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Three Day Nexus Enrollment - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Canada Customs and U.S Border Protection
Three Day Nexus Enrollment
Workshop in Grand Portage

 CBP and Canada Border Services Agency NEXUS  Lake Superior News
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GRAND PORTAGE, Minnesota – April 19, 2018  (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations would like to announce a Nexus enrollment workshop in Grand Portage. During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Nexus applicants. April 27 to 29th

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Moose Tag Allocations cut Northwest Region - Thursday, April 19, 2018

NOSA responds to Moose Tag Allocations cut Northwest Region Wildlife Management Unit

NOSA responds to Moose Tag Allocations cut Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  April 19, 2018  (LSN) The office of the Northwester Ontario Sportsmen's Alliance(NOSA) is citing inconsistent moose management policy as one of the key reasons for yet another large cut to moose tags for the region. NOSA Executive Director John Kaplanis is blaming the Northwest Regional office of OMNRF for signing off on the decisions to cut tags in this manner.

NOSA is citing OMNRF's over estimated harvest calculations in the formula as one of the primary contributors to seeing tags reduced so drastically in many wildlife management units(WMU's), therefore as a "fail safe" measure OMNRF is simply knocking back the adult moose tag allocations to a level that basically brings moose hunting to a near stand still in many WMU's. For example in WMU 13 around the city of Thunder Bay, only one resident bull archery tag is being allocated for the 2018 fall moose hunting season. NOSA believes that tag reductions such as this are simply a demonstration on the part of OMNRF to "punish" moose hunters for not participating in a voluntary moose hunter "post card survey" in recent years.

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Andy Wolf NOP Candidate - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Andy Wolf NOP Candidate
Thunder Bay – Superior North

Andy Wolf Northern Ontario Party  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 19, 2018  (LSN)  I am honoured to be nominated and elected by my fellow party members to be the Northern Ontario Party Candidate for Thunder Bay – Superior North.  I would also like to thank Lake Superior News for the opportunity to put forward our platform and policies.

Northern Ontario has always been a neglected region, exploited for its natural resources by not having the economic growth it deserved and certainly not benefiting from the royalties earned from those natural resources.  This is why the Northern Ontario Party’s main platform is to establish a Northern Ontario Manufacturing Policy.  The Northern Ontario Party’s first elected member will introduce legislation requiring at least 50% of Northern Ontario’s natural resources from mining and forestry, to be fully manufactured in Northern Ontario.

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Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Focus on safety Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt

Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt  Lake Superior News
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MADISON WISCONSIN  --  April 17, 2018  (LSN)  Approximately 80,000 hunters will be heading to the field for the 2018 spring turkey hunting season, with the first period starting April 18.

DNR statistics show 80 percent of accidents during turkey hunting seasons involve hunters mistaking other hunters for game, or hunters failing to positively identify their target. The other 20 percent of accidents are self-inflicted, usually the result of violating one of the four firearm safety rules.

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Wynne & Fiddler sign Treaty Relationship - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wynne & Fiddler sign Treaty Relationship Agreement

Wynne & Fiddler signs Treaty Relationship Agreement   Lake Supeiror News
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TORONTO, ONTARIO,  -  April 17, 2018  (LSN) Kathleen Wynne and Alvin Fiddler sign Treaty Relationship Agreement, which will build an understanding of the spirit and intent of the Treaty and ensure a common understanding of the direction we need to go in together to ensure prosperity for our communities.

Kathleen_Wynne signing the Treaty Relationship Agreement, which will build an understanding of the spirit and intent of the Treaty and ensure a common understanding of the direction we need to go in together to ensure prosperity for our communities.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler today marked the signing of a new agreement to strengthen the relationship between the province and Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

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Passenger Rail Summit - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

NorthEastern Ontario Passenger Rail Summit 

April 19th in Sault Ste Marie

NorthEastern Ontario Passenger Rail Network  Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  - April 17, 2018   (LSN)  While Northern Ontario faces the challenges created by our current economic times, NEORN is promoting a sustainable approach to supporting economic opportunity in the north. Innovative, integrative and accessible passenger rail service offers solutions to many of the challenges that are affecting the north’s economic diversity, development and accessibility.
 
It is vital to the sustainability of our northern regions of Ontario that passenger rail services be supported, refurbished and reinstated otherwise we will become increasingly isolated economically and socially – something our northern regions and Ontario cannot afford.

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Untreated Sewage Overflows - Monday, April 16, 2018

B.C. Leads The Nation In Untreated Sewage Overflows

BC Priemier Horgan Province with the most  Untreated Sewage Overflows  Lake Superior News
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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - April 16, 2018  (LSN)  Report shows that nearly 40% of all the untreated sewage overflows in Canada take place in British Columbia.

B.C. NDP Premier John Horgan and the far-left have been busy trying to stoke fears about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in an effort to crush the essential project.

Yet, perhaps Horgan is also seeking to distract from the real pollution problem in B.C.

Huge amounts of untreated sewage flowing into the water.

According to a Toronto Star report based upon Statistics Canada data, nearly 40% of all sewage overflows in Canada took place in B.C.

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Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Bill - Monday, April 16, 2018

Lakes Will Reap Many Benefits From Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Bill

Lake Carriers’ Association   Lake Superior News
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CLEVELAND, OHIO  –  April 16, 2018   (LSN) Protection of the environment and promotion of waterborne commerce will be well served by Senate passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act.  The bill, S.1129, includes provisions that will protect the Great Lakes from oil spills and non-native species and facilitate shipping during the ice season.

 

“This bill is a real win-win for the Lakes,” said James H.I. Weakley, President of the Lake Carriers’ Association, the trade association representing U.S.-flag vessel operators on the Great Lakes.  “It is equally concerned with safeguarding our environment and fostering waterborne commerce, the most efficient mode of transportation for dry-bulk cargos.”

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Unwanted Prescription Drug Take Back - Monday, April 16, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Leads Unwanted Prescription Drug Take Back

Prescription Drug Take Back  Cook County Sheriff Lake Superior News
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April 16, 2018 – On Saturday, April 28, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be hosting an unwanted prescription drug round-up at two locations in the County.  

 

“This is an opportunity for the public to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs,” said Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom. “This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that sit in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.”

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TBSO unveils new logo - Monday, April 16, 2018

TBSO unveils new logo for first time in 41 years

TBSO New Logo  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 16, 2018  (LSN)   In a surprise announcement at the orchestra’s Live @ the Abbey gala event this past Saturday, TBSO President, Linda Penner, announced that the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has adopted a new logo—its first in 41 years.

The TBSO’s management began addressing the orchestra’s visual identity last year—at the same time the Board was renewing its strategic vision. Both board and management decided that the time had come to modernize the organization’s visual identity, to bring it in line with the TBSO’s goals and its unique place in Canadian culture.

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Auction Raises $84,637.48! - Monday, April 16, 2018

20th Anniversary Bachelors
Hope Charity Auction Raises $84,637.48!

20th Anniversary Bachelors Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO –  April 16, 2018  (LSN)  A milestone year was celebrated on Friday night at the Valhalla Inn as the Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction marked twenty years of raising funds for the Northern Cancer Fund for breast cancer research, education, diagnosis and treatment. This year’s event sold out quickly and raised $84,637.48, bringing the twenty-year total to $1,247,180.48!!

Ten Bachelors were recruited early in 2018 to celebrate this special year, and they proved up to the task, entertaining women with an incredible dance routine and then showcasing their charm as they were auctioned off in partnership with date packages

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Annual Business Awards - Monday, April 16, 2018

TBay Chamber 24th Annual Business Awards

Chamber 24th Annual Business Awards  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - April 16, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners for our 24th Annual Business Excellence Awards, which were proudly presented by Bell. The awards were presented Saturday night, April 14th at the Valhalla Inn

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Mineral Spill Straits of Mackinac - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Work Continues on Mineral Spill Straits of Mackinac

Mineral Spill Straits of Mackinac Lake Superior News
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MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN   – April 15, 2018  (LSN)  The Unified Command has announced that the American Transmission Company is slated to deploy sonar scanning technology and a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to better assess damage to the affected utility cables this week, as soon as weather conditions no longer pose a danger to responders.

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FLOWSHINE WILL GET YOU GOING - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Calgary’s Flowshine will be making a stop in TBay

Calgary’s Flowshine  at the Foundry  Lake Supeiror News
#LSN_News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  – April 15, 2018  (LSN)   As part of their Canadian tour, Calgary’s Flowshine will be making a stop in TBay on Friday, April 27th at the Foundry to promote and play tracks of their new release, Gets Me Going. They’ll be joined by special guests Sarah Hakala (singer / songwriter) and DJ Big D.

: Flowshine is a music group based at the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies. They are notable for their fusion of genres and energetic live shows.

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$7.4 million in value to DNR - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Volunteers add $7.4 million in value to DNR

DNR 23,000 citizens donated services valued at $7.4 million Lake Superior News
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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA -  April 15, 2018  (LSN) Nearly 23,000 citizens donated services valued at $7.4 million during 2017 to assist the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in accomplishing its conservation mission through a variety of projects and programs, according to the new 2017 Annual DNR Volunteer Report released today. That’s the equivalent of an extra 135 full-time staff.

DNR managers, professionals and technicians work alongside volunteers to help manage the state’s diverse natural resources.

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Cell Service Live on Grand Portage Tower - Saturday, April 14, 2018

T-Mobile Cell Service Live on Grand Portage Tower

Grand Portage Cell Tower
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COOK COUNTRY, GRAND PORTAGE, MINNESOTA - April 13, 2018  (LSN) Cook County is pleased to announce T-Mobile 4G service is now available in the Grand Portage area. The addition of T-Mobile improves communication options for residents and visitors.

 

The provider is hosted on a County-owned and -managed tower on Grand Portage-owned land that is leased to the County for communication tower purposes through the Grand Portage Land Use Committee. 

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Bill C-71: Target Legal Firearms Owners - Friday, April 13, 2018

Bill C-71: Trudeau Liberals
Target Legal Firearms Owners

Bill C-71: Target Legal Firearms Owners  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors    

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  April 13, 2018  (LSN) When Justin Trudeau's Liberals were running in the last federal election in Canada, they promised Canadians would enjoy legalized marijuana. Simultaneously, Justin Trudeau promised firearms owners that a newly elected Liberal government would not resurrect the federal long gun registry that was scrapped by the Conservatives under Steven Harper. So what do these two issues even remotely have in common? If you are a firearms owner who thought Trudeau was going to be the coolest Prime Minister ever, because of his promise to legalize pot, then let's talk about Bill C-71. 

   Over two weeks ago the federal government tabled Bill C-71 with the stated goal of introducing federal firearms controls in the name of "reducing crime" and "making it harder for criminals to commit gun violence." The Bill was introduced in a timely manner. It's as though the Liberals were sitting on it and just waiting for what they believed would be the perfect moment to drop this little bomb on firearms owners. Therefore, in the wake of a recent mass shooting at a Florida highschool, and with an ever present gun control lobby effort right here in Canada, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Federal Liberals were eager to pounce on some low hanging fruit, so to speak.

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Changes in Ontario's Electricity Markets - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Understanding the Changes in Ontario's Electricity Markets and Their Effects

Electrical Prices  Fraser Institute  Lake Superior News
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Energy consumption is a driver of economic growth. Policymakers in Ontario have made poor policy decisions, resulting in rising electricity costs, lower employment, and lower competitiveness, while achieving minimal environmental benefits. This publication presents a series of collected essays that critique the reasoning behind Ontario’s electricity policy changes and spell out the long term consequences.

Ontario’s main policy shift began around 2005 when the government made a decision to begin phasing out coal. The next major step occurred in 2009 when the government launched its Green Energy Act (GEA). The centerpiece of the GEA was a Feed-In-Tariff program, which provides long-term guaranteed contracts to generators with renewable sources (wind, solar, etc.) at a fixed price above market rates. In order to fund these commitments, as well as the cost of conservation programs, Ontario levied a non-market surcharge on electricity called the Global Adjustment (GA). Between 2008 and 2016, the GA grew more than 70 percent, causing a drastic increase in electricity prices.

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First Saltie arrive tonight - Thursday, April 12, 2018

First Saltie arrive tonight
Port of Duluth Federal Weser

Federal Weser  Port of Duluth  Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA - April 12, 2018  (LSN)  The first ‘saltie’ of the 2018 commercial navigation season, the Federal Weser, is on its way to the Port of Duluth-Superior and is expected to arrive tonight by 10 p.m. Its official arrival time will be recorded when the ship passes beneath Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge. 

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Ontario Chamber President Leaders Luncheon - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ontario Chamber President to speak at
Leaders Luncheon

Leader Luncheon Rocco Rossi  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY ONTARIO - April 12, 2018  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, as keynote speaker at our Leaders Luncheon on Tuesday, April 17 at the Da Vinci Centre.

Rocco will outline the key findings of the Ontario Economic Report including the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index, and the 2018-19 Economic Outlook, with a particular focus on the region of Thunder Bay.

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Ontario Travel Information Services Conference - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ontario Travel Information
Services Conference

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, Lake Superior News
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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO  April 11, 2018  (LSN) More than 200 travel and tourism industry representatives from around the province are making a voyage to Sault Ste. Marie this fall. The community has been selected to host the 2018 Ontario Travel Information Services Conference. Taking place October 16 to 18, this is the first time the forum is being held in Northern Ontario. The annual event is facilitated by Destination Ontario.

 

The Ontario Travel Information Services Conference brings together travel industry staff, government officials and destination marketing agencies. Delegates learn latest trends, share best practices and engage with partners.

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Postuma PC Candidate Thunder Bay-Atikokan - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Brandon Postuma PC Candidate
Thunder Bay-Atikokan

PC Candidate Brandon Postuma   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 11, 2018  (LSN)  Brandon Postuma is running for the riding of Thunder Bay – Atikokan as a PC candidate. I grew up in rural Thunder Bay before moving to Ottawa to attend University. I hold an Honors degree in Theology and English Studies from University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University. Not wanting to wait the 5-7 years before a teaching job opened I started a business in Kakabeka which provides farm, garden, and veterinary supplies to local farmers. I am married to my lovely wife Natalie and have three children.

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Closed between Shabaqua and Sistonens Corners - Monday, April 9, 2018

Highway 11-17 Closed fatality

Highway 11 - 17 Closed Shabaqua to Sistonens Corners   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  April 9, 2018  (LSN) On Monday, April 9, 2018 at approximately 12:23pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Kaministiquia Volunteer Fire Department  responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 11/17, approximately two kilometres east of Finnmark Road. Closed between Shabaqua and Sistonens Corners 

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Gall, Butler recognized twice at LU Athletics Awards - Monday, April 9, 2018

Gall, Butler recognized twice
at LU Athletics Awards Ceremony

Scott Gall  Lakehead Thunderwolves Hockey   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Scott Gall

THUNDER BAY, ONTARO - April 9, 2018  (LSN) Freshman Scott Gall (Morden, MB) and senior Dylan Butler (Thunder Bay, ON) both collected major awards as well as a team award at the Lakehead University Athletics Awards Ceremony held at the Law School Auditorium on Saturday.

 

Gall was named the Lakehead University Male Freshman Athlete of the Year, while Butler was honoured with the LU Argus Award, given to a senior athlete who displays outstanding skill and sportsmanship in his sport.

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Gondola Emergency Exercise at Lutsen - Monday, April 9, 2018

Gondola Evacuation Focus of Emergency Exercise at Lutsen
 

Lutsen Fire Rescue  Lake Superior News
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LUTSEN, MINNESOTA  April 9, 2018   (LSN) On Saturday, April 7, Cook County Emergency Management, Lutsen Fire Department & EMS, and the Lutsen Mountains Ski Patrol welcomed the Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team (MART) to work through how the special helicopter rescue team could assist to get people out of the gondola cars in the event of an emergency. MART is a joint effort of the St. Paul Fire Department and the MN State Patrol and includes 21 highly trained aerial rescuers and five State Patrol helicopter pilots.

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Monday, April 9, 2018

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

UW-Superior  25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  Lake Superior News

#LSN_Arts   Adam Lavine and Savannah Kaufenberg

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN   – April 9, 2018  (LSN)  University of Wisconsin-Superior Theatre will present the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in the Manion Theatre located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center on the UW-Superior campus. Performances, directed by Jeffrey Madison, will take place April 27 - 28, and May 4 - 5 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m.

Written by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” follows an eclectic group of six students as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A riotous ride complete with audience participation, it has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit, humor and music.

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INVASION COUNTY BOULEVARD - Sunday, April 8, 2018

INVASION IN 500 BLOCK 
COUNTY BOULEVARD

Home Invasion  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 8, 2018  (LSN)  TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED BY THUNDER BAY POLICE SERVICE ON SATURDAY.

A 31 year old ADAM JOHN GOODWIN & a 22 year old JASON ROBERT RITCHAT appeared separately by video in W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today, Sunday April 8,2018 from the Thunder Bay Police Station. His Worship, Marcel Donio is presiding. Provincial Crown Adriana Nigro is here along with Duty Counsel Lianne Roberge.
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Budget Gives No Boost To Liberals - Sunday, April 8, 2018

Budget Gives No Boost To Liberals,
PCs Still In Commanding Lead

Mainstreet Research   Lake Superior News
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TORONTO, ONTARI – April 8, 2018  (LSN)  The latest Ontario budget has not improved the governing Liberals’ fortunes in public support, the latest Mainstreet Research poll finds.

The poll finds that the PCs have now climbed to 50.3% support among decided and leaning voters. The Liberals led by Kathleen Wynne are at 23.9%. The NDP led by Andrea Horwath currently sit with 18.3% support, while Mike Schreiner and the Greens have 5.2%.

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“Begging” For More Resources At Border - Sunday, April 8, 2018

Customs & Immigration Union Leader
“Begging” For More Resources At Border

Ahmed-Hussen  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  
Ahmed D. Hussen Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  -  April 8, 2018  (LSN)  “It looks like the government doesn’t take this seriously” says the leader of Canada’s Customs and Immigration  Union.

For a long time now we have seen that the Trudeau government doesn’t take Canada’s borders seriously.

Now, the head of Canada’s Customs and Immigration Union Jean-Pierre Fortin is saying the same thing.

As reported by CBC, Fortin is ‘pleading for more resources at the border’ as the influx of illegal border crossers is expected to increase.

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Mineral oil spill Straits of Mackinac - Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mineral oil spill Straits of Mackinac

Straits of Mackinac Spill  Lake Superior News
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MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN   -  April 5, 2018  (LSN) The Unified Command has isolated the impacted utility lines and is monitoring the removal progress of the remaining mineral oil from those lines, Thursday.

The Oil Spill Response Organization, contracted by the American Transmission Company, removed approximately 10 percent of the mineral oil from one of the utility lines yesterday. The Unified Command will continue to consult with oil recovery experts and engineers today to ensure the oil extraction process is effective.

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‘KNOW YOUR POWER’ workshop - Thursday, April 5, 2018

Businesses invited to take part in 
‘KNOW YOUR POWER’ workshop

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIOR - April 5, 2018 (LSN)  – Businesses are invited to join the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce for a ‘KNOW YOUR POWER’ event on April 12th, 2018 to learn about practical energy cost-saving programs that are available for businesses in Ontario.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has partnered with the Ministry of Energy to lead an education campaign to improve awareness of energy conservation and cost saving programs available in Ontario. The Know Your Power initiative is a one-stop shop for information on energy-saving programs and opportunities for businesses to improve energy efficiency and identify measures to help reduce electricity bills.

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Rescind Small Business Tax Increases from 2018 Ontario Budget - Thursday, April 5, 2018

Rescind Small Business Tax Increases 
20,000 employers paying $100 million more in Employment Health Tax over the next three years

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Ontario Chamber of Commerce Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

THUNDER BAY ONTARIO - April 5, 2018  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Chamber Network in 135 communities across the province are calling on the Ontario Government to remove two proposed tax reforms that will cost employers nearly half a billion dollars in new taxes from the 2018 budget.

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ten short plays written by ten Northwestern Ontario playwrights - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Showcase features ten short plays written by ten Northwestern Ontario playwrights

Bronson Carver 10x10  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  Lakehead University student Bronson Carver he wrote a ten-minute play
 
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  April 4, 2018   (LSN)  10x10 is a year-round theatre creation project in Thunder Bay, Ontario, featuring the 10x10 Play Showcase, our annual production of original ten-minute plays by regional playwrights, developed and performed by local directors, actors and technicians.

Lakehead University student Bronson Carver thought that trying something new seemed like a fun idea, so he wrote a ten-minute play and submitted it to the Sixth Annual 10x10 Play Showcase. Carver’s play, The Soul-Mate, has been selected to open the show, presented this year for the first time on the Magnus Theatre stage.

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Preserving the tugboat Edna G - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Preserving the tugboat Edna G
Two Harbors 

tugboat Edna G  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism   Photo by Christian Dalbec

TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA  -  April 4, 2018  (LSN)  The tugboat Edna G is a retired, hand-fired coal burning tug, home ported in Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA. She was built by Cleveland Shipbuilding, in Cleveland, Ohio in 1896. Originally powered at 700 horsepower, she was re-boilered for 1000 horsepower in 1949. She spent her working years in Two Harbors, moving assorted types of iron ore carriers and other vessels into and out of the Lake Superior port in Agate Bay, except for the two year USA involvement in World War 1, when the government requisitioned her for service on the East Coast, moving military goods into and out of port.

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DNR lists tips for avoiding conflicts  - Monday, April 2, 2018

Be aware of bears this spring

bear_at_kawishiwi_sign Lake Superior National Forest   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   DNR lists tips for avoiding conflicts 

MINNEAPOLIS , MINNESOTA  April 2, 2018  (LSN)  Anyone living near bear habitat is reminded to be aware of bears this spring and check their property for food sources that could attract bears.

“Bears are roaming around now with the lack of snow and warmer weather so interactions with people are going to start in central Minnesota which includes the southern part of the bear range,” said Eric Nelson, wildlife animal damage program supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  

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Border Wall Construction Underway - Sunday, April 1, 2018

Border Wall Construction Underway
in El Centro, San Diego, Santa Teresa, Rio Grande Valley

vitiello-briefs-media-status-wall  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  U.S. Customs and Border Protection

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  April 1, 2018  (LSN) Construction of the border wall is underway, as several projects begin to take shape along the Southwest border. One project will begin within days, according to Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting deputy commissioner.

“We’re on track to replace 20 miles of primary vehicle barrier in Santa Teresa, New Mexico,” he told reporters during a Friday afternoon news conference in Washington, D.C. “Ground breaking is scheduled for early April.”

The projects span the Southwest border from San Diego to the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas.

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Ontarians will pay more in income taxes - Sunday, April 1, 2018

At least 1.8 million Ontarians
will pay more in income taxes

Wynne Higher Takes Fraser Institute Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Fraser Institute 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  April 1, 2018 (LSN)  Ontario’s recent budget is jammed packed with new policies ahead of the upcoming provincial election. But what’s missing is any sign that the government wants to improve its uncompetitive personal income tax (PIT) system. In fact, the budget’s proposed changes will make the province’s PIT system less competitive overall, raising taxes on many skilled Ontarian workers at the early stages of their career.

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Free Groceries for Life - Sunday, April 1, 2018

Waiting for Vote Liberal Free Groceries of Life  

Vote Liberal Free Groceries for Life  Ross Ayotte  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

SMITH FALLS, ONTARIO April 1, 2018  (LSN)  I am just waiting for the big announcement that everybody in Ontario gets free groceries for life for the liberal vote

Premier Wynne's 25% hydro discount was to cost a minimum of 45 billion dollars for 24 billion dollars of hydro relief if the governments could balance their budgets for 30 years in a row and now the Wynne liberal's have stated they will run huge deficits for the next 6 years if re-elected with zero thought of getting a balanced budget as if they win this election they will continue to bribe Ontarian's with there own money on the following election to stay in power as the Auditor General pointed out earlier this relief could cost Ontario close to 90 billion dollars if financed.

Then you add in free child care at 2.2 billion dollars over 3 years then Wynne promised 300 million for special needs children over three years then 2.1 billion for mental health care but these election bribes will run over budget due to Wynne catering to union demands for better pay and low balling the actually cost due to inflation and interest rates on the cost to borrow the funds to implement and of course Liberal Math.

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Wynne Liberals $2 BILLION Tax Hike - Sunday, April 1, 2018

$2 billion in tax hikes buried on page 249
of the Ontario Liberal budget say PCs

Ford PCs Rip Wynne Liberals For $2 BILLION Tax Hike  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Ford PCs Rip Wynne Liberals For $2 BILLION Tax Hike

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  -  April 1, 2018  (LSN)  The Ontario PC Party is drawing attention to $2 billion in tax hikes on Ontario families and businesses.

In a release, the PCs said 1.8 million Ontarians will see their personal taxes increased by $200 per year, adding up to $855 million in tax hikes in the next three years.

There will also be tax hikes against 20,000 businesses – who are paying $2,400 per year, for a three year total of about $100 million.

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TBPS Firearms and Drugs Seized  - Friday, March 30, 2018

Firearms and Drugs Seized 
By  Guns and Gangs unit 

Thunder Bay Police Service Seized Shoot Gun  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime Seized Shotgun 

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO  -  March 30, 2018  (LSN)  On the 29th of March, 2018 at approximately 11:15 am officers with the Guns and Gangs unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a multi-residential unit located on South Cumberland Street. 

 Monroe Robert Blackwood,  a 20 year old male,  and  Denny Habton  21 year old female from Toronto were arrested without incident. 

A loaded semi- automatic handgun and a sawed off shotgun with ammunition were seized. 
Officers also discovered $7000.00 in cash as well as $4000.00 worth of cocaine and crack cocaine.

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Budget does little to alleviate rising input costs - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Budget does little to alleviate rising input costs or address low business confidence: Soo Chamber of Commerce

Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce on Ontario Budget 2018  Lake Superior News
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Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO  March 29, 2018  (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is deeply concerned that yesterday’s provincial budget does little to alleviate rising input costs or tangibly address low business confidence. In fact, the Ontario Government has chosen to follow the federal government’s lead on changes to the tax code that will result in significant new taxes on Ontario’s employer community at a time when businesses are still struggling to adapt to the significant labour and minimum wage reforms recently introduced by the government’s Bill 148.

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M.V. CSL Welland  Opens Navigation  - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

M.V. CSL Welland  Opens Navigation 
Port of Thunder Bay

M.V. CSL Welland   Opens Navigation  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping  Photo by Matthew Carlson

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 28, 2018 M.V. CSL Welland is the first vessel to arrive in the Port of Thunder Bay during the 2018 navigation season, and received the traditional Top Hat in a ceremony today.  The CSL Welland arrived in Port on Tuesday, March 27, berthing at noon at G3 elevator. The vessel is taking on a load of grain.

The CSL Welland holds the record for the largest single shipment of grain loaded in the Port of Thunder Bay.  On August 16, 2016 the vessel departed the Port with 31,064 metric tonnes of grain.  Built in 2014, the CSL Welland is one of dozens of new ships transiting the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System thanks to a wave of fleet re-investment by Canadian shipping companies in recent years.

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Bill Morneau Calls     Lisa Raitt A “Neanderthal” - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bill Morneau Calls
    Lisa Raitt A “Neanderthal”

Bill Morneau Calls Lisa Raitt A “Neanderthal”  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Lisa Raitt   Bill Morneau 

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  March 27, 2018  (:SN) Canada’s most unpopular cabinet minister Bill ‘Moneybags’ Morneau is facing massive criticism for his comments toward Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt during questions at the Standing Committee on Finance.

When Raitt referred to the 2018 Trudeau budget a “cynical political gesture” that was all about “buying votes,”a point many others have made considering the immense amount of virtue-signalling and absence of common-sense in the most recent budget – Morneau arrogantly referred to Raitt as a “neanderthal.”

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U.S. Border Patrol Detains 7 - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol Detains 7
Crossing Rainy Lake Illegally

U.S. Border Patrol agent   International Falls  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  illegally entered by snowmobiles on Rainy Lake

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINESOTA  March 27, 2018  (LSN)  U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the International Falls Station detained seven people after observing them enter the United States illegally on snowmobiles on Rainy Lake.

On March 24, 2018, agents observed five snowmobiles travel south from Canada and illegally enter the United States on Rainy Lake near Dryweed Island. Agents responded to investigate and encountered seven individuals at a local lodge.

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White privilege or simply elites posturing? - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

White privilege or simply elites posturing?

Creating a society in which everything is viewed in terms of race will divide our nation and breed resentment

White Privilege  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -  March 27, 2018  (LSN)  Parents in the interior of British Columbia were shocked recently when their children came home from school with news of a new social awareness campaign: posters put up throughout School District 74 featuring administrators commenting on racism.

In one of the posters, district superintendent Teresa Downs (who appears to be a white woman) is shown beside a quote reading, “I have unfairly benefitted from the colour of my skin. White privilege is not acceptable.”

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Not A Second Longer - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Doctors Address Wait Times Crisis
at Queen’s Park ‘Not A Second Longer’

Dr Shawn Whatley, OMA  at Queens Park  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  DrShawn Whatley, “Not a Second Longer” is a call to action to fight poor government decision-making

TORONTO, ONTARIO  March 27, 2018  (LSN)  Dr. Shawn Whatley, President of the Ontario Medical Association, is at Queen’s Park this morning to highlight the need for government to work with Ontario’s doctors given the state of our healthcare system.

The OMA is looking for a working relationship with the government to get moving on fixing issues like wait times and our advertising campaign is exactly what doctors in Ontario are hearing from our patients: ‘Not A Second Longer.’

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University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Sarah Libbon - Monday, March 26, 2018

UW-Superior names 
ssociate University Relations Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Superior  Sarah Libbon   Lake Superior News
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Sarah Libbon  

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN  – March 26, 2018  (LSN)  The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Sarah Libbon its new Associate University Relations Specialist. Libbon will be a member of UW-Superior’s Office of Marketing and Communications.

“I am thrilled to have Sarah on our Marketing and Communications team,” said Jordan Milan, Director of Strategic Communications and Special Assistant to the Chancellor. “Sarah brings with her a wealth of knowledge and she will play a key role in our continuing efforts to share the stories that make UW-Superior such a special place.”

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opioid use and impacts in Thunder Bay - Monday, March 26, 2018

Opioid use higher in Thunder Bay District
than the rest of Ontario

Opioid use higher in Thunder Bay  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Thunder Bay Drug Strategy and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 26, 2018   (LSN)  A new report indicates that the rates of opioid-related harms measured by healthcare system use are higher in Thunder Bay District than the rest of Ontario. The Opioid Use and Impacts in Thunder Bay District report released today by the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is the first collaborative data compilation effort to provide information about local trends in opioid-related harms. The report, presented at the Northwest Region Opioid Strategy Event held at the Da Vinci Centre, provides a perspective on how the opioid issue in our District has changed and the factors that may be contributing to its growth. 

The report shows that in 2016, 53 emergency department visits for opioid toxicity per 100,000 people were reported in the Thunder Bay District, compared to 32 per 100,000 reported in Ontario; and that methadone is the most commonly detected opioid at death due to opioid overdose. In Ontario, fentanyl is the most commonly detected opioid at death due to opioid overdose.

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Trowbridge Island Lightstation - Monday, March 26, 2018

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior 
Receives $25,000. Grant from
 Great Lakes Community Guardian Fund

Trowbridge Island Lightstation Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism  Trowbridge Island Lightstation By J. Bailey

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - March 26, 2018  (LSN) Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior (CLLS) is pleased to announce that the Great Lakes Community Guardian Fund has awarded the non-profit organization with $25,000.

The Project will restore the shoreline, septic areas, and docking station of the Trowbridge Island Lightstation. The Project will entail underwater clean up around Trowbridge Island, garbage pickup at the old garbage dump on Trowbridge Island, and a shoreline clean-up upon the island.

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Feminine Touch Thunder Bay's Blues Festival - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Feminine Touch
Thunder Bay's Blues Festival

Thunder Bay Blues Festival   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 24, 2018  (LSN)  2018, being totally captivated by the "feminine touch," is very special. Friday night sees the return of the raspy, smoky vocals of folk-rock superstar Melissa Etheridge to Bluesfest. Saturday's tandem of headliners, Canadian music icon and Lilith Fair founder, Sara McLachlan and 9-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, who has sold 50 million albums of her of timeless music, will astound. The festival closes Sunday to the resonating sounds of multi-platinum selling rock star Pat Benatar and long-time husband in music and life, Neil Giraldo.

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Duluth Park Series - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Duluth Park Series

Duluth Park Series  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors

DULUTH, MINNESOTA – March 24, 2018  (LSN)  The Duluth Park Series presented by Duluth Running Co. is a collaboration project with Duluth Running Co., DLH Clothing, and Hoops Brewing designed to bring awareness and make focused investments in Duluth Parks.

In 2018, Duluth Running Co. is throwing a launch party for four different parks around the
area: Chester, Lester, Hartley, and the Lakewalk. Each launch party will include the release
of a limited production shirt collaborated on by Duluth Running Co. and DLH Clothing,
alongside the release of a limited production specialty “Park” brew by Hoops Brewing.

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Bill C-71 on lawful firearms users - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bill C-71 on lawful firearms users
Rather than alarming trends in firearms-related crime

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH)   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - March 24, 2018  (LSN)  OFAH supports firearms legislation measures that increase the public safety of Canadians, as long as it doesn’t implement further unnecessary restrictions or barriers on law-abiding firearms users.

The government’s stated intention of Bill C-71 is to prioritize public safety and respond to increasing trends in gun crime and violence, yet it would seem that the majority of the proposals are focused on lawful firearms users.

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Soo Locks scheduled to open Sunday - Saturday, March 24, 2018

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards conduct Spring Breakout;
Soo Locks scheduled to open Sunday

Ships Leaving Thunder Bay heading to Soo Locks   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping  Ships heading to Soo Locks Thunder Bay, White Fish Bay and CSL Assiniboine To track ships 

SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN  March 24, 2018  (LSN)    U.S. Coast Guard cutters are breaking ice in Lake Superior, Bay of Green Bay, Straits of Mackinac and the St. Marys River as part of Spring Breakout in preparation for the seasonal opening of the Soo Locks, which are scheduled to open to commercial vessel traffic on Sunday.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay and Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley will enter through the locks prior to the official opening.

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ealth Unit update on an outbreak of tuberculosis - Friday, March 23, 2018

Thunder Bay District Health Unit update
on an outbreak of tuberculosis
in Thunder Bay

TBDHU Tuberculosis Update  Lake Superior News
#LSN-Health 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 23, 2018  (LSN)  On the eve of World TB Day, March 24, 2018, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit continues to manage an outbreak of tuberculosis in Thunder Bay. Currently, TBDHU has identified eight cases of respiratory tuberculosis, and is contacting people who may have been exposed. Most cases identified to date have occurred in individuals who lack adequate housing. TBDHU is holding clinics at Shelter House for anyone who is currently homeless or underhoused.

Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is treated with antibiotics. Infection with M. tuberculosis ranges from asymptomatic, latent tuberculosis infection to symptomatic, active tuberculosis disease.

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FEDERAL INMATE WANTED  By OPP James HOULE - Friday, March 23, 2018

FEDERAL INMATE WANTED 
By OPP James HOULE

James HOULE  OPP FEDERAL INMATE WANTED  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    known to frequent Thunder Bay

OTTAWA, ONTARIO,  March 23, 2018  (LSN)   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 result of being Unlawfully at Large.  

James HOULE is described as an Caucasian male, 39 years of age, 6'2" (188 cms), 194 lbs (89kgs). He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of a tiger and Chinese lettering on his right shoulder and a snake tattoo on his left forearm.  

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Live @ the Abbey - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

TBSO   is proud to present
Live @ the Abbey

Life @ the Abbey  TBSO  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - March 21, 2018  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is proud to present Live @ the Abbey, the TBSO social event of the year!

Last year’s Live @ the Shipyard was a phenomenal success. This year promises to be even better: imagine a huge gala house party on two floors. It all happens on Saturday, April 14, when the TBSO takes the end-of-season celebration to the unique and newly renovated Urban Abbey on Red River Road.

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March 20th  Committee of the Whole - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 20th  Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

Lutsen Mountains. Expansion   Cook County March 20, 2013  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Lutsen Mountains. Expansion

COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA - March 21, 2018 –(LSN) Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, March 20 Committee of the Whole Meeting:

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U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Ready - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

U.S.-Flag Great Lakes Fleet Ready
To Meet Needs of Commerce

UGC Alder Breaking Ice in Thunder Bay   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping   USCG Alder Breaking Ice in Thunder Bay Photo By Matthew Carlson

CLEVELAND, OHIO  March 21, 2018  (LSN)  Crews are readying the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet for another shipping season.  Five dry-bulk vessels have already resumed operation, but the bulk of the fleet will get underway once the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, open on March 25.

Last year U.S.-flag lakers hauled 85.7 million tons of cargo, an increase of 3 percent over 2016.  Iron ore for steel production was the largest single commodity carried by U.S.-flag lakers: 46 million tons.  Limestone cargos totaled 21.55 million tons.  Coal shipments topped 13.3 million tons.

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Screen for Life Coach Returning to the Region - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Don’t Miss the Bus!
Screen for Life Coach Returning to the Region

Screen for Life Coach  Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 21, 2018)  (LSN)  Returning to the region this spring for a full travel season is the Screen for Life Coach - a mobile health screening service that provides breast, cervical and colon cancer screening to more than 70 different locations in Northwestern Ontario.

Lauren Beach, Mobile Coach Lead at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, is preparing for the upcoming travel season. “We are excited to get the Coach back on the road! Our team of registered nurses and medical radiation technologists look forward to providing high-quality health care services, and seeing some familiar faces in the region,” insisted Beach.

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Healthy Kids Community Challenge Reduce Screen Time - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Launches Initiative to Reduce Screen Time

Healthy Kids Community Challenge  Thunder Bay District Health Unit  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - March 21, 2018  (LSN)  Healthy Kids Community Challenge Thunder Bay (HKCC Thunder Bay), launched the Power Off and Play! initiative - the next phase of the HKCC. This phase aims to encourage kids and families to build a balanced day by replacing screen time with more physical activity, social interaction, fun and educational choices for children.

“Encouraging active and fun alternatives for kids is critical for their physical health and well-being,” says Marianne Stuart, HKCC Thunder Bay Coordinator. “Balancing kid’s screen time can increase cognitive and communication skills in a child’s development. Yet, with all the new technology options and devices out there, limiting the time that kids spend looking at screens has never been harder.”

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CBP officers International Falls Port of Entry - Monday, March 19, 2018

CBP officers seize home theater systems at International Falls Port of Entry

home theater systems at International Falls Port of Entry  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota  March 19, 2018  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier. In February, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

The merchandise consisted of 480 home theater systems. Examination of the speaker systems revealed counterfeit markings. As a result, CBP seized those items. The counterfeit merchandise has an aggregate manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,388,640.

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Shipping Begins Tuesday Port Of Duluth  - Monday, March 19, 2018

Shipping BeginsTuesday
Port Of Duluth 

Erie Trader-Clyde S. VanEnkevort Port of Duluth  Lake Superior News
 #LSN_Shipping Erie Trader-Clyde S. VanEnkevort

Duluth, Minnesota,  March 19, 2018   (LSN) The anticipated departure of six vessels this week signals a strong start to the 2018 commercial shipping season for the Port of Duluth-Superior and the entire region. All will be leaving their winter berths to load iron ore for delivery to steel mills on the Lower Great Lakes—this nation’s industrial heartland.  

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North Stars vs. Iron Rangers - Monday, March 19, 2018

SIJHL playoff preview:
Thunder Bay North Stars vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers

Thunder Bay North Stars vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – March 19, 2018  (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League playoffs get underway Monday evening as the Thunder Bay North Stars host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in Game 1 of their best-of-five quarter-final series at the Fort William Gardens.

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‘Global Citizen’ Trudeau’s anti-Canadian energy policy - Friday, March 16, 2018

‘Global Citizen’ Trudeau’s anti-Canadian energy policy is costing our nation billions of dollars

Foreign-Countries-Win-Canadians-Lose-Under-Trudeaus-Energy-Policy Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Under Trudeau’s energy policies, foreign countries win and Canada loses.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  Marc h 16, 2018  (LSN)  CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig said, “Ottawa is holding Canadian oil to a higher standard than foreign oil that is imported to Canada. The situation is insane. By putting up roadblocks in front of Canadian oil companies, governments are literally losing out on billions in lost tax revenues.”

The CTF noted that the Energy East pipeline would have contributed $7.3 billion tax revenue.

Now, all of that is lost, while foreign oil pours into our country.

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Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Road - Friday, March 16, 2018

Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Road Next Week closed for two days

the Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Road  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News 

COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA - March 16, 2018 –(LSN)  Repairs to the Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Rd are expected to begin Wednesday, March 21 of next week. This is a cooperative project with MnDOT to repair this bridge in response to recent bridge inspection findings, and before the Walleye Fishing Opener in May.

The bridge needs to be closed for two days while crews stabilize its timber decking. Emergency services will be accommodated,

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Matt Soprovich Seeks NDP Nomination - Friday, March 16, 2018

Matt Soprovich Seeks NDP Nomination  
Kenora Raining River

Matt Soprovich NDP  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_OntElection

FORT FRANCES, ONTARIO  March 16, 2018  (LSN)  Fort Frances  resident Matt Soprovich, executive director of the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau, declared Wednesday he will be seeking the nomination for the Ontario New Democratic Party in the upcoming provincial election. 

“I’ve been considering this for a long, long time now and I think it’s finally time to start this journey,” Soprovich told the Times on Monday.  “With the state of Ontario politics as it stands today, I think there’s no better time to offer voters what I know is a better option,” he added. 

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Wynne is briefly proroguing the legislature s - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Premier Kathleen Wynne is briefly proroguing the legislature so that her government can return Monday with a throne speech.

Ford on proroguing the legislature  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_OntElection

TORONTO, ONTARIO  - March 15, 2018  (LSN)  Premier Kathleen Wynne is briefly proroguing the legislature so that her government can return Monday with a throne speech.

In a statement Thursday, Wynne said that the changing economy has placed an “unfair burden” on some Ontarians.

In a media release Doug Ford said “By proroguing the Legislature, Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals want you to think this is a reset for their government. But the people of this province know better.

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Ontario stagnant decade - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ontario needs more than one year of improved economic growth to make-up for stagnant decade

Ontario stagnant decade Fraser Institute Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  #LSN_Econ

TORONTO, ONTARIO - March 15, 2018  (LSN)  Despite upbeat government rhetoric, Ontario’s economic growth in 2017 was not enough to repair the damage done during the preceding decade when the province’s economic performance was among the worst in Canada, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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Cook County March 13th  Committee of the Whole - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 13th  Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

Krysten Foster  Cook County March 13, 2013  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News Highway Engineer Krysten Foster 

COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA - March 13, 2018 –(LSN) Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, March 13 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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Judith Monteith-Farrell Seeks NDP Nomination - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Judith Monteith-Farrell Seeks NDP
Nomination for Thunder Bay-Atikokan

Judith Monteith-Farrell NDP  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_OntElection

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO -  March 14, 2018 (LSN)  Judith Monteith-Farrell will be seeking the nomination as Provincial NDP candidate at the upcoming nomination meeting on March 27th to be held at the West Thunder Community Centre, 915 Edward St. South, Thunder Bay.

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Comuzzi Seeks PC Nomination for Thunder Bay-Atikokan - Monday, March 12, 2018

Moe Comuzzi Seeks PC Nomination for 
Thunder Bay-Atikokan

Moe Comuzzi  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_OntElection

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO -  March 12, 2018 (LSN)  Today Moe Comuzzi announced that she will seek the nomination for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan Riding.

Comuzzi, who was born and raised in Thunder Bay and is a life-long resident of Northwestern Ontario, is entering the nomination race to give Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and voters an experienced, competent candidate in the upcoming provincial election. 

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NRDC, s Not Speak for Us - Monday, March 12, 2018

NRDC, an American activist group Does Not Speak for Us

Ontario Forestry Alliance    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 12th, 2018 (LSN)  “Why is NRDC, an American activist group, lobbying our provincial government and attempting to frustrate consultation and accommodation with First Nations communities and impacted municipalities?” said Wendy Landry, President of NOMA and Mayor of Shuniah. She continued, “NRDC does not speak for us or the harmonious relationship we have with our natural resources. We are respectfully asking that they stop these one-sided and misinformed attacks that end up harming our natural resources, and join us in support of the positive announcement from the MNRF.”

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CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SECRET PATH - Monday, March 12, 2018

GRAND CHIEF Alvin Fiddler ACCEPTS CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SECRET PATH PROJECT

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler accepted the ‘Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_Arts 

TORONTO, ONTARIO - March 12, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler accepted the ‘Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program’ for Gord Downie’s Secret Path on behalf of producers Mike Downie and Stuart Coxe during the Canadian Screen Awards gala this evening.

“I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of the producers who’s vision and creativity helped my dear friend Gord shine much-needed light on this dark chapter of our shared history. Secret Path is a milestone on the path to reconciliation, and I thank the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for recognizing the significance of this project

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Warning to Dog Owners: Cannabis  - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Warning to Dog Owners: Cannabis 

Warning to Dog Owners: Cannabis   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - March 11, 2018  (LSN)  Today we were camping in Kootenay National Park. Carl had just come back from hiking down to photograph Marble Canyon and I sent Manny, our French bulldog, out to join him for a quick walk. Carl came back furious at Manny for eating something he found on the trail, but I wasn't really concerned because he often tries to get away with eating wild animal scat. I fed him his dinner and then we sat down to eat ours. 

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Chill Joins West Ham United North American Academy - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Thunder Bay Chill
Joins West Ham United North American Academy

Thunder Bay Chill Joins West Ham United North American Academy  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - March 11, 2018  (LSN)  West Ham United of the English Premier League have formed a partnership with Thunder Bay, Ontario based, Thunder Bay Chill. The partnership was formed through Global Image Sports, the North American partnership mechanism of West Ham United.

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Time for Common Sense actions - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time for Common Sense actions
on ISIS Terrorists

Trudeau-Government-NOT-TRACKING-Interventions-With-ISIS-Fighters-In-Canada  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA,  March 11, 2018  (LSN) Time for the government to take common sense action and keep our country safe. It’s sad that we even have to say such an obvious truth, but the government doesn’t owe anything to ISIS terrorists.

Instead, the government owes law-abiding Canadians a safe and secure nation.
That means punishing our enemies, and keeping them out of Canada whenever possible.

However, the Trudeau government seems to have completely reversed this.
Instead of doing everything possible – including enforcing current laws and strengthening legislation to deal with ISIS terrorists – the Trudeau government has gone out of their way to make it easy for ISIS terrorists to retain Canadian citizenship,

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HISTORIC DAY FOR FIRST NATIONS POLICING - Sunday, March 11, 2018

HISTORIC DAY FOR FIRST NATIONS POLICING AS
BILL 175 RECIVES ROYAL ASSENT

Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS)  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  March 11, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Board chairman, Mike Metatawabin, celebrated the passing of provincial legislation today that paves the way for the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) to become a fully mandated police force.

“For the first time we are aware of, an Indigenous police service will be mandated with the rule of law. This is an incredible achievement, and we thank our leaders, our members and our officers for their perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. We have fought for years for a legislative base to mandate NAPS under the Police Services Act, and the days of First Nations policing being run as a program may soon be over.

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awtooth Bluff Steering Committee Public Input - Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sawtooth Bluff Steering Committee Public Input session

Grand Marais, Sawtooth Bluff   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA – March 10, 2018  (LSN)  The Sawtooth Bluff Steering Committee has developed a draft master plan for the 640-acre publicly-owned site, outlining their vision for the site as a park of regional significance and proposing the development of facilities consistent with that vision.

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Workshop Helps Contractors - Saturday, March 10, 2018

Workshop Helps Contractors
Secure Work and Mitigates Fire Risk
Ely and in Grand Marais

Cook County Firewise   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_Outdoors 

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA March 10, 2018 – (LSN) Cook County Firewise, along with other partners, is holding two workshops in northern Minnesota to help Forestry Contractors access contract work.

“We have a number of fuels reduction projects over the next several years and there is a need for more contractors to participate,” said Todd Armbruster, Firewise Coordinator. “This workshop will help existing and potential new contractors to learn about opportunities with multiple agencies."

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U-14 OCUP Finals - Saturday, March 10, 2018

U-14 OCUP Finals at Searchmont Resort

U-14 OCUP Finals  Searchmont Resort  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports 

SEARCHMONT, ONTARIO  March 10, 2018  (LSN)  The Searchmont Ski Runners (SSR) in partnership with Searchmont Ski Association Inc (SSAI) are preparing for the U-14 OCUP Finals which will take place at Searchmont Resort during the March Break. The races begin on March 15th and continue until March 17th.

Over 190 racers from across the Province will be travelling to participate in this exciting event, and the economic impact for local businesses will be significant.

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Tuberculosis in Thunder Bay - Friday, March 9, 2018

Tuberculosis in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay District Health Unit   TB In Thunder Bay   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - March 8, 2018  (LSN) The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is managing an outbreak of four cases of tuberculosis in Thunder Bay. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and is treated with antibiotics.

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SSMCOC statement U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs - Friday, March 9, 2018

SSMCOC statement on today’s exemption from  
U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs

Soo Chamber of Commerce  Trade Steel Tariffs
#LSN_Econ

Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO  March 8, 2018  (LSN) The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is issuing the following statement pertaining to today’s announcement by the United States Administration that Canada would be exempted - at least during the continued NAFTA negotiations - from tariffs being imposed on steel and aluminum imports into the United States:

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Lake Superior, Michigan and Huron above Chart Datum - Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lake Superior 5 cm (2 in) below the record-high
set in February 1986

International Lake Superior Board of Control  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping   183.58 m (602.3 ft 2nd highest on record (1918 - present)

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 7, 2018  (LSN)  Wet conditions returned to the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron basins in February and water levels remain well above average.  The monthly mean level of Lake Superior in February was 183.58 m (602.3 ft), the 2nd highest on record (1918 - present) and just 5 cm (2 in) below the record-high set in February 1986.  Lake Michigan-Huron’s mean February level was 176.74 m (579.86 ft), the 12th highest on record and the highest since 1997. 

The high levels coupled with strong winds and waves have resulted in shoreline erosion and coastal damages across the upper Great Lakes system.  Additional shoreline erosion and coastal damages may occur should active weather continue

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Don't judge historic figures without knowledge - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Don't judge historic figures without knowledge of our history

Sir John A. Macdonald  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  
Canadian curriculums fail students when it comes to teaching the content necessary to have informed, intelligent debate

Winnipeg, Manitoba - March 7, 2018   (LSN)  Last fall, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario demanded that Sir John A. Macdonald’s name be stricken from all public schools in the province. More recently, Halifax city council voted to remove the Edward Cornwallis statue that had stood downtown since 1931. Both decisions were vigorously debated and public opinion remains sharply divided.

These are separate events about two different individuals. Nevertheless, the underlying theme is the same. Macdonald and Cornwallis stand accused of crimes against Indigenous people. Macdonald played a role in the establishment of residential schools while Cornwallis offered a bounty to anyone who captured or killed a Mi’kmaq person.

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No Vacancy at Smartzone - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

No Vacancy at Smartzone
Small Business Development Center 
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Sault Ste. Marie Smartzone  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan  March 7, 2018  (LSN)   – As of Friday, March 2nd the Smartzone, located at 2345 Meridian Street is full.  With 9 paying tenants and 2 resource offices, including the City’s Economic Development Corp. (EDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) the facility, created to foster entrepreneurial ideas into businesses, is doing just that.

“We are very excited that our Smartzone has been fully utilized,” reported Jeff Holt, EDC Director. “The building was partially funded with a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and a bond through the City of Sault Ste. Marie with the idea that start-ups would utilize the space to grow and move into their location and hire skilled community members.”

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Magnus BED AND BREAKFAST - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Thoughtful comedy will keep audiences amused and wondering “Do they stay or do they go?”

Magnus Theatre  Bed and Breakfast    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 7, 2018   (LSN)  Magnus Theatre is proud to present BED AND BREAKFAST by Mark Crawford. Brett and Drew want to move out of their tiny downtown Toronto condo and into a house, but they just lost their seventh savage bidding war. Unexpectedly, Brett’s beloved Aunt Maggie dies and he inherits the historic family home in a quaint Ontario tourist town. Frustrated by life in the fast-paced city and unhappy with their careers, the couple decides to make the move and start a B & B. But when the guys face friction in their new community they discover the simple life is more complicated than they thought.

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Pharmacare Must Address Outstanding System Gaps - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pharmacare Must Address Outstanding System Gaps
 Maintain High Quality Coverage 

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario  - March 7, 2018   (LSN)   The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), has released Principles for an Effective Pharmacare Program, a policy report that provides guidelines for the federal and Ontario governments to follow when considering reforms to pharmaceutical coverage, which has implications for both governments. The report highlights five principles against which new pharmacare proposals can be tested to ensure an effective and sustainable program.

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Thunder Bay Man charge by Cook County Sheriff's - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Thunder Bay Man charge by Cook County Sheriff's with 1st Degree Drug Possession

Cook County Sheriff   Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 7, 2018  (LSN)  On March 2, 2018, John Edward Heinonen, 60, of Thunder Bay, ON, was arrested by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the United States Border Patrol and charged with 1st Degree Drug Possession. The arrest was made after Heinonen picked up a package in Grand Portage, MN, that contained approximately 3,040 non-prescribed, narcotic pills.

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Brew Ha Caskfest 2018 - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Thunder Bay’s FIRST EVER Cask Beer Festival

Brew Ha  Caskfest 2018  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism   Brew Ha  Caskfest 2018

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 6, 2018   (LSN) What is one of the most common sentiments from visitors to our fine city? “We love your culinary scene!” We think there is one restaurant for every five people ...we all know that Tbay-ers love to go out to eat. Our food scene is advanced and diverse. Does that mean we have refined palettes in need of creative culinary adventures? YES, yes it does.

Well, here’s a pairing adventure for your elite taste buds: Cask Beer. This is to beer affectionados what a culinary tasting night is to foodies. Cask beer is beer that has been conditioned in a cask. This is done to bring out unique characteristics from that beer and/or add some additional flavours like fruit, herbs, wood, and about a thousand other combinations.  Letting these flavours marry creates a smooth, usually lower carbonated, flavourful beer with a roller coaster experience from one cask beer to the next.

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Slate Falls celebrates of New Water Treatment Plant - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Slate Falls First Nation celebrates
opening of New Water Treatment Plant

Slate Falls Water Treatment Plant   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News      NAN photo

SLATE FALLS NATION, Ontario -  March 6, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined Slate Falls Nation Chief Lorraine Crane and representatives of the federal and provincial governments to celebrate the opening of the community’s new water treatment plant today.  

 “Slate Falls has struggled for 12 years to secure this project that will finally provide safe, reliable supplies of drinking water and I acknowledge the determination of Chief and Council to make this project a reality,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “This vital infrastructure investment has eliminated 11 drinking water advisories in NAN, and shows that the federal government is serious about fulfilling its commitment to end all water advisories in First Nation communities. We are pleased to celebrate this milestone and look for continued investments from the federal government for infrastructure projects to ensure that all First Nations in NAN territory have access to safe drinking water.” 

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Red Rock folk festival slogan contest - Monday, March 5, 2018

16th annual Red Rock folk
festival slogan contest

Red Rock Folk Festival  Lake Superior News
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Thunder Bay, Ontario March 5, 2018   (LSN)  The Live from the Rock Folk Festival’s annual slogan contest is now underway and closes on March 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The contest, which has been an ongoing tradition since the festival’s inception in 2003, is open to anyone, anywhere in the world with the opportunity to win two free weekend passes to the 2018 event.

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Finland area lake and stream management plans - Monday, March 5, 2018

DNR seeks comments on Finland area lake

and stream management plans

Finland area lake and stream management
#LSN_Outdoors   Click on map for more detail     

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  March 5, 2-18  (LSN)   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Finland area fisheries staff are seeking comments through Friday, March 23 on management plans for a number of Lake and Cook county lakes. This annual process includes several waters located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Management plans describe the past, present and desired future conditions of the waters. The plans identify specific management activities planned for that lake or stream in the next five to 20 years.

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Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Bailey Schmitz - Monday, March 5, 2018

Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender
Bailey Schmitz Player of the Week
CJHL Ranking  Week 22 

Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Bailey Schmitz  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  March 5, 2018  (LSN) – 

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Bailey Schmitz has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending March 4.

In two road starts last week the soon to be 20-year-old Red Lake Falls, Minn., product posted back-to-back shutouts in both of them helping Thief River Falls move back into first place in the overall SIJHL standings.

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Third-annual Camp Bong - Monday, March 5, 2018

UW-Superior, Bong Veterans Historical Center
partner for youth event

Third-annual Camp Bong  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Camp Bong is a sleepover experience providing youth and adults the chance to meet with veterans, engage in a variety of learning experiences and visit areas of the Center normally off limits to the public.

SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN – March 5, 2018  (LSN)  The University of Wisconsin-Superior Center for Continuing Education and the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center are teaming for the third-annual Camp Bong.

Camp Bong is a sleepover experience at the Bong Veterans Historical Center providing youth and adults the chance to meet with veterans, engage in a variety of learning experiences and visit areas of the Center normally off limits to the public.

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DREAM OF BECOMING A BEAUTY PROFESSIONAL?  - Sunday, March 4, 2018

DO YOU HAVE A DREAM OF BECOMING A BEAUTY PROFESSIONAL? 
ESTHETIC ACADEMY OFFERS YOU A PLATFORM TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL

Jasmine Maki and Malanie White (Spa Assistants - A Spa For You) it is in the classroom where the future students can practice their skills  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ Jasmine Maki and Malanie White (Spa Assistants -

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   March 4, 2018  (LSN)  Imagine a career where you can wake up and having the opportunity to make people feel relaxed as well work in a beautiful spa environment.  Little or no arguments can be put up against the speedy growth of the aesthetic industry; if compared to the past, one will notice that there’s a vast increase in demands for beauty services and products.  Have you always had the dream of starting a beauty business?  Working in a spa?  With this You will have the liberty to set up your independent beauty shop and have a tremendous business growth over a little period of practice; however, this aim is achievable only if you learn the market requirements and the know-how from competent professionals.

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Carbon tax added on top - Sunday, March 4, 2018

Carbon tax added on top of the various bans
only worsens regulatory inefficiencies


#LSN_Opinion   Canada’s phoney debate about carbon taxes

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO March 4, 2018  (LSN)  In the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race, all four candidates hoping to replace Patrick Brown oppose carbon taxes, a centrepiece of Brown’s platform. The federal Conservative Party also opposes carbon taxes.

Some commentators see this as a betrayal of Conservative free-market instincts because (supposedly) our choice is between inefficient bureaucratic regulation and the enlightened Liberal approach of using price signals to hit greenhouse gas targets. According to this reasoning, economically-literate Conservatives should prefer the latter.

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Delays in PIns to vote for leadership - Saturday, March 3, 2018

Are PC Member from North being left out of voting for a leader?

PC Leadership Candidates  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   #LSN_OntElection

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 3, 2018  (LSN)  Senior party source  confirmed on Saturday that the organization has extended the voting deadline, pushing it back from March 8 to noon on March 9. anounce by the Toronto Star.

“We’re urging the party to make sure that people get their PINs so that they can vote because it’s important that everyone, all members, have a chance to vote in this leadership,” Mulroney said at a Toronto event on Friday. “I am concerned about it.”

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Casmey Arrested for murder of Joseph Pruys - Friday, March 2, 2018

Charles Casmey Arrested
for murder of Joseph Pruys

Charles Casmey Arrested
#LSN_Crime
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 2, 2017  (LSN) A very extensive police investigation resulted in the arrest of 31 year old Charles Norman Casmey in relationship to a homicide of Joseph Pruys that occurred on February 26, 2018 on 500 block of McLaughlin

Members of various units with the TBPS worked in conjunction with resources supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police to contain and evacuate the 500 block of McTavish Street last night. Eventually Charles Casmey was taken into custody when he surrendered to police at approximately 9:25 p.m.

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Raising minimum wages - Friday, March 2, 2018

Raising minimum wages: good intentions, bad policy


#LSN_Opinion

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 3, 2018   (LSN) Raising the minimum wage is a flawed strategy for achieving the critically important social objective of raising people out of poverty

As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. But good intentions alone aren’t enough to justify government policy. Real-world evidence matters.

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Cochrane awarded 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cochrane awarded 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup

Cochrane awarded 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports 

SUDBURY, Ontario March 1, 2018  (LSN) The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Superior International Junior Hockey League, announced Thursday that Cochrane, Ont., has been selected as the host community for the 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. A Championship.

The town and the NOJHL’s Cochrane Crunch will host the four-team event, April 30 through May 4, 2019, at the Tim Horton Event Centre.

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Soo Chamber Calls on Trudeau to help - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Soo Chamber Calls on Prime Minister to  Directly Address Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Soo Chamber  Fighting for Jobs   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO –  March 1, 2018   (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) is calling on the Prime Minister to get directly involved in the crisis brewing as a result of today’s announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the United States.  

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maple syrup making at Minnesota - Thursday, March 1, 2018

From tree to breakfast table: maple syrup making
at Minnesota state parks 

White Water Maple Syrup  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors

WINONA, MINNESOTA - March 1, 2018  (LSN)  How often do we think of a maple tree? State parks are home to thousands of maple trees from which pure maple syrup is made. Attend a free program at a state park and learn about tapping maple trees while using tools found in the kitchen.

Programs start on March 3 at Whitewater State Park (near Winona). Attend the 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program or the 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. program.

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TBay Chamber of nPharmacare - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pharmacare Must Address Outstanding System Gaps,
Maintain High Quality Coverage

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Ontario Chamber of Commerce Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

THUNDER BAY ONTARIO - March 1, 2018  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chamber, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a policy report, Principles for an Effective Pharmacare Program, which provides guidelines for the federal and Ontario governments to follow when considering reforms to pharmaceutical coverage, which has implications for both governments. The report highlights five principles against which new pharmacare proposals can be tested to ensure an effective and sustainable program.

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Chippewa Park Carousel - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Capital Campaign Launched
for Chippewa Park Carousel

Capital Campaign Launched for Chippewa Park Carousel  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  March 1, 2018  -  (LSN)  The Friends of Chippewa Park Carousel Restoration Committee gathered with the public to unveil its capital campaign to save the 103 year-old Chippewa Park carousel, including a website with online donation capabilities and the announcement of the first horse sponsorship. The campaign is the next step to return the designated heritage structure to its original luster, thanks to initial grants from the City of Thunder Bay and Canada 150.

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February 27th  Committee of the Whole - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 27th  Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

Cook County MN  February 27th Trails  Lake Superior Newxs
#LSN_News  North Shore Ski and Run Club and the Superior Cycling Association

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  February 27, 2018 –   (LSN)   Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Feb. 27 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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Budget is Big on Spending, Short on Growth, - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Budget is Big on Spending, Short on Growth, 
Ill-Prepared for Any Economic Challenges: Chamber

Soo Chamber  Fighting for Jobs   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO –  FEBRUARY 28, 2018   (LSN)  Tuesday’s federal budget offers a handful of incentives for Canadian businesses, but does little to prepare or protect Canada’s economy, its businesses or Canadian jobs as we start to witness real external challenges and influencers on the horizon. This is the assessment of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC).

SSMCOC Chief Executive Officer, Rory Ring notes that “while it’s disappointing that the budget left the corporate tax rate unchanged, the budget did include a cut to the small business rate of 10.5% to 10% starting this year and another cut to 9% in 2019 as well spending on several fronts to help women entrepreneurs and support women in the workforce. We were also pleased to see some additional funding for FedNor.”

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Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler significant funding commitments in Budget - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

(NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says
several significant funding commitments in Budget 2018

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Budget  Lake Superior News
#:SN_News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARO  February 28, 2018   (LSN)   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says the Government of Canada has taken a meaningful step towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples with several significant funding commitments in Budget 2018.

“I am pleased with several aspects of this budget, especially the federal government’s long-awaited commitment to support Indigenous children in the child welfare system. We are disappointed that no new significant investments were made for housing, and specific details are needed on many of these allocations, but Budget 2018 contains significant investments to improve the well-being of our people and communities,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.

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Fire Needs You to Keep Fire Hydrants & Vents Clear  - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Every Second Counts: Fire Department Needs You to Keep Fire Hydrants & Vents Clear 

 

Cook County  Keep Hydrants clear of Snow  Lake Superior News
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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA -  February 27, 2018  (LSN)  

The Grand Marais Fire Department urges residents to keep snow and ice clear from fire hydrants, as well as exhaust vents for high efficiency furnaces and hot water heaters.

“Clearing the snow around a fire hydrant is an easy way for residents to lend a hand to improve community safety,” said Chief Ben Silence. “In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate and shovel out fire hydrants before hooking up to them. During emergencies every second counts; when fire hydrants are clear of snow and ice it saves valuable time, which can also mean saving lives and property.”

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Arts & Heritage Awards - Monday, February 26, 2018

8th Annual Arts & Heritage Awards

Thom Currie Artist Director of Magnus Threatre presents Candi Badanai with Stage Performance award Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts Thom Currie Artist Director of Magnus Theatre presents Candi Badanai with Stage Performance award

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -   February 26, 2018  (LSN)  The achievements and contributions of talented local artists, cultural professionals, organizations and businesses were celebrated at the 8th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards presented by  Credit Union on Friday evening at Magnus Theatre.

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Evan Walls Player of the Week - Monday, February 26, 2018

Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Evan Walls
Player of the Week
CJHL Ranking  Week 21 

Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Evan Walls  Lake Superior News
​#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  February 26, 2018  (LSN) – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Dryden GM Ice Dogs forward Evan Walls has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 25.

In four outings last week, which were all Dryden victories, the soon to be 19-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., had goals and points in all of them, helping the GM Ice Dogs move into first place in the SIJHL standings.

While Walls notched tallies in each of the four contests, including the game-winner Sunday at Minnesota, he also chipped in with a trio of helpers.

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HAF 13th Annual - Sunday, February 25, 2018

2018 the Hovland Arts Festival will be 
Celebrating it's 13th year

Hovland Arts Festival  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism  Between Grand Marais and the Canadian Border 

COOK COUNTY,  HOVLAND, MINNESOTA,  February 25, 2018  (LSN) This Summer the Hovland Art Festival will be celebrating it's 13th years. July 7 & 8th. 

Because this is a very family oriented event our local children are encouraged to participate in all areas of interest.  Vendor booths are free up to a certain age for youth.  Some of our youth, through the years, have graced all with their musical abilities, artisan craft items and also much appreciated refreshments such as lemonade and other goodies.  For a few years one of our youth sold rhubarb punch.  That was a hit.

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UW-Superior team - Saturday, February 24, 2018

UW-Superior team wins state
supply chain case competition

UW-Superior team  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

SUPERIOR, Wisconsin – February 24, 2018  (LSN)   A team from the University of Wisconsin-Superior won first place in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Milwaukee Roundtable Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition held February 16 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

“The case competition tested our students’ supply chain knowledge as well as their capability and creativity in problem solving,

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SIJHL announces 2018 playoffs - Saturday, February 24, 2018

SIJHL announces 2018
playoff format and timeline

SIJHL Bill Salonen Cup Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Bill Salonen Cup

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  – February 24, 2018  (LSN)   The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday its playoff format and timeline for the upcoming postseason.

The first round of the SIJHL playoffs will feature a pair of best-of-five quarter-final series, which are slated to run between March 20-27.

Those match-ups will see the No. 3 seeded side taking on the No. 6 Minnesota Iron Rangers while the other series will have the No. 4 and No. 5 ranked clubs squaring off.

Meanwhile the SIJHL’s regular season title holder and the No. 2 seeded squad will earn first round byes.

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Soo Chamber Fighting for Jobs - Saturday, February 24, 2018

Soo Chamber heading to Queen’s Park 
Fighting for Jobs

Soo Chamber  Fighting for Jobs   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ

Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO –  fEBRUARY 24, 2018   (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) has been monitoring recent news that Canadian steel was not excluded in last week’s U.S. Commerce Department announcement that it intends to suggest a wide range of tariffs and quotas on imported steel and aluminum from an undisclosed number of countries. The Chamber is also concerned that even if Canadian steel ultimately wins an exemption, the Ontario government’s proposal to introduce a bill that would allow for retaliatory measures against states that adopt “Buy American” provisions might still result in Ontario’s steel industry getting caught-up in subnational trade disputes.

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Cook County Utilities Scam Calls - Friday, February 23, 2018

Cook Country Sheriff’s Office
Getting Reports of Utilities Scam Calls

Cook County Sheriff  Telephone Scam   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA -  February 23, 2018  (LSN)  The Sheriff’s Office is advising residents of a telephone scam occurring locally involving a voice reporting to be with the Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (GM PUC). Reports to the Sheriff’s Office and state the that the caller says they are with GM PUC claiming the resident is behind payment, requiring them to make good on the bill by providing credit card information immediately or their power will be shut off within 15 minutes. If the recipient expresses doubt in the legitimacy of the call, the scammer tells them to check their Caller ID. Upon doing so, they will see that the number shown is indeed that of GM PUTIL/City Hall 218-387-1848 – a trick often used by telephone scammers.

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Cook County February 20th  Committee of the Whole - Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 20th  Committee of the Whole Meeting Highlights

Cook County MN  February 20th Radio Tower   Lake Superior Newxs
#LSN_News  

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  February 21, 2018 –   (LSN)   Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Feb 21 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.

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Trudeau Launches Crackdown On Tips - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trudeau Launches Crackdown On Tips
​In Latest Tax Attack

Trudeau Launches Crackdown On Tips   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA,  February 20, 2018  (LSN) Trudeau spends our money with wild abandon and lets his elitist buddies keep billions in offshore accounts, yet he wants to rip every last dollar he can out of the pockets of Canadian workers.
Justin Trudeau is seeking to take even more money away from Canadians.

The Trudeau CRA is launching a further crackdown on tips, taking even more money out of the pockets of Canadians even as the carbon tax adds to the growing financial burden on Canadians.

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fly-fishing weekend ​ youth-adult pairs - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Register for beginner fly-fishing weekend
​ youth-adult pairs

DNR Fly Fishing Youth   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors

LANESBORO, MINNESOTA,  February 20, 2018,  (LSN)  A youth paired with an adult can join other youth-adult pairs to learn the basics of fly fishing from experienced instructors from evening on Friday, April 27, to afternoon on Sunday, April 29, near Lanesboro.

“Youth and adults in these classes are both beginners so they can learn to fly fish together,” said Deb Groebner, a regional specialist with MinnAqua, an educational program of the Department of Natural Resources. “When they finish the weekend, they’ll be ready to take on more fishing adventures for a variety of species.”

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Thunderwolves exit playoffs - Monday, February 19, 2018

Thunderwolves exit playoffs with 5-1 loss at York

Thunderwolves at York  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports 

NORTH YORK, ONTARIO   February 19, 2018  (LSN)  After a hard-fought series, the Lakehead Thunderwolves were eliminated from the playoffs with a 5-1 loss to the York Lions in game three of the OUA West Division quarter-finals at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena on Sunday night.

The Lions started quickly and struck just 1:45 into the game when Ben Verrall’s wrist shot from the face-off circle slipped between the pads of Lakehead goalie Devin Green, who was screened on the play.  Two minutes later, Morgan Messenger put York up 2-0 with a quick shot from the slot that beat Green on the blocker side.

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Fort Frances Lakers Ian Tookenay - Monday, February 19, 2018

Fort Frances Lakers Ian Tookenay Player of the Week
CJHL Ranking  Week 20 

Fort Frances Lakers Ian Tookenay  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  

THUNDER BAY, Ontario. –  February 19, 2018  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Fort Frances Lakers rookie forward Ian Tookenay has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending February 18.

In three games during the time frame the 17-year-old Fort Frances product had multiple points in each of them as he totalled seven assists in all, helping the Lakers pick-up five of a possible six points in the SIJHL standings.

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Rickford supporting Mulroney in Leadership Race - Monday, February 19, 2018

Rickford Announces supporting 
Caroline Mulroney in Leadership Race

Caroline Mulroney Coming to Thunder Bay Creg Rickford  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News #LSN_OntElection  Mulroney Rickford comming to Thunder Bay Tuesday

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, February 19, 2018   (LSN)  Creg Rickford, Kenora - Rainy River PC Candidate  is headed to Thunder Bay on Tuesday, February 20th, to join with others to meet and chat with Caroline Mulroney. I am proud to be supporting Caroline in her candidacy for leader of the Ontario PC party. I hope that as many party members as possible from across the great region of Northwestern Ontario will be able to join us tomorrow night at e Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

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York edges Lakehead to force game three - Sunday, February 18, 2018

York edges Lakehead to force game three

At York Thunderwolves Brennen Dubchak  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  AtYorkBrennen Dubchak deciding game tonight at York

NORTH YORK,  ONTARIO,  February, 18, 2018  (LSN)   The Lakehead Thunderwolves were edged 4-2 by the York Lions in game #2 of the OUA West division quarter-finals at the Canlan Ice Sports Arena on Saturday night to even the series and force a third and deciding game.

In contrast to the series opener, both sides played it a little closer the vest to start things off, but that only lasted about half a period before things opened up and both goalies (Lakehead’s Nic Renyard and York’s Mack Shields) were tested but answered the bell.

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

Parks dumps Elliott for Brown

Christine Elliott, Derek Parks, Patrick Brown
#LSN_News #LSN_OntElection
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
#LSN_Sports  

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, 2018  (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


#LSN_Opinion

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
#LSN_Opinion

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
#LSN_News

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
#LSN_Outdoors

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

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. —   November 14, 2017   (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry recently targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier. In October, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

The merchandise consisted of 355 home theater speaker systems. Examination of the speaker systems revealed counterfeit markings. As a result, CBP seized those items. The counterfeit merchandise has an aggregate manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $990,415.

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GATHERING HOLIDAY GREENS  - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

GATHERING HOLIDAY GREENS 

GATHERING HOLIDAY GREENS   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  A FUN OUTING ON SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST 

DULUTH, MN - November 14, 2017  (LSN)  Cutting your own Christmas tree or balsam boughs on the Superior National Forest can be a festive outing during the holidays. The ritual of hiking through the woods with your family and friends to choose your personal tree or boughs can greatly enrich the holiday season. 

Remember to obtain a permit at a Superior National Forest office before you go. A permit to cut one Christmas tree on the Superior National Forest costs $5.00 and may be purchased at any Forest office. Two Christmas tree permits are allowed per household per year. A "personal use" permit for gathering balsam boughs on the Superior National Forest allows for enough boughs to make approximately 5 door-size wreaths and costs $20.00.  If you plan to gather boughs, it’s best to contact the Ranger District office closest to the area where you plan to collect greens.

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Hovland and Regional Christmas Show - Monday, November 13, 2017

Hovland and Regional artisan crafters
Christmas Show

Hovland Christmas Art Craft Sale   Lake Superior News

HOVLAND, MINNESOTA  -  November 13, 2017   (LSN)  Chestnut roasting on the open fire.  Jack Frost nipping at the nose.    The festive holiday season is descending upon us once again with its nose chills and creative holiday warmth.  

Once more our local Hovland and regional artisan crafters are gearing up for another pre-Christmas sale of their fine and exquisite handiwork and wares.  This annual winter HAF (Hovland Arts Festival) event will be held at the Hovland Town Hall in Hovland, MN, 4957 E. Highway 61 on November 25th from 10am-4pm.

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UW-Superior International Cooking Demo - Monday, November 13, 2017

UW-Superior annual International Cooking Demo

UW-Superior  Cooking Demo   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  at Pilgrim Lutheran Church

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  November 13, 2017  (LSN)   University of Wisconsin-Superior students and faculty will prepare various international dishes at the annual World Student Association Cooking Demonstration event on Saturday, Nov. 18, starting at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

With representation from 13 different countries with 15 recipes to try, the event will include demonstrations on how each dish is prepared as well as samples of each dish to eat.

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CCR Band Live At The Mack - Monday, November 13, 2017

The CCR Band Live At The Mac

CCR Band    Lake Superior News

SHUNIAH, ONTARIO   November 13, 2017   (LSN) The CCR Band (aka The Cajun Country Rock Band) is a tribute to the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty. The members of the band are myself, Andy Wolff on lead vocals, lead guitar and harmonica; Paul Cherwonick on rhythm guitar, background vocals; Arek Chamski on bass guitar, background vocals and Ernie Craig on drums, background vocals.

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Norskies forward Parker Simonson - Monday, November 13, 2017

Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 8 

Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Thief River Falls Norskies Simonson  Player of Week 

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – November 13, 2017   (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Nov. 12.

In a pair of road contests over the weekend, Simonson scored three times to help the No. 1 Canadian Junior Hockey League-ranked Norskies sweep a two-game set against the Thunder Bay North Stars.

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SIJHL Border Battle - Sunday, November 12, 2017

SIJHL announces
All-Star Game rosters

SIJHL  All Star Game    Eveleth MN     Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn.

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – November 12, 2017   (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Thursday the respective rosters that will compete in the upcoming SIJHL All-Star Game, Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn.

The contest, which features a “Border Battle” format, will see the Canadian All-Stars taking on the American All-Stars with the game being played in the same town of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Trudeau Snubs our trade partners - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Trudeau Snubs our trade partners
​ at TPP Meeting

 Trudeau Snubs our trade partners  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   #LSN_RebelMedia   Empty seats waiting for Trudea

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  November 12, 2017    (LSN)   Trudeau, like Trump, has expressed concerns with how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will impact Canadian industry, but there is no excuse for skipping a meeting with our closest allies and largest trading partners.

Eleven heads of state attended the meeting in Vietnam with the intention of negotiating a revised agreement, Justin skipped the meeting but managed to find time for photo-ops. In typical Trudeau fashion he was pictured jogging with Gerald Butts and meeting locals during his night on the town, but negotiating a trade deal didn't' make the cut.

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Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Awards - Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 Tourism Sault Ste. Marie Award winners announced

Tourism Sault Ste Marie    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism Bill Durnford, past recipient of the Tourism Award of Excellence

Sault Ste. Marie, ON  November 10, 2017  (LSN)  Tourism Sault Ste. Marie hosted its 15th annual Tourism Awards last night. The evening recognized people, businesses and organizations for their contributions in bolstering the community’s visitor-friendly reputation. Held this year at Delta by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel, the 2017 award winners are:

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BORDER CATS PARTNER WITH VETERANS AFFAIRS - Saturday, November 11, 2017

BORDER CATS PARTNER WITH VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA,
THUNDER BAY 

Thunder Bay Border Cats   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports for every 10-game flex pack sold until Monday, November 13th

Thunder Bay, Ontario   -  November 11, 2017   (LSN)  - The Thunder Bay Border Cats are offering a weekend promotion that will benefit Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans and their families in Thunder Bay.  Currently, the Border Cats have their highly popular 10-game flex pack for sale for the 2018 season.  Starting today, for every 10-game flex pack sold until Monday, November 13th at midnight, the Border Cats will donate one 10-game flex pack to Veterans Affairs Canada, Thunder Bay.

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Information on Threatening Letters Sought by Sheriff - Saturday, November 11, 2017

Threats to Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte

Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   A Beacon Of Hope on the Northshore

TOFTE, COOK COUNTY,  MINNESOTA -    November 11.  2017 (LSN)   The Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte, has received several threatening letters. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating due to the nature of the threats. 

Daren Blanck Pastor, of Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte, never thought his church would be a target  for Threatening Letters.  But multiple threatening letters were sent to his church in Tofte, Minnesota.  

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UNVEIL VETERANS EAGLE STAFF - Saturday, November 11, 2017

NAN TO UNVEIL VETERANS EAGLE STAFF
ON REMEMBRANCE DAY


NAN Eagle Staff  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News    newly-constructed Veterans Eagle Staff

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will join with First Nation Elders, leaders and families to unveil the newly-constructed Veterans Eagle Staff at a ceremony Saturday prior to Remembrance Day on Mount Mckay,.

“We will be honoured to witness the blessing of the Veterans Eagle Staff this weekend before it is shared with the community on Remembrance Day. This has required a great deal of time, love and patience, and we thank all of the families and communities from across NAN territory who contributed to its construction,” said Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum. “This Eagle Staff honours our brave warriors who have come to the defence of Canada in World Wars and conflicts around the globe, and those who continue this proud tradition of defending Canada’s interests.”

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Human Trafficking Thunder Bay - Thursday, November 9, 2017

Human Trafficking Arrest 

Thunder Bay Police
#LSN_Crime  Lindsey Ontario man is facing human trafficking charges 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  Novembert 9, 2017  ((LSN) A 20-year-old Lindsey Ontario man is facing human trafficking charges following an investigation by the TBPS Criminal Investigations Branch which began on October 24, 2017.

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Cold Water and Ice Warning  - Thursday, November 9, 2017

Cold Water and Ice Warning 

#LSN_Outdoors   Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - November 9, 2017 (LSN) With the cool winter weather now upon us, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is encouraging parents, guardians and teachers to speak to their children about the dangers of walking on ice-covered bodies of water and the risk of injury or death associated with exposure to freezing cold water. 

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Port of Thunder Bay October - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

TBay PORT ON TARGET FOR
STRONG SEASON FINISH

Port of Thunder Bay Steel Pipe   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping   Steel Pipe distributed to laydown area

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   - November 8, 2017   (LSN)  The Port of Thunder Bay is on track to ship 9-million metric tonnes of cargo this season, a level achieved just three times in the past 20 years.  As of October 31 the port has handled 6.7 million tonnes of cargo, 11% ahead of the five-year average of 6.0 million tonnes year-to-date. 

Cargo volumes are 7% ahead of last year despite October shipments being lighter than in 2016.  “October tends to be a volatile month in the port,” says Tim Heney, the Port Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, “Last year the port saw very strong grain shipments in October, and this year those shipments were closer to average.”

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Fire Safety Must Be Top of Mind - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Winter Home Heating and Fire Safety
Must Be Top of Mind

Colvill’s  Volunteer Fire Department  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Cook County has nine volunteer fire departments Colvill’s Pumper

Cook County, Grand Marais,  Minnesota     November 8, 2017   (LSN)  Nine Fire Departments  remind residents that Winter Home Heating and Fire Safety must be Top of Mind,  In the winter months, our heating, lighting, cooking, and holiday activities increase dramatically — and with them, the risk of residential fires. Deaths and injury can be reduced with proper understanding and safe use of heating equipment.

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Player of the Week 7 - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thunder Bay North Stars Mignault named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 7 

North Stars fRyan Mignault   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   North Stars Mignault  Player of Week 

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO –  November 7, 2017  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Ryan Mignault has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week, for the period ending Nov. 5.

Pacing Thunder Bay offensively on a three-game road trip, Mignault amassed a combined 11 points in those outings as his club scored an impressive 26 times in a trio of victories.

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State of Woodland Caribou - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Activists 10 Years Behind the Current State
of Science on Woodland Caribou

NOMA FONOM    Caribou  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ    NOMA  FONOM  on Woodland Caribou

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 7, 2017   (LSN)  Recently activists have claimed that Ontario has not acted to save caribou. Articles submitted to the Toronto Star (Will anyone act to save the caribou? Ontario is not; Ontario stumbles on caribou protection plan) are working against the substantial efforts the province, industry, communities and stakeholders have done to study the habitat of caribou in the Boreal forest. These activists are conveniently ignoring over 20 years of work, 600 tracked animals and $11 million dollars of government research. As if it was Groundhog Day, campaign science is once again attempting to shut down Ontario’s most renewable and sustainable sector, at the expense of 57,000 hardworking men and women in northern and rural communities across this province.

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Storm Festival  - Monday, November 6, 2017

Lake Superior Storm Festival 

Lake Superior Storm Festival   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  -  November 6, 2017  (LSN) Lake Superior Storm Festival is held annually along the icy shores of Lake Superior.

There’s nothing quite like a November gale — wind howling, icy waves lashing the rocks, a shiver of awe running down your spine. Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins. This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake. 

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Soo Chamber Helping Businesses - Monday, November 6, 2017

Helping Businesses
Mitigate the Impact of Bill 148

Helping Businesses Mitigate the Impact of Bill 148  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ    A Handbook for Ontario’s Business Community

 

Sault Ste. Marie, ON –   November 6, 2017   (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and MNP, one of Canada’s leading accounting firms, has released a comprehensive handbook for Ontario’s business community that provides strategies to help businesses navigate the incoming changes related to Bill 148 (the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act).

The handbook outlines potential risks and challenges that employers may face and offers human resources and operational strategies to help businesses better navigate some of those challenges.

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UW-Superior class helps veterans - Monday, November 6, 2017

UW-Superior class helps veterans adjust
to civilian and academic life

Helping veterans Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Transitions in Your Life: From Military to Campus Culture class

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  November 6, 2017  (LSN)  Setting foot on a college campus requires a great deal of adjustment for many students. Budgeting time for classes, studying, extracurricular activities and even just a few moments of rest and relaxation can be a stressful situation. The environment can be even tougher for student veterans.

While the process of regaining familiarity with civilian life can be difficult for some veterans, the additional demands of attending college – often while juggling fulltime jobs and family responsibilities – can make the task even more difficult.

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NAN CONGRAULATES 2AWARDS RECIPIENTS - Monday, November 6, 2017

NAN CONGRAULATES
 COMMUNITY SAFETY AWARDS RECIPIENTS

 NAN CONGRAULATES  SAFETY AWARDS RECIPIENTS
#LSN_News  Ardelle Sagutcheway of Eabametoong  Bear Clan Patrol Volunteers

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO:   November 6, 2017   (LSN)  NAN Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum congratulates recipients of the 2017 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards announced by the City of Thunder Bay this evening.

“I am pleased to congratulate all these deserving recipients who are contributing in many different ways to make this city a safer place,” said DGC Anna Betty Achneepineskum. “I am proud to see community member Ardelle Sagutcheway and her work creating a platform for our young people to share their experiences while living in the city. I am also pleased the Bear Clan Patrol and their volunteer members have been recognized for their contributions to community safety and we will continue to support these and other efforts to increase community safety.”

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Grace Place Recognized - Monday, November 6, 2017

Grace Place 
Outstanding Community Project Award 

Grace Place Wins Award   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Gace Place  Outstanding Community Project Award 

November 6, 2017 –  November 6, 2017  (LSN) Two individuals and four community projects were recognized this evening during the Seventh Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community.

“I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to each of this year’s recipients,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “They are setting an example through their outstanding efforts to make our community safer and more welcoming for everyone. Since these Awards began in 2011, 39 deserving individuals and projects have been recognized for their hard work and dedication to making Thunder Bay a better and safer place for everyone.”

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Points Unknown Northern Minnesota - Saturday, November 4, 2017

Points Unknown
Traveling silently through the boreal forests



#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism boreal forests of Northeastern Minnesota

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - November 4, 2017 (LSN) - Traveling silently through the boreal forests of Northeastern Minnesota by dog team, sled runners can be heard swooshing along a narrow, tree-lined trail. The dogs’ breath rises above them in clouds as they quietly pant to the rhythm of their movement. The mild scent of balsam wafts by. The backdrop: a crisp, pristine winter forest filled with white & green. Birch trees arching over the trail, heavy with snow, create a magical entry to the winter wonderland at Points Unknown (www.points-unknown.com) in Hovland, MN. You could be having this *MUSH* fun!

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Open Letter to Premier of Ontario - Thursday, November 2, 2017

Soo Chamber of Commerce
Open Letter to Premier Wynne

Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce     Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ    Open Letter to Wynne

SAULSTE MARIE, ONTARIO  -  November 2, 2017  An open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne  and members of the Standing Committee onf Finace and Economic Affairs from the Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce on the potential that Bill 148 has to disrupt not only the impact that small business has as an economic contributor to Ontario, but also to the social fabric and ability of Ontario to service and support many of those in need.

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CBP Seizes 69 Pounds of Khat - Thursday, November 2, 2017

CBP Seizes 69 Pounds of Khat
Minneapolis - Bound

CBP Seizes 69 Pounds of Khat  Lake Superior Newsime   CBP Seized Khat

PHILADELPHIA – November 2, 2017  (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized nearly 69 pounds of khat in four express international parcels in Philadelphia October 25.

The parcels were shipped from Frankfurt, Germany and destined to address in Minneapolis, Minn.  Khat is a green, leafy plant typically grown in the Arabian Peninsula and chewed for its stimulant effect. The World Health Organization classified khat as a drug of abuse in 1980.

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Pumpkin Compostinbg - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Great Pumpkin Compost Collection

GREAT PUMPKIN COMPOST COLLECTION   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Pumpkin Parade at Hillcrest Park

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   November 1, 2017   (LSN)  New this year, residents are invited to join the 1st Annual Thunder Bay Pumpkin Parade at Hillcrest Park on Wednesday, November 1, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Bring your jack-o-lanterns to share your creativity, or just come to check out all the pumpkins on display! Volunteers will have candles to light up your masterpiece. Pumpkins on display will join the Great Pumpkin Compost Collection after the event.

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Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Passport Holders and the Expansion of Taiwan’s e-Gate Program to U.S. Citizen Trusted Travelers 

Global Entry  Taiwan  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News

November 1, 2017   (LSN)   CBP Announces the Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility to Taiwan Passport Holders and the Expansion of Taiwan’s e-Gate Program to U.S. Citizen Trusted Travelers | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the expansion of Global Entry eligibility to Taiwan passport holders and the expansion of Taiwan’s trusted traveler program, e-Gate, to U.S. citizens enrolled in a CBP Trusted Traveler Program. Global Entry and e-Gate allow expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Taiwan passport holders can apply for Global Entry beginning on November 1.

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DNA Cougar Results - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DNA Results of Cougar found south west of Thunder Bay

Cougar DNA    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  Mandi Weist hand by Cougar Paw

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 1, 2017  (LSN)  According Jolanta Kowalski, Sr. Media Relations officer. Ministry of Natural Resources. And Forestry, Toronto, the carcass of a male cougar was found west of Thunder Bay in March 2017.   The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry sent a tissue sample to the United States research station in Montana for analysis.  The station created a genetic profile, or “DNA fingerprint”, similar to the process used to identify individuals in human forensics/paternity cases.

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Wisconsin-Superior Suspends Programs - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wisconsin University - Superior have suspended 25 academic programs

Wisconsin University  Superior   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Programs Suspended 

SUPERIOR, Wisconsin. –  Novermber 1, 2017   (LSN)  Leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Superior have suspended several academic programs in an effort to positively affect student success and position itself to continue to remain responsive to regional needs.  

New students will not be admitted into these programs at this time. Students who have currently declared these majors or minors will be assisted in completion in their program of study. Decisions were made based on program enrollment trends, credits to degree and other factors.

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Leonard Cohen: In His Own Words - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Leonard Cohen: In His Own Words.
November 7th Trinty Hall

Leonard Cohen: In His Own Words.  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  November 7, 2017 marks the first anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s passing.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   November 1, 2017  (LSN) Event organized to commemorate the passing of Leonard Cohen will feature a free screening of a documentary, Leonard Cohen: In His Own Words. 

The screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A/discussion session

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Player Ranking Week 6 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Miners’ Janke named SIJHL player of the week
CJHL Ranking  Week 6 

Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 5  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 6

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – October 31, 2017  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners forward Jared Janke has once again been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week, this time for the period ending Oct. 29.

In two games vs. the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, Janke scored six times and added an assist as the two clubs split a weekend home-and-home set.

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FAMtastic year for travel media - Monday, October 30, 2017

FAMtastic year for travel media in Sault Ste. Marie

Soo Tourism    Sault Ste Marie    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors    #LSN_Tourism  Writer Gaby Burger and Tourism Sault Ste. Marie’s Lindsey
feature story in Porter Escapes

Sault Ste. Marie, ON (October 30, 2017) – To promote the community, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie hosts travel media from around the world. These familiarization (FAM) tours lead to feature stories and television coverage for the city. With 2017 winding down, it has already been the busiest year ever for local travel media.

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, has facilitated 23 FAM tours so far in 2017. This activity led to a number of promotional opportunities, including a travel documentary aired on Japan’s JB-TV, articles featured on Porter Escapes and other blogs, a locally-filmed episode of The Amazing Race Canada, content on the Attractions Ontario website and various travel guides, and stories published in China’s Epoch Times, The Toronto Star, Japan’s AGORA Magazine, Cleveland News-Herald, The U.K. Daily Mirror and MotorHome Magazine.

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Duluth artist - Monday, October 30, 2017

Duluth artist wins walleye stamp contest

Duluth artist Dean Kegler
#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism  

DULUTH, MINNESOTA -  October 30, 2017   (LSN) Duluth artist Dean Kegler won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest. His painting was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Kegler’s painting of a walleye about to strike a crankbait will be featured on the 2018 walleye stamp. This is the third stamp contest win for Kegler. He also has won the 2016 trout and salmon and 2009 pheasant stamp contests.

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Middle - Class paying more - Monday, October 30, 2017

81 per cent of middle-class families pay more
in personal income taxes now 

Middle Class Paying More
#LSN_Opinion  middle-class families pay more 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  -  October 30, 2017  (LSN) In a recent commentary in the Financial Post titled “Misleading the middle class,” Simon Fraser University professor Rhys Kesselman criticized our analysis of how federal tax policy changes have increased the amount of income tax paid by middle-class families. Prof. Kesselman doesn’t contest, refute or disprove our tax analysis but rather—in parroting the Trudeau government’s talking points—conflates taxes and transfers, and completely misses the point of what our analysis set out to do.

If you have not followed this debate, here’s some quick background. On the campaign trail and since coming to power, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his finance minister, and other federal officials have repeatedly claimed that the government cut income taxes on middle-class families. As just one example, the federal government’s first budget declared “the government cut taxes for middle class Canadians everywhere.”

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Ontarian’s in the dark about long-term costs - Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ontarian’s in the dark about long-term costs of Fair Hydro Plan

Hydro Cost Killing Jobs Ontario    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Liberal government is concealing the real financial impact of the rate reduction

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  October 29, 2017  (LSN)  A recent report from Ontario’s auditor general slammed the provincial government’s “needlessly complex” plan to reduce electricity bills for Ontarians. According to the report, the government is keeping the true cost of its plan off the books.

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NAFTA Negotiations To Fail? - Sunday, October 29, 2017

Does Trudeau Want NAFTA Negotiations
To Fail?

Trudeau Does he want NAFTA to Fail   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  he wants to run in 2019 against the U.S., and use the failure of NAFTA negotiations as an excuse 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  October 29, 2017   (LSN)  Many are starting to think that he wants to run in 2019 against the U.S., and use the failure of NAFTA negotiations as an excuse to sell Canada out to China and his globalist elite buddies.

There’s been much talk about how the Trump Administration wants NAFTA to fail. This talk is likely correct, as Trump has made no secret of his desire to end NAFTA – which he calls the worst trade deal of all time.

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LTEP NOT WORTH WAITING FOR - Saturday, October 28, 2017

NOMA  LONG TERM ENERGY PLAN
“NOT WORTH WAITING FOR”

LTEP  LONG TERM ENERGY PLAN Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  Need for transmission upgradesNo mention to renewing the fuel contracts 

THUNDER BAY, ON –  October 28, 2017  (LSN)  Thursday, the Ministry of Energy released Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice, a 20-year road map for Ontario’s energy sector.

“Ontario’s much anticipated Long-Term Energy Plan turns out to be not worth waiting for as it offers nothing new for the Northwest,” said Mayor Wendy Landry, President of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association.  “All it does is regurgitate plans that are already in place but fails to outline the future for the Atikokan and Thunder Bay Generating Stations and does not speak to the outstanding need for transmission upgrades to Greenstone and the First Nation communities in that area,” added Landry.

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Weathering Winter Cook - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Weathering Winter –
Cook County Road Maintenance Operations

Cook County Roads   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Department will do its best to keep the roads as clear and safe

COOK COUNTY,  GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA,  - October 27, 2017 – (LSN) With the advent of each Minnesota snow season comes the concern about access to school, work and business during snow and ice events. The safety and convenience of the traveling public is a key concern of the Cook County Highway Department. The goal of the Highway Department is to have all County roads passable within a reasonable amount of time after a snowfall has stopped, while taking economic resources and the safety of the public and plow operators into account.

While the Cook County Highway Department will do its best to keep the roads as clear and safe as possible within the constraints outlined in our Winter Road Maintenance Policy

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Jason Kenney wins the leadership - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Spencer Fernando  Jason Kenney has won the leadership of the United Conservative Party 

Jason Kenney Wins Leadership Of United Conservative Party Lake Superior Newss
#LSN_Opinion  Jason Kenney – 61.1%

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  Octobert 28, 2017  (LSN)  Kenney received over 60% of the vote, with Brian Jean coming in second, and Doug Schweitzer coming in third.

Jason Kenney has won the leadership of the United Conservative Party, putting him on the path to become the next Premier of Alberta.

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WE ARE THE SOO Expos - Friday, October 27, 2017

Registration is now open: Health & Wellness, Home Decor & Renovation, Sport & Outdoor Show 

Soo Expos    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ    WE ARE THE SOO Expos

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario -  October 27, 2017  (LSN) The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open on all three of its popular annual expos. 

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Rocky Mountain Express Science Museum of Minnesota - Friday, October 27, 2017

Rocky Mountain Express through Canadian wilderness
Seen on Science Museum's Omnitheater

Rocky Mountain Express   Science Museum of Minnesota   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   seen on Omnitheater

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - October 27, 2017   (LSN) Rocky Mountain Express giant screen film in the Science Museum's Omnitheater. It opened earlier this month and runs through January 4. (It will remain onscreen as one of five films included in Omnifest 2018, which runs from January 5 - March 1.)

Opened on Friday, October 13 in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater, Rocky Mountain Express tells the epic story of a seemingly-impossible task: the construction of a transcontinental railway through the wild and forbidding Canadian wilderness. Viewers will witness this monumental engineering project on the Omnitheater’s 90-foot domed screen — the only screen large enough to capture its scale.

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Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Begins - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection
Begins Next Week 

Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Curbside collection of organic

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - October 26, 2017 (LSN)  Curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste collection will take place from Oct. 31 - Nov. 10 on regular recycling days.

Leaf and yard waste should be placed at the curb with recyclables on the regular recycling day, as indicated on the waste collection calendar with a leaf symbol. 

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Cook County Artists - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Artist Opportunities: professional development classes, exhibit calls and grants

Grand Marais Art Colony    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  Cook County Artists

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  -  October 26, 2016   (LSN)  Art Colony has been working hard to create a curriculum of new classes that help artists develop their professional practice. 

The curriculum has four core areas: 1. Developing a Body of Work, 2. Enhancing Internal & External Communication, 3. Goal-Setting for Advancement, and 4. Financial Fluency. This Fall we are initiating the first few classes in this curriculum. We hope you will join us!

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Roseau, Lancaster, Town Hall Meeting - Thursday, October 26, 2017

CBP hosting town hall meetings to discuss adjusted hours of operation at ports of Roseau and Lancaster

Roseau, Lancaster, Minnesota  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   Roseau, and  Lancaster, Minnesota Pulbic Meeting 

ROSEAU, Minn. — October 26, 2017  (LSN)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold informational town hall meeting on Nov. 2 in Roseau and on Nov. 6 in Lancaster, Minnesota, to discuss an adjustment to the hours of operation at both the Roseau and Lancaster Ports of Entry (POEs).   CBP will be adjusting the hours of operation at the Roseau and Lancaster POEs effective Jan. 7, 2018. 

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Paramedic giving flu shot - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Free Flu Shots at Junot EMS Station
​ Oct 30th to Nov 2nd

Flue Shots EMS Station Junot Ave    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  Superior North EMS wants to help keep you healthy

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  October 25, 2017  (LSN)  Flu season is fast approaching and Superior North EMS is reminding everyone to get their flu shot.  According to Health Canada, the risk of getting the flu is higher in the late fall and winter months. The flu is also ranked among the top 10 leading causes of death in Canada. Getting the flu shot can protect you if you are exposed to the virus, prevent you from getting very sick and help protect other people because you are less likely to spread the virus to others. You can also protect yourself and those around you by washing your hands frequently, coughing and sneezing into your arm, avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes with your hands, eating healthy and getting plenty of rest.

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Chippewa Park 102-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chippewa Park 102-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel
An Evening with Lisa Parr, Carousel Restoration Expert

Chippewa Park 102-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  “Our horses have travelled millions of miles over the past 102 years 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - October 24, 2017  (LSN)  Thunder Bay’s Chippewa Park is home to a 102-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel and is one of three of its kind left in the world.  After 102 years of thrilling young and old alike the Carousel is in desperate need of rehabilitation. 

“Our horses have travelled millions of miles over the past 102 years and as a result are tired” said Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk, the President of The Friends of Chippewa Park, “and that is why we are embarking on a major project to restore this wonderful children’s asset so that it will be here for another century.”

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Free Flu Clinics Begin - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Free Flu Clinics Begin 

Dr Groot Receives Flu Shot   Lake  Superior News
#LSN_Health It’s never been easier to get a flu shot

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO October 24, 2017  (LSN) The TBDHU launched its annual community flu shot clinics today at the West Thunder Community Centre. This year, the Health Unit will host one clinic per week with the last clinic on Thursday, November 30. Clinics will also be held in eight district communities served by the TBDHU.

Getting the flu shot is easier now that pharmacists are licensed to give the flu shot to people aged 5 and older. To accommodate families with children younger than 5 years old, the TBDHU has scheduled its clinics after the work day and into the early evening since public health nurses may immunize those 6 months of age and older.

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Commemoration of the Anchorage - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Commemoration of the Anchorage Memorial at Marina Park 

Commemoration of the Anchorage Memorial at Marina Park  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News commemoration was part of the 80th anniversary reunion of HMCS Griffon, held October 21, 2017.

THUNDER BAY,  ONTAIROR  -  October 24, 2017  (:SN)  The Ship’s Company of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Griffon, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, the Navy League Corps along with local Veterans and their families rededicated the Anchorage Memorial at Marina Park on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. 

The “Anchorage” was erected as a memorial to the ships and sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Merchant Navy who served their country in the second wold war.  It was commissioned on June 1, 1987 at Marina Park and is dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy, Naval Veterans, Wrens and Merchant Navy who volunteered and served with honour and distinction for freedom and country in the Second World War.  It was erected by the Thunder Bay Naval Veterans with help of many friends “who care and remember”

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Miners’ Janke named SIJHL player of the week  - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Miners’ Janke named SIJHL player of the week 

Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 5  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Miners’ Janke  Player of Week 

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – October 24, 2017  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that English River Miners forward Jared Janke has been named its Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Oct. 22.

In three outings last week he tallied in each of them producing six goals in all and added an assist helping English River pick-up four points in the SIJHL standings.

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Cook County Commissioners meeting - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

October 24th Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Cook Country Board of Commissioners   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Commissioners received Legislative Updates

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  October 24, 2017  (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday,  Oct 24, Board of Commissioners Meeting:

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CP Holiday Train 2017 - Monday, October 23, 2017

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN  to visit community across Canada and the United States

CP Holiday Train     Lake Superior Neews
#LSN_News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   October 23, 2017  (LSN)  Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, on November 25 and 26, 2017 respectively, two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 182 communities along CP's network. Each event is completely free, with CP encouraging every attendee to open their cupboards or wallets to ease hunger needs in their community. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round.

The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$13 million and four million pounds of food for communities along CP's routes in Canada and the United States. Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, on November 25 and 26, 2017 respectively, two trains will make the festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 182 communities along CP's network

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Trudeau Rewards Illegal Crossings - Monday, October 23, 2017

Trudeau Rewards Illegal Crossings, Almost 70% Of ‘Asylum’ Claims Reviewed By IRB Have Been Approved

Trudeau-Not-Doing-Enough-To-Protect-Canadas-Borders  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Canadian people will pay the price, as already over-burdened social services get even worse

THUNDER BAY, Onctober 22, 2017  (LSN)  This will now serve as a clear signal for more people to cross into Canada illegally, and will send a message around the world that Canada’s government is unwilling to enforce respect for our border or our laws.

As noted by the Globe & Mail, “According to new data from the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), 10,790 asylum claims were referred to the IRB between March and September. Of the 592 cases – or 5.4 per cent – the IRB processed during that period, 408 – or 69 per cent – were accepted as legitimate refugee claims.”

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Road Closures  Culvert Work - Monday, October 23, 2017

Culvert Work to Cause Temporary Road Closures Mid-Week Cook County

Cook County  Road Closures   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Road Closures  Culvert Work

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  October 23, 2017 (LSN)   Weather permitting, the Cook County Highway Department will be replacing two cross-culverts in the County on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Work is expected to take place as follows:

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The cast of Mom's Gift tackle family drama and comedy - Monday, October 23, 2017

Cambrian Players opens its season with an award-winning comedy "Mom’s Gift"

Cambrian Players presents Mom’s Gift by Phil Olson, directed by Beverley Gravelle-MacLeod Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  By Phil Olson, directed by Beverley Gravelle-MacLeod

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  October 23, 2017   (LSN) Cambrian Players opens its season with an award-winning comedy about a family reunion one September afternoon in small-town Minnesota. It is Dad’s birthday and the family gathers round, including the ghost of Mom, who is visible to only one of the assembled. 

Mom’s ghost has returned to the family home with a mission so that she can get into heaven, but she isn’t quite sure which of the family issues she needs to help resolve in order to be successful. The issues become apparent through the afternoon, but not all need Mom’s help.

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federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant - Friday, October 20, 2017

Dallas Solomon, federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant

Dallas SOLOMON   Canada Wide Warrant   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   Solomon know to frequent the Greater Toronto Area, Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.

(TORONTO, ON) - October 20, 2017  (LSN) 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.

Dallas SOLOMON is described as an Indiginous male, 23 years of age, 5'6" (173cm), 164 lbs (74kg) with brown eyes and black hair.

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Symphony Virgins concert - Friday, October 20, 2017

Symphony Virgins concert aims to tempt newbies

Symphony Virgins concert   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts  audience will get to eat 4 different kinds of chocolate

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   October 20, 2017  -  (LSN)   The question is, “are you experienced?” When it comes to orchestral music the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra wants to make sure you are! And that might be a very good thing.

    Next Wednesday evening, the TBSO’s Conductor-in-Residence, Simon Rivard, is going to lift the covers off the classics and light classics, just for you.

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SOO Chamber Seeking Nominations - Thursday, October 19, 2017

SOO Chamber Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Business Achievement Awards

Sault Ste Marie Business Awards    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie - October 19, 2017  (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its Outstanding Business Achievement Awards to be given out at its annual Awards Gala in January.

Jason Naccarato, President of the Sault Chamber says that “the annual business awards are about recognizing local businesses that strive to be innovative and find new ways to engage their customers, who have adapted unique business practices that set them apart from their competition and who have become ‘outstanding’ in their individual business sectors.”

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Art & Fine Crafts Market - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Artisans Northwest  Celebrating 42 years Art & Fine Crafts Market

Artisans Northwest    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts   November 11 & 12th  Valhalla Inn  7 rooms  75 Artists

2017, will be the groups 42nd year of continuously operating our Art and Fine Craft Show. It runs the second week in November, Saturday November 11, 10-5, and Sunday November 12, 10-4.  This years show is bigger and better as we will be occupying all seven rooms at the Valhalla Inn, in Thunder Bay with over 75 artists taking part. Entry to the show is free but we do a voluntary silver collection and donate part of the proceeds to an art related grouping Thunder Bay. This years recipient will be Willow Springs Creative Centre.

We are the only juried show in the region.  In order for an artist to become a member, an application for jurying is submitted to the jurying committee.  The committee of selected members come together twice a year to jury new applicants work.

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Week 4 Player of the week - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Norskies’ Simonson named SIJHL player of the week 

Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies  Player of the Week

THUNDER BAY. ONTARIO – October 18, 2017  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson has been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Oct. 15.

In two outings last week the 20-year-old from Bismarck, N.D., racked up five points helping Thief River Falls extended their franchise-best winning streak to eight to begin the 2017-18 campaign.

Simonson began by tallying twice, including the game-winner, as the Norskies blanked the visiting English River Miners 3-0 at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

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Soo Chamber welcomes revised tax reforms - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Soo Chamber welcomes revised tax reforms and lower small business tax rate but concerns remain
 

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
#LSN_Econ   national #ProtectGrowth campaign

SAULT STE. MARIE,  ONTARIO  -  October 18, 2017  (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) welcome the federal government’s plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to reduce the small business tax rate as a result of the comments and concerns expressed through the national #ProtectGrowth campaign and in consultations.

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce President, Jason Naccarato welcomes the news that the federal government is taking a step back on the proposed tax reforms, particularly as they relate to small business. “We applaud the government for listening to the concerns of small business owners, entrepreneurs and even caucus members. The new measures proposed Monday, while not perfect, appear to be more balanced. We will be vigilant on their details and application, however.”

Although the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce still has significant reservations on some of the proposed changes, the lobbying efforts of the Canadian Chamber network were successful and the Minister of Finance appears to have made a noteworthy effort to take the opinion of small businesses into consideration in the new version of his proposed tax changes.

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Notley Trudeau Yes Means No - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

While telling people that they understand the importance of the pipelines, Notley and Trudeau piled up the regulatory bricks to ensure they were not viable

Notley Premier of Alberta  Justin Trudeau   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion    Notley, Trudeau,said yes to pipelines, while really meaning no

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - October 18, 2017  - Fraser Institute - TroyMedia  (LSN) Let’s get the red herring out of the way up front. Yes, the low world price of oil was surely part of this decision, but it’s certainly not all of it. The United States is getting its pipelines built despite the world oil glut.

TransCanada’s withdrawal of its proposal to build the Energy East and Eastern Mainline oil pipelines is a huge loss to Canada and Canadian workers – a $16 billion project regulated to death.

Rather, a series of events killed these two pipelines. First, while Energy East waited for approval, other pipelines were approved. Keystone XL, the Trans Mountain expansion and Line 3 (assuming it proceeds) are estimated to have capacity to meet export needs out to 2040. Secondly, a cascade of provincial activities including the Alberta carbon tax, the Alberta Climate Action Plan and the oilsands emission cap have hammered investor confidence in Alberta in recent years.

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Protecting the Rental Community - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Protecting the Rental Community from Predatory Practices

Thunder Bay Public Library  Rent Panda   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Tenants, Renters, Landlords and community members

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - October 17, 2017(LSN)  Landlords, investors and concerned homeowners are invited to join a free workshop on October 30 at Waverly Library Auditorium from 6pm-8pm. The workshop will feature lawyer Mike Maher, certified financial planner Meghan Chomut and Rent Panda founder Richard Togman. They will discuss navigating new changes to the law, how to maximize your investment and how to find the perfect tenant.

Tenants, renters and community members are invited to join a free workshop on November 13 at Waverly Library Auditorium from 6pm-8pm. The workshop will feature Richard Atkinson from Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and Richard Togman, founder of Rent Panda. They will share their knowledge on tenant’s rights, strategies to find a great home and how you should interview your landlord. 

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Crossover Activated - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Third Pedestrian Crossover Activated  Simpson Street

Simpson Street Cross Walk    Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Simpson Street and Ogden Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - October 17, 2017  (LSN) Thunder Bay’s third Pedestrian Crossover has been activated today at the intersection of Simpson Street and Ogden Street.  

Motorists and cyclists using Simpson Street must now stop when a pedestrian is waiting to cross and the crossover lights start flashing. Crossovers make it easy, safe and convenient for people to cross the street.

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Retinal Imaging Camera Unveiled - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Retinal Imaging Camera Unveiled Thanks to Visionary Donors

Retinal Imaging Camera  Thunder Bay Regional Hospital   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Heath  Lions Vision Care Centre inside the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Thunder Bay, ONTARIO  – October 17, 2017   (LSN) It was a day of celebration inside the Lions Vision Care Centre at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre as a new Retinal Imaging Camera was unveiled. The Camera is a specialized piece of equipment that allows ophthalmologists to properly see and monitor damage to retinas, caused by a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes. 

This Camera comes at a cost of $160,000, which was fully funded thanks to donations, including significant gifts from Lions Clubs, which have always been very supportive of ophthalmology needs at the Health Sciences Centre, having already given over $800,000 since 1998. Last year, they announced gifts totaling $75,000 to the Retinal Imaging Camera (from Lions Clubs from Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba, along with Lions Clubs International). 

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Wa-Pik-Che-Wanoog bridge North Caribou Lake - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New  Wa-Pik-Che-Wanoog bridge provides year around road access  to North Caribour Lake First Nation

North Caribou Lake Bridge Ribbon Cutting   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Wa-Pik-Che-Wanoog bridge 

NORTH CARIBOU LAKE FIRST NATION: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined with North Caribou Lake First Nation Chief Dinah Kanate and community members to celebrate the opening of a bridge that will provide year-round access for the remote community.

“The completion of this project will end North Caribou Lake First Nation’s reliance on the unreliable unstable winter road network, and I congratulate Chief Kanate, Council and everyone involved in this milestone project,” said NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “This bridge provides safer and easier access to the permanent road system, opening up vital transportation links that will help ease the high cost of living.”

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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth by Drew Hayden Taylor

Magnus Theatre  Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth by Drew Hayden Taylor  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  Magnus Theatre

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  October 17, 2017   (LSN)  Magnus Theatre presents Only Drunks and Children,  Tell the TruthWinner of the 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is the heartwarming, emotional and funny story of Janice, an Indigenous woman adopted by a white family, who returns to the reserve in the wake of her birth mother's funeral. Janice finds herself struggling to find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present... connecting these two lives is proving to be a challenge.  

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is a story that straddles the line between realistic-comedy and tragedy with the four central figures balancing the spectrum of existence in Indigenous culture. It takes a peek into the mindset of a community rocked not only by a death in the family but forces a hard look into conflicts of identity, “the scoop” and life in Otter Lake.

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Small Business Too Big To Ignore: Sault Chamber - Monday, October 16, 2017

Small Business Too Big To Ignore: Sault Chamber

Small Business Too Big To Ignore  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the WSIB and local chambers across the province kick-off Small Business Week

Sault Ste. Marie / Toronto - October 16, 2017   (LSN)  The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC), in partnership with The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), is celebrating, Small Business Week with its signature campaign, Small Business Too Big To Ignore that highlights the important contributions small businesses make to Ontario’s economy and local communities.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the Ontario economy and the heart of our community”, says Jason Naccarato, president of the Sault Chamber. “Over the course of Small Business Week, our local Chamber will be engaging with small businesses to show them that we recognize the significant role that they play in our community and discussing how we can support them.”

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Screening Can Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer - Monday, October 16, 2017

Staying Up-To-Date with Screening Can Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer 

Screening Can Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health    Women are encouraged to get screened every three years until age 70

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO –  October 16, 2016  (LSN)  October 16 to 20 is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, is encouraging women to stay up-to-date with regular Pap tests. It is estimated that in 2017, about 710 women in Ontario will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 150 women will die from the disease.

“In our region, only 59 percent of women have been screened for cervical cancer,” said Dr. Naana Jumah, Regional Cervical Screening/Colposcopy Lead for the Northwest region. “Regular screening is important because it can find changes in the cervix before it turns into cancer. Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with regular cancer screening.”

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REVISED TAX REFORMS AND LOWER SMALL BUSINESS TAX RATE - Monday, October 16, 2017

CHAMBERS WELCOME REVISED TAX REFORMS AND LOWER SMALL BUSINESS TAX RATE BUT REMAIN CONCERNED

CHAMBERS WELCOME REVISED TAX REFORMS
#LSN_Econ  Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

THUNDER BAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017:  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcome the government’s plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to reduce the small business tax rate as a result of the comments and concerns expressed through the national #ProtectGrowth campaign and in consultations.

“The cut to the small business tax rate and the cancellation of changes to capital gains exemptions are welcome news for small business owners and operators in Thunder Bay,” says Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.  “We are pleased that the Government is taking steps to further support hardworking small businesses in Thunder Bay and across the country.”

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Security On Border Questionnaire - Sunday, October 15, 2017

Canada has no obligation to make those crossing our border illegally feel comfortable.

Trudeau Puts Virtue  Ahead Of Security On Border Questionnaire  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Trudeau Puts Virtue Ahead Of Security On Border Questionnaire

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  October 15-02017    (LSN)  The recent controversy over some of the questions being asked of illegal border crossings by the RCMP has missed the key point when it comes to illegal border crossing:

​Canada has no obligation to make people trying to enter illegally feel comfortable

We know it’s absurd that we are supposed to consider the feelings or comfort level of those breaking our laws. In fact, when people considering crossing illegally see how our leaders are falling all over themselves to consider how we can be “nicer” to illegal crossers, it will only make Canada seem like a more inviting destination for those who have no interest in using the legal border entry process.

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TBay employees United Way Kick off - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Municipal Division Employees Kick-Off United Way Campaign

United Way City of Thunder Bay Employees    Lake Superior News
#LSN_News    United Way  

THUNDER BAY, ONTARTIO  - - October 13, 2017 –  (LSN) Employees of the City of Thunder Bay, Superior North EMS (SNEMS) and the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) proudly kicked off their 2017 United Way Employee Campaign today at a luncheon at the West Arthur Community Centre. 

“I am delighted to see employees from across the Corporation come together to support the United Way and help launch our Annual Campaign,” said Kelly Robertson, General Manager – Community Services and Co-Chair of the Municipal Division United Way Campaign.

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Agent Assists in Lifesaving Resuscitation - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Border Patrol Agent Assists in Lifesaving Resuscitation

Border Patrol Agent Assists in Lifesaving Resuscitation    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  EMT-certified agent

SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. —  October 14, 2017   (LSN)   A Border Patrol agent assigned to the Sault Sainte Marie Station assisted in reviving a Bruce Township man.

On October 12, 2017, at around 9 p.m., Chippewa County Central Dispatch received an emergency call request for an unresponsive subject who was not breathing.

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BDC Celebrating Small Businesses - Saturday, October 14, 2017

BDC Celebrating Small Businesses

BDC Celebrating Small Businesses  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  Small Business Week

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   --  October 13, 2017 –  (LSN) The Community Economic Development Commission, various City partners, and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) are celebrating entrepreneurship during BDC Small Business WeekTM. BDC Small Business Week run from Oct. 15 - 21, as declared by Councillor Shelby Ch'ng this morning at City Hall. 

BDC Small Business WeekTM (SBW) is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada has been organizing for 38 years.

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Marshall wraps up successful weekend Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Marshall wraps up successful weekend as host of Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

Brad Strootman of Marshall presents a Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener shirt to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  Brad Strootman of Marshall presents a Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener shirt to Lt. Gov. Tina Smith

LUVERNE, MINNESOTA,   October 14, 2017  (LSN) Hunters reported birds but few good opportunities in the Marshall area during the seventh annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunt today.  The Marshall area, known for its pheasant habitat and hunter and dog-friendly lodging, hosted Gov. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and hundreds of guests.

153 hunters harvested 28 roosters during the morning hunt.  Gov. Dayton’s hunting party did not take any pheasants. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith was part of the women’s hunt Saturday morning, and did not take any pheasants.

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Collective Creation Project - Friday, October 13, 2017

Play creation project for high school students, called the Collective Creation Project

Collective Creation Project
#LSN_Arts     Magnus Theatre

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  October 13, 2017  (LSN) Magnus Theatre runs an annual play creation project for local high school students, called the Collective Creation Project. With the guidance of professional theatre staff, students from across the city come together to write a play on a social issue affecting Thunder Bay. Students are involved in all aspects of the creation of the play, from writing to acting and stage managing.

The Collective Creation Project is offered at no cost to our students. This is a free program for them to participate in. They will be given the chance to enhance their theatrical skills no matter what role they play in the process.

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NOSA Billboard Project Encourages Moose Conservation - Thursday, October 12, 2017

NOSA Billboard Project Encourages Moose Conservation Efforts

OSA Billboard Project Encourages Moose Conservation   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors    NOSA "know the difference"

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   October 12, 2017  (LSN)      On September 12th 2017, Thunder Bay's  Northwester Ontario Sportsmen's Alliance (NOSA) will officially launch a highway bill board project aimed at educating and encouraging hunters to do the right thing while targeting moose in the coming weeks of the open rifle season in Ontario's Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 13. The project concept is a collaborative effort with the Thunder Bay District OMNRF office and it's enforcement division. 

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Stream restorations - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Stream restorations, removal of failed ’70s dams feed hopes of brook trout

stacked logs  Deer Creek tributary  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Using stacked logs  Deer Creek tributary 

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  -  October 12, 2017  (LSN)  Aspen logs stacked two high and anchored on both ends by rocks form the “steps” of the remeandered tributary that empties into Deer Creek. It’s the first project of its kind for the Technical Services Area 3 staff, which provides engineering services to the SWCD.

After the dam failed, every rainfall churned Deer Creek chocolate-brown with the sediment that washed over its slumping, red-clay banks. About 30 miles southwest of Duluth, Deer Creek fed the Nemadji River, which deposited 98,000 tons of sediment a year into Lake Superior. The U.S. Corps of Engineers dredged 33,000 tons a year out of Superior Bay to keep the shipping channel open.

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Board of Commissioners Meeting - Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 10 Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Banadad Trail Association    Lake Superior News
#LSN_News   Loan for Trail Grooming Equipment

 COOK  COUNTY, MINNESOTA  -  October 12, 2017  (LSN)  Following are highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, Oct 10 Board of Commissioners Meeting:

  • Loan for Trail Grooming Equipment
  • Tax Forfeit Land Sale to Grand Portage
  • Bonding & Capital Projects Review
  • Health Care Renewal 
  • Personnel Changes
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Pro Growth Policies Need - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Comprehensive, Pro-Growth Policies  Needed in 2018 Provincial Election 

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC),    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ   Vote Prosperity, a platform  priorities for the upcoming 2018 provincial election

Sault Ste. Marie / Toronto - Today, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC), in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released Vote Prosperity, a platform and campaign outlining the Ontario business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2018 provincial election. Vote Prosperity provides a series of proactive recommendations that all of Ontario’s political parties should adopt to ensure growth for the province’s economy. 

“Small businesses are the backbone of the Sault’s economy, they support working families in our local community and across the province, and that’s why candidates from every party in every community will become familiar with Vote Prosperity,” says Jason Naccarato, President of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce. “Ontario’s business community is prepared to be bold and with today’s recommendations, we are seeking to motivate our political leaders to embrace these principles and goals that will lead Ontario to economic prosperity.”

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Increase of Invasive Group A Strep - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thunder Bay District Health Unit Reports Increase of Invasive Group A Strep

Thunder Bay Health Unit Reports  Increase of Invasive Group A Strep Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health    Health Unit  Anybody can get an IGAS infection

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  October 11, 2017 -  (LSN)  Over 2017, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has seen an increase in the number of cases of invasive group A streptococcal (IGAS) infections in our community. This infection develops when the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes gets into the blood, joints, lungs, or lining of the brain. Streptococcus pyogenes also causes more common diseases, like strep throat and minor skin infections.

Anybody can get an IGAS infection. However, in our area, IGAS reflects health inequities, and infection most commonly affects a very vulnerable group of people: individuals who have significant underlying illnesses, lack adequate housing, or use injection drugs. IGAS infections tend to be more common in the fall and winter, so we are expecting more cases.

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Norskies’ goaltender Lefebvre Player of the Week - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Norskies’ goaltender Lefebvre  named SIJHL player of the week   ~   CJHL Top 20 regular season rankings

Norskies’ Brock Lefebvre  Player of the Week   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  Norskies’ Brock Lefebvre (G)  Thief River Falls Norskies  Player of the Week

THUNDER BAY, Ontario  –  October 10, 2017   (LSN)  The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies goaltender Brock Lefebvre has been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Oct. 8.

In two starts over the weekend the 20-year-old Kamloops, B.C., product won both of them helping Thief River Falls improve to 6-0 on the season.

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Warroad remembers fallen Inspectors - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Warroad Port of Entry remembers fallen Immigration Inspectors


August 24, 1930, U.S. Immigration Inspectors, Laurence E. Doten and Lawrence C. Jones, were brutally murdered,  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime  In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 24, 1930, U.S. Immigration Inspectors, Laurence E. Doten and Lawrence C. Jones, were brutally murdered, while in performance of their duties in Emo, Ontario, Canada.

WARROAD, MINNESOTA  - October 10, 2017   (LSN)  U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations honored Immigration Inspectors Laurence E. Doten and Lawrence C. Jones who were killed in the line of duty 87 years ago on Aug. 24, 1930. Laurence E. Doten and Lawrence C. Jones were shot and killed as they traveled on the Canadian National train between Fort Frances, Ontario, and Warroad, Minnesota, while clearing passengers entering the United States.

“Today we memorialize these men who sacrificed their lives for this great nation,” said Port Director Jared Olafson. “The ultimate sacrifice made by these men exemplifies the highest core values of our agency — vigilance, service to country, and integrity.”

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Annual Halloween Mystery Dinner - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dracula Bill's Annual Halloween Mystery Dinner

Dracula Bill's Annual Halloween Mystery Dinner   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Arts   October 28th Mama Alfa’s will host the 4th annual Dracula event

WESTFORT,  ONTARIO   October 10, 2017   (LSN) The restaurant often teams up with the Capitol Players to present an evening of fun with a Murder Mystery.  This October 28th Mama Alfa’s will host the 4th annual Dracula event.  The background story is that Dracula met Mama Alfa when she was employed as his chef in his Transylvanian castle. Her recipes are from ancient texts she found in the Castle’s libraries - specifically from the collection of the Scholomance – a magical teaching school (which explains Mama’s supernaturally delicious sauces and pasta.)  Dracula fell in love with Alfa and every Halloween he shows up and tries to sweep her away from Ralph and back to Transylvania.  Of course, someone has to kill him and everyone gives their theory and there are prizes.  But Dracula never dies so he is sure to live again next Halloween.  Many guests come in costume, others don’t but all receive a copy of The Alfa Report newsletter, which provides background to the plot.

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Governor Pheasant Opener - Monday, October 9, 2017

Gov. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Smith set to open pheasant hunting season in Marshall this weekend

Governor Pheasant Opener hunting season    Lake Superior News
$LSN_Outdoors     Marshall Minnesota  October 13 - 14th 

MARSHALL MINNESOTA   -  October 9, 2017   (LSN)   Minnesota’s pheasant hunters will look to Marshall this weekend as the city hosts the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener.

It is the second time in the event’s seven-year history that Marshall, in southwestern Minnesota, has hosted the event.

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will lead the festivities, which highlight the many community assets Marshall has to offer.

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Hwy 7 Largely Completed - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hwy 7 Largely Complete in Time for Fall Colors

Hwy 7 Largely Complete in Time for Fall Colors   Lake Superior News
#LSN_News    Hwy 7 Largely Complete in Time for Fall Colors

COOK  COUNTY, MINNESOTA –  October 7, 2017   (LSN)  County Highway 7 received its stripes on Thursday and the major infrastructure project is now substantially complete. All that remains to be done are finishing touches such spraying the gravel shoulders to deter erosion and fixing a few remaining driveway washouts, which is good news for this weekend's leaf watchers.

Over $1.8 million in improvements were completed thanks to Cook County’s State-Aid Funds which are generated from a combination of state fuel taxes, license tab fees, and motor vehicle sales taxes,

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More bad news for Canada’s economy - Saturday, October 7, 2017

TRUDEAU ECONOMY: Exports Fall Again, Trade Deficit Fifth Largest Of All Time
 

Exports Fall      Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion    More bad news for Canada’s economy in the wake of the Energy East Pipeline cancellation

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  October 7, 2017   (LSN)  For the third straight month, Canada’s exports fell. With imports flat, Canada’s trade deficit has now risen to $3.41 billion. This is the fifth largest trade deficit on record, and is yet more evidence that Canada’s so-called economic growth is mostly illusory.

Exports fell by 1%, as consumer goods, chemical, plastic, rubber, metal ore, and non-metallic minerals all fell

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Hollander joins University of Denver hockey staff - Saturday, October 7, 2017

Former Iron Rangers goaltender Hollander joins University of Denver hockey staff

Iron Rangers goaltender Hollander  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Chase Hollander has joined the defending NCAA Frozen Four champion

HOYT LAKES, Minn. --  October 7, 2017  (LSN)  The Minnesota Iron Rangers of the Superior International Junior Hockey League has announced that former team goaltender Chase Hollander has joined the defending NCAA Frozen Four champion University of Denver Pioneers hockey staff as a volunteer coach.

Hollander spent the 2012-13 campaign in the SIJHL with the Iron Rangers before going on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stout and tend goal for the Blue Devils men’s hockey program.

He graduated from the UW-Stout this past May with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in coaching. 

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Jones Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame - Friday, October 6, 2017

Jones Inducted into Thunder Bay Sports Hall of Fame

John Jones   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports  John Jones Driving  Indy car in the CART series 1988 rookie of the year

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  October 6, 2017  (LSN)  In recognition of his career, local racer John Jones was inducted into the NWO Sports Hall of Fame on Sept 30th. Putting Thunder Bay on the map, as one of less than two dozen Canadians to race in the Indianapolis 500, the fabled 24 Hours of Lemans in France, youngest IMSA  champion, Jones was a well deserving inductee in the class of 2017.

John Jones would actually do little racing locally but would have quite a career in racing, he would go from racing go-carts in the K-Mart parking lot to bigger and better things, making his way to auto racing‘s crown jewel, the Indianapolis 500, and the famed 24 Hours of Lemans in France. John started racing, not on the dirt tracks in Thunder Bay but racing on the ice in winter along side his dad Tom and brother Parnelli in the early 1980's. 

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Trudeau's tax cutting rhetoric - Thursday, October 5, 2017

The government has raised income taxes on the majority of middle-class Canadian families, despite repeated claims of the opposite

Trudeau's tax cutting rhetoric doesn't match reality  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Trudeau's tax cutting rhetoric doesn't match reality

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---    October 5, 2017  (LSN)  Too often, reality doesn’t match political rhetoric. The federal government’s tax relief promises are a case in point.

On the federal election campaign trail in 2015, Justin Trudeau promised to cut income taxes for middle-class Canadian families. And since becoming prime minister, he and his government have repeatedly claimed to have kept this promise.

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middle-income families face higher federal income taxes - Thursday, October 5, 2017

More than 80 per cent of middle-income families face higher federal income taxes

Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families

Thunder Bay, Ontario  October 6, 2017  (LSN) Contrary to rhetoric from Ottawa, the vast majority of middle-class

Canadian families are paying higher income taxes due to changes made by the federal
government, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent,
non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

On average, middle-class families will pay $840 more in federal income taxes this
year.

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Project cargo shipments - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Project cargo shipments keeping Port Busy

Hotel Modular Hotel    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping Project cargo shipments keeping Port Busy from Poland to Calgary 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---  October 5, 2017   (LSN)  Project cargo shipments are keeping the Port's general cargo docks busy this season. In September, the Port received shipments of wind turbine towers, modular building components and structural steel, all dimensional cargoes originating overseas and destined for the Prairie provinces. This adds to an already diverse season for project cargoes which has included electrical transformers, pressure vessels, rail lengths and other modularized structures.

The 154 modular building components that were offloaded by Logistec Stevedoring last month are currently being stored in the Port's ample laydown area. They will be trucked to Alberta where they are being constructed into a hotel. 

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Airport to all-time Record - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

International Traffic propels Airport to all-time Record

Thunder Bay Airport   Lake superior News
#LSN_Econ   Air side 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   --October 3, 2017   (LSN)  Fuelled by international traffic attending Confederation College, Lakehead University and the Under 18 World Baseball Championships, Thunder Bay Airport set an all time passenger volume record in August.

For the first time in the airport’s history, monthly volume exceeded 80,000 passengers by posting volume of 81,003 passengers. Traffic was up 4% from 2016.

“Although August is always a busy month, these numbers are unprecedented,” noted President & CEO Ed Schmidtke. “The international traffic generated by the Baseball Championships combined with growing international student populations at our two post-secondary institutions generated a lot of activity.”

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Increased Border Traffic On Holiday Weekend - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CBP Advises Travelers To Expect Increased Border Traffic On Holiday Weekend

Grand Portage
#LSN_Outdoors   America's Columbus Day, and Canada's Thanksgiving day

BUFFALO, N.Y. –   October 3, 2017   (LSN) The holiday weekend is ahead, with America's Columbus Day, and Canada's Thanksgiving day both falling on Monday.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expecting an increase in border traffic starting this weekend and carrying through next weekend. CBP reminds travelers planning cross border trips to expect delays and prepare accordingly.  

“Get NEXUS! The program has so many benefits,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “Not only does it reduce your wait when crossing the border, but once a member, you have access to the Global Entry kiosks at participating airports and TSA Pre-Check which saves time at airport security screening checkpoints.”

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doctors advocate for tax fairness - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ontario doctors advocate for tax fairness beyond federal consultation deadline

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#LSN-Econ    Making decisions of this magnitude requires careful consideration

Toronto, Ont., Oct. 3, 2017: While we’ve reached the end of the federal finance minister’s 75-day public consultation period regarding tax planning using private corporations, Ontario doctors are not backing down.

Making decisions of this magnitude requires careful consideration with all impacted stakeholders. The brief 75-day consultation period offered to these amendments—over the quiet summer months—simply did not suffice.

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new campground at Whitewater State Park - Monday, October 2, 2017

Minnesota opens new campground at Whitewater State Park 

White Water State Park Campgrounds  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  Located 3 miles south of Elba on State Highway 74.

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA,  October 2, 2017   (LSN) Minnesota marked the opening of its newest state campground on Saturday as outdoor enthusiasts, along with state and local officials, gathered at Whitewater State Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Minneiska campground. The 40-site campground is designed to be more energy efficient and user friendly at one of Minnesota’s most popular state parks.

“Whitewater State Park is one of Minnesota’s great treasures, with more than 2,700 acres of limestone bluffs and spring-fed streams. The park is great for hiking, snowshoeing, and trout fishing,” said Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. “The brand new Minneiska campground gives Minnesotans another way to enjoy Whitewater State Park. I encourage Minnesotans to book a stay at Minneiska and enjoy everything Whitewater State Park has to offer.”

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users support more public hunting land - Monday, October 2, 2017

Wildlife management area users
support more public hunting land

Support for public hunting land   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   86 percent of WMA users support ongoing acquisition of these public lands

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - Octover 2, 2017   (LSN)  A new survey indicates that 86 percent of WMA users support ongoing acquisition of these public lands that provide wildlife habitat and access to hunters, wildlife watchers and countless others. Sixty-three percent of users also say that WMAs provide high-quality hunting experiences.

“Wildlife management areas are the cornerstone of our public lands system in many parts of the state,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “Minnesota is fortunate to have made an early investment in these public lands that provide a wealth of recreation opportunities.”

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Free Radon Kits - Monday, October 2, 2017

Free Radon Kits for Oliver Paipoonge and Marathon

Radon Kits for Oliver Paipoonge and Marathon  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Health  16% of homes tested in Thunder Bay had high radon levels

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---   October 2, 2017  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is inviting residents of Oliver Paipoonge and Marathon to participate in a study to measure radon levels in their homes. Free radon home-testing kits will be available to 220 eligible households in Oliver Paipoonge and 150 eligible households in Marathon. The information gathered from the kits will help the TBDHU identify radon levels in those municipalities.  

A 2015 study of radon levels conducted by the TBDHU found that 16% of homes tested in Thunder Bay had high radon levels, which was much higher than the provincial and national averages. That study also found that radon prevalence increased in the more rural areas of the city. 

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Volunteers Superior National Forest - Monday, October 2, 2017

Volunteers Make a Difference on Superior National Forest

Superior National Forest   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors  North Country Trail Association  clearing Kek and Snowbank Trails

DULUTH, MINNESOTA ---  October 2, 2017   (LSN)  In honor of National Public Lands Day, tomorrow, Superior National Forest managers want to recognize the immense contribution that volunteers make year-round on the Forest and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments that their efforts make possible.

In 2016, on the Superior National Forest, more than 300 people volunteered a total of nearly 40,000 hours. 

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Norskies’ Simonson SIJHL player of the week - Monday, October 2, 2017

Norskies’ Simonson named SIJHL player of the week 

Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Sports   Parker Simonson, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies  Player of the Week

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thief River Falls Norskies forward Parker Simonson has been named the Play It Again Sports player of the week for the period ending Oct. 1.

In two outings over the weekend the 20-year-old from Bismarck, N.D., picked up four points helping Thief River Falls register a pair of wins and remain unbeaten early this season.

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Edmonton terrorist attack. - Sunday, October 1, 2017

Terror Attack In Edmonton: Officer Stabbed, Pedestrians Run Down, ISIS Flag Seized

Edmonton has been hit by a terrorist attack.  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime    Edmonton has been hit by a terrorist attack.

EDMON, ALBERTA - October 1,   2017   (LSN)  “There were people flying and everything. I’m shocked — I just see people flying.” &