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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The REAL story behind the “cocaine” police video

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – The North Bay Bay has received new information concerning a recent online video making some waves. The video, taken from a smart phone, shows a man buying what he says is “cocaine shards” from a downtown residence, before leaving the house. He then enters into the backseat […]

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“Death by laser” new penalty for everything

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Having had a motion to explore OPP costing for North Bay fail, City Councillor Richard Prince brought forward a second motion to have all crimes and offences committed in North Bay punishable by laser beam. “North Bay Police Services keeps asking for more money every year,” […]

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