Local ski hill ups the ante with addition of “Battle Gauntlet” run

From: Chet Fringle and Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Experienced skiers and snowboarders are in for a special treat. Starting next week, local ski hill Laurentoine Mountain will offer veteran members access to their new “Battle Gauntlet.” “I’m delighted to announce the opening of a brand new trail” says Laurentoine owner Faith Everly. […]

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Giant “snowcircle” outside ONR puzzles city

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — A gigantic “snowcircle” which appeared outside the Ontario Northland Railway shop sometime Saturday evening has city officials puzzled. “To start, I want to make clear that this was not the work of a Municipal Employee,” says Grey Terrence, North Bay’s Chair of Public Works. “There’s just […]

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Adoption requests up 800% as province starts handing out “free money”

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff ONTARIO — Two days after the Provincial Government declared it would compensate parents who have school-aged children, the Ontario Adoption Council has reported that adoption request rates have risen by 800%. “It’s unprecedented,” says OAC member Prisca Noor. “Never before have I seen such a drive for people to adopt […]

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Powassan to start charging Chisholm residents $5.00 to enter town

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff POWASSAN — Citing Chisholm’s recent decision to pull out of the partnership agreement for the Powassan and District Union Public Library and the township’s “spotty” track record, the Municipality of Powassan will begin charging Chisholm residents $5.00 per entry into the town. “I wish there was another way,” says Powassan […]

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