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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Canadore gives up, bans all women from campus

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Following allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct, bullying, and gender discrimination, Canadore College has decided to ban all women from its campus. The ban will take effect April 2nd, with all current female employees being terminated and all female students being removed from their programs. “We have seen […]

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North Bay wants 365 festivals instead of 1

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY — Following the financial failure of the 2018 Summer in the Park, the city of North Bay is taking a new approach to Summer in the Park by not having one. “Last year we saw the deficit end up being $432 036,” says City Councillor Tony Jericho. “That’s a […]

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