North Bay Using New “Honest” Tourism Tactics

From: XIII, thenorthbaybay.ca contributor NORTH BAY — A recent meeting has City Council moving forward with a new method for promoting tourism as the city’s most viable source of economic growth. Council voted unanimously Tuesday on a “more appropriate” method of enticing “outsiders” to choose to come to North Bay – by using upfront, no-holds-barred […]

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Chippewa Creek to be North Bay’s “Rideau Canal”

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY — There are a few things that people picture when they think North Bay: the NORAD Military Base, the Gateway to the North, and Thunder Bay. But Steve Dreany, the city’s Director of Tourism, wants to add one more attraction to that list. Chippewa Creek. “Banff has Lake Louise […]

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North Bay Unveils New Tourism Brochure

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY — NORTH BAY – North Bay is a city of students, old folks and tourism. North Bay only cares about one of these groups. The city sinks a lot of money into tourism, and part of this includes tourism brochures. Noah McConnell is no stranger to tourism or brochures, […]

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Tourism building replaced with giant “Piss Off” sign

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Formerly located at the corner of Seymour and the bypass, the Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information Office has been demolished, and in its place is a gigantic sign that says “Piss Off.” The 1.65 acre site, which was sold last year for almost $1.7 million dollars, was […]

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City orders 80 foot mural of Jerry O’Connell

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff Those entering the city from either Pinewood Park Drive or Highway 17 will be in for a big surprise next spring. “We wanted to give North Bay something to looks at” announced City Councillor Dirk Tanner Thursday afternoon. “And what better represents North Bay than Jerry O’Connell?” Indeed, Jerry O’Connell, […]

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City Council cancels tourism campaign

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — City Council announced today it would be scrapping its latest tourism campaign. The “Expose Yourself to North Bay’s Beaches” campaign, aimed at encouraging outsiders to travel to North Bay to experience its many beaches and waterfronts, was cancelled Saturday. Molly Helms, the Council’s nervous summer intern, called […]

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