North Bay celebrates 1 millionth bike theft

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff Sunday was a day like any other until Gary Sitter had his bike stolen. Sitter’s bicycle, a white Schwinn, was snatched sometime between 11:15 and 11:35 as Sitter went into Best Buy. “I’ve had a bike stolen before,” says Sitter. “So I know there is no worse feeling than […]

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Oregano Raid Halts Dinner Rush at Local Restaurant

From: Nora D. Shadsworth, thenorthbaybay.ca contributor NORTH BAY — Diners at Greco’s Pizza on Algonquin Avenue had their meals interrupted Thursday evening as a joint police task force raided the well-loved restaurant in an embarrassingly botched drug bust. “At exactly 19:00 on Thursday February 20th, an elite team of narcotics officers entered the premises of […]

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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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North Bay Police buy a helicopter

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Citing its recent use in catching drivers passing school buses in Orillia, North Bay Police Services have purchased a helicopter. “We are proud to announce that we have acquired an Airbus H-125 helicopter,” announced Sergeant Jeanette Lawrence Tuesday morning. “This is a brand new 40 foot […]

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City unveils “Drive on the Sidewalks” campaign

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Following an unsuccessful campaign aimed at encouraging bicyclists to ride on city streets, the North Bay Police have launched a new campaign asking motorists to drive on the sidewalks. “We tried to play it nice,” says Sergeant Jeanette Lawrence. “We asked bicyclists to stay off the […]

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City Council announces wrestling show

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Seeing Sheldon Forgette step into the ring has inspired Mayor Al McDonald. “I’ve thought about wrestling for years,” says McDonald. “Every time someone has challenged our parking bylaws, I’ve been thinking ‘I wish I could drop an elbow on this guy.’ But I never thought I’d […]

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