Author: Jess Cook (Jess Cook)

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TREASURE EXCHANGE DAYS ARE BACK

TREASURE EXCHANGE DAYS ARE BACK

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Treasure exchange days are back, a perfect time to do some fall cleaning around the house and give away things you don’t need anymore. The community event runs from Saturday September 15th to Sunday September 16th. Its very easy to participate, all you have to do is label your items as...

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FESTIVAL OF COLOURS 2018

FESTIVAL OF COLOURS 2018

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – The Festival of Colours is a joyful celebration with cultural roots from India. The festival is meant to symbolize the joy and happiness by throwing away your bad feelings to the wind. Come join all the people dancing, eating and filling up the late summer air with beautiful colours. There is...

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COMPLIMENTS CHILI POWDER RECALL

COMPLIMENTS CHILI POWDER RECALL

(CANADA) – There has been a recall declared for Compliments chilli powder after tests concluded that the product might have traces of Salmonella. The public is asked to not consume this product and to return it to where it was purchased. The recalled products code and UPC are shown below: If you have already consumed...

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MASSIVE SAFETY RECALL ISSUED FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY

MASSIVE SAFETY RECALL ISSUED FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY

(NORTH AMERICA) – There has been a massive recall involving over 2 million Ford F-150 trucks after reports of smoke and fire from the seat belts. Ford Motor Company says the front seat pretensioners which tighten and give slack to the seat belt, can generate sparks and even catch fire. The vehicles involved in the...

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NUMEROUS TOOLS STOLEN FROM SOUTH SIDE SHED

NUMEROUS TOOLS STOLEN FROM SOUTH SIDE SHED

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – A shed on McKenzie St was broken into sometime between August 31 to September 3rd. The theives stole roughly $1000 in power tools along with a pedal bike. All tools had the initials SJG marked on them. The power tools that were stolen are listed below along with the photos: DEWALT...

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ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING

(ONTARIO) – It’s almost the beginning of another school year and OPP are cracking down hard on distracted drivers starting this Labour Day weekend. So far this year OPP have been dispatched to 5,619 collisions resulting from distracted driving. Out of those collisions, 31 people were killed and 1,051 people were injured. Distracted driving has become...

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2ND ANNUAL TERROR IN THE BAY

2ND ANNUAL TERROR IN THE BAY

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – The 2nd annual Terror in the Bay Horror Film Festival will be showcasing some of the most terrifying indie horror films from around the world. The 3 day event takes place on October 18th, 19th and 20th from 7:30pm to 11pm each night at the historic Mapletops Paramount Theatre. There will...

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HYMERS FALL FAIR 2018

HYMERS FALL FAIR 2018

(HYMERS,ONT) – The Hymers Fall Fair is back for another year, beginning today to tomorrow. The fair is located in the heart of the Hymers Village, only a 30 minute drive from Thunder Bay. The event begins today at 9am to 6pm to tomorrow from 9am to 5pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for...

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EXTREMELY COLD WINTER SAYS FARMERS ALMANAC

EXTREMELY COLD WINTER SAYS FARMERS ALMANAC

(CANADA) – The Farmers Almanac is warning Canadians that we will be experiencing extremely cold temperatures this winter. It is predicted that the coldest weather will begin mid February when an Artic cold front will produce extremely cold blistering winds with a sharp decrease in temperature. The prairies should expect their average amount of snow fall...

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FINAL MOVIE NIGHT ON THE WATERFRONT FOR SUMMER 2018

FINAL MOVIE NIGHT ON THE WATERFRONT FOR SUMMER 2018

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – This Saturday marks the final night for Movie Nights on the Waterfront 2018. The event is scheduled every Friday and Saturday between August 17th to September 1st. The movies are scheduled shortly after sunset, around 8pm-9pm. Bring warm clothing, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a movie night at our beautiful...

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OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY AT CITY HALL

OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY AT CITY HALL

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – International Overdose Awareness Day is this Friday at City Hall. The event is a day to remember those who have lost their lives and to those whos lives have been impacted by drug overdoses. It is also a day to acknowledge that recovery is possible and support systems are available to...

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SHELTER HOUSE IN DESPERATE NEED OF DONATIONS

SHELTER HOUSE IN DESPERATE NEED OF DONATIONS

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – The cities Shelter House is asking for help from the community for food and personal hygiene donations. Their food pantry is getting very low and they are looking for donations of the following items: Sugar Coffee Ketchup Butter (or any substitute) Tomato sauce Peanut butter Jam Canned meat Canned vegetables Soup...

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TRUDEAU ANNOUNCES HE’S RUNNING FOR NEXT ELECTION

TRUDEAU ANNOUNCES HE’S RUNNING FOR NEXT ELECTION

(CANADA) – Justin Trudeau has formally announced that he will be running for the 2019 Federal Election. The announcement was made in Montreal yesterday at a party event. With the election being October 2019, Justin has already announced some of the primary problems that he will be addressing if re-elected. The Liberal leader has promised...

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SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE FOR SOUTH SIDE

SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE FOR SOUTH SIDE

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Thunder Bay Hydro would like to inform south side residents that there will be a temporary power outage scheduled for August 21, 2018. The power outage is set to run from 10:30am to 11am affecting the areas of West Arthur St running between 20th and 25th Sideroads south of the Kaministiqua...

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FURNACE RECALL ATTRIBUTED TO FIRE RISK

FURNACE RECALL ATTRIBUTED TO FIRE RISK

(CANADA) – Multiple brands of furnaces sold in Canada are being recalled due to over heating. The recall involves Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces. The furnaces over heat creating the heat exchanger to crack and burn through. In extreme cases the heat could burn right through the furnace wrapper. This malfunction could...

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LARGEST WILDFIRE IN ONTARIO NOW UNDER CONTROL

LARGEST WILDFIRE IN ONTARIO NOW UNDER CONTROL

(ONTARIO) – One of the largest forest fires in northern Ontario is now considered to be under control according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. Parry Sound 33, located roughly 100km from the city of Parry Sound has destroyed many homes and buildings, as well as evacuated hundreds of people from their homes this summer....

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MARS IS THE CLOSEST TO EARTH TONIGHT

MARS IS THE CLOSEST TO EARTH TONIGHT

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – NASA is telling people to get out tonight and look up at the night sky. The big red planet known as Mars will be the closest to Earth since 2003, and you can see the planet clearly tonight without any high tech equipment. To take advantage of this amazing view simply...

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LOVE AND KINDNESS FESTIVAL 2018

LOVE AND KINDNESS FESTIVAL 2018

(THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO) – It began with a few friends getting together to create a family friendly event, welcoming anyone who would like to join in. The festival has grown each year with the help of all the volunteers, performers, artists, musicians and  friends and family. The Love and Kindness Festival was created to provide...

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EPIPEN SHORTAGE THROUGHOUT CANADA

EPIPEN SHORTAGE THROUGHOUT CANADA

(CANADA) – Health Canada has issued a warning that the supply of the EpiPens in the adult dosage (0.3mg) are very limited. Some pharmacies throughout Canada might currently have a supply of these EpiPens, but the supply will likely be decreased in the coming days and weeks. The manufacturer called Pfizer Canada, has also stated...

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MARIJUANA REGULATIONS IN EACH PROVINCE

MARIJUANA REGULATIONS IN EACH PROVINCE

(CANADA) – By October 17th 2018 recreational marijuana will be officially legal throughout Canada. But the legalization and regulation of marijuana isn’t that simple, it is different for each province. Canadians need to be aware of the laws and regulations when crossing borders from province to province. It is also very important to remember that...

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ELECTION NOMINATION DEADLINE IS ALMOST UP

ELECTION NOMINATION DEADLINE IS ALMOST UP

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – The deadline to submit nomination papers for Thunder Bay municipal election will be tomorrow, July 27th. The battle for the mayors seat of Thunder Bay has ten names on the ballot so far. The ten declared candidates for Mayor of Thunder Bay are Kevin Cernjul, Iain Angus, Jim Gamble, Ronald Chookomolin,...

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NORWEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE: “RANDOM HATS OF KINDNESS”

NORWEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE: “RANDOM HATS OF KINDNESS”

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – Free hats are being placed around the community of Thunder Bay from our NorWest Community Health Centre. The campaign is called “Random Hats of Kindness” and their initiative is to encourage people to wear hats on our hot summer days. Hats are being placed on public benches, and fences in hopes...

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BLASTED EXTREME CHEDDAR GOLDFISH CRACKERS RECALL

BLASTED EXTREME CHEDDAR GOLDFISH CRACKERS RECALL

(OTTAWA, CANADA) – Health Canada has alerted a recall for Pepperidge Farm brand Goldfish Flavour Blasted Xtreme Cheddar Crackers. The recall is due to possible Salmonella contamination. Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell bad but it can make you very sick. Children, pregnant women  and elderly people are most susceptible to contracting...

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