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CRYSTAL METH, HANDGUN SEIZED - Friday, March 22, 2019

CRYSTAL METH, HANDGUN SEIZED

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - March 22,  2019   (LSN) Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a call for service regarding a disturbance at a home in the 700 block of Moore Avenue 

Police found a quantity of drugs believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine and a loaded semi-automatic handgun as a result of that search.
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is more than $13,000.

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Canadian female caught Smuggling cocaine - Friday, March 22, 2019

Canadian female caught Smuggling cocaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Grand Portage Minnesota    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Crime   Grand Portage

GRAND PORTAGE, MINNESOTA  - March 22, 2019   (LSN - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Grand Portage Port of Entry seized 20.9 grams of cocaine on March 16.

The seizure occurred when a CBP officer referred a brown Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 43-year-old female Canadian citizen from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. During an inspection of the vehicle, officers discovered 20 small baggies of a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine.

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Thunder Bay Blues Festival - Sunday, March 24, 2019

18th Annual, Thunder Bay Blues Festival

Thunder Bay Blues Festival   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  March 23, 2019   (LSN) The festival will be held outside on the shores of Lake Superior at the beautiful Thunder Bay Marina Park. The beginning of July has always seen excellent weather. Expect a fair sky with typical temperatures between 18ºC and 25ºC (64ºF - 77ºF).

We have an exciting lineup of great artists performing at the 2019 Thunder Bay Blues Festival. Please review our schedule of performers below. Check back regularly for updated information and links to each artist's biographies.

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Live @ The TEC Hub - Friday, March 22, 2019

Live @ The TEC Hub

TBSO’s galloping gala goes “live”  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  March 22,  2019   (LSN) TBSO’s galloping gala goes “live” at Confederation College’s TEC Hub (Thunder Bay)  For the third year running the JUNO award-nominated TBSO is going “live” with its end-of-season gala fundraiser. The host venue this year is the new TEC Hub in Confederation College’s Innovation Centre.

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Great Lake Shipping

Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaking Lake Superior - Sunday, March 24, 2019

Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaking Lake Superior

Captain Signe Gotfredsen Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley
#LSN_Shipping Captain Signe Gotfredsen

DULUTH, MINNESOTA -  March 24, 2019  (LSN)  The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley is breaking out the Port of Thunder Bay in preparation for the 2019 commercial shipping season.
Captain Signe Gotfredsen describes the voyage across Lake Superior from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay and talks about life on board the icebreaker.

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shipping season set to open for Port of Duluth-Superior - Friday, March 22, 2019

2019 shipping season set to open for Port of Duluth-Superior

United States Coast Guard Cutters Alder and Mackinaw   Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA -  March 22, 2019  (LSN)  The Alder and Mackinaw made their way across Lake Superior from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, opening a 100-foot lane in the ice that will be widened soon by Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley in support of breakout efforts that will also include local tugs from the Great Lakes Towing Company and Heritage Marine. Those efforts will help six vessels berthed in Duluth-Superior get underway downbound with loads in the coming days. Those vessels include (vessel name/winter layup location):

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S.S. KEEWATIN special leather bound LIMITED EDITION - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

S.S. KEEWATIN will be published in a special leather bound LIMITED EDITION

S.S. Keewatin   Lake Superior News
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S.S. KEEWATIN

 Port McNicoll, Ontario  - March 19, 2019  (LSN)  In Ottawa today it has been announced that S.S. KEEWATIN will be published in a special leather bound LIMITED EDITION collectors book on July 6 2019, the 112th anniversary of her launch in Goven Scotland July 6 1907. In recognition of the S.S. Keewatin’s 112th Anniversary (2019) and her potential status as an official Ontario Tourist Attraction (a Canadian Historical Treasure) to develop a prestigious memorabilia publication that will be produced to showcase the S.S. Keewatin; her story, her history, her significant to Canada and much more …

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New Shipping Season 2019 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Prepare Seaway for New Shipping Season  2019

Prepare Seaway for New Shipping Season  2019   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Shipping   Hands Free Mooring technology

WASHINGTON, DC  - March 20, 2019  (LSN)   In order to prepare for the 2019 shipping season, the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) has dedicated the winter shutdown season to investing in critical capital investment projects at the Seaway’s U.S. locks.  Since 2009, the SLSDC has invested $152 million in the maintenance, rehabilitation, and modernization of the U.S. locks under the ground-breaking Seaway Asset Renewal Program (ARP).
 
In 2019, the SLSDC will complete the installation of the first-of-its-kind Hands Free Mooring (HFM) technology at the U.S. locks.  This will complete the deployment of this technology throughout the binational Seaway System.  

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Thunder Bay Blues Festival - Sunday, March 24, 2019

18th Annual, Thunder Bay Blues Festival

Thunder Bay Blues Festival   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  March 23, 2019   (LSN) The festival will be held outside on the shores of Lake Superior at the beautiful Thunder Bay Marina Park. The beginning of July has always seen excellent weather. Expect a fair sky with typical temperatures between 18ºC and 25ºC (64ºF - 77ºF).

We have an exciting lineup of great artists performing at the 2019 Thunder Bay Blues Festival. Please review our schedule of performers below. Check back regularly for updated information and links to each artist's biographies.

 
BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL - Thursday, March 21, 2019

31st ANNUAL
BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL

31st ANNUAL BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL  Lake Superior News
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DULUTH, MINNESOTA -  January 21, 2019  (LSN)  Bayfront Blues Festival, have just added  two acts for this year, the Kentucky Headhunters and Reverend Peyton's Big Dam Band. Each year nearly 20,000 fans are treated to more than thirty different acts on two stages at one of the region’s most beautiful open-air venues….. Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park.

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Outdoor Tourism

outdoors on the Gunflint Trail - Monday, March 25, 2019

Grab the family and head Up Northern Minnesota

Grab the family and head Up Northern Minnesota   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   Boundary Waters Expo

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  - March 25, 2019   (LSN)   Kick off the summer with your family during the first weekend in June. You can learn more about opportunities to travel safely in the great outdoors on the Gunflint Trail and check out the family-friendly happenings in Grand Marais. 

Throughout the weekend, visitors can plan a wilderness trip at the Boundary Waters Expo, and on Saturday, June 8, everyone is invited to run the streets of Grand Marais during the Voyage North 5k/10k, and then enjoy the retail, dining and entertainment of the Grand Marais Block Party.

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Economy

Remove barriers to drive business - Friday, March 22, 2019

Remove barriers to drive business growth  Edmonton and Calgary Chambers

Calgary Edmonton Chamber of Commerce    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  Calgary Edmonton Chamber

CALGARY, ALBERTA  -  March 22, 2019  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  (LSN)  Alberta’s next government must act immediately to reduce business costs and regulatory burdens that are limiting economic growth and community prosperity, say Chambers of Commerce representing the province’s two largest cities.


The Calgary and Edmonton Chambers are aligning advocacy efforts during the 2019 Alberta Election and urging all parties to spell out how they will establish trust with the business community and build a business environment that will support market and job growth.

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Thunder Bay Needs a Municipal Organizational Review - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Why Thunder Bay Needs a Municipal Organizational Review

2018 Affordabiltiy Comparision   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Econ  TBay Council 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  March 19, 2019   (LSN) 

Thunder Bay Mayor Bill Mauro has called for an organizational review of how the City conducts its operations and has directed the City Manager to prepare a report that will deal with the scope of the proposed review.  This is in the wake of a 2019 Budget that saw the new council come in with a total tax levy of 2.29 percent which is below the annual average increase of the previous council’s four-year term of 3.6 percent.  However, there is room for improvement and an organizational review is a good way to try and put the city on a more sustainable tax levy path.

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