Thunder Bay

Indigenous Car Crash Victim's Family Angry She Was Fined For Jaywalking

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada

Geraldine Mamakwa suffered a cracked skull and a seriously broken leg.

Can Walmart Keep Up Its Game Of Chicken With Visa?

David Leonhardt | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business
David Leonhardt

Two of the biggest companies doing retail business in Canada are at war with each other: Visa and Walmart. Most Canadians have not noticed, though, because the war is taking place only in select markets. However, if the current trend continues, it could be -- as the slogan goes -- coming soon to a store near you.

Did Walmart Canada Make A Huge Mistake Banning Visa Cards?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Business

Analysts believe Walmart is hurting from its war with Visa.

Deaths Of First Nations Teens Echo Residential Schools: Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada

The inquest resumes Monday.

Shipping Food To Ontario's Most Remote Communities

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 12.03.2016 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Getting food into Pikangikum has a sense of urgency, as there is a narrow window of time when the RFDA is able to safely deliver food to the community before the winter freeze sets in. Both the Health Centre and School Meal Program are desperately in need of food, and cannot wait an additional two months until the ice roads fully form.

Long-Awaited Inquest Into Deaths Of Aboriginal Youth Begins In Ontario

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Impact

"The families have a lot of questions."

Bruce Hyer Sees Politics Through Green-Coloured Glasses

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Michael Berkowitz

Bruce Hyer describes himself as an "independent plus." Strong on representing his constituents, he is a loud voice for conservation, sustainable resource development, small business growth and democratic governmental reform. He has pioneered climate change legislation and fought against the huge subsidies to energy companies.

Five Men Dead In Horrible Crash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

UPSALA, Ont. - Police say five men have died in a collision on a stretch of the TransCanada Highway in northwestern Ontario.Provincial police say a we...

5 Dead In Multi-Vehicle Collision

CBC | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada

Five people are dead after a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 17 east of English River, an Ontario Provincial Police spokesperson confirmed Sunday v...

Suicides Spark State Of Emergency At First Nation

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Two recent deaths among the members of the Neskantaga First Nation have prompted the remote northern Ontario community to declare a state of ...

A Decade of Deaths Under a Bridge

Bernie Farber | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

In summertime, the lazy McIntyre River, a tributary of Lake Superior, is a picturesque waterway that meanders through Thunder Bay's George Burke Park. However for 15-year-old Jethro Anderson; Curran Strang, 18; Reggie Bushie, 15; and Kyle Morrisseau, 17 -- all First Nations high school students -- the river was to be their final resting place.

$200 Million In Water Damage Claims

CBC | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada

Insurance companies are warning that some municipalities across Canada may no longer be insurable for water damage if they do not take part in a risk-...

Tornado Warnings For Northwestern Ontario

CBC | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada

Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings for northwestern Ontario have ended, Environment Canada says. The warnings changed rapidly throug...

Municipal Golf Courses Have Taxpayers Tee'd-Off

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Jordan Bateman

Golf revenues are slowly on the decline across Canada. Some B.C. leaders have missed the simplest way of fixing this problem: getting taxpayers out of the golf game all together. It's one thing for taxes to go to essentials like water, sewer or public safety, it's another thing to know you're subsidizing luxuries like municipal golf courses. If you can find a service listed on, government shouldn't be providing it.

Disaster Area

CBC | Posted 05.31.2012 | Canada

The city of Thunder Bay is now a 'disaster area'. City council made the declaration at an impromptu meeting Wednesday night in the wake of a an unp...

Rachel Mendleson

Ontario's Incredible Shrinking Cities | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s population may be growing faster than that of any other G8 country, but there are two Ontario cities that are not reaping the rewards of ex...

Husband Reclaims Wife's Ashes Found In Scrap Yard

CBC | Posted 04.03.2012 | Canada

A man has come forward to claim an urn containing the ashes of his wife that was found at a Thunder Bay scrap yard. Thunder Bay Police sai...

Bomb Scare As WestJet Flight Diverts To Thunder Bay

CBC | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada

A WestJet flight from Vancouver to Toronto made an emergency landing in Northern Ontario on Saturday afternoon after a man became agitated and alleged...

Legalize It: Ontario Mayor

CBC | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada

Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs said on Sept.21 that he stands by the statements he made earlier in the month about legalizing marijuana. He...

Pension Plan Cuts Behind Strike At Bombardier Plant

CBC | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada Business

About 700 workers at a Bombardier manufacturing plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., are on strike. Their union, the Canadian Auto Workers, says contract ta...