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. Councillor Vic Tikus is “surprised, but happy” with the result. “The Cormorant […]

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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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Dark Lord Bloodgood running for City Council

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Dark Lord Maggart Bloodgood, the Master of the Obscene, Baron of Bane, Reprobate Ruler and part-time Sandwich Artist, has thrown his hat into the City Council race. Speaking from his Pearce Street home, in which a dozen or more souls screamed in agony as ten thousand […]

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City commits $1.1 million to paint rainbows everywhere

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Following the success of a completely volunteer funded effort to paint two Main St. crosswalks, an impressed City Council announced Monday evening that they would be funding the further “rainbowfication” of North Bay to the tune of $1.2 million dollars. “I see these crosswalks downtown and I […]

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