North Bay Pride March fails to turn violent, hurt anybody

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — For the 7th consecutive year, the North Bay Pride March has failed to turn violent. The Pride March missed several golden opportunities to ostracize, demean or physically assault others because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. But marcher Aubrey Hollands says that doesn’t mean no one […]

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City selling new premium tablecloths for $173.84 (plus HST)

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — The City of North Bay has begun an “exciting new initiative” by offering “premium” tablecloths at City Hall. “These new, high quality tablecloths are going to be all the rage,” says City Councillor Vic Tikus. “They all have a cool, unique, never-before seen green and blue design […]

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City scraps hotel tax, introduces road tax

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Citing outrage from local citizens, City Council voted 9-2 Wednesday evening to scrap the new hotel tax. The hotel tax, which other cities like Barrie and Sudbury have already implemented, would see hotels charge an extra 4% for those seeking accommodation. The extra charge would have increased […]

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Shadflies cause lock down

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Long-time North Bayites know what’s coming. As June enters its final two weeks, many locals look to the lake with growing unease. There, they know, wait hundreds of thousands of shadlies. “They get everywhere,” says City Councillor Vic Tikus. “They stick to things. They stick to […]

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Glenn Peters becomes a North Bayite

From: Darren D. MacDonald and thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – Glenn Peters moved to North Bay in the early 2000’s looking for a way to get out of the hustle and bustle of the big city. “North Bay wasn’t always my first pick,” says Peters, “it was just sort of where I ran out of […]

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Chief Commanda III: The Reckoning

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY –  It’s official – there will now be three Chiefs. The announcement of the commission of a third Chief Commanda came Monday from new City Councillor Vic Tikus. Tikus, 49, was sworn in after thirteen City Councillors tragically died from staring directly into last week’s solar eclipse […]

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