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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Shadflies cause lock down

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Long-time North Bayites know what’s coming. As June enters its final two weeks, many locals look to the lake with growing unease. There, they know, wait hundreds of thousands of shadlies. “They get everywhere,” says City Councillor Vic Tikus. “They stick to things. They stick to […]

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Ferris literally shrivels up and falls off

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — At the news of its last bank institution closing, the Ferris area shriveled up and fell off Friday night. Having already lost its TD Bank branch, Urban Planet and Source, the area looked to lose Carlton Cards at the close of the month and its Scotiabank branch […]

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North Bay to host 2019 Kia World Speed Skating Championship

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — “Nothing tastes sweeter than a championship,” and it seems North Bay has had a taste and likes it. Local sports promoter Colleen Belle announced today that North Bay will be hosting the 2019 Kia World Speed Skating Championships. “Hosting the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship has […]

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Quints Museum now an ice shack

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — When the “Friends of the Dionne Home Museum” fought to keep the Quint Museum in North Bay, this was probably not what they were expecting. The tiny 1930s home is now sitting some 400 meters from the shoreline on Lake Nipissing. “Listen, we know the home […]

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City Council to mint 200 new coins

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — City Council voted today to commission the creation of just over 200 coins that commemorate defining moments in the city’s history. “It’s a 100% original idea” says Councillor Vic Tikus. “We thought of it on our own and it’s ours.” Tikus, who spearheaded the campaign, says the coins […]

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