BOTB – The Real History Behind the Heritage Railroad

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – There is nothing more North Bay than trains.  The first train to come through what would become North Bay was the Lucy Dalton in 1882.  North Bay was founded because of railways and most of its street layout comes from where railways are and were. North […]

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BOTB – The History of the Cold Cold War

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – Much like the relationship between Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the Cold War was a long period of tension between the Western World and the Communist Countries.  With Canada and their Littlest Hobo morals, they were there for the Western World.  The Base was […]

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BOTB – The Untold History of the Trout Lake Monster

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – Where were you when you first heard of the Trout Lake Monster? The story of the Trout Lake Monster is a story of living, a story of laughing, and a story of horrific murder. “I was 14 when we first heard of The Monster,” recalls senior […]

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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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