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Sault as one of Canada’s friendliest cities - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Expedia ranks the Sault as one of Canada’s friendliest cities

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO - June 19, 2018 (LSN)  Sault Ste. Marie was ranked one of the friendliest cities in Canada by Expedia. In an article released last week, the travel website analyzed more than 750 communities based on visitor reviews. The Sault was rated ninth in the country. 


The Expedia article, titled Friendliest Communities (and Towns) in Canada 2018, describes the city as followed: “Located on the banks of the St. Mary’s River, Sault Ste. Marie has always been known for its beauty and easy living. You’ll want to experience the good vibes for yourself.” The report also highlights the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center and Art Gallery of Algoma. “You’ll see how the lovely area has influenced a wealth of artists,” the article states.

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ustapha El Kahil Running in Northwood - Monday, June 18, 2018

Mustapha El Kahil announces Running for Councillor Northwood Ward, Thunder Bay

Mo El Kahil Candidae Northwood  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, June 13, 2018  (LSN) Mustapha El Kahil but most people call me ‘Mo.’ I am a 27 year-old Registered Nurse. I work in a long-term care home in the city of Thunder Bay. I have a genuine passion for caring for the elderly population in our community. I have spent the past five years working with the seniors in Thunder Bay.  I moved to this city in 2009, to work on my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Lakehead University. While here, my family and I fell in love with Thunder Bay and the community. 

9 years ago, my family opened a small family establishment locally known as Kabab Village. 

We brought our family to yours through our menu, and have truly appreciated all the support from the people of Thunder Bay. 

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Law Enforcement Torch Run - Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cook County Welcomes Second Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Cook County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics  Lake Superior News

COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA - June 117, 2018  (LSN)  On Monday June 18, Cook County will again welcome the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for a second time! The Flame of Hope will start its journey into Cook County when US Customs & Border Protection Officers accept the beacon from Canadian Customs & Border Services Officers at the Grand Portage US Port of Entry.


Customs & Border Protection Officers and/or family members will carry the Flame of Hope from the Border up Mount Josephine and through the Village of Grand Portage. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, along with County staff and partners, will deliver the Torch through the rest of the County to contribute to its journey on the North Shore Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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Texas man, Jack Wicksey, 65 may be extradited to Sioux Lookout - Saturday, June 16, 2018

Los Fresnosm, Texas  man, Jack Wicksey, 65 may be extradited to Sioux Lookout to face sexual assault, exploitation charges

OPP Jack WICKSEY   Lake Superior News

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO - June 16, 2018 (LSN)   Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sioux Lookout Crime Unit have been investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse in Sioux Lookout between the years of 1989-1991. Seven adult males have come forward with allegations of sexual assault that occurred when they were under 16 years of age.

As a result of this investigation, Jack WICKSEY (65) of Los Fresno, Texas has been charged with nine (9) counts of Sexual Assault on a person under 16 years of age contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code and nine (9) counts of Sexual Exploitation contrary to section 153(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

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U.S. Border Patrol Seizes Boat on Rainy Lake - Tuesday, June 12, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes Boat on Rainy Lake

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#LSN_Crime Border Patrol agents conducting operations on Rainy Lake seized a boat June 6

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA  —June 12, 2018  (LSN)  U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the International Falls Station served a seizure warrant and detained four people on Rainy Lake on June 6. Agents seized the vessel, charging one person with 19 USC 1436(b), and 19 USC 1433 (failure to report arrival into the United States) which could result in a $5000 fine. 


Agents conducting marine operations on Rainy Lake observed a vessel traveling south on Rainy Lake that matched the description and registration of a signed U.S. District Court seizure warrant. Upon positive identification of the vessel, agents stopped the boat containing four individuals and served a warrant of seizure to the operator.

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Northwest Nosh Food Magazine - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Food Strategy introducing Northwest Nosh Food Magazine

Northwest Nosh  Magazine  Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO May 25, 2018  (LSN)  Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy is introducing Northwest Nosh – the area’s first Special Edition magazine- with a focus on celebrating everything related to the regional food system. “There is so much exciting work being done regionally to build strong and resilient food systems. 

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91% of minimum-wage earners in Ontario - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

91% of minimum-wage earners in Ontario don’t live in low-income families

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#LSN_Opinion  Fraser Institute 

TORONTO, ONTARIO — June 20, 2018  (LSN)  Despite misperceptions and false claims, raising the minimum wage would do little to reduce poverty in Ontario because the vast majority of minimum-wage earners don’t live in low-income households, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Earlier this year, Ontario raised the minimum wage by 21 per cent to $14 an hour, and some groups—including the province’s official Opposition—continue to push for an even higher minimum wage.

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Trump's Visit Duluth-Superior - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump's Visit Duluth-Superior Harbor Security Zone

Security Zone for Trumps Visit to Duluth  Lake Superior News

DULUTH, MINNESOTA, June 19, 2018  (LSN) President Donald Trump plans to visit Duluth Wednesday, June 20, his first since just before his election. The rally is at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for general admission. 

Trump's campaign said Monday he's expected to discuss the economy, trade and his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The rally is at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for general admission. Tickets must be reserved via the Trump campaign website .

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Great Lake Shipping

American Spirit Free Duluth - Sunday, June 17, 2018

American Spirit Floats Free Duluth Sunday Evening

American Spirit Aground Duluth  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping  American Spirit Aground 

DULUTH, MINNESOTA -  June 18, 2018  (LSN)  The motor vessel American Spirit, which ran aground in Duluth-Superior Harbor, Duluth, Minnesota, floated free from the bottom at approximately 10 p.m. (central standard time) Sunday.

The American Spirit floated free from the bottom due to a water level rise in the harbor. It proceeded under its own power, with tug assistance, to the Husky Fuel dock. An examination of the interior and exterior of the hull is ongoing.

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Rat Prevention & Control - Sunday, June 17, 2018

Rat Prevention & Control Educational Campaign Launched

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#LSN_Health  Lee Sieswerda (left) and Jason Sherband

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO June 17, 2018  (LSN) The City of Thunder Bay, in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, launched its Rat Prevention & Control educational campaign, and unveiled a promotional video and brochure today.

In 2017, City Council approved the introduction of a formal promotion and education campaign to educate residents on effective control methods to prevent an increase in the rat population.
The City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit have a long-standing partnership when it comes to enforcement initiatives and both operate on a complaint-driven system.

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Fighting Prostate Cancer, One Ride at a Time - Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fighting Prostate Cancer, One Ride at a Time

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#LSN_Health $75,541.63 raised for Prostate Cancer

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – June 16, 2018  (LSN)  The thunderous roar that marked the start of the Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented by WINMAR was an in-your-ears reminder of the continued fight against prostate cancer in Northwestern Ontario. With hundreds of bikes revving their engines at once, the sound was deafening and brought with it an important message – we’re in this fight together and we won’t back down. The morning’s roar was not to be confused with the actual thunder storm that drenched riders late in the Ride in the afternoon.

Now in its 18th year, the Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented by WINMAR welcomed 249  riders and passengers and raised $75,541.63 , bringing the 18-year total to $1,077,896. All funds raised through the Northern Cancer Fund support prostate cancer education, care and research in Northwestern Ontario, with 100% of funds staying local.

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Live on the Waterfront - Sunday, June 10, 2018

Live on the Waterfront
Wednesday evenings,  July 11 to August 29

Live on the Waterfront  Thunder Bay, Ontario   Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 8, 2018  (LSN) This year, Live on the Waterfront has added two special dates: Friday, June 29 featuring Classified, Logan Staats, and more, and Saturday, July 28 featuring two performances by circus act Machine de Cirque. The remainder of the series will take place Wednesday evenings, 6 pm – 9 pm, from July 11 to August 29 in Marina Park.


The City of Thunder Bay is proud to announce its most diverse and talented Live on the Waterfront lineup to date. 

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Play at the Nipigon Red Rock District High School Graduation, - Friday, June 8, 2018

OPP - Pipes and Drums Visiting Nipigon are celebrating 50 years in the OPP

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NIPIGON, ONTARIO - June 8,v 2018  (LSN)   The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner's Own Pipes and Drums are celebrating 50 years in the OPP in 2018. 

Originally called the Ontario Provincial Police Pipes and Drums, it was first formed in 1968 by Provincial Constables Robert Stevens and Martin DeSilguy of the Nipigon detachment.  It began as a small unit playing at local community events and police functions and was officially recognized in 1974.

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TBSO Launches 2018-19 Season - Friday, June 8, 2018

TBSO Launches  2018-19 Season

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#LSN_Arts   TBSO clarinetist E-Chen Hsu

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  June 8, 2018  (LSN)   The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has unveiled their much-awaited 58th season, which is set to be their most transformative and inclusive yet.


TBSO’s new 2018-2019 season phases out the decades-old Masterworks–Pops format, and introduces an innovative approach to concert selection and purchasing options. This year there are only two overarching categories: Mainstage and Second Stage. All 10 Mainstage concerts happen at the Community Auditorium. The remaining 11 happen at smaller, Second Stage venues.


“We’ve torn down the walls between Masterworks and Pops,” says Paul Haas, Music Director of the TBSO, “Because there’s so much more to hear when you listen outside the box.”

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