

Cook County MN  January 16   Lake Superior Newxs
#LSN_News  

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  January 16 2018 –   (LSN)   Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Jan 16 Committee of the Whole meeting. New in 2018, Committee of the Whole meetings are taking place at 5 pm on the third Tuesday of the month, rather than at 1 pm, and allows for public comment and question.

Several members of the public in attendance asked questions about Commissioner assignments and County Board procedures. Board Chair Ginny Storlie facilitated a conversational approach to these questions and a good discussion was had.

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Thunderwolves gains four points - Friday, January 19, 2018

Thunderwolves gains four points in the standings due to UQTR forfeitures

UQTR  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 19, 2018  (LSN)  The OUA announced today that the UQTR Patriotes will forfeit the results of 20 games over the past two seasons, including their first 13 games from the 2017-18 campaign due to the participation of an ineligible player.  The affected games from this season range from October 7 to November 18.

Two of those games were played at Lakehead on October 20 and 21, originally won by the Patriotes by scores of 3-1 and 4-1.  The final scores of those contests will be amended to a 1-0 loss for UQTR, as it will with all the Patriotes’ 20 forfeitures, resulting in changes to the standings.  

Before the forfeitures, Lakehead’s OUA record this season was 8-9-2, putting the Thunderwolves in a three-way tie with Western and Windsor for sixth place in the West Division.  Lakehead’s record will now improve to 10-7-2 and leaves the Wolves alone in sixth place, 4 points ahead of seventh-place Western and Windsor.

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Trudeau VISITS PIKANGIKUM - Friday, January 19, 2018

PRIME MINISTER Trudeau VISITS PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler PM Justine Trudeau speaking   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Trudeau Visits  Pikangikum 

PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION  January 19, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Pikangikum First Nation Chief Dean Owen are pleased to welcome Prime Minster Justin Trudeau for a community visit to the remote Ojibway community today.

“This event has been eagerly anticipated, and I am very pleased that the Prime Minister has honoured the commitment he made last year to visit Chief Owen and the people of Pikangikum. This is the first time that a sitting Prime Minister has visited NAN territory, and we are honoured that the Prime Minister has come to see first-hand the many positive things that are happening in Pikangikum,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “This is an historic day, and we hope this signals the beginning of a renewed Nation-to-Nation relationship between the people of Pikangikum and the Government of Canada.”

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DEVELOPING A POSITIVE ENTREPRENEURIAL CLIMATE - Thursday, January 18, 2018

U of M RECOGNIZES SAULT STE. MARIE FOR DEVELOPING A POSITIVE ENTREPRENEURIAL CLIMATE

EDC Executive Director Jeff Holt  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

SAULT STE. MARIE MICHIGAN  January 18, 2018  (LSN)- The City of Sault Ste. Marie has been recognized for its successes and efforts in contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. The Sault was honored as a Five-Star community and was recognized on November 14th, during an eCities Panel Discussion, which discussed how talent, business policy, and access to capital have impacted community growth in Michigan. The eCities study analyzed publicly available data from 277 communities from 54 counties in Michigan.

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Pavlisin of Week named SIJHL player of the week - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 GM Ice Dogs Player Pavlisin of Week named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 15 

Ice Dogs goaltender Landon Pavlisin   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  January 17, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Dryden GM Ice Dogs goaltender Landon Pavlisin has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Jan. 14.

In two starts last week the 18-year-old netminder, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., posted shutouts in both of them as part of three consecutive blankings the GM Ice Dogs posted in the time frame.

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Fly Fishing Film Tour - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

North Shore Steelhead Association Presents
4th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour

North Shore Steelhead Assoc Fly Fishing Film Tour
#LSN_Outdoors

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  January 17, 2018  (LSN)       The North Shore Steelhead Association will present the 4th annual FLY FISHING FILM TOUR 2018, at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Saturday February 17, 2018.

"Come out for a night of fishing films, a vendor fair, symposium and free giveaways. Suitable for all anglers & fly fishing enthusiasts, conservationists, nature lovers, film buffs, and anyone suffering from winter fever.”

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Classic and Fitness Expo - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

3rd Annual  Thunder Bay Classic
and Fitness Expo

Thunder Bay Classic and Fitness Expo   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 17, 2018   (LSN) The Thunder Bay Classic and Fitness Expo,  is back for its third year! Don’t miss a minute of the action during Northwestern Ontario's largest fitness event February 9th to February 11th at the Slovak Legion.  
 
Featuring: - 20 local vendors - International Open level Show - Full Powerlifting Meet - Women’s Strongman  - Amateur Strongman 

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Soo Chamber calls for Tax Reform - Monday, January 15, 2018

Ontario’s Chamber Network calls for tax reform, to Keep Ontario Competitive

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ Sault Ste. Marie Chamber , in partnership with  Ontario Chamber of Commerce

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  –  January 15, 2018  (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), provided the Ontario government with 11 recommendations for the upcoming provincial budget that will help businesses manage costs and secure the province's competitive advantage. The submission, presented to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, calls on the government to implement taxation reforms and smart infrastructure and transportation spending to maximize growth and benefit all regions of Ontario.

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Western this weekend - Monday, January 15, 2018

Lakehead renews rivalry with Western this weekend

Thunderwolves vs Western Mustangs   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  weekend when the Western Mustangs visit the Fort William Gardens

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 15, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves will renew one of the biggest rivalries in OUA hockey this weekend when the Western Mustangs visit the Fort William Gardens.  The opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Lakehead and Western enter the weekend with identical conference records and are tied for sixth place in the West Division, making this a crucial series for both teams.

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Lakehead falls 5-1 at Guelph - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lakehead falls 5-1 at Guelph

Lu Thunderwolves Hockey   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Next weekend when they host the Western Mustangs

GUELPH, ONTARIO  -  January 13, 2018  (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves ended their two-game road trip with a loss at Guelph as the Gryphons rolled to a decisive 5-1 victory at the Gryphon Centre on Saturday night.

The Gryphons came out flying in the first period to stake an early lead and never let up throughout the contest. 

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Fur Trappers convention - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Northwestern Fur Trappers convention

Northwestern Fur Trappers Association  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  # LSN_Tourism

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 14, 2018  (LSN) The Northwestern Fur Trappers Association would like to invite you to their annual trappers convention  February 23-24. 

Vendors, competitions, Wild Fur Fashion shows, Fur Handling Demonstrations and Competitions demonstrations, information, raffles and auctions. 

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Relief for Overcapacity Crisis - Saturday, January 13, 2018

System Partners Work  Provide Relief for Overcapacity Crisis

System Partners Provide Relief for Overcapacity Crisis  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - January 13, 2018  (LSN)  Local health care leaders announced measures to provide relief from uncharacteristically high overcapacity at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital).

The North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has made investments over the past two months with health care system partners in the city of Thunder Bay to create capacity for 45 more patients.

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TBDHU Carfentanil in Thunder Bay - Saturday, January 13, 2018

TBDHU Advises of Presence of Carfentanil in Thunder Bay

Carfentanil in Thunder Bay  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Heroin laced with Elephant Tranquilizer blamed for Minnesota overdose deaths

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - January 13, 2017  (LSN) The Health Unit is advising the public that carfentanil - a dangerous opioid - may be present in street drugs in Thunder Bay after a laboratory report confirms that a urine sample from a local resident tested positive for the drug.

“Carfentanil is a toxic opioid that is more potent than fentanyl and is sometimes mixed into street drugs,” said Dr. Emily Groot, Associate Medical Officer of Health for the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.  “Street drugs contaminated with carfentanil have been detected with increasing frequency in Canada, and this is the first confirmation we have of it in Thunder Bay.”

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Wolves edged by Lions in OT - Friday, January 12, 2018

Wolves edged by Lions in OT shootout

LU Forward Sam Schutt fights for puck  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  LU Forward Sam Schutt fights for puck

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  January 12, 2018   (LSN) The Lakehead Thunderwolves were edged 5-4 by the York Lions in an overtime shootout at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena in North York on Friday night.

After a scoreless first period, the floodgates opened in a wild second stanza beginning with Ben Verrall’s wrister that sailed past Lakehead goalie Nic Renyard to put York up 1-0.

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LU Thunderwolves on the Road - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lakehead travels to York and Guelph this weekend

LU Thunderwolves  at York and Guelph this weekend  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  On the Road

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 11, 2018   (LSN) Lakehead will have its first road test of 2018 when the Thunderwolves take on the York Lions at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena beginning at 7:00 on Friday night.  The Wolves will then travel to Guelph for a tussle with the Gryphons on Saturday night, with the opening face-off set for 7:30.

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Citizens of Exceptional Achievement - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Nominations Open for 2018 Citizens of Exceptional Achievement

 Mayor Keith Hobbs; Councillor Linda Rydholm; Ollie Sawchuck, Chair, Official Recognition Committee; Dana Larrette, 2017 award recipient  Lake Superior News
LSN_News    Mayor Keith Hobbs; Councillor Linda Rydholm; Ollie Sawchuck, Chair, Official Recognition Committee; Dana Larrette, 2017 award recipient

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO = January 10, 2018 –  (LSN) Mayor Keith Hobbs, members of the Official Recognition Committee and past award recipients officially opened nominations for the 2018 Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards today at City Hall.

For over 40 years, these awards have honoured hard working volunteers, organizations and groups that are helping to create a neighbourhood and a  community where people feel a sense of belonging and responsibility to each other, and are active participants in its life.

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Cook County January 9 Board of Commissioners - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 9th Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Gun Flint Trail Fire Department  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  January 9, 2018 –   (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Jan. 9 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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Port of Thunder Bay Closes Solid Season - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Port of Thunder Bay
Closes Solid Season 

Port of Thunder Wind Turbines  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping  Wind Turbines

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - January 10, 2018  (LSN) The Port of Thunder Bay is closing up for the season, with three wintering vessels arriving today bringing the total of wintering ships in Port to seven.  The final shipment of grain for the season departed the Port on January 4 aboard MV CSL Laurentien. 

Despite closing a bit earlier than normal, total Port shipments for the season were 7% above the five-year average.  The total annual cargo volume of 8.84 million metric tonnes for the season was just a fraction higher than the 8.83 million tonnes recorded a year before.  The Port’s five-year average cargo tonnage is 8.29 million tonnes. 

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Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon
Families Run for Fun

Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Supporting Children’s Mental Health 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 10 , 2018,  (LSN)   Children’s Centre Foundation Thunder Bay, in partnership with Lakehead University, is inviting everyone to come out and participate in the 9th Annual Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon, taking place on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. Proceeds from the event remain local, supporting children’s mental health education and prevention initiatives through Children’s Centre Foundation.  

“A typical Thunder Bay winter often includes temperatures of minus 40, leaving everyone feeling restless. The Indoor Marathon provides warmer temperatures to those anxious to get out and run,’ explains Kip Sigsworth, Lakehead University Running Coach.

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fish free with kids - Monday, January 8, 2018

Minnesotans age 16 or older fish free
with kids Jan. 13-15th

DNR  staff helping child ice fish   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - January 8, 2018   (LSN)  Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 13, through Monday, Jan. 15.

During the weekend, Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing.

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TBDSSAB Operation Budge 2018 - Monday, January 8, 2018

TBDSSAB Operation Budge 2018
​ $106.7 million 


District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board  Budget  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   

THUNDER BAY, ONTARTIO  -  January 8, 2018 – (LSN)  The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) approved the 2018 operating budget totaling $106.7 million. This represents a $7.1 million increase over the prior year’s budget of $99.6 million. This increase is due to additional financial assistance to Ontario Works (OW) clients, an increase in homelessness prevention activities, child care expansion, and the transfer of the EarlyON Child and Family Centres to TBDSSAB.  

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Iron Rangers Kinsman - Monday, January 8, 2018

Minnesota Iron Rangers Kinsman named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 14 

Minnesota Iron Rangers Kinsman   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario  – January 8, 2018   (LSN)   The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Minnesota Iron Rangers forward Eli Kinsman has been named its initial Play It Again Sports player of the week for 2018.

In two appearances to commence the second half of the SIJHL’s regular season schedule, the 20-year-old Cocoa Beach, Fla., product amassed six points for Minnesota, including a personal single-game high five points in a shootout victory at Fort Frances this past Wednesday.

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Lakehead wins overtime thriller - Sunday, January 7, 2018

Lakehead wins overtime thriller

Lakehead wins overtime thriller Against Windsor Lancers  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thunderwolves be on the road next weekend

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 7, 2018   (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves treated the 1,844 fans at the Fort William Gardens to one of the best games of the season, coming from behind twice to defeat the Windsor Lancers in overtime on Saturday night.

Although the Wolves come out strong right from the opening face-off, Windsor struck twice midway through the first period to stake the Lancers to the early lead.

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Lucy Kloosterhuis Chair - Sunday, January 7, 2018

Lucy Kloosterhuis new Chair of TBDSSAB

Lucy Kloosterhuis new Chair of TBDSSAB  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Mark Figliomeni, Schreiber Vice-Chair

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - January 5, 2018 –  (LSN)  The Board of Directors of The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) announces the appointment of Lucy Kloosterhuis as their new Chair. The appointment took place at the Board’s inaugural meeting held on January 4, 2018.

Lucy Kloosterhuis, Mayor of the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge returned to the Board of Directors in April 2017. She previously served a two year term ending December 2016. Kloosterhuis takes over from Robert Katajamaki,

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Thunderwolves upend Lancers - Saturday, January 6, 2018

Thunderwolves upend Lancers 3-1

Thunderwolves upend Lancers   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  They are back at the Gardens Saturday night

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 6, 2018   (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves began the second half of the OUA season on a winning note by upending the Windsor Lancers 3-1 before 1,681 fans at the Fort William Gardens on a frigid Friday night in Thunder Bay.

Chris Scott put the Lancers up 1-0 on a screened shot from the top of the face-off circle on a Windsor power play just over three minutes into the game, but that would be the only rubber to find its way past Wolves’ goalie Nic Renyard for the rest of the night.

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Taxing meat is an unpalatable proposition - Thursday, January 4, 2018

Arguing that meat is the new tobacco is sensationalist nonsense, since tobacco is not essential to life and food is. 

Beef Tenderloin     Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Taxing meat is an unpalatable proposition

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 4, 2018  (LSN) Imposing a sin tax on foods that are deemed environmentally detrimental seems to be gaining support. But little can be accomplished by taxing meat.

For some, eating meat is considered a sin and therefore meat products should be taxed, like alcohol and tobacco. A new report published recently by a group called Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) argues that a tax on meat is inevitable.

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U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Will Get $65 Million Tune-Up - Thursday, January 4, 2018

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Will Get $65 Million Tune-Up This Winter

M/V Paul R. Tregurtha   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping  final phase of emission-reduction program, the 1,013.5-foot Paul R. Tregurtha

CLEVELAND, OHIO  –  January 4, 2018  (:SN)  U.S.-flag Great Lakes vessel operators will spend $65 million maintaining and modernizing their vessels at Great Lakes shipyards this winter.  When complete, the fleet will be ready to meet the needs of commerce come the spring break-out in March.

“Winter is the one opportunity our members have to renew and upgrade their vessels,” said James H.I. Weakley, President of Lake Carriers’ Association, the trade association representing the major U.S.-flag carriers.  “They have just 10 months to deliver their customers’ annual raw materials requirement, so the vessels are in service 24/7 during the shipping season.”

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Wolves host Windsor - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wolves host Windsor to kick off 2018

thunderwolves vs Windsor  Lake Superior News
#LSN_ Sports Lakehead vs Windsor

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  January 3, 2018   (LSN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves will kick off the second half of the OUA campaign this weekend at the Fort William Gardens, with the opening face-off set for 7:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights.

The Thunderwolves split the Christmas Challenge with the West Division-leading Guelph Gryphons on December 28-29.  Lakehead was edged 3-2 in overtime in the first game, but rebounded with a 4-2 win the following evening.
 
Windsor played one non-conference game over the Christmas holidays, an 8-2 loss at the University of Miami, Ohio.

Like Lakehead, Windsor is a stingy team defensively, allowing just under three goals per game in 16 OUA contests this fall.
 
A big reason for that is freshman goaltender Jonathan Reinhart, who sports the best save percentage (.937) in the league.  Junior netminder Blake Richard has also seen time in the Windsor goal, posting solid numbers.
 
Freshman defenceman Kody Gagnon is Windsor’s leading point-getter, and forwards Brennan Feasey, Ian Parker and Kyle Hope are also offensive threats for the Lancers.

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OPP Phone COMMUNITY SURVEY - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

OPP Phone COMMUNITY SATISFACTION SURVEY
Northwest Region 

OPP Northwest Region
#LSN_Crime    OPP ASSESS SERVICE

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  January 2, 2018   (LSN)  Community Satisfaction Surveys are scheduled to start in January 2018 in North West Region to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments deliver to communities throughout the region. 

The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes to complete and is strictly voluntary. 

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SIJHL performer for December - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ice Dogs Bracko SIJHL
performer for December

that Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Jacen Bracko   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario –  January 2, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Jacen Bracko has been named its CCM Hockey performer of the month for December.

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TBay Hospital surge capacity crisis - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is experiencing a surge capacity crisis

Dr Stewart Kennedy   TBRHSC    Lake Superior News

Today, Dr. Stewart Kennedy, EVP Medical and Academic Affairs and Acting CEO at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, made the following statement.
“Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is experiencing a surge capacity crisis, with exceptionally high numbers of admitted patients. Every effort is being made to support patient care and flow.


#LSN_Health   Dr. Stewart Kennedy

Thunder Bay, ONTARIO  - January 2, 2018  (LSN) Today, Dr. Stewart Kennedy, EVP Medical and Academic Affairs and Acting CEO at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, made the following statement.

“Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is experiencing a surge capacity crisis, with exceptionally high numbers of admitted patients. Every effort is being made to support patient care and flow.

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Teaching Vs Brainwashing - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Being a teacher means making sure your students are exposed to more than one perspective


#LSN_Opinion   Teacher attends training session led Al Gore

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---   January 2, 2018  (LSN)  There’s a fine line between teaching and brainwashing. Teaching informs students about the world around them and helps them become critical thinkers. In contrast, brainwashing provides students with heavily skewed information that leads to one predetermined conclusion.

It’s easy to mix these two things up if we aren’t careful.

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Joshua Boyle Arrested - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Joshua Boyle Arrested in Ottawa, Faces 15 Charges

Justine Trudeau with Joshua Boyle  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Trudeau with Boyle back in December

OTTAWA, ONTARIO --  January 2, 2018  (LSN)   Joshua Boyle Arrested, Faces 15 Charges Including Forcible Confinement, Eight Counts Of Assault, & Uttering Death Threats

He is now in custody facing charges for alleged crimes that took place since he was brought to Canada after being held hostage. Among the charges are two counts of sexual assault, and one count of misleading police.

Joshua Boyle will appear in an Ottawa court on Wednesday to face 15 charges.

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Cook County files lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies - Monday, January 1, 2018

Cook County has filed a lawsuit against the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies

Cook County Il files law against pharmaceutical companies
#LSN_Health   Cook County Illinois

COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS,  January 1, 2018   (LSN)  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx today announced the County has filed a lawsuit against the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies over their manufacture and aggressive marketing of prescription opioid painkillers and the resulting climb in overdose and fatality rates ravaging families and communities throughout Cook County.

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Celebremus! A Canadian Choral Celebration - Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dulcisono Women's Choir
"Celebremus! A Canadian Choral Celebration"

Dulcisono Women's Choir   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts   Open rehearsal January 30th,  all women welcome.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  December 31, 2017   (LSN)  Our first concert of the season, "Celebremus! A Canadian Choral Celebration". This will feature myself, as the new Artistic Director, soloists from within our choir, Carol MacDonald on piano, and special guest Colleen Kennedy on the oboe. The repertoire for this concert is a variety of Canadian compositions ranging from folk songs, to classical pieces. A particular focus of the concert is Imant Raminsh's "Missa Brevis" to be performed by the choir and Colleen Kennedy on oboe. 

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Lakehead doubles up on Guelph - Saturday, December 30, 2017

Lakehead doubles up on Guelph

Lakehead doubles up on Guelph  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   LU vs Winsor Lancers at the Fort William Gardens next weekend

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  December 30, 2017   (L:SN)  The Lakehead Thunderwolves doubled up on the Guelph Gryphons 4-2 before a crowd of 1,916 at the Fort William Gardens on Friday night, with all of the goals except one coming in the third period.

Sam Schutt opened the scoring on a Lakehead power play when he slammed the puck past Guelph goalie Jason Da Silva just 3:16 into the game, with Matt Alexander and Billy Jenkins assisting.

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Cambrian Players has a permanent home - Friday, December 29, 2017

Cambrian Players has a permanent home at last

Cambrian Players has a permanent home  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  818 Spring Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  December 29, 2017   (LSN)  Cambrian Players is extremely excited and proud to announce the new Home for Cambrian Players. After 70 Years, we now have a space to rehearse and house our theatre sets, props, costumes and tech equipment that is all our own! 818 Spring Street! 

The non-profit community theatre group has bought the former Polish Hall on Spring Street in Fort William.

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Thunderwolves edged by Guelph in OT - Friday, December 29, 2017

Thunderwolves edged by Guelph in OT

Thunderwolves edged by Guelph in OT  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   _ December 29, 2017   (LSN)   ThGryphonse Lakehead Thunderwolves let a two-goal lead slip away and were edged 3-2 in overtime by the Guelph Gryphons in front of 1,836 fans at the Fort William Gardens on Thursday night.

In a way, it was a tale of two contests as Lakehead controlled the play for the first half of the game, while Guelph dominated the last half.

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Cook County Substance Use Recovery Court - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Substance Use Recovery Court Yields Success Stories in First Year

Cook County  Substance Use Recovery Court   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_Health   Tom Young Judge M Cuzzo

COOK COUNTY,  GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA -  December 27, 2017  (LSN) On Tuesday, Dec. 26, the Cook County Substance Use Recovery Court (SURC or sometimes referred to as Drug or Recovery Court) was able to recognize its first two participants to “graduate” from SURC since it became official in January 2017.

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Save our Carousel - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Save our Carousel fundraising campaign
Looking for photos and stories 

Chippewa Carousel   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Save our Carousel

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 26, 2017    (LSN)  Over the next few weeks, the Friends of Chippewa will be launching the Save our Carousel fundraising campaign and we need your help! This restoration is so important to so many people, and we’re looking for YOUR great stories or memories from summers on the Chippewa Park Merry Go Round. This carousel has been around for so many generations so we KNOW there are tons of sentimental/interesting/funny/touching/everyday stories out there. 

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Isle Royale Teen Artist - Saturday, December 23, 2017

Become an Isle Royale Teen Artist

Isle Royale Teen Artist   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism  Spend a week of Summer 2018 exploring Isle Royale and your art

HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN,  December 23, 2017  (LSN)  The Isle Royale Teen Artist Exploration is geared to all aspiring teen artists who want to develop their art through experiencing wilderness, and is open to all visual and performing artists, writers, and composers ages 13 to 18 at time of participation. Two teen artists will be chosen for 2018.

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ISC Draw Winner - Saturday, December 23, 2017

Winner Takes Home $17,357 Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw

Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Tal Augruso of Thunder Bay got an early Christmas gift today

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  --  December 23, 2017   (LSN)  Tal Augruso of Thunder Bay got an early Christmas gift today. This afternoon, at Intercity Shopping Centre, he was announced as the winner of $17,357 in this year’s sold-out Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw (Ticket No. 01950). Altogether, 10,000 tickets were sold.

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Cell Service to Hovland - Thursday, December 21, 2017

County Welcomes Cell Service to Hovland Tower

Hovland Cell Tower    Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   T-Mobile  Verizon Cell Service 

Cook County, Hovland, Minnesota, December 21, 2017 (LSN)  Cook County is pleased to announce T-Mobile 4G service is now available in the Hovland area, hosted on a county-owned and managed tower.

“In addition to improving communication options for County residents and visitors, improved cell service provides better coverage for our public safety workers and improves County employees’ ability to work remotely (on-site) which cuts costs through efficiencies,” said Rowan Watkins, Radio Communication Analyst - Cook County MIS Department and Tower Project Manager.

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English River Miners Di Lullo - Thursday, December 21, 2017

English River Miners Di Lullo  named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 13 

English River Miners Di Lullo   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario  – December 21, 2017   (LSN)   The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that English River Miners forward Michael Di Lullo has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Dec. 20, which includes the final two games of the 2017 portion of the regular season schedule.

In a trio of English River victories in the time frame, the 19-year-old Edmonton, Alta., product had points in each of them helping the Miners move back to .500 in the SIJHL standings.

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Be Cautious Sharing Images - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Be Cautious With Images You Choose to Send 

Photo Sharing be Careful   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   Your intimate images can  appear various sites

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   December 20, 2017  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to remind individuals that any time they send a nude image of themselves that there is the potential for it to be uploaded to file sharing and/or social media sites without their consent.

In November, the TBPS received four reports from complainants that had become aware of intimate images of themselves on various sites. Each of the complainants had previously sent images to another person.

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LU City Sign MOU - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lakehead University and City of Thunder Bay sign MOU to pursue shared opportunities

LU and TBay sign MOU   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News    Thunder Bay  Mayor Hobbs, Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 20, 2017   (LSN)   Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, and Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs signed a memorandum of understanding today to pursue new collaboration opportunities that will build on mutual strengths and interests.

“The City of Thunder Bay and Lakehead University have a shared interest in making our city attractive to businesses, investors, highly skilled jobseekers, entrepreneurs and innovators, students and a diverse work force,” Mayor Hobbs said. “We will work together to foster dialogue, partnerships and economic development initiatives that build an innovative and prosperous City.”

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Game Experience of a Lifetime - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cook County Team Up with Vikings/Hotel Ivy to Give Employee Game Experience of a Lifetime

Cook County Employee at Viking Game   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_Sports  Jennifer Rue, battling cancer a special trip to a Vikings Game on Sunday.

Cook County, Minnesota   ---  December 19, 2017 (LSN)  Through the generosity of the Minnesota Vikings and Hotel Ivy, Cook County Minnesota was able to provide one of its employee battling cancer a special trip to a Vikings Game on Sunday.

Jennifer Rue, a social worker employed as the Adult Mental Health Case Worker with Cook County Public Health & Human Services, has been battling brain cancer since March of this year. The severity of Jennifer’s illness has forced her to recently leave her job

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Fast Track Emergency Heart Patients - Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Process Will Fast Track Emergency
Heart Patients in Hospital

EMS Heart Patients   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  P aramedics transmit positive ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) 12-leads

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - December 13, 2017  (LSN) The Superior North Emergency Medical Services and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center (TBRHSC) have joined forces to implement a process which will see paramedics transmit positive ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) 12-leads to an interventional cardiologist at the TBRHSC which will see the patient by-pass the Emergency Room and go directly to the Cardiac Catheter lab for treatment.

This new procedure will see paramedics assess their patient and obtain a 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) at the scene. They then interpret the ECG to determine if there is ST elevation, which is often indicative of a Myocardial Infarction, otherwise known as a heart attack.

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On thin ice - Thursday, December 14, 2017

On thin ice – teaching kids the dangers of ice

DNR On Thin Ice Teach Your Children  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Teach your Children 

St Paul, Minnesota  December 14, 2017  (LSN)  Now is the time to talk to kids about the dangers of thin ice. As temperatures continue to dip below freezing, ice is forming on many lakes, ponds and rivers. But conditions vary across the state.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Hannah Mishler has already responded to multiple ice rescue calls.

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Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the musical - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the musical
takes to the Paramount Theatre stage!

9 to 5 Paramount Theatre  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  Paramount Theatre/Maple Tops December 13, 14, 15, 16,

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  December 13. 2017    (LSN)  9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

The high energy Broadway musical 9 to 5 with music by Dolly Parton is taking to the Paramount Theatre stage this week.

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Ontario East‐West Tie Line - Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ontario East‐West Tie Line Project
connect the Wawa Transformer Station to the Lakehead Transformer Station near Thunder Bay

Ontario East‐West Tie Line Project  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  Agreement between Valard and NextBridge

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  --  December 13, 2017   (LSN)  Tuesday, leaders from across many northern communities came together on Fort William First Nation territory to witness the signing of a contracting agreement for the Ontario East‐West Tie Line Project (the Project) between Valard and NextBridge Infrastructure (NextBridge). The long‐anticipated agreement signals a critical milestone in the development of the Project that will connect the Wawa Transformer Station to the Lakehead Transformer Station near Thunder Bay with an anticipated 2020 in‐service date. The Project helps to bring a stable source of electricity for the region and hundreds of high‐quality, good paying jobs.

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Outstanding Business Achievement Awards - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

200 Nominations submitted for the Soo Chamber’s 
2017 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards

Soo Outstanding Business Achievement Awards
#LSN_Econ  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Awards

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario –  December 12, 2017  (LSN)  With its Outstanding Business Achievement Awards just a little over a month away, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) is well underway with plans for the January gala where it will announce the recipients of more than 20 awards recognizing commitment to professional and organizational excellence.

According to SSMCOC CEO Rory Ring, the business awards, which are handed out annually by the local Chamber, started humbly in 1985 with a handful of awards recognizing businesses that had demonstrated significant growth and economic contributions as well as the individuals that led those enterprises.

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Thief River Falls Norskie Pedersen Week 12 - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thief River Falls Norskie Pedersen named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 12 

Thief River Falls Norskie Pedersen Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario  –  December 12, 2017  (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Jared Pedersen has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Dec. 10.

In four outings last week, which were all Thief River Falls victories, the 20-year-old Darwin, Minn., native had points in each of them, accumulating eight in total, helping his side extend a consecutive game winning streak to eight and improve to a SIJHL-best 26-1 overall.

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Students build Crossing Guard Huts - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hammarskjold & St Pat's Students 
​ Build Crossing Guard Huts

St Pat High School Crossing Guard Huts   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  St Pat's students with Cross Guard Huts they built

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 12, 2017   (LSN)  St. Patrick’s High School’s woodworking class built crossing guard huts and presented them to the City of Thunder Bay today.

The City approached St. Patrick’s High School and Hammarskjold High School with the idea of their students using the skills taught in woodworking classes to build new crossing guard huts for the community.

“Some of the students who built these huts may have used the crossing guard services during their elementary school days, and now they are helping to build huts for the current guards and students,

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2018 Cook County Budget Approved  - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2018 Cook County Budget Approved 
17.5% increase

Cook Counry  Budget 2018  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  2018 Budge Cook County

Cook County, Minnesota -  December 12, 2017 – (LSN)  At today’s Board of Commissioner’s Meeting, the Board voted three to two to approve the 2018 County Budget as presented by the Budget Committee with a levy of $9,236,751, equaling a 17.5% levy increase from 2017.

Several members of the public attended to speak, both in favor and against, the proposed budget and the work of the Board during the public comment period. Comments from Commissioners conveyed support to finally having a balanced budget which positions Cook County to have sustainable budgets in the future, and meet the needs of our community and appropriate service levels while retaining qualified staff.

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carousel rehabilitation  Chippewa Park - Saturday, December 9, 2017

Funding for carousel rehabilitation
 Chippewa Park

carousel rehabilitation  Chippewa Park  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism  Ruberto, Rusnak, Donna Gilhooly, Co-Chair Carousel Committee and Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk, President of The Friends of Chippewa Park

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  December 9, 2017   (LSN)  Local families and visitors to the City of Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation will benefit from the rehabilitation and upgrading of Chippewa Park’s nearly 100-year-old C.W. Parker carousel thanks to an investment of $100,000 from the Government of Canada.

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Arts & Heritage Awards  - Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thunder Bay Seeks Submissions
for Arts & Heritage Awards 

Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards  2018  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  2017 award winners 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - December 7, 2017   (LSN) The achievements and contributions of local artists & historians, cultural professionals, organizations and supporters will be celebrated at the 8th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards, presented by the Copperfin Credit Union, on Feb. 23, 2018, at Magnus Theatre.  The awards show is sponsored by CBC Thunder Bay and Magnus Theatre.

Submissions are now being accepted in a wide range of categories from music, film and heritage to cultural sponsor and lifetime achievement.  In total, there are 16 award categories.

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BLS patient care standards - Thursday, December 7, 2017

Superior North EMS paramedics
BLS patient care standards

Superior North EMS paramedics BLS patient care standards Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Spinal Motion Restriction

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  Decemnber 7, 2017 (LSN) The Superior North EMS paramedics are spending time in the classroom learning all of the many changes that are being brought about to them by revisions to their BLS patient care standards. The Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards (BLS PCS) is the standard by which all paramedics across Ontario shall provide the minimum mandatory level of care.

The BLS PCS has been revised based on evidence and best practice recommendations and guidelines. It is aligned with other provincial and federal acts, regulations and standards.

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ospital Recognized for Achievement - Thursday, December 7, 2017

TBay Regional Hospital Recognized for Achievement in Organ & Tissue Donation

Gary Cooper   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Gary Cooper is an organ donor recipient, advocate

(Thunder Bay, Ontario – December 7 2017  (LSN)   Trillium Gift of Life Network has once again presented Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre 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 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 patients’ health records 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.

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FEDERAL INMATE WANTED - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

FEDERAL INMATE WANTED 
OPP

OPP ouglas ARCHER    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    known to frequent Thunder Bay

(TORONTO, ON) - The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of parole.  

Douglas ARCHER is a 65 year old Caucasian male, 173cm (5'8"), 109 kg (241 LBS) with white/blond hair, grey beard and blue eyes.  

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Economic outreach to visitors - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Economic outreach to visitors in the air
Delta’s Sky Magazine

Soo Michigan   Sky Magazine   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  Upper Peninsula

Sault Ste. Marie, MIchigan  – This month the Upper Peninsula as a whole has shown off some of its very best, with Sault Ste. Marie getting a very detailed section, not only geared towards bringing in travelers for the 350th celebration, but also to attract new and expanding businesses to the area, in the December issue of the Delta’s Sky Magazine.

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Soccer Kick off this week - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Chill announce Recreational Competitive
Soccer Kick off this week

Chill Indoor Soccer   :Lake Superior News
#LSN_News Chill Soccer

Thunder Bay, Ontario  –  December 5, 2017  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Chill are pleased to announce that both recreational and competitive winter soccer programs will kick off this week. The last two winters has dealt the Chill significant challenges as they continue to operate programs through the winter months. A huge thanks to Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Catholic School Board for finding times in their facilities to provide Chill youth some form of programming.

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911 AVAILABLE  MINNESOTA STATEWIDE - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

TEXT-TO-911 NOW AVAILABLE
 MINNESOTA STATEWIDE

Minnesota Text 911   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Now in Cook County 

ST. PAUL — In an emergency, dialing 911 is a call for help. But people with hearing loss or those who must remain quiet in a dangerous situation aren’t able to place a call safely or at all.  That’s why the Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks (DPS-ECN) has worked with stakeholders around Minnesota to develop Text-to-911 on Minnesota’s Next Generation 911 (NG911) network. DPS-ECN announced today that Minnesotans are now able to use the service throughout the state. 

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MMIWG HEARINGS OPEN - Sunday, December 3, 2017

NAN ACKNOWLEDGES FAMILIES AS THUNDER BAY MMIWG HEARINGS OPEN 

NAN Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will acknowledge and support families

THUNDER BAY, ON:  December 3, 2017  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will acknowledge and support families participating in Thunder Bay hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls during opening ceremonies in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation this afternoon:

“On behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation I express support for all families participating in this National Inquiry, and recognize survivors and families within NAN territory and across Canada who have chosen not to participate.

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FOREST INDUSTRY CHAMBER LUNCHEON - Sunday, December 3, 2017

FOREST INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES 
  TBay CHAMBER LUNCHEON

 FOREST INDUSTRY Thunder Bay  CHAMBER LUNCHEON  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ    FOREST INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES HIGHLIGHTED

THUNDER BAY, December 1, 2017: A Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Leaders Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 6th at the Italian Cultural Centre with keynote speaker Derek Nighbor, President of the Forest Product Association of Canada. The Forest Product Association of Canada provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs.

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Thrower SIJHL performer for November - Sunday, December 3, 2017

North Stars’ Brad Thrower SIJHL - CCM Hockey performer for November

North Stars Brad Thrower SIJHL performer for November  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Friday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Brad Thrower has been named its CCM Hockey performer of the month for November.

In nine outings, Thrower produced a league-best 15 points on eight goals and seven assists.

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Bus Service to the Northwest - Saturday, December 2, 2017

Common Voice Northwest 
Welcomes Bus Service to the Northwest

Common Voice Northwest  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  December 2, 2017  ----  (LSN)  In 2015 Common Voice Northwest published a policy paper entitled The Future of Inter-Community Bus Service in Northwestern Ontario. That paper called on the Province of Ontario to institute and fund a plan to connect all of the communities in the Northwest using existing carriers.

Task Force Chair, Gary Woodbeck said that he is extremely pleased with Friday’s announcement.

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“Border Battle” All-Star Game - Thursday, November 30, 2017

U.S. defeats Canada 5-2
SIJHL “Border Battle” All-Star Game

SIJHL “Border Battle” All-Star Game  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   SIJHL “Border Battle” All-Star Game  Photos by Allie Garrigan

EVELETH, Minn. – November 30, 2017  (LSN)   Team USA picked up two goals from Eric Stout (Dryden GM Ice Dogs) to help propel his side to a convincing 5-2 victory over Team Canada Wednesday evening at the Superior International Junior Hockey League “Border Battle” All-Star Game at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn.

It didn’t take the SIJHL’s U.S. All-Stars long to get on the board as they broke out of their zone quickly with Jaeden Ness (Fort Frances Lakers) skating hard down the right side before he darted around the net and fed an open Stout in front who calmly fired in the night’s opening tally 85 seconds in past Canadian starter Brock Lefebvre (Thief River Falls Norskies).

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Jason Naccarato to Step Down - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Soo Chamber President Jason Naccarato
to Step Down

hamber President Jason Naccarato to Step Down  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  Jason Naccarato, left speaking at City Council Meeting

Sault Ste. Marie, ON –  November 30, 2-17   (LSN)  Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) President, Jason Naccarato has announced his resignation as the business organization’s President to pursue a brief contract opportunity within the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Serving the Ontario Legislative Assembly from the constituency office of MPP Ross Romano, Mr. Naccarato will promote Sault Ste. Marie as a great place to do business and advance opportunities for economic prosperity in the community.

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FELLER BACK AS BENCH BOSS - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mitchell Feller returning as Border Cats head coach

Mitchell Feller returning Border Cats  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  FELLER BACK AS BENCH BOSS   Photo by James Mirabelli

Thunder Bay, ON - November 30, 2017  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Border Cats are happy to announce that Mitchell Feller will be returning for the 2018 summer as their head coach. Last summer was Feller’s first with the Cats, and he immediately had to deal with adversity when the team was forced to spend nearly three weeks on the road to start the season due to field issues. 

Coach Feller says he looks forward to coming back to the lone Canadian team in the Northwoods League. “I am excited to return to Thunder Bay for this summer.

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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Magnus Presents Holiday Classic Holiday Tale -
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

 Magnus Presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts L to R Kevin Hare, Alison J. Palmer, Anne-Sophie Lalonde, Douglas E. Hughes, Walter Learning, Sandy Winsby, Kael Ewan Napper, Jessica Krasnichuk, Andrew Cecon, Andrew Paulsen

At Macy’s department store in New York City, Christmas is big business. By chance they’ve hired a man named Kris Kringle as this year’s Santa Claus. His unconventional ways unleash waves of goodwill that turn Macy’s and the commercial world of Christmas in New York upside down. A classic for more than 70 years, this story of triumph of faith over greed and goodwill over commercialism is as relevant and meaningful as ever. Can one nice old man with whiskers change the lives of a world-weary mother, her little girl and all of New York City?

 Magnus Theatre presents Miracle On 34th Street, a wonderful stage adaptation of the family favourite to give merriment and meaning back to this holiday season from December 7-23

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Classic Tales - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Paramount Live presents Classic Tales

Paramount Live presents Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   November 28, 2017  (LSN)  This week Paramount Live presents Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS as directed by Theresa Thibert with an opening act by Theatre Babies Goldilocks and the Three Bears as directed by Jack Kotanen. These productions take to the Paramount Theatre stage on November 30, December 1, 2, 2017.

Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS tells the classic fairy tale of Princess Aurora's sixteenth birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather who must use their magic to save her from the spell of the evil sorceress, Maleficent!

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OPP K9 Unit Calendar - Monday, November 27, 2017

OPP K9 Unit Calendar

OPP K9 Calendar    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  Jeff Poperechny and his four-legged partner, Cinch are in the Calendar

(KENORA, ON)  November 27, 2017  (LSN)  The Ontario Provincial Police have released a 2018 calendar featuring some of the members of OPP K9 Units from across the province, including the Kenora OPP K9 team of Provincial Constable Jeff Poperechny and his four-legged partner, Cinch. Cinch is a single-purpose Ground Search and Rescue Dog who searches for missing, lost or despondent people. P/C Poperechny is also the handler for Jax, a General Purpose K9 dog. 

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Lakehead Choral Group - Sunday, November 26, 2017

"Spirit of Christmas Concert"

Lakehead Choral Group  "Spirit of Christmas Concert"  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts   Lakehead Choral Group at Chartwell Isabella Retirement Residence

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 26, 2017   (LSN)  Thunder Bay's own Lakehead Choral Group will perform their annual "Spirit of Christmas Concert" on December 6 at at St. Agnes Church.

The choir performing at Chartwell Isabella Retirement Residence on November 26. Their 2017 Christmas repertoire consists entirely of pieces by Canadian composers or arrangers. It's a festive end-of-the-year tribute to Canada's 150th birthday.

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Time Capsule Buried - Monday, November 20, 2017

Time Capsule Buried at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park 

Time Capsule Buried at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Current River

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 20, 2017 (LSN) – A time capsule containing items contributed by Trans Canada Trail Ontario (TCTO), the City of Thunder Bay, St. Ignatius High School, and numerous other community agencies and partners, was buried today at Lorne Allard Fisherman’s Park.

The time capsule project was developed by TCTO to celebrate Canada’s 150th year of Confederation. The time capsule is scheduled to be opened in 25 years, during the year 2042.Time 

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Tug Peninsula - Monday, November 20, 2017

Bring the Tug Peninsula home to Marathon

Peninsula home to Marathon    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors    #LSN_Tourism   Marathon & District Historical Society

The Marathon & District Historical Society proposes to bring the tug home as a symbol of the town, and as a tourist attraction, much like Wawa's goose and Dryden's moose. The D.C. Everest was scrapped before we could obtain memorabilia from her, but we can rescue the Peninsula from the same fate, and preserve a piece of Marathon’s and Canada’s history. Our plan is to sail the tug to Marathon, bring her ashore, and transfer her to the bottom of Stevens Avenue, adjacent to the Everest Hotel site, where she would be in prominent view, overlooking the harbour from which she sailed from 1946 to 1968.

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North Stars Gerrie Named - Monday, November 20, 2017

North Stars Gerrie Named to  World Jr Selection Camp

Thunder Bay North Stars Keighan Gerrie  SIJHL  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   named to Canada West World Jr. A Challenge Selection Camp roster.

CALGARY, Alta. – November 20, 2017  (LSN)   Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), with assistance from NHL Central Scouting, have zeroed in on a list of 100 players from across the country who are invited to selection camps in advance of the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

From Dec. 2-5, 40 Team CSaveanada East hopefuls will gather at the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke, Ont., for four days of scheduled games and practices as part of Team Canada East’s evaluation process.

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2 PC Candidates Acclaimed - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Greg Rickford and Derek Parks
Acclaimed in NWO 

Greg Rickford Kenora-Rainy River   Derek Parks Thunder Bay-Superior North  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News #LSN_OntElection   Greg Rickford  Derek Parks

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  November 19, 2017  (LSN)  The Ontario PC party has chosen its candidates in two northern ridings to run in the 2018 election.

'I am proud to be the Ontario PC Candidate for our riding of Kenora-Rainy River in the upcoming provincial election.  Ontarians are suffering under a government that has made the cost of living too expensive.  Patrick and his team have a vision for a better Ontario that puts our communities in the best position possible to succeed.

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Auto Racing to Return - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Auto Racing to Return to North of the 48 parallel 

Auto Racing Track Oliver Piapoonge   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   New race track under construction Oliver Piapoonge 

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – November 19, 2017  (LSN)  In Thunder Bay Ontario we are about as far as you can get from the automobile racing circuits but we have forged a rich history of competitive racing. As early as the 1920s, almost 100 years ago, automobiles took over the horse tracks and amazed spectators with their speed and the daring of their drivers.

In the fifties and sixties, one of the memorable periods of local competition, race drivers became stars in their own right and were as well known as the hockey heroes of the day. One of the legends of the time, known for his fiery personality was at some point presented with a tee shirt emblazoned with the declaration “If you don’t know Louie Tocheri you’re not from around here.” There was a lot of truth in that.

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​ ‘Season of Song concerts'  - Saturday, November 18, 2017

UW-Superior presents
​ ‘Season of Song concerts' 

‘Season of Song’ concerts at Cathedral of Christ the King  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  at Cathedral of Christ the King

SUPERIOR, Wis. -  November 18, 2017  (LSN)   The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department presents its 20th annual “Season of Song” Winter Choral Concerts on Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior.

The program will include both traditional carols and fun holiday tunes performed by the UW-Superior Chamber Strings, directed by Dr. Erin Aldridge, and the UW-Superior Choirs and Festival Orchestra directed by Dr. Katherine Chan,

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U.S. Coast Guard medevac - Friday, November 17, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard medevac from James R. Barker
to Marathon, Ontario

US Coast Guard Medevac        Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter

Maraton, Ontario  Traverse City, Michigan --  November 17, 2017   (LSN)  Coast Guard, Canadian partners medically evacuate man from vessel on Lake Superior

The U.S. Coast Guard received a call at about 4:15 a.m. from the merchant vessel James R. Barker requesting a medevac of a 53-year-old male crew member who was exhibiting symptoms of a medically urgent nature and was recommended by a U.S. Coast Guard flight surgeon to be evacuated to a trauma center.

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Governor’s residence Christmas Tree - Friday, November 17, 2017

Minnesota  official Christmas tree
for governor’s residence 

Governor’s Christmas Tree   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  from General C.C. Andrews State Forest 

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA --   November 17, 2017  (LSN)  A 30-foot-tall white spruce, selected as the state’s official Christmas tree, was cut down today in the General C.C. Andrews State Forest, near Willow River.

The tree will be set up at the governor’s residence, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, around 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20. The tree will be lit Monday, Nov. 27.

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New Brand for TBay Port - Friday, November 17, 2017

Port of Thunder Bay Unveils New Brand
 The Superior Way West

Port of Thunder Bay New Brand   Lake Superior News
​#LSN_Shipping   

THUNDER BAY, ON, November 17, 2017: -  (LSN)   The Port of Thunder Bay today launched a refresh of its corporate brand strategy, unveiling a new logo and tagline, “The Superior Way West”. The new brand strategy supports the Port of Thunder Bay’s strategic growth objectives and vision as the preferred marine route for European trade with western Canada. 

Says Tim Heney, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Thunder Bay; “The Port of Thunder Bay’s new brand will enhance our market proposition as the superior way to and from western Canadian markets. We felt it was time to strengthen the Port of Thunder Bay’s global brand strategy as a provider of world-class port facilities and services in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway to national and international supply chain customers.

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NAN Health Summit - Friday, November 17, 2017

NAN Ontario, Canada solidify work plan to achieve health system transformation for 49 First Nations 

Nishnawbe Aski Nation  NAN  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  

TIMMINS, ONTARIO -  November 17, 2017   (LSN)  Federal, Provincial and First Nations leaders taking action on health transformation for First Nations in NAN Territory 

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada recognize the challenges in delivering health services in First Nations communities and are committed to working together to help overcome them.

Today, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott, and Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins committed to supporting the Joint Action Table Health Transformation Work Plan at the NAN Health Summit.

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TEDDY BEAR TOSS - Thursday, November 16, 2017

THUNDERWOLVES ANNUAL
TEDDY BEAR TOSS

THUNDERWOLVES ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR TOSS  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   hosting the Toronto Varsity Blues Nov18th

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 16, 2017   (LSN) The Lakehead University ThunderWolves have been doing their Teddy Bear Toss for  17 years. ThunderWolves are hosting the Toronto Varsity Blues this weekend. This will be our last home series before the Christmas break. On Saturday, November 18th, we are having our annual teddy bear toss.

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Top Research Hospital for Seventh Consecutive Year - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Health Sciences Centre Ranks as
Top Research Hospital for Seventh Consecutive Year

TBHSC Rank in top 40  Research Hospital   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre occupies the 38th position.

Thunder Bay, Ontario  – November 16, 2017  (LSN)  After debuting on the list of Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada in 2010, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre continues to rank among the leading health research institutions in the country.

Seven years ago, our Hospital appeared on the list for the first time, entering at #40. This year, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre occupies the 38th position.

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Cook County Community Health Survey - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cook County Community Health Survey
Seeking Resident Input

Cook County Community Health Survey  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Cook County   Grand Portage 

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -November 16, 2017 –   (LSN) Cook County Public Health and Human Services is completing a Community Health Needs Assessment and is giving residents an opportunity over the next month to provide input which will help guide the public health work in Cook County and Grand Portage.

“Your voice matters,” said Alison McIntyre, Director – Public Health & Human Services. “By completing the Community Health Survey, your response will help shape future programs and healthy living initiatives in Cook County and Grand Portage.”

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electricity prices set to keep rising - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ontario electricity prices set to keep rising 

Hydro keep rising Fraser Institute    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  #LSN_Fraser_Institute  rigorous pursuit of renewables increased electricity costs far more than necessary

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - November 16, 2017  (LSN)  The Ontario government’s rigorous pursuit of renewables has increased electricity costs far more than necessary.

The government recently released an update to its long-term energy plan, projecting that the cost of electricity for homes and businesses will keep rising over the next 20 years.

For example, the average monthly electricity bills for residents and large industrial customers in northern Ontario will jump 52 per cent.

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Canada’s Climate Action Plans - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Canada’s Climate Action Plans:
Are They Cost-effective?

Climate Change Fraser Institute   Lake Superior News

#LSN_Opinion  #LSN_Fraser_Institute  Little return in terms of environmental benefits.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 16, 2017  (LSN)  Canadian governments have aggressively, and with little up-front analysis, rolled out climate action plans that are going to cost a great deal of money, but, most likely, will yield very little return in terms of environmental benefits. Governments would be well advised to slow or temporarily halt their climate action program implementation, and give the public solid analysis of their proposed programs’ economic costs and benefits.

Four provinces in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec) have promulgated “action plans” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These plans have several broad components. There is a carbon pricing component; there are assortments of energy efficiency programs; there is a “renewable energy” component; and most of the plans have vehicle electrification components (or such programs have been enacted separately from the climate action plans).

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Paramount Live’s SUPER BATTLE - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Paramount Live’s
 SUPER BATTLE: THE WEST AND THE MIRROR WORLD

Paramount Live  SUPER BATTLE  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts    crafted under the directorial leadership of Spencer Hari

THUNDER BAY ONTARIO -  November 14, 2017   (LSN)  This week Paramount Live’s Fall/Winter 2017 season’s first production takes to the stage with an original play titled SUPER BATTLE: THE WEST AND THE MIRROR WORLD.

Super Battle: The West and the Mirror World is a play that was crafted under the directorial leadership of Spencer Hari. Like one of his previous productions for Paramount Live Ozlahoma, was crafted by the kids enrolled in the program. Through their ideas and uniquely developed characters, Spencer Hari takes their thoughts and story ideas and weaves them into one seamless story.

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November 14th Board of Commissioners Meeting - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 14th Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Cook Country Law Enforcement Center   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News    Law Enforcement Center

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  November 14th , 2017  (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Nov. 14 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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CBP seizes speaker systems - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CBP seizes speaker systems with counterfeit markings

CBP seizes speaker systems  in Ranier  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier