City to be home of largest “Cash 4 Now” in Canada

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY — Anyone who has lived in North Bay for any length of time will notice one thing: a lot of payday loan locations. North Bay has 9 payday loan locations, excluding businesses that offer payday loan services such as pawnbrokers. With business closing across town and job security in […]

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Fanny’s declared a “Heritage Property”

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Fanny’s, the long-running adult entertainment club, has been named a “Heritage Property.” The move comes after City Councillor Vic Tikus brought forth the proposal Monday evening, which Council passed unanimously. “It’s a great day for North Bay,” says Tikus. “It’s a great day for the City, it’s […]

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Cormorant named “North Bay’s Bird”

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — The Cormorant, an aquatic bird often mistaken for a duck, has been named North Bay’s “Official Bird.” The decision comes after a city-wide survey which asked citizens to choose a bird to represent the city. “There were seven choices,” says Councillor Vic Tikus. “Cormorant, Seagull, Brant, Long-Tailed […]

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City Bans All Snow

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Hard on the heels of a ban on the fake snow used by film productions, City Council announced Thursday morning that it would be banning all snow in the city. “That’s right – it is now illegal to have snow in North Bay,” says City Councillor […]

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An Easy Guide to the Winners and Losers of North Bay’s Election

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — With Monday’s election closed and the votes tallied, it is time to take a look at the winners and losers of North Bay’s 2018 Municipal Election. Mayor Winner Al McDonald returns for a third stint as Mayor of North Bay, having won the election with 8079 […]

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City scraps hotel tax, introduces road tax

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Citing outrage from local citizens, City Council voted 9-2 Wednesday evening to scrap the new hotel tax. The hotel tax, which other cities like Barrie and Sudbury have already implemented, would see hotels charge an extra 4% for those seeking accommodation. The extra charge would have increased […]

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