City Hall adds three portholes to “help with transparency”

From: Josie Beamish, thenorthbaybay.ca intern NORTH BAY — In a new attempt at municipal transparency, Mayor Al McDonald has overseen the installation of three public viewing portholes outside of City Council. “I’m hearing people on social media say we’re not transparent enough, but if you look through these portholes, I think you’ll agree: they’re far […]

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North Bay opens “tent city” Airbnb

From: Philip St. George and Rooster Cogburn, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY — Never one to pass up on a moneymaking opportunity, City Council has taken advantage of its front lawn tent city by opening its own $200-a-night downtown Airbnb. The Airbnb promises a “spacious, nearly 40 square foot” tent pitched “in the heart of the city” […]

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Classic Car Show on City Hall Lawn Still a Go

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — The 8th annual Classic Car Show will once again be held at City Hall this Saturday. “I want to let everyone know that the show is still a go,” smiles City Councillor Grey Terrence. “We’re once again working with Northern Classic Cars to bring you over 60 […]

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City Council Introduces a “Creative Accounting Department”

From: Marie Cleroux, thenorthbaybay.ca contributor NORTH BAY — With more and more of Ontario opening up, the reality of a tight budget is hitting everyone.  No one knows this more than City Hall, who had to lay off workers near the start of the pandemic. In response to Ontario’s slow reopening and local budgetary restraints, […]

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BOTB – North Bay City Hall and Its Toilet Origins

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – Many people in North Bay may be familiar with City Hall – home of the Business Centre, Ontario Works, and there place where the citizens can go to view the mayor in its natural habitat. But what many may not know is the origins of the […]

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City vows to win next year’s Code of Silence Awards

From: Philip St. George and Rooster Cogburn, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY — An “honourable mention” for the 2019 Code of Silence Awards was not enough. “We want to be #1,” says an unnamed, fully masked City Councillor. “Nobody on council is happy with the result, so starting immediately we’re going to get even more secretive.” The […]

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