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

Thunder Bay & Kenora Hydro sign MOU  #LSN_Econ

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

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

U16 Canadian Alpine Championships  #LSN_Sports

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

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

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

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

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

2016 Deer Season Minnesota   #LSN_Outdoors

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Cyber Crime  #LSN_Crime

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

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


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


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

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

DJ Escapee  #LSN_Crime

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

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

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SNVS and OPP  #LSN_Crime

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

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A night of Masquerade and Mystery - Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Howard Ball  #LSN_Arts

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

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

CUPE Strike/Lockout deadline triggered #LSN_News

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

CP Holiday Train Coming Soon  #LSN_News

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

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

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

Empty Bowls Caring Hearts #LSN_Arts

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

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

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

Heating or eating a harsh reality for some Ontarians   #LSN_Opinion

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

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

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

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

Deputy Chief Andrew Hay  Inspector Sylvie Hauth  #LSN_News

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

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

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


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

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

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

Climate Tax Cost Per Household  #LSN_Opinion

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

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

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

Power.House Partnership TBay Hydro  #LSN_Econ

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

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

Film Born to be Blue #LSN_Arts

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

Filmed in Northern Ontario, Born to be Blue is a reimagining of jazz legend, Chet Baker’s career and personal life at a key moment in the 1960s as he attempts a comeback.  Academy Award-nominated actor Ethan Hawke received critical acclaim for his performance as Baker.
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Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada in Kenora - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada in Kenora #LSN_Sports

 THUNDER BAY, Ont.--- October 3, 2016  (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League, in partnership with the Local Organizing Committee for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, which will be held in Kenora, Ont., announced Tuesday the SIJHL will be part of the schedule of events during the national hockey celebration this coming February.

Among the festivities of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will be a SIJHL regular season contest between the English River Miners and Fort Frances Lakers on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at the Kenora Recreation Centre’s Thistle Rink.
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5 year old diagnosed with a form of brain cancer - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

5 year old diagnosed with a form of brain cancer #LSN_Health

 Webequie, ON – October 4,  2016  (LSN)  Five-year-old Aidan Jacob, a Webequie First Nation member, has just been diagnosed with a form of cancer. He is currently in the out of town care at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital where he is undergoing a firm diagnosis on the type of brain cancer and begin a treatment plan which could take several weeks.

His family would like to remain in Winnipeg to support and comfort Aidan during this period and are reaching out for help to cover the incurred expenses such as hotel accommodations, meals, transportation, etc.

As many may not be aware, the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) only covers limited costs for parents to be with their loved ones, such as Aidan, while in the care of an out of town hospital.

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Wasaho Cree Nation School Opened Fort Severn - Monday, October 3, 2016

Wasaho Cree Nation School Opened Fort Severn #LSN_News

THUNDER BAY, ON -  October 3, 2016  ----  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox joined with Fort Severn First Nation Chief Paul Burke and community members to celebrate the official opening of the remote First Nation’s new school today.
“We are proud to celebrate the opening of this wonderful new facility which will allow the youth of Fort Severn First Nation to pursue their education in a safe and healthy environment,” said Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox, who holds the education portfolio. “This school is an investment in our youth, and this community, and will give these students the opportunity they need to achieve academic success and reach their full potential.”
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What to do with David Suzuki? - Monday, October 3, 2016

What to do with David Suzuki? #LSN_Opinion

CALGARY, Alta. / Troy Media/ October 2, 2016 – What to do with David Suzuki?

Suzuki plays Canada’s mainstream media like a cheap fiddle. He’s the master square-dance caller when he wants them to do-si-do around his views of the country’s petroleum sector.

He lays out for media consumption outlandish and provocative declarations, like his most recent assertion that Saskatchewan is in a carbon crisis and that its premier is a carbon denier.

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DNR new wild turkey critical habitat license plate - Friday, September 30, 2016

DNR announces wild turkey critical habitat license plate  #LSN_Outdoors

ST PAUL, MN ----  September 30. 2016  (LSN) Minnesota motorists can support conservation with a new critical habitat plate featuring a wild turkey.

 The new plate displays a colorful tom turkey and is the ninth critical habitat plate offered. Other plates display a moose, loon, pheasant, chickadee, showy lady’s slipper, a fishing scene and two with white-tailed deer. There is also a specialty license plate for state parks and trails.

 “Wild turkey restoration in Minnesota is one of our great conservation success stories,” said Kim Hennings, wildlife land acquisition coordinator. “The critical habitat plates are a great way for motorists to show their interest and support for Minnesota’s fish and wildlife resources.”

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LU Thunder Wolves Host Lethbridge in Season Opener - Thursday, September 29, 2016

LU Thunder Wolves Host Lethbridge in Season Opener  #LSN_Sports

     The Lakehead Thunderwolves hockey team will begin its 2016-17 campaign with a two-game home series versus the Lethbridge Pronghorns this weekend.  Game times are 7:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturdaynights at the Fort William Gardens. read more ...
Slow growth in Canada worsened by bad government policy - Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Slow growth in Canada worsened

Slow growth in Canada worsened by bad government policy #LSN_Econ


VANCOUVER, B.C. September 27, 2016  --- / Troy Media/ (LSN)  - It seems there’s no shortage of headlines claiming that slow economic growth is the “new normal.” The latest stream came from a recent speech in the United Kingdom by Carolyn Wilkins, senior deputy governor at the Bank of Canada.

In recent years, Canada has seen an onslaught of growth-hindering policies such as increased spending and debt, higher taxes and increased regulation
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Nature Conservancy Powder Islands - Monday, September 26, 2016

Nature Conservancy Powder Islands #LSN_Tourism

THUNDER BAY, ON ----  September 26, 2016 (LSN) The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved a forested site in Lake Superior — the 399-acre (162 hectare) Powder Islands. The Powder Islands are located less than one kilometre off the coast of Lake Superior near Rossport in the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. These two islands are almost completely forested, supporting bald eagles and rare Great Lakes coastal wetlands.
The Powder Islands are comprised of two large islands: Anguros Island (299 acres/121 hectares) and a smaller, unnamed island located to the west (100 acres/40 hectares). These islands are almost completely dominated by Lake Superior coastal forests.
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Minnesota state forests for fall color driving tours - Monday, September 26, 2016

Finland State Forest Minnesota  #LSN_Tourism

ST PAUL, MN ---- September 26, 2016  (LSN) Driving a scenic route through a state forest is a great way to view fall color, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

“Routes through hilly or rugged areas dominated by deciduous trees tend to have the best mix of color,” said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. “And the dark green needles of conifers accent the yellow, orange and red leaves of deciduous trees in mixed forest.”

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Beer-barrel economics - Sunday, September 25, 2016
  • Beer-barrel economics

  •  HALIFAX, N.S. September 25, 2016  / Troy Media/ (LSN) – The lesson of lower beer prices in New Brunswick has implications on a broad array of provincial taxes.

    Not long ago, many New Brunswick consumers living near Quebec routinely crossed the border to purchase less expensive beer. Prices in Quebec are considerably cheaper because taxes are lower.

    But these cross-border shoppers weren’t just getting a cool deal. They were also breaking the law, since it’s a crime to purchase more than 12 pints of beer (about 20 bottles) outside of the province and enter New Brunswick.


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    Sesquicentennial Festival - Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Sesquicentennial Festival  #LSN_Arts

    THUNDER BAY ON  -- September 25, 2016  (LSN) On October 20th, the TBSO’s Sesquicentennial Festival celebration begins. The festival combines three different concerts  individually, or they can opt for the Festival Pass (saves 10% off single ticket prices).

    The festival includes: Visions of Paradise, Celtic Superstars Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, and James Ehnes’ Recital.
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    Path of the Paddle - Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Pam Cair
    Path of the Paddle #LSN_Tourism

     The Path of the Paddle announces that Pam Cain has assumed the position at General Manager.
    Pam has extensive involvement in North-western Ontario with heritage tourism initiatives and has participated in a number of organizations that have developed and promoted the natural and cultural heritage of the area.  Through the Man-O-Min, Heart of the Continent and the Canadian Heritage Rivers Initiative she has gathered knowledge of the importance of the waterways as the path that traversed the region.  With over 27 years as Curator at the Fort Frances Museum, and close to six with arts and heritage organizations in Thunder Bay, she has an extensive background in the non profit sector and development of community engagement projects.

    The  Path of the Paddle connects the trans-Canada trail from Thunder Bay to the Manitoba border and Pam will be working with the communities along the way to  ensure that the 1200km trail is complete for July 1st of 2017.
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    Wake up with the Wolves - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Thunder Wolves
    Wake up with the Wolves #LSN_Sports

    Thunder Bay, ON ---- September 21, 2016  (LSN) The 'CBC Wakes up with the Wolves!' special is a chance for players on the Lakehead University Thunderwolves hockey team to experience 'something different' in advance of their 2016-2017 regular season, says the school's athletics director.

    Tom Warden was a guest on CBC Thunder Bay's Superior Morning on Tuesday. He said that players are ready for a new challenge as training camp winds down.
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    THUNDER BAY –-- September 20, 2016  (LSN) Mining issues were  discussed and adopted including a call for federal partnership in developing mining infrastructure and the need to recognize the Ring of Fire as a project of national significance.

    “We were pleased to bring local and regional concerns to this national discussion,” says Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.  “Our accepted proposal on Softwood Lumber is especially important to lumber mills across the region from Kenora and Emo to Longlac and White River. It ensures that Chambers across Canada are on te same page in the call for defense of free trade and the need for government support for the legal and financial challenges that may lie ahead for these companies.”
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    Thunder Bay Hydro Customer Consultation - Monday, September 19, 2016

    Thunder Bay Hydro Survey
    Thunder Bay Hydro Customer Consultation #LSN_Econ

    Thunder Bay, ON- September 19, 2016  (LSN) Thunder Bay Hydro customers are being invited to voice their opinions about the projected outcomes of the company’s 2017 Distribution Rate Application.

    From September 19 through October 3, an online survey will collect feedback on the impact of the 2017 Distribution Rate Application



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    Meet Thief River Falls Norskies - Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Thief River Falls Norskies
    Meet Thief River Falls Norskies #LSN_Sports

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. –-- September 17, 2016 (LSN)  With their first exhibition game in the books and over 1,000 fans in attendance in that home contest, optimism abounds in Thief River Falls, Minn., as the Superior International Junior Hockey League’s franchise is less than a week away from making their regular season debut.

    Despite a preseason setback vs. the Winkler Flyers (MJHL) last night, things remain positive for the Thief River Falls Norskies.
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    Magnus Theatre Million Dollar Quartet - Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Magnus Theatre Million Dollar Quartet
    Magnus Theatre Million Dollar Quartet #LSN_Arts

    THUNDER BAY, ON  -  September 15, 2016 (LSN) Thunder Bay’s Magnus Theatre has a stellar production in its hands. I attended the very sold out Monday evening performance and right from the start I am going to recommend this show. This show is all about the music, but there is a story behind it as well that may in general terms reflect some of the actual happening of a December night in 1956.
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    St. Lawrence Seaway sees slight uptick in August traffic - Thursday, September 15, 2016

    St. Lawrence Seaway sees slight uptick in August traffic #LSN_Econ

    Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2016) – “As we approach the mid-year point of the 2016 navigation season we continue to see a diversified mix of cargoes moving throughout the Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway System,” said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. “Cargo diversification is an important factor in keeping our Great Lakes ports busy, and that was clearly reflected in last month’s Seaway traffic.”  
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    Wynne Throne Speech Plan for Failing to Address Cause of High Hydro Rates - Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Taxpayers Federation Slams Wynne Throne Speech Plan for Failing to Address Cause of High Hydro Rates #LSN_Econ

    Throne Speech plan will remove 8 per cent provincial HST from hydro bills, while rates rise average 8 per cent per year

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    THUNDER BAY, ON  ----   September 12, 2016 (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Prosperity Northwest Business Forum and Tradeshow which takes place on Wednesday September 21st at the Valhalla Inn will have a new focus this year. 

    The Chamber is pleased to have Suzanne Cormier, Senior Trade Commissioner from the Consul General in Canada, US office, address the business community on “Doing Business in the U.S. Upper Mid-West – A Land of Opportunity for NW Ontario Business”.

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    The Future of Northwestern Ontario ....Be Part of Creating the Solution - Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Wendy Landry Common Voice

    The Future of Northwestern Ontario ....Be Part of Creating the Solution #LSN_Econ

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -----  September 11, 2016  (LSN) Common Voice Northwest (CVNW) is hosting a one-day conference in Thunder Bay designed to assist the region in preparing for a significant population shift over the next 25 years. 

    With the population of Northwestern Ontario projected to shrink by 50,000 or more people between now and 2045 Common Voice Northwest is hosting a one-day conference to start the process of figuring out what to do about this fundamental change.  “From an economic stability perspective that means we will need 25,000 new workers just to keep current businesses, industries and public institutions running” said CVNW Chair, Wendy Landry. “The challenge facing the region is how can we replace those people and those workers that support both the public and private sectors,” added Landry.
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    starry stonewort confirmations may provide new clues - Monday, September 5, 2016

    starry stonewort
    starry stonewort confirmations may provide new clues #LSN_Tourism

    Starry stonewort, an invasive species of macro algae, has been confirmed in Lake Winnibigoshish in Itasca and Cass counties, Moose Lake in Beltrami County and Rice Lake in Stearns County.

    According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, a resort owner on Moose Lake said he noticed a dense growth in the same area of the lake for several years. DNR invasive species specialists said the extent of the spread and depth of starry stonewort in Lake Winnibigoshish indicate it has also been there for several years. Rice Lake is connected to Lake Koronis and Mud Lake, where starry stonewort was first confirmed in Minnesota in August 2015.

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    Anti-tax’ accusation is simply wrong #LSN_Econ - Sunday, September 4, 2016

    Taxes Anti-tax’ accusation is simply wrong #LSN_Eco

    VANCOUVER, B.C. / Troy Media/ LSN / September 4, 2016– A recent column by the Toronto Star editorial board had some choice words about a recent Fraser Institute study finding that the total amount of taxes paid by the average Canadian family now consumes over 42 per cent of income, more than the 38 per cent spent on food, clothing and housing all combined.

    Unfortunately, the Star labelled the Fraser Institute “anti-tax crusaders” who help drive the narrative that “any tax is a bad tax.” This could not be further from the truth.

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    12th Annual Bay Street Film Festival - Saturday, September 3, 2016
    Sculptures Unveiled on Algoma Street - Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Sculptures Unveiled on Algoma Street
    Brandon Vickerd, artist of the Wild Life sculptures #LSN_Arts

    THUNDER BAY, ON  -----  August 31, 2016  (LSN) Two new sculptures were unveiled today by the City of Thunder Bay on the Algoma Street curb extensions between Bay Street and Cornwall Avenue. The curb extensions have been being transformed into displays of Public Art with the addition of two pedestrian-scale bronze sculptures titled Wild Life by Hamilton-based artist Brandon Vickerd.

    “It is a priority of the City’s Public Art Committee to commission works of functional public art. The sculptures increase visibility of the curb extensions while integrating art into our daily lives.” said Daniel Hansen, Chair – Public Art Committee. “The addition of public art will undoubtedly enhance the cultural vibrancy of the Bay & Algoma neighbourhood.”

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    FREE TRADE NEEDED ON SOFTWOOD LUMBER - Thursday, September 1, 2016


    THUNDER BAY, On  -  Sept 1, 2016  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is speaking out about the need for free trade on softwood lumber for the local forest industry.  Canadian and U.S. government officials are working to reach a new deal before the one-year freeze on any new countervailing and anti-dumping duties expires in October but time is running out.

    “The United States has been clear that they want a one size fits all solution that would manage lumber imports and reduce Canada’s share of the US market,” says Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.  “A hard cap quota would have a detrimental effect on the Northwestern Ontario forest industry and is not a good deal for Canada.”
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    CONSORTIUM AURORA BOREALIS 38th SEASON - Tuesday, August 30, 2016


    THUNDER BAY, ON --  August 30, 2016   (LSN)  CONSORTIUM AURORA BOREALIS  begins their 38th SEASON under the direction of Elizabeth Ganiatsos – Artistic Director.  Northwestern Ontario’s Chamber Music Group ~ Baroque and Beyond September 17th at St Paul's United Church

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    Taxes, not basic necessities - Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Taxes, not basic necessities make up largest Canadian household expense #LSN_Econ

    THUNDER BAY, ON ----  August 28, 2016  (LSN) The average Canadian family spends more on taxes than on housing, food and clothing combined, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Most people don’t realize it, but the average Canadian household now pays more in taxes than they spend on the basic necessities of life combined,”
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    Fishing Extravaganza Raffle - Friday, August 26, 2016

    Neebing Fire/Rescue Association

     Fishing Extravaganza Raffle #LSN_Tourism

    THUNDER BAY, ON  ---  August 26, 2016  (LSN)  Neebing Fire/Rescue Association is offering a raffle with prizes that include fishing trips ( each for 3 people ) donated by Darrell Splett of Big Fish Ontario  and some great fishing gear from D & R Sports. Darrell Splett is famous in these parts for bringing his clients to the best fishing spots on Lake Superior, Lake Nipigon or other “secret” spots. Customers rave about his service and it was our own members that experienced this first hand and knew that a raffle with these prizes would bring great excitement and pleasure to the winners.

    Fishing Extravaganza Raffle by Neebing Fire/Rescue Association is a sure bet!

    You won’t be wishing when you go fishing because after you win this raffle, you will be catching! 

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