Heritage Carousel launches onto Lake Nipissing, sinks

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — The North Bay Heritage Carousel has been lost at sea, or rather, to Lake Nipissing. The carousel, which measures 28 feet across and boasts 18 fully carved wooden animals, broke from its cement paddock late Wednesday evening, and slid down to Lake Nipissing. There, its immense […]

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Council, city employees take pay cut to help with tax hike

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — After voting 9-2 in favour of a 5.86 percent tax increase for the City of North Bay, all twelve City Councillors, along with senior staff representing North Bay Police Services, North Bay Fire and Emergency Services, and City Public Works and Services, voted unanimously to take a […]

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Citizen helping others dispose of dirty mattresses

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY — Times can be tough, but one local citizen is utilizing social media to help the every-day, penny-pinching family get by a little easier. “I’ve noticed things around town,” says Janet Gilmet, head of the Facebook group Free Pop-Up Mattress Disposal Sites. “There’s garbage everywhere and syringes on […]

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Councillor blames Zambonis for increased snow

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY — It’s no secret that this year’s winter has brought above average levels of snow. With spring supposedly around the corner, North Bay is currently looking not at warmer temperatures and a springtime melt, but forecasts warning of even more snow. While some are blaming natural phenomenon or […]

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Local politician comes off bender, finds himself on 17 new boards

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Local politician Ray Rappen has recovered from a six day bender to discover he is now a member of 17 new boards. Among the 17 boards are the North Bay Real Estate Board, North Bay Police Service Board, Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee, North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, […]

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Area refs to be outfitted with tasers

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Those looking to yell and scream at area referees may want to hold it in. The Referee Association of Ontario (RAO) has announced a pilot program which would see local referees outfitted with tasers. “We’ve been hearing disturbing reports from the [North Bay] area,” says RAO […]

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