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Chill Host Natioal Semi Finals - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#$LSN_Sports   Chill  National Semi Finals 

Thunder Bay, ON Tuesday July 25, 2017 (LSN)  – The Thunder Bay Chill (11-3-2) received some welcomed news this morning when the PDL awarded them one of two National Semi Finals this coming weekend.

The Chill will face FC Golden State Force from Pasadena, CA in one of two semifinals this Saturday at tbaytel place at Fort William Stadium. Game time is 7:30 pm.

The Chill just returned from Pontiac, MI where they defeated KW United and the Des Moines Menace by 2-0 scores won their 5th Central Conference Championship in club history. 

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Magna International Warnings to Leave Ontario - Sunday, July 23, 2017

#LSN_Opinion   Magna International Warnings to Leave Ontario 

High hydro rates, cap-and-trade, and new legislation could push 22,000 jobs out of Ontario.Ontario is at risk of massive jobs losses.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, July 23, 2017  (LSN) Magna International – Ontario’s largest auto sector employeer – is warning that the policies being imposed by the Ontario government could push them out of the province entirely.

The warning comes as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is pushing legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and impose other requirements on businesses that some fear could lead to job cuts and more unemployment.

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Native Plant Species Sale - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#LSN_Outdoors  Echinacea 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  July 19, 2017  (LSN) —A local environmental stewardship organization is hosting a native plant sale to promote biodiversity in neighbourhood backyards and gardens. 

The three day sale will have locally-grown wildflowers, perennial grasses and wild edibles for sale between July 26-28, hosted by EcoSuperior behind its office located at 562 Red River Rd at the corner of Hill St.  

“Native species play an important role in our region by supporting biodiversity, pollinators and natural habitat,” says Julia Prinselaar, program coordinator at EcoSuperior. They’re also hardier and better suited to the local climate and growing conditions than many non-native varieties. 

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Veteran Speaks Out Against Khadr Payment - Monday, July 17, 2017
 Corporal Michael McNeil
#LSN_Opinion  Retired Corporal Michael McNeil

While many Veterans are homeless and taking their lives, Omar Khadr gets $10.5 million

THUNDER BAY, ON,  July 17, 2017   (LSN) In April, I interviewed Retired Corporal Michael McNeil. McNeil has been repeatedly denied treatment from Veterans Affairs Canada after suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury while serving our country in Afghanistan.

McNeil was injured when his Husky vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) – the same kind of device Omar Khadr manufactured while fighting for Al Qaeda.

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Gerald McEachern new Executive Director/General Manager - Sunday, July 16, 2017

#LSN_Arts    TBSO   Gerald McEachern

Thunder Bay, ON – Tuesday, July 9, 2017 – (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is very pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald McEachern as its new Executive Director/General Manager.

Gerald returns to Thunder Bay after 13 years, taking over from Acting Executive Director, Ken Boshcoff. Mr. Boshcoff will be continuing on at the TBSO in his former position, Director of Development.
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Magnus Mama’s Country Record Collection - Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thom Currie, Magnus Theatre

#LSN_Arts  Thom Currie, Magnus Theatre

THUNDER BAY, Ontario - June 22, 2017  (LSN) Mama's Country Record Collection is a blast from the past.  At least it is for Thom Currie, Magnus Theatres Artistic Director and the author of the play.

When I was a kid, we did a road trip every summer.  My brothers and my sister and me would be piled into a Pontiac station wagon at 5:00AM, and we would drive from our home in the suburbs of New York City to a wondrous place called Katrine, Ontario.  Over the 1100 kilometre trip, my mother at the wheel, we would read, talk, snooze and argue.  There was always music on the AM radio.  Mom chose the station, and her preferred driving music was contemporary country and western, because you could sing along.  That, along with chewing gum, would help you stay sane on an 11 hour drive with four kids.

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MN Special Olympics Torch Run - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
MN Special Olympics Torch Run

#LSN_Sports   Special Olympics Torch Run

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  June 19, 2017 (LSN) The Cook County Unified Club was ecstatic to be invited to participate in the Torch run by the Special Olympics of Minnesota organization. Hearing that we were asked to bring the torch across the border: now that was truly an honor.  

Cook County Unified Club is probably one of the youngest in the state of Minnesota, and has only been around for about 6 or 7 months, officially.  It comprises about 20% of our school population, and if you were at the ceremony at the Grand Portage border crossing, it felt like there was a full house!  Over 200 people gathered to take the ceremonial handing of the torch across the Pigeon River on the U.S./Canada border.

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CBP officers seize counterfeit Rocket Copters at International Falls - Monday, June 19, 2017
Rocket Copters

#LSN_Crime  Rocket Copters

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — June 19, 2017   (LSN) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry (POE) recently targeted a rail container destined to arrive at the Ranier POE. In early June, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise that violated multiple laws and regulations.

The merchandise consisted of 7,760 Rocket Copters. Examination of the merchandise revealed counterfeit trademark violations on the Rocket Copters. As a result, CBP seized those items. The counterfeit merchandise had an aggregate manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $116,322.

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Ride For Dad The Roar Continues - Sunday, June 18, 2017

Crystal Beach Variety
#LSN_Health    Crystal Beach Variety, Shuniah

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – June 18, 2017  (LSN)  It’s been going strong for 17 years and the combined roar of hundreds of motorcycles each year never gets old. This morning at 9:30 a.m. riders revved their engines as they took off in the Roar for the Cure as part of the Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented by WINMAR. This year’s event raised $54,106 in support of prostate cancer education, care and research through the Northern Cancer Fund, bringing the event’s total to $1,002,355!

As in previous years, participants began with a hearty breakfast served at the Victoria Inn, followed by the Roar for the Cure, with a parade around Thunder Bay, a filling lunch at Silver Mountain Station and then back again to the Victoria Inn to enjoy some time together. Throughout the day, riders enjoyed the sights in and around town as they collected poker cards, with prizes awarded for top poker hands.

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Rise In Asylum Claims Under Trudeau - Sunday, June 18, 2017
Rise In Asylum Claims Under Trudeau

#LSN_Opinion   To Cost Taxpayers $2.97 Billion

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  June 18,. 2017  (LSN) A report by the Canadian Press based on an internal government report obtained through Access-To-Information has shown a huge spike in asylum claims under the Trudeau government, which has created a massive backlog, and will impose massive costs on Canadians.

According to the report, government “social supports” for asylum claimants – which means government benefits sponsored by Canadian taxpayers – will cost us $2.97 billion between now and 2021.

Government spends $600 per month on each claimant, and total costs between now and 2021 are forecast to rise to $2.97 billion dollars.

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Ontario Doctors Vote in Favour of Binding Arbitration - Sunday, June 18, 2017

#LSN_Health   Binding Arbitration

 Toronto, ON July 17, 2017 - Ontario's doctors have voted in favour of the tentative 2017 OMA-Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Binding Arbitration Framework Agreement.

 The vote was 65% to 35%, in favour the framework agreement.  Members were able to vote electronically, in person at the General Meeting of Members or by proxy.

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Chill Hit the Road Chicago FC United Des Moines Menace - Friday, June 16, 2017

Thunder Bay Chill

#LSN_Sports  Chill on the Road

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -- June 16, 2016  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chill (3-1-0) hit the road Thursday morning to play new franchise Chicago FC United (1-1-2) on Friday afternoon and the Des Moines Menace(4-2-1) on Saturday evening. The Chill are coming off a weekend split with the Menace who now lead the Heartland division after sweeping WSA Winnipeg mid-week.

The Chicago FC United game will be played in Rockford, Illinois at 3:00 pm EDT. The team will then bus over to Des Moines right after the completion of the game to face the division leaders on Saturday evening at Valley Stadium. Although the Chicago FC United team is new in name,  ownership and management is the same as the Chicago Fire Premier team, who were in the league for many years.
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World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Thunder Bay Public Library

#LSN_News Thunder Bay Public Library Receives Provincial Award

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  June 14, 2017  (LSN) Thunder Bay Public Library has been awarded the prestigious Ontario Historical Society (OHS) 2016 Dorothy Duncan Award. The award was accepted by Jesse Roberts, Community Hub Librarian, at the OHS Annual General Meeting & Honours and Awards Ceremony held in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

The Dorothy Duncan Award recognizes a not-for-profit organization which has demonstrated an outstanding level of service to its region. 

2016 Dorothy Duncan Award from the Ontario Historical Society. Pam Cain (Vice President, OHS) Jesse Roberts Community Hub Librarian - Learning Supervisor and Ian Radforth (Chair, OHS Honours & Awards Committee

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Thunder Bay CP Canada 150 Train - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Thunder Bay CPRail 150

#LSN_Outdoors   #LSN_Tourism    CP Canada 150 Train

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - June 11, 2017  (LSN) Canadian Pacific (CP) today announced a summer train tour to celebrate
Canada's sesquicentennial while re-connecting generations of Canadians with the nation's iconic and historic roots. Through shared stories and celebration, the CP Canada 150 Train will honour the country's past, while acknowledging the leaders of the present, and looking toward a bright future.

Beginning July 28 in Port Moody, B.C., CP is hosting celebrations in 13 Canadian cities and towns. The train will travel west to east, completing a reverse tour of the very first transcontinental passenger train trip made on June 28, 1886, which started in Montreal and travelled to Port Moody. The final CP Canada 150 Train event takes place August 20, 2017 in Ottawa.

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Chill Vs Menace Friday Saturday - Friday, June 9, 2017
Chill Vs Menace

#LSN_Sports Chill Vs Menace

Thunder Bay, ON  June 9, 2017 (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chill (2-0-0) play their PDL home opener Friday as they host the Des Moines Menace (1-1-1) as the strong rivalry between the two clubs continues. The Chill are coming off a sweep of WSA Winnipeg last weekend while Des Moines played to 1-1 draw with new comers Saint Louis FC U23.


During the past 17 seasons the Chill and the Menace have met 57 times with the Menace holding a 28-24-5 advantage. The Chill are looking to continue their unbeaten streak to start the 2017 season after securing all six points on the road this past weekend. The Menace look to stay in the Heartland Division race after dropping five points on the road in Missouri with a loss against the St. Louis Lions and a draw against Saint Louis FC U23. Failing to earn points this weekend could stifle the Menace’s hope of a fourth consecutive Heartland Division title. During the past 10 seasons the Heartland has been won by either the Menace or Thunder Bay. read more ...
Miminium Wage Automation in Food Service Industry - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
/McDonald Automation

#LSN_Opinion     Automated ordering machines, like these at a McDonald's in Spain, are coming to the United States as a response to higher minimum wages.

HALIFAX, N.S. --- June 7, 2017 /Troy Media/ (LSN) Governments jumping on the $15-an-hour bandwagon are missing an opportunity to look at how the next technological revolution will affect our food systems. And that's a shame.
The minimum wage is rising in many parts of the country. Recently, Ontario announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, to match Alberta.

In the U.S., the push for a higher minimum wage began in 2013 when brave fast-food workers in New York walked off their jobs. This movement, known as Fast Food Forward, was directed at fast-food chains, but has garnered political attention and is causing a change in the minimum wage across the United States.
Several cities and the entire state of New York have adopted minimum wages for various workers. San Francisco will become the first city in the U.S. to have a $15-an-hour minimum wage, in 2018. Vermont, Hawaii and a few other states are gearing up to pass a $15 minimum wage next year.
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TBSO Appoints New Music Director Maestro Paul Haas - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Maestro Paul Haas TBSO

#LSN_Arts    Maestro Paul Haas TBSO

Thunder Bay, ON  Tuesday, June 6, 2017  (LSN) After a widespread and intensive two-year search, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Maestro Paul Haas as its new Music Director, effective July 1st, 2017. 

Haas steps into the position after Maestro Arthur Post ended his seven-season tenure as Music Director of the TBSO this past April.

Paul Haas, a truly dynamic and innovative musician, composer, and conductor is the Founder and Artistic Director of Symphoy, a New York-based contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the creation and performance of radically engaging musical experiences in unusual venues and unexpected contexts.

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You can exchange your CDN $20 for a USD $20 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Border Cats Baseball

#LSN_Sports  Exchange CDN $20 for a USD $20

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  June 4, 2017   (LSN)

The Huskies announce the 20 for 20 recognition they are offering during the June 13th games. Our vision is to continue to have a good relationship with our fellow Canadian NorthwoodsLeague affiliate. The Huskies are offering a deal for any Canadian citizen with proof of citizenshipeither by passport or some other form of ID. They may turn in one Canadian 20-dollar bill toreceive one US 20-dollar bill. Limit one per fan and only once for the day.


For fans coming down to support the Border Cats they can receive a family and friends discounat Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Duluth or at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hermantown
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DNR loon survey Volunteers needed in Cook, Lake counties - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Loon Survey Minnesota

#LSN_Outdoors  Volunteers needed in Cook, Lake counties

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA -- June 3, 2017 (LSN) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Cook and Lake counties in northeastern Minnesota. Volunteers are needed for one day during the June 24 through July 4 monitoring period.

For the past 20 years, with the assistance of hundreds of volunteer observers, the DNR has gathered information about common loon numbers on more than 600 lakes distributed among six regions, or "index areas,” throughout the state.
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Thunder Bay Chill hit the road against WSA Winnipeg - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Thunder Bay Chill

#LSN_Sports  Chill hit the road

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO June 3, 2017  --- (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chill hit the road today to kick off their 18th Premier Development League (PDL) season against WSA Winnipeg (0-4-1). The Chill remains the only team to yet play a game in the 72 team league.
Thunder Bay takes a 21-2-1 all-time record against WSA Winnipeg into this weekend play. The Chill have also outscored WSA 67-15 over 24 matches since WSA entered the league in 2011. Saturday’s contest will be WSA Winnipeg’s home opener after losing four out of five on the road and being outscored 9-1. WSA managed a tie against new comers Chicago FC United. Chill head coach Giovanni Petraglia is very confident in the roster being fielded for 2017. “I feel that the group this year is much stronger and deeper than the 2016 squad. I feel very good going into Winnipeg this weekend”, said Petraglia.

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Potash Loading

#LSN_Shipping Potash Loading

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, June 2, 2017Ã (LSN) Cargo volumes in the Port of Thunder Bay were very strong in May, bolstered by significant grain shipments and decade-high potash volumes.

Outbound potash shipments tallied 134,000 metric tonnes in May, the highest monthly volume for the port since April 2007.  The Port of Thunder Bay is the only potash loading point on the Great Lakes  St. Lawrence Seaway System. The majority of potash shipments in May were direct-export to international ports in Brazil and Europe.

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OPP provide officers with naloxone protective and equipment - Friday, June 2, 2017

#LSN_Crime   #LSN_Health  OPP provide officers with naloxone

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- June 2,d 2017   (LSN) "We take the health and safety of our members and our communities very seriously. With the increased prevalence of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues and synthetic opioid powders on our streets, there is a very real danger of exposure and these steps are being taken to ensure the safety of those we serve and our officers."  stated - Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will provide naloxone to all frontline members and to those in designated specialized units.


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Karnival on the Kam, a thrilling four-day to celebrate Ontario and Canada’s 150th birthdays! - Thursday, June 1, 2017
Karnival on the Kam

#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_Tourism  Karnival on the Kam

Thunder Bay, ON, June 1, 2017 (LSN) This July, Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) introduces Karnival on the Kam, a thrilling four-day carnival to celebrate Ontario and Canada’s 150th birthdays! Karnival on the Kam will take place July 20th through 23rd, from 12pm to 12am daily.

Karnival on the Kam will feature thrilling spectacles such as skydiving stunts and aerial coordination, a big top circus, jet ski, flyboard and water ski stunt shows, human cannonball stunts, timber sports and lumberjack shows, trapeze and high wire acts, acrobats, and chainsaw jugglers! Visitors will enjoy musical entertainment and video games in the Game RV, and be able to go for an exciting flyboard ride on the Kaministiquia River. Karnival on the Kam will also feature Canada’s largest fireworks show! This breathtaking, multi-component show will combine fireworks and narration to tell the story of Fort William and its contributions to the development of our community.

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Thunder Bay Chamber
#LSN_Econ   Proposed Labour Reforms

THUNDER BAY,ONTARIO – May 31, 2017 (LSN) The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is expressing concern that the Ontario Government’s Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Plan does not fully consider the impacts of such broad changes on jobs, consumer costs and the economy. The reforms outlined in the plan do not provide the balance needed to help ensure a competitive environment for Ontario.

Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce says, “I’m extremely anxious about the unintended consequences of these proposals for local entrepreneurs and the jobs and services that they are working so hard to create and maintain in our city. The changes proposed include minimum wage, scheduling, and sick days and will add significant costs to small businesses that are already struggling under rising costs of electricity, heating and transportation.”

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Ontario First Nations call for RCMP to probe deaths - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
River Deaths NAN

#LSN_News  River Deaths

THUNDER BAY, TORONTO, ON: Nay 31, 2017 (LSN)  First Nation leaders are taking action to address the policing crisis around river deaths in Thunder Bay, calling for the province to bring in an outside police force to investigate the deaths of three community members in the city water ways, and a review and oversight of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board (TBPSP). 

The recent losses of Tammy Keeash and Josiah Begg have once again confirmed the inability of the Thunder Bay Police Service to conduct competent and credible investigations into the epidemic of deaths of NAN and Treaty No. 3 community members in Thunder Bay’s rivers. This crisis of confidence in policing has led to the ongoing investigation into systemic racism in the force. We are dismayed by the dysfunctionality of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, and have called for immediate action by the provincial authority over police boards – the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, said Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, during a press conference today.

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Victim Marks Street Homicide Identified - Monday, May 29, 2017
Thunder Bay Police


Thunder Bay, Ontario, May 29, 2017  (LSN) The victim of the May 22, 2017. on  Marks Street homicide has been positively identified as Edmond Clovis, 21 years old of Toronto. His family has been notified.

Police continue to receive information from the public about various aspects of this investigation. Investigators are very appreciative of the assistance and will follow up all leads to determine if they are relevant to this case.
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North Caribou Lake Community Prayer Walk - Monday, May 29, 2017
North Caribou Lake

#LSN_News  North Caribou Lake First Nation

THUNDER BAY, Ontario,   May 29, 2017 -  (LSN)  On June 1st at 1:00 pm, everyone is North Caribou Lake Community Prayer Walk THUNDER BAY, May 29, 2017 - On June 1st at 1:00 pm, everyone is welcome to take part in a community prayer walk that will be held in memory of Tammy Keeash, who ·was only 17 years old when her body was found in the Nee bing McIntyre Floodway in Thunder Bay.

Tammy, and the late Josiah Begg, a 14 year old from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, both went missing on the same evening (May 6, 2017) and their bodies were found in the same river. The parents, communities, families, and friends are looking for answers to what circumstances led to their disappearance and their deaths in the McIntyre River. These questions need to be addressed.

The walk will start at the Thunder Bay City Hall and end at the Thunder Bay Police Service Station.
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Canada Must Abandon The Toxic Paris Climate Agreement - Sunday, May 28, 2017
Paris Climate Change

#LSN_Opinion  Massive restrictions on Canada

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, May 28, 2017  (LSN)  Despite the BS being peddled by the politicians, the Paris Climate Agreement is a horrendous deal.

It puts massive restrictions on Canada, locking us in to huge emissions reductions over the next decade and a half, while letting China and India – among the biggest emitters on Earth – expand their industrial economies at will. Our ruthless economic competitors probably can’t believe that our “leaders” agreed to it.

Meanwhile, whether the United States actually signs on or not, nobody believes the Trump Administration is going to willingly crush their own economy just to placate the globalist climate cult.

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Trudeau selling Canadians false bill of goods on infrastructure - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Trudeau Infrastructure

#LSN_Opinion    #LSN_Econ    Trudeau and Infrastructure

Little of the federal government's new spending over the next decade is earmarked for projects that will actually improve Canada’s core infrastructure

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 27, 2017  /Troy Media  (LSN)    You’d think the prime minister would be intimately familiar with one of his government’s signature policy initiatives. But a recent
statement by Justin Trudeau suggests he’s detached from the details on Ottawa’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan. 
He told the House of Commons: “We’re going to continue to invest historic amounts in infrastructure that are going to help families get to and from work in a reasonable amount of time; back in time for their kids’ soccer games. We’re going to make the kind of investments that make a difference for small businesses being able to get their goods to market.”

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Cellphone in your pocket? Is it safe - Saturday, May 27, 2017
cellphone Safety

#LSN_Health  Cellphone in your pocket?

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - May 27, 2017  (:SM) We came across this Youtube video by CBC Market place. We learned about breast  tumors, and head tumors.

As new science fuels the debate about cellphone safety, CBC Market Place  takes a closer look at a little known message inside your cellphone's settings and manual telling you to keep the device 5 to 15 mm away from your body. We ask why this message exists, why it's so hidden, and whether Health Canada is doing enough to protect us.
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Kevin Page Luncheon

#LSN_Econ     Kevin Page Luncheon

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO‚¬  May 26, 2017  (LSN)  Kevin Page a Thunder Bay native, will speak about his experiences as the Parliamentary Budget Officer, his current work with governments around the globe, and the importance of Canada-US relations to our economy.

A Leaders Luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 1st at the Victoria Inn with keynote speaker Kevin Page, President and CEO of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa.  Kevin previously served as Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer from 2008-2013.

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TeamStaal2017 Extra Spot Up for Grabs - Thursday, May 25, 2017

#LSN_Sports    Extra Spot Up for Grabs

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   May 25, 2017  (LSN) The competition to play on #teamstaal2017 this July 10, in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic at the Staal Foundation Open Presented by Tbaytel, was intense. Following just over three weeks of competition between kids ages 9-14 to showcase their best street hockey moves in a video, the Top 15 videos (as determined by number of votes) have been selected, with each contestant moving on to the next stage of the #teamstaal2017 challenge.
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An unforgettable journey Into The Woods - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Paramount Live theatre

#LSN_Arts    Paramount Live theatre

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  MAY 24, 2017 (lsn) This week the senior students in the Paramount Live theatre program take to the stage with the Broadway musical Into The Woods which features the lush music and often-funny lyrics of Stephen Sondheim and based on the book by James Lapine, takes the fairy tales from our childhood and twists them in knots.

The musical Into The Woods revolves around a baker (Hudson Morash) and his wife (Fae Alexander) and their efforts to reverse a curse, placed upon them by the witch (Olivia McInnis) that lives next door, who prevents them from having children. So the couple set out into the forest in search of finding the four components needed to dispel the spell. Along the way, they encounter the likes of fabled characters Cinderella (Carly Martin), Rapunzel (Frances Loghrin), ‘Little Red’ Riding Hood (Natalie St. Jaques), princes in agony (Cameron Surkan, Kyran Klazek-Schryer), a hungry wolf (Dante Papa), and Jack (Jessica Smith) with his Mother (Sarah Prenger) and cow (Rachel Brown) of Beanstalk fame, each of whom are busy pursuing their own fairy tale fates. Now this musical may start with a once upon a time scenario, but the journey that awaits these characters twists and turns is search of a happily ever after ending.

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Public Safety, Security & Health Recruiting Expo - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
OPP Com Centre Lake Superior News

#LSN_News  OPP Com Centre

Members with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Uniform Recruitment Unit along with the OPP Communications Centre Recruitment will be at the 2017 Public Safety, Security & Health Recruiting Expo May 26 and May 27, 2017. 
The OPP is actively recruiting qualified candidates for the full-time position of Provincial Constable and civilian employees for the position of Call-Taker at the Provincial Communications Centre Thunder Bay.

Come explore this exciting career and speak with Uniform and Civilian Recruiters on site.
This event is free and open to the public.

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FUEL FOLLY: Carbon Tax To Hit Wallets Hard - Monday, May 22, 2017


Liberal carbon tax to increase cost of living, make Canadians poorer

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  May 22, 2017  (LSN)  Fuel is the lifeblood of our economy. Every product we consume uses fuel somewhere throughout its life, whether through transportation or production.

That means there’s no way to increase fuel prices without increasing the price of everything else. As a result, higher fuel costs means the cost of living will go up.

Of course, that’s exactly what we can expect from the carbon tax.

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Rain Garden Rebate expands to businesses, institutions - Monday, May 22, 2017
Rain Garden Rebate

#LSN_Enviroment Rain Garden

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   May 22, 2017  (LSN) Thunder Bay—Property owners looking to beautify their commercial or institutional property and help manage stormwater may be eligible to earn a $500 rebate toward installing a rain garden, thanks to a new EcoSuperior program funded by the Government of Ontario.

Modelled after the popular City of Thunder Bay Rain Garden Rebate program, which offers homeowners a financial incentive to install a rain garden on a residential property, the new program is open to business properties and will act as a pilot in its first year.
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North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show and Solstice Festival - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Wood Boat Show


Cook County, Minn. - May 21, 2017 --   (LSN) Cook County will celebrate the theme of boating with two events on the weekend of June 16-18. There will be the Boundary Waters Expo on the Gunflint Trail and the Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival in downtown Grand Marais.

The Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival will be hosted by North House Folk School (NHFS) in Grand Marais. The school is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and the annual event will be bigger and better than ever. The event includes rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, and the Summer Solstice Pageant to top it all off. The pageant is a performance, which includes giant life size puppets, artists on stilts and joyful music - all with Lake Superior in the background.
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St. Joseph’s Foundation installs Digital Memorial Recognition System - Sunday, May 21, 2017
St. Joseph’s Foundation


THUNDER BAY ONTARIO  May 21, 2017  (LSN) Using modern technology, enhanced by beautiful art, St. Joseph’s Foundation (SJF) has installed a donor recognition system that will not only pay tribute to passed loved ones, but will do so in a way that provides deeper connection for those who take the time to view it. The technology is a means to tell a human story, the art is a means to reflect the human connection.

Over the 30 plus years of history of SJF, many families have taken the step to pay tribute to their loved ones by making memorial donations. In turn, SJF recognized these individuals through the installment of plaques on a memorial wall. With advancements in technology, SJF is able to do more than just recognize the names of the loved ones; the digital memorial wall allows the use of photos and their story to be included, sharing the essence of who these people were to this community.

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Dead Set on Life visits Thunder Bay - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Vice TV Dead Set On Life

#LSN_News  Vice TV Matty Matheson

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  May 7, 2017   (LSN)  This episode of Dead Set On Life follows Matty Matheson and his friend [who’s name I don't remember, but he is from Thunder Bay] as they go and do activities around Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. I believe that they had gone out to the place where they do ice racing on [I believe] Lac de Mille Lac.

He came to the Fort William Curling Club to learn to curl as apparently that is something Thunder Bay is known for. So we [the four girls in the photo] took on the challenge. We went over the basic curling exercises [the slide, sweeping, shooting] before playing a `game`. I put the quotes around game as it really was just one end and a final shootout that through the magic of tv, it was turned into a whole game.

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37th Annual Kite Festival Celebrates Flight at Chippewa Park - Friday, May 19, 2017
Chippewa Park Kite Festival

#LSN_Outdoors  Kite Festival

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  May 19, 2017 (LSN)  The City of Thunder Bay is proud to announce the 37th Annual Kite Festival presented by Ontario Power Generation. The City’s annual celebration of flight is back at Chippewa Park on Sunday, June 4, from 12 – 4 pm. 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. Event admission is free. Rides and bouncy castles will also be available for a fee, and food concessions will be onsite.
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River Safety Audits Being Conducted - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Safety Audit

#LSN_News   River Safety Audit

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  --  May 17, 2017 (LSN)  As part of the City of Thunder Bay's response to the Recommendations from the Seven Youth Inquest Jury, the City has been working with the Thunder Bay Police Service, Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, Keewaytinnok Okimakinak, Independent First Nations Alliance, Shibogama and Matawa Learning Centre, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, CN Rail Police, CP Rail Police, and Shelter House to improve river safety for youth in the city.

Inquest Recommendation #115 calls for named parties to conduct safety audits of the river areas frequented by Indigenous students and youth in the evenings, and identify recommendations to improve safety.

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TBay Chamber Designated Truck Route Consultation - Monday, May 15, 2017
Truck Route Consultation

#LSN_Econ  Truck Route Consultation

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- May 15, 2017  (LSN) Streets, highways, avenues, expressways: our roads are vitally important links that help us move goods and people from one place to another. In recent weeks, the transportation of goods has become a hot button issue in our community because of proposed changes to the allowable usage of roads within city limits.

City Council is considering a new by-law that would restrict vehicles of over 15,000 kg to a designated route rather than the current by-law which identifies certain roads that do not allow heavy traffic. The designated route by-law approach identifies roads and parts of roads that trucks are allowed to use (see DTR by-law with map link below) and makes it illegal for a truck to use any other roads that are not designated except where an exemption applies (ie: for delivering or receiving goods, etc).
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Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Township of Nipigon and the Red Rock Indian Band - Friday, May 12, 2017
Chief Ed Wawia and Mayor Richard Harvey

#LSN_Econ  Chief Ed Wawia and Mayor Richard Harvey

NIPIGON, ONTARIO  May 12, 2017  (LSN) Wednesday afternoon all members of the Nipigon Council and the Red Rock Indian Band Council met at the Nipigon Town office to discuss the MOU that has taken ten years to complete. The initial MOU was signed in 2010, having been started on 2008. The time ran out and in between there have been ups and downs, but now the MOU has been re affirmed and will go on to the government for signed approval. Once this has been done the Band will be able to move forward with the Chalet development. Plans call for the Chalet to be turned into a cultural centre.

The MOU was signed by Mayor Harvey, Chief Wawia, CAO Mannila and Band Councillor Matt Dupuis. A handshake all round completed the deal. Others attending included Band councillor Muzzi Odawa, Chum Ruth, Nipigon councillors Gord Mackenzie. Levina Collins, James Foulds and Michael Elliott.
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NAN and Keewatin-Patricia District School Board Sign Memorandum of Understanding - Thursday, May 11, 2017
NAN Keewatin-Patricia District School Board


Kenora Ontario - May 11, 2017 (LSN) Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance educational services and opportunities for students and staff. This historic MOU represents an invested commitment and partnership to support NAN and KPDSB students and staff.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation students, whether attending First Nation or provincial schools deserve education opportunities that will enable them to follow their dreams, said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox. For far too long, First Nations students have fallen through the large divide between these two systems. By working together we can ensure that we are focused on student success. We appreciate the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board's commitment to improve education outcomes and we look forward to strengthening our relationship.
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Mississippi River holds great angling for fishing opener - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Mississippi River

#LSN_Outdoors  Beaver Island Mississippi River

ST PAUL MINNESOTA --  May 9, 2017 (LSN) When Gov. Mark Dayton heads out in the early hours of May 13 in hopes of hooking into a big fish, he be doing something only a few governors have done before: Marking the opening day of Minnesota angling season by fishing on a river.

While the Minnesota Governor Fishing Opener has taken place on the Mississippi three times before, it been on the lower, broader, deeper parts of the river between Red Wing and Winona, stretches that resemble lakes because of the dams and locks that impound the river to facilitate barge traffic. Dayton will see a much different Mississippi in the greater St. Cloud area, a shallower, more lazy river that calls for different angling techniques than those used on lakes and big rivers.
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Charla Robinson

#LSN_News   Charla Robinson was presented the James Carnegie Memorial Award

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- May 8, 2017  (LSN) Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in Sarnia.  The two day conference included presentations by all three Provincial Party leaders, as well as discussion and debate on a broad range of provincial issues that are impacting businesses including competitiveness, infrastructure, skills, and taxation.

The most animated discussion revolved around Ontarios new Cap & Trade program, as delegates came together in support of a resolution, co-sponsored by the Thunder Bay, Windsor-Essex, Greater Kingston, Greater Kitchener Waterloo, Greater Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay & District and Timmins Chambers of Commerce, to suspend Cap & Trade at this time, with appropriate cost mitigation to affected businesses. Should suspension not occur, the Chamber encourages the mitigation of risks of the Cap and Trade system on industry to ensure competitiveness.

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Carbon pricing schemes across Canada don't work as envisioned - Sunday, May 7, 2017
Carbon pricing schemes

#LSN_Opinion   Carbon pricing schemes

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  —  May 7, 2017  (LSN) “Carbon-pricing in Canada doesn’t work the way ivory tower economists envision, and instead has become just another tax,” said Kenneth Green, Fraser Institute’s senior director of energy and natural resource studies and author of Poor Implementation Undermines Carbon Tax Efficiency in Canada.

 Carbon pricing schemes across Canada don't work as envisioned by some economists because they must meet certain criteria, including replacing, not adding to, other emission regulations.

Practical realities of carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems across Canada undermine potential benefits 
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Special screening of The Incredible Journey - Sunday, May 7, 2017
Incredible Journey

#LSN_Arts  Special screening

THUNDER BAY, ONTARO ---May 7, 2017  (LSN) The Thunder Bay's Lakehead Universtiy, Department of History and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is pleased to partner with the Thunder Bay Public Library and Shebafilms to present a special free screening of “The Incredible Journey,” a film based on Sheila Burnford’s 1960 novel about the adventures of two dogs and a cat.

 Sheila Burnford published six books and many articles before her death in 1984.
 Dr. Ron Harpelle and a team of researchers, including MA student Kaitlin Green, are archiving Burnford’s personal papers for public use.

The screening of the film will include a display of some of the items in the collection, an opportunity for local residents to share their memories of Sheila Burnford, and a presentation by Dr. Jonquil Burnford Covello, who will speak about her mother’s life.
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New zebra mussel-sniffing K9s take aim at aquatic invasive species - Saturday, May 6, 2017
zebra mussels. K9

#LSN_Outdoors   Julie Siems DNR

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA,  May 6, 2017   (LSN) With the fishing opener fast approaching, two new K9 dogs, trained to quickly locate zebra mussels on boats and trailers, will be helping the Department of Natural Resources prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The K9s help by quickly sniffing out any zebra mussels attached to boats or equipment. Newly certified K9s Shelby and Storm join veterans Brady and Reggie on the force for 2017.

“The invasive species program is excited to have two more K9 officers ready to detect zebra mussels on water-related equipment in the field and to educate people about aquatic invasive species and what each of us can do to stop the spread,” said Heidi Wolf, invasive species unit supervisor.

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Angelique’s Isle: Angelique Abandoned Becomes a Feature-Length Film - Friday, May 5, 2017
Angelique’s Isle

#LSN+Arts Angeliqueââ‚Isle: Angelique Abandoned

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO May 5, 2017  (LSN) Angelique Mott story may have taken place over 170 years ago, but her strength and perseverance hold messages that are still relevant today. 

Author James R. Stevens anovella, Angelique Abandoned, follows the story of 17-year-old Angelique Mott, a Metis woman who was left for dead by copper hunters on Isle Royale during the winter of 1845-46.  Armed only with a few primitive tools and the traditional knowledge passed down by her Indigenous mother, Angelique survived the winter that claimed the life of her husband.

Stevens had known about this true story for some time before he wrote and released the novella first edition in 2009. What surprised him was how the story surfaced in his mind, demanding to be written.“I was out in Calgary researching another book on Norval Morriseau, the artist, and I was sitting at my brother-in-law table one day and the Angelique story just took me over, he says. 
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Quilt of Hope Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School - Friday, May 5, 2017
Quilt of Hope Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School

#LSN_Arts   Quilt of Hope

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   May 5, 2017 (LSN) Today, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School students unveiled their Quilt of Hope, a three-month quilting project. Supported by the Ontario Native Women Association (ONWA) Youth in Transition Worker program, the new art project brought together students to tell their life stories through individual squares that form the quilt.

Students were assisted by Elder Elsie Stoney, who helped with the sewing and design. ONWAÃ Nicole McKay came up with the idea, and DFC teacher Katie Saj helped students promote the project.
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Port of Thunder Bay

#LSN_Shipping    Reactors being transloaded to rail last week at Keefer Terminal

THUNDER BAY, ONARIO, May 3, 2017   (LSN) Thunder Bay Port facilities were kept busy in April with a variety of waterborne cargo.  While grain shipments continued at a strong pace, the diversity of cargoes handled during the month highlighted the port’s versatility.

In addition to grain, shipments of coal and potash rounded out dry bulk exports from Western Canada.  Other bulk cargoes included inbound commodities for local distribution: road salt, liquid calcium chloride, and liquid petroleum.

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#LSN_News   NAN

GATINEAU, QB: THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   May 3, 2017  (LSN) Following the deaths of two Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) youth last month, Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum is calling on the Coroner’s Office to order an inquest into the deaths of Amy Owen and Courtney Scott, and for the Government of Ontario to make legislative change so inquests are mandatory for all youth who die in group home settings.

We are dismayed to learn that an inquest in these cases is not mandatory under the Coroners Act. We are calling for the Office of the Chief Coroner to exercise discretion and call an inquest as quickly as possible to fully address the issues behind these tragedies,” said Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum. “This inquest must encompass the full range of systemic issues that led to the tragic deaths of these youth. We are calling for legislative change to the Coroner’s Act so that any death of a youth in a group home setting will result in a mandatory inquest.”

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Deer died from physical injury during the first round of TB testing - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
 Chippewa Park Deer

#LSN_Outdoors   Deer die during TB Testing

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIO  =  May 2, 2017   (LSN) The Chippewa Wildlife Exhibit officially closed Monday as approved during the 2017 Municipal Budget deliberations.

Two veterinarians were on site to assess the animals’ health prior to the testing and all four animals were sedated, tested and awoke from the sedation.
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Magnus Theatre ALES & APPS - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Ale & Apps Magnus Theatre

#LSN_Arts  Dinner Auction

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - April 30, 2017   (LSN)  Magnus Theatre is proud to present the return of our popular Dinner Auction. This year’s theme? ALES & APPS taking place Saturday, May 13
th. We have a fantastic night planned, an evening of local craft beer, tasty appetizers and entertainment.

We’ll also have an exciting variety of auction items, raffles, and door prizes so there won’t be any excuse to leave empty handed. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly towards much needed maintenance and repairs to the Magnus facilities. The auction items will have something for everyone. Numerous local businesses have generously donated items and experiences for the winners to enjoy.

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Dudley-Hewitt Cup preview - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Dudley-Hewitt Cup

#LSN_Sports   Dudley-Hewitt Cup

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---  April 30, 20017  (LSN)  The second of three Canadian Junior Hockey League regional championships begins Tuesday in Trenton, Ont., as game action commences at the Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. A Championship.

This four-team event will feature the host and defending Dudley-Hewitt Cup champion Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) taking on the respective league champion Georgetown Raiders (OJHL), Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) and Dryden GM Ice Dogs (SIJHL) as they vie for the Central Canadian Jr. A title and a berth into RBC Cup, which goes May 13-21 in nearby Cobourg, Ont.

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Ontario’s budget opens the spending tap, drowns Ontarians in more debt - Saturday, April 29, 2017

#LSN_Opinion    billions of dollars in new debt to be placed on the shoulders of future generations

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  April 29, 2017  (LSN)  On Thursday, Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the Ontario government’s budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year.

The government’s spin has focused on the fact that the operating budget is balanced for the first time in a decade.

But a deeper look at the numbers beyond this year’s operating bottom line shows that the Wynne government has thrown any semblance of spending restraint to the wind, with the consequence being billions of dollars in new debt to be placed on the shoulders of future generations.

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University students are increasingly intolerant with a poisonous cocktail of negativity - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

#LSN_Opinion    Berkley 2017

EDMONTON, Alta. THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO /Troy Media/  (LSN) New York Times columnist David Brooks, in his April 21 piece The Crisis of Western Civ, has opened a serious debate on the collapse of confidence in western civilization. His stunning conclusion: These days, the whole idea of Western civ is assumed to be reactionary and oppressive.

Brooks notes that this cultural pessimism is most fully developed in our institutions of higher learning. For several decades, our universities have stopped teaching western history as a progressive narrative of human liberation and begun blaming the West for all the ills of the world.

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Special Gun Rights for Muslims? - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Faith Goldy


THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -   April 23, 2017   (LSN)  When I applied for my Canadian firearms licence after passing my federally mandated PAL and RPAL courses, the RCMP got all of my information. They asked for everything from medical history, relationship history, familial structures, and a photograph.

  However, when I recently logged online to renew my license, I noticed something peculiar: An exception to the usual regulation requiring a photograph, citing religious exemption! So, I contacted the RCMP, and you won't believe what happens next. While I'm no fan of tighter gun control measures, shouldn't all law-abiding gun-owners be treated

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Canada's Air Quality An Environmental Success Story - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Air Quality Fraser Institute

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, April 23, 2017   (LSN) Canadians have long been concerned about the state of our air quality and the belief that air pollution is a major problem seems to be widespread. This publication examines the evolution of air quality in Canada from the 1970s onward and looks at how the current state of air quality compares to the stringent standards established by Canadian government policy. The conclusion is that air quality in Canada has improved substantially and that this significant change over the past four decades occurred at the same time there was considerable growth in Canada’s population, economic activity, energy use, and consumption of motor fuel.

Using data from Environment Canada on emissions and ambient concentrations, the study provides accurate and up-to-date information on the status of five major air pollutants in Canada: ground level ozone, fine particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Comparing trends for the five air pollutants on three levels—national, city, and monitoring station—against existing national and international air-quality standards shows that air quality is improving for the most part and is now at levels generally deemed safe.

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Regulating marijuana is a fool's errand - Sunday, April 23, 2017

#LSN_Opinion  Regulating marijuana 

EDMONTON, Alta./THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO /Troy Media/ – (LSN) The federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana is another nail in the coffin of Canada’s expensive and wasteful war on drugs. But at what social cost?

Former justice minister Anne McLellan, who chaired the federal task force on marijuana legalization, and Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief, played key roles in the government’s new legislation. This forthright and responsible group examined the complex issues, listened to many concerned citizens, drafted their reports and made their recommendations.

The good news is that an absurd prohibition on pot is about to end.

The bad news is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have tied themselves in knots.

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CEDC Starter Company Plus program - Saturday, April 22, 2017
CEDC Thunder Bay

#LSN_Econ   Starter Company Plus program

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- April 21, 2017 (LSN) Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), along with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) announced a call for applications to the new Starter Company Plus program.

Starter Company Plus is open to entrepreneurs over the age of 18 will provide one-to-one counseling with the program coordinator as well as informative workshops for participants to learn from local experts how to effectively start or expand their businesses. Participants have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 upon the completion of a business plan and receive mentorship from local business and community leaders.
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Farndale Ave Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Cambrian Players

#LSN_Arts    Cambrian Players

THUNDER BAY, ONTGARIO -- APRIL 22, 2017  (lsn) Cambrian Players final production of the season The Farndale Ave Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery will be opening at the Finlandia Hall on May 17th.

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
A Comedy by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr.
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Colin Rosenbaum from Belmont Abbey College

#LSN_Sports    Colin Rosenbaum from Belmont Abbey College

Thunder Bay, ONTARIO – APRIL 21, 2017  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Border Cats are pleased to announce the signing of shortstop, Colin Rosenbaum from Belmont Abbey College.

Rosenbaum, a Junior, is the starting shortstop for the Crusaders and through 42 games this season sits with a .291 batting average, 7 homeruns, 36 RBI’s, and 42 runs scored

The 6’0”, 195lb infielder from Thomasville, North Carolina was named First Team All-Conference and a Coastal Plain League All-Star starter in 2016.
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Fifth Anniversary 10x10 Play Showcase - Friday, April 21, 2017
 10x10 Play Showcase


ITHUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- April 21, 2017  (:SN)  It’s exciting to discover creative people in your neighbourhood! On April 29 and 30, you will have an opportunity to experience dramatic stories created by ten different Thunder Bay playwrights at the Fifth Anniversary 10x10 Play Showcase, Saturday April 29 at 7:30 pm and Sunday April 30 at 4:00 pm at the Finlandia (314 Bay Street).

This year’s showcase features a futuristic sci-fi play by Roy Blomstrom, a retired high school English teacher who lives in Shuniah. Blomstrom has had a play produced in all five 10x10 showcases since 2013. Another playwright whose work has been produced four times by 10x10 is Jordan Lehto, a graduate student at Lakehead University, whose play  Little Endings  explores the relationship of two sisters struggling to find hope in the face of death.  Jordan’s father Michael Lehto wrote The Stranger, about a man facing a difficult choice. When he is not writing, Michael Lehto works as an accountant.
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Nordic Assoc host 2018 Canadian Ski Nationals - Thursday, April 20, 2017
WJ/U23 Trials in 2017

#LSN_Sports  Canadian Ski Nationals at the Lappe Nordic Ski Centre between March 10 – 17, 2018

THUNEDER BAY, ONTARIO  --  April 20-,2017  (LSN) After an extensive review of three applications, the Cross Country Canada Events Committee is pleased to announce that Lakehead Superior Nordic Association will play host to the 2018 Canadian Ski Nationals at the Lappe Nordic Ski Centre between March 10 – 17, 2018.

After hosting to two highly successful NorAm Selection Trial races and the 2015 Canadian Ski Nationals over the past five seasons, the Lappe Nordic Ski Centre will again welcome skiers from across Canada to the friendly trails just outside of Thunder Bay, Ont.

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Lake Superior Lighthouse Dinner - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Trowbridge Island Lighthouse

#LSN_Outdoors   Trowbridge Island Lighthouse

THUNDER BAY, OINARIO  April 19, 2017  (LSN) This year will see further work taking place to restore local lighthouses across the north shore of Lake Superior.

Lighthouses have long be a place of refuge from the gathering storm or to signal to ships to stay away. In our area along we have over ten lighthouse in differing states, but located close to Thunder Bay, Trowbridge Lighthouse is getting some extra attention.

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North Stars' Talakoski SIJHL Scholastic Player of the Year - Monday, April 17, 2017
North Stars' Jesse Talakoski


THUNDER BAY, Ontario  – April 17, 2017   (LSN) The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars' forward Jesse Talakoski has been named the SIJHL’s RBC Scholastic Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

With the honour the 20-year-old Thunder Bay product earns a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of RBC to help defer costs of his post-secondary education.

Talakoski also becomes the SIJHL’s nominee for the Hockey Canada/Canadian Junior Hockey League RBC Scholastic Player of the Year Award, which will be announced during next month’s RBC Cup in Cobourg, Ont.

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CBP arrests man on warrant related to Iowa homicide - Monday, April 17, 2017


INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn.  / THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO — (LSN) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at the International Falls Port of Entry arrested a man Sunday who is wanted as a material witness to a homicide in Iowa.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the International Falls, Minnesota, Port of Entry detained a man Sunday who is wanted as a material witness in a homicide investigation.
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Ontario Chiefs on cannabis - Sunday, April 16, 2017
Trudeau Pot


TORONTO, ON (April 13, 2017) --- Ontario Regional Chief Isadore says that First Nations must have the opportunity to consult and participate fully from the new cannabis legislation announced today.

“First Nations leadership will focus on the priorities of this new legislation as it pertains to the jurisdiction within the health, social, justice and economy sectors of our communities and how it will impact our families. The health and social well being must be the first priority for us,” said Ontario Regional Chief Day.

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'Making Thunder Bay Home' Video Contest - Sunday, April 16, 2017

#LSN_News  Home' Video Contest  Thunder Bay Multi-Cultural Association

ITHUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ----- April 16, 2013  (LSN)  If you made a two-minute long video to tell a stranger about Thunder Bay what would you show them? And what would you think if we told you that your video could win a thousand dollars?

          Thunder Bay Multi-Cultural Association is holding a contest for the video that best describes where we live.

          Our contest is called "Making Thunder Bay Home". We want you to make a video that celebrates our city for someone who can only find out about us on-line.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario Motorsport Extravaganza - Sunday, April 16, 2017

Thunder @ the Bay

#LSN_Outdoors  Motorsport community together

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -- April 16, 2017   (LSN) Thunder at the Bay 2017 is our second year of an annual Thunder Bay, Ontario Motorsport Extravaganza.  It is a two-day event to be held on August 19 and 20, 2017.  Last year we had 243 vehicles and nearly 3000 spectators.  

Thunder at the Bay is different from all the other shows in this area.  The show brings the entire Motorsport community together to share ideas and enjoy the fellowship of the motorsport community.  It was also to provide the public to attend a show where we feature vehicles, demonstrations and activities that they do not normally see at any car show.

This year the show will be bigger and better since we are now inviting Street Motorcycles (original and custom) into the show.

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Inside Canada-USA “Refugee” Trafficking Ring - Friday, April 14, 2017
Canada US Border

#LSN_Opinion   Canada US border

The Rebel has released Faith Goldy's full investigation. She found an underground "refugee" smuggling scheme being orchestrated through taxi companies and middlemen profiteers. Watch the entire shocking video

Now the word is out and fake refugees are flooding in.

After the RCMP announced it would no longer provide weekly reports on the numbers of refugees crossing into Canada from various illegal entry points, Rebel Media decided to investigate for ourselves by travelling to a nearby crossing between Quebec and New York State.

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ONTARIO Chamber ECONOMIC REPORT LUNCHEON - Thursday, April 13, 2017
TBCC Leaders Luncheon

$LSN_Econ   Ontario Chamber of Commerce

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  April 13, 2017  (LSN)  A Leaders Luncheon with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) will be held on April 21 at the Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre. The event will feature the regional launch of the Ontario Economic Report, a definitive platform that will help shape public policy discussions in the lead up to the provincial election.

This session will include a keynote presentation by Karl Baldauf, OCC Vice President of Policy & Government Relations followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Livio Di Matteo, Professor, Lakehead University, and Doug Murray, CEO, Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission, who will highlight the report’s newly uncovered economic data and share their insights about the future of Thunder Bay’s economy.

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Superior Theatre Festival - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Superior Theatre Festival

#LSN_Arts   Night Wings

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  April 12, 2017  (LSN) Superior Theatre Festival’s Youth Summer Initiative for 2017 focuses on performance skills and play creation.  This youth intensive will take place from July 24th - July 29th, 2017 and lead right up to the Superior Theatre Festival which runs July 27th-30th, 2017.

In its second year of existence Superior Theatre Festival will focus on uniquely Canadi-an stories throughout this summer exploration and they are especially interested in the Northern Perspective and Northern Voice.  How can students access the power they have in their own stories and share those with others around them? How are their sto-ries the same as other youth around the country and how do they differ?  These and other questions will be explored in the workshops and students will have an opportunity for sharing and connection via Skype with another arts group outside of Thunder Bay that are engaging in an arts summer program.  This will create further connections for the young artists with other youth across Ontario.
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Road Closure – East Loon Lake Rd on April 13, 2017 - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Loon Lake Rd Closure Shuniah

@LSN_News   East Loon Lake Road Closure

SHUNIAH, ON – April 12, 2017: East Loon Lake Rd. will be closed to all traffic on Thursday April 13th, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM commencing at the intersection of Bryan Avenue northerly affecting access to Fire #’s 462-610 inclusive.

Shuniah Fire & Emergency Services will deploy a Rapid Response Unit on the North side of the bridge for the duration of the road closure to provide immediate fire protection and medical response. Arrangements will be made with on-site contractors to provide emergency access if required.

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TBSO Live @ the Shipyard - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
TBSO Live @ the Shipyard

#LSN_Arts   @ the Shipyard

HUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- April 11, 2017  (LSN)  On Saturday, April 29, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will present an epic event in the most unlikely location.  The century old Port Arthur Shipyards industrial backdrop will provide a unique stage for a wondrous musical affair.  Established in 1911,  the Port Arthur shipyard built and repaired many ships during its years of operation, including warships during the First and Second World Wars, passenger steamers, warheads and freighters.

New owners, Current River Holdings, in partnership with Fabmar, have plans to reopen the shipyard  in Spring 2017. But before they do, get your dancing shoes on and dress to impress, because we are throwing a party!
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Eco Depot Waste Diversion - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Eco Depot Waste Diversion


THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  --- April 11, 2017  (LSN) Eco Depot Waste Diversion (Eco Depot) is Northwestern Ontario’s first & only Category A multi-stream composting facility. At Eco Depot, we believe that Northern Ontario should be a leader in the province in building a cleaner, greener world for future generations.

The facility is approved to receive 30,000 tonnes of organic waste annually, and is designed to operate year-round, and service multiple sectors including businesses, municipalities, industry, and residents. For Eco Depot composting operations, the facility is authorized to accept multiple organic waste streams including: source separated organic waste (such as food waste), biosolids, diapers, leaf and yard waste, green wood, wood waste, boiler ash, drywall, cardboard, and paper.

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5 Forks Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction Raises $67,657! - Monday, April 10, 2017
Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction

#LSN_Health   Bachelor Dance

Thunder Bay, ON –  April 10, 2017   (LSN) A feeling of celebration was in the air Friday night as hundreds of women filled the ballroom at the Valhalla Inn for the 19th annual 5 Forks Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction. Always a popular event, this year didn’t disappoint with a fresh round of 10 eligible Bachelors paired with fantastic date packages up for bidding.

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