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Junot Avenue Construction - Friday, June 14, 2019

Junot Avenue Starts June 17 Road Construction

City of Thunder Bay Road Construction
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 14, 2019 (LSN) Road construction on Junot Avenue, from Walkover Street to John Street, is scheduled to start on Monday, June 17. The road will be closed to through traffic during the construction with local access only. Detour signs will be posted.


Construction will continue for the full construction season and is expected to be completed by late fall.

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Prince Arthur’s Landing Splash Pad - Friday, June 14, 2019

 Prince Arthur’s Landing Splash Pad Opens this weekend

 Prince Arthur’s Landing Splash Pad Opens this weekend  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 14, 2019 (LSN)  –   The waterfront splash pad at Prince Arthur’s Landing officially opens tomorrow, Saturday, June 15. With the splash pad opening, the City is encouraging residents to come down to the waterfront on those hot sunny days to cool off and enjoy the many events, activities and facilities available to the public during the summer months.

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Pikangikum Evacuee Vehicle Pedestrian Accident - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pikangikum Evacuee killed in Vehicle Pedestrian Accident

Pikangikum First Nation  Lake Superior News
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COCHRANE, ONTARIO   - June 12, 2019 (LSN)  – In the early morning on June 12th, a 16-year-old girl who was recently evacuated from the far north First Nation community of Pikangikum was struck and killed by a vehicle in Cochrane, Ontario. The girl was one of over 2,000 community members who were evacuated from their homes due to a forest fire that threatened their community. This tragic event occurred just as the news that fire evacuees were starting to return home began to circulate. Currently, there are few details to be shared, but it was confirmed that Kelsey Strang of Pikangikum First Nation was pronounced deceased at the scene. Many have expressed that she will be missed.

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Municipal League Tackles Plastic - Sunday, June 9, 2019

Thunder Bay District Municipal League Tackles Plastic in the Landfills

Thunder Bay District Municipal League Tackles Plastic in the Landfills  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 9, 2019 (LSN)  –  Representatives from across the north shore were “down in the dumps” during discussions held in the Township of Dorion on June 8th at the regular meeting of the Thunder Bay District Municipal League. 
 

Reeve Wendy Wright (Gillies) asked for a dialogue on the issues of landfill sites  (AKA “the dump”) specifically about the increasing amount of plastic, and in particular, single use plastic.

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June 10th Donald Street - Friday, June 7, 2019

June 10th  Donald Street 
Vickers to May Street

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 7, 2019 (LSN) Road construction and sewer & water work on Donald Street, from Vickers Street to May Street, is scheduled to start on Monday, June 10, and will take place in two phases.

On Monday, June 10, phase one of the Donald Street construction will start on the sections from Syndicate Avenue to Brodie Street, and Syndicate Avenue to Vickers Street.

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Thunder Bay Kite Festival - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Thunder Bay Kite Festival at Chippewa Park

Thunder Bay Kite Festival at Chippewa Park   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 4, 2019 (LSN)  –  Thunder Bay's Kite Festival has been held annually since 1981. Along with kite workshops, demonstrations and activities, you will experience the flying skills of kite experts from renowned Kite Clubs. People of all ages will be impressed and inspired by their spectacular demonstrations of colourful high-flying kites.

Families are invited to fly their own kites, watch the Pro Fliers take over the sky with Giant Kites, and learn about different forms of flight.

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No Permission for Pot Store - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

No Permission for Pot Store on Fort William First Nation

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO Fort William First Nation  - June 4, 2019 (LSN)  – On November 22, 2018 Chief and Council put forth a community notice advising all members on FWFN Reserve lands that until affective and meaningful consultation was conducted and until administrative measures be put in place so to protect the health and safety of our community all cannabis related industries which include grow-ops and dispensaries are prohibited within FWFN reserve lands. 

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EcoActive Neighbourhood - Monday, June 3, 2019

 Building EcoActive Neighbourhood
$61,900 OTF Seed grant

County Park residents   Planting trees   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 3, 2019 (LSN)  – On Saturday, County Park residents came together, shovels and garden gloves in hand, to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers in the relatively vacant neighbourhood park. EcoSuperior coordinated the effort as part of the Building EcoActive Neighbourhoods (BEAN) project supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) - through a $61,900 OTF Seed grant.

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June 3rd Road Work - Saturday, June 1, 2019

June 3rd Road Work Season Underway 

City of Thunder Bay Road Construction
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - June 1, 2019 (LSN)  – The City of Thunder Bay is investing $30 million in 2019 on road and sidewalk rehabilitation, residential paving, sanitary and storm sewers, watermain repair/replacement, bridge and culvert work, and streetlight renewal.

This month marks the start of a busy road work season in Thunder Bay, and road work can result in road closures, detours and delays for drivers. All residents are reminded to reduce their speed, be alert, watch for workers, and drive with extra care in construction zones. 

Summer also brings with it numerous community events to engage residents and visitors alike. These often result in temporary street closures. Again, residents are reminded to obey detours and drive with extra care in the vicinity of these closures so everyone can enjoy the events in a safe environment.  

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Human Trafficking Engagement Report - Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Indigenous Anti- Human Trafficking Engagement Report

Indigenous Anti- Human Trafficking Engagement Report  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 29, 2019 (LSN)  –  ONWA released the survivor and community led Journey to Safe SPACES: Indigenous Anti- Human Trafficking Engagement Report  at a press conference held in Thunder Bay today. The report, funded in collaboration with the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women's Issues, provides a pathway for new collaborative and integrated working relationships in Ontario

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Protest on the Nipigon River Bridge - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Protest on the Nipigon River Bridge
Wednesday by Municipal and First Nation Leaders

Protest on the Nipigon River Bridge Caribou  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, NIPIGON, ONTARIO  - May 28, 2019 (LSN)  –  The two-hour demonstration,  will reduce traffic over the Nipigon River  bridge to one lane in each direction while they distribute information leaflets to motorists. starting a noon about the the implications of the  MNR  Caribou Recovery Strategy.

Starting at Noon on Wednesday May 29th

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Funding for conduct line-by-line reviews - Friday, May 24, 2019

Ontario Asking City of Greater Sudbury to Find Four Per Cent Savings and Protect Front-Line Services

 MPP Ross Romano was in Sudbury  with Mayor Brian Bigger
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 23, 2019  (LSN)  MPP Ross Romano was in Sudbury this morning with Mayor Brian Bigger to announce the Ontario government is offering to help the city of Greater Sudbury protect core public services for future generations by finding savings of four cents on every dollar spent. 
 
The Ontario government is providing $7.35 million for large urban municipalities and district school boards interested in conducting line-by-line reviews to identify potential savings while maintaining vital front-line services through the Audit and Accountability Fund.

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Northwest NOSH - Friday, May 24, 2019

Northwest Nosh is ‘Growing in the North

Northwest Nosh is ‘Growing in the North  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 24, 2019 (LSN)  –  Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy is releasing the second annual edition of the Northwest Nosh magazine – with a focus on ‘Growing in the North’.
 

“This year’s edition is bigger and better – 76 delicious pages about our region’s food system. We didn’t have a hard time coming up with story articles – the community had lots of ideas for us to include,”

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Fire Victims Come Hom - Saturday, May 18, 2019

Victims of Big Trout Lake Fire “Come Home”

Victims of Big Trout Lake Fire “Come Home”  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 18, 2019 (LSN)  –  – The remains of the victims of the tragic house fire that took place in the early morning of Thursday, May 2nd in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake) have finally returned to their community. A wake was held on Thursday in Sioux Lookout at Calvary Baptist Church where many people gathered to mourn the loss of Geraldine Chapman and her fouryoung children. “It is a very difficult time for the community and for all of us who are trying tohelp,” said Mathew Hoppe, Independent First Nations Association CEO, who attended the wakein Sioux Lookout Thursday. “You can feel the deep sense of shock and loss from the family.”

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Canadians Feel the Pain at the Pumps - Friday, May 17, 2019

Canadians Feel the Pain at the Pumps

Angus Reid Gas Prices  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 17, 2019 (LSN)  –  Gas Pain: Four-in-ten say rising prices at the pump are making it harder to afford necessities In B.C., where costs are the highest in North America, seven-in-ten support a cap on maximum gas prices
 

As the price of gasoline begins its high summer season, painful increases at the pump are causing some road warriors enough heartburn to rethink trips to cottage country this Victoria Day long weekend.

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LSSR construction of a memorial - Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Senate
to construction of a memorial

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 12, 2019 (LSN)  –  The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Senate announces plans for the construction of a memorial to the First World War’s “52nd (New Ontario) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force” to be built in Current River Park off North Cumberland Street. Once the funds have been raised, construction will begin this spring.  Currently fundraising has achieved $75,000 toward the $100,000 budget for the monument. In addition to the funds committed to this project by the members of the LSSR Senate

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Is South McKellar Ward At Risk - Sunday, May 12, 2019

Is South McKellar Ward At Risk

Poster Contest Winners  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 12, 2019  (LSN)  South McKellar ward is at risk. Substance  abuse, crime and economic exclusion destabilizes the  neighbourhood.

So where do we put our efforts as a community? With a hammer or daily onslaught by police? Where you see this, it is a sign we have failed as a community. Let’s activate those measures that will create a safer area where children, families and businesses can thrive.


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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 12, 2019  (LSN)  Water Water E  verywhere: We live on the edge of Lake Superior. We have three rivers and Boulevard Lake. Nationally, after boating and aquatic activities, unintended water entry (such as an unexpected fall into water) during a non-aquatic activity accounted for the second greatest proportion of incidents (19%). An average of 88 people drowned each year after falling into water.

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Renew Dease Pool Rally - Friday, May 10, 2019

Renew Dease Pool Rally

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 10, 2019 (LSN)  –  McKellar Ward Residents and Lobbyists have over 4000 signatures asking City Council to save Dease pool and have been lobbying for the rebuild since December 2018 when City Council voted to close the pool.

Dease Pool is a little piece of paradise for the children, youth, and seniors who live around Dease Pool and Park and is home to a large number of Indigenous families in the city. 

A Resolution putting Dease Pool into the 2020 budget has been shared with Ward Councillor Brian Hamilton but to date he has refused to help his constituents.

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FIRST NATIONS SIGN MOUs - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

FIRST NATIONS SIGN MOUs TO ADDRESS POVERTY, HOMELESSNESS IN NORTHERN ONTARIO

NAN Nishnawbe Aski Nation   Lake Superior News
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TORONTO, ONTARIO  - May 8, 2019 (LSN)  – 

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) today with municipal partners to jointly develop approaches to address poverty and homelessness in northern Ontario. 

To the east, an MOU was signed with the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board. To the west, an MOU was signed with the Kenora District Services Board. 

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KI Fire Victims - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

GoFundMe For KI  Fire Victims

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 7, 2019 (LSN)  –  Further details have emerged regarding the tragedy in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation. Five lives were lost in a house fire early Thursday morning, including those of four children. The community has now released the names of the victims involved. 

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TBay Chamber Recognized - Monday, May 6, 2019

TBay Chamber RECOGNIZED AT ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TBay Chamber RECOGNIZED AT ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - May 6, 2019 (LSN)  –  – Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in Muskoka Lakes.  The two-day conference included presentations by the Premier and the Leaders of the three Opposition Parties as well as discussion and debate on a broad range of provincial issues that are impacting businesses including infrastructure, competitiveness, and the growing skills shortage.

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Cost of Federal Carbon Tax - Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 Gasoline Pumps, Natural Gas Bills to Reflect Increased Cost of Federal Carbon Tax