City hires homeless to tackle deviant bicyclists

From: Margaret Massey and Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY – City Councillor Vic Tikus believes that bicycle lanes are “a privilege.” “When we added bike lanes to the city it was with the understanding that cyclists would use them and be respectful,” says Tikus. “But I still saw bicyclists everywhere – on the roads, […]

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North Bay Neighbourhood Watch launches free self-defence classes

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – With a mighty “HWRAH!,” the 18 participants of The North Bay Neighbourhood Watch Self Defence League aim a steady kick at the imaginary groins of their enemies. Headed by ‘Master Sensei’ Mary Lynn, the NBNWSDL has been meeting for three weeks to learn the martial arts. “I’m […]

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North Bay celebrates its 100th “Buy and Sell Group”

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – When Jasmine Barnet created the “New Buy and Sell Group!!!!!” she had no idea she was making history. “You’re telling me there’s 99 other North Bay ‘Buy and Sell’ Groups already?” asks Barnet. “Huh.” Barnet’s new group is the 100th such page for the city. “Well, irregardless […]

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Newest Candidate Hopes to Soar into Mayorship

From: Briar Lion, community contributor NORTH BAY — North Bay has a familiar, and controversial, figure joining the mayoral race in the fall. But don’t let his small stature fool you – he is ready to fight. Wingy McForktail is a sentient shadfly who is tired of the lack of representation in the city. “I […]

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North Bay unveils two dolphin statues made of meat

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – Neighbouring Lake Nipissing isn’t home to dolphins, but the city welcomed two bottlenecks on Sunday. “In cooperation with The Ontario Regional Centre for Artists, The City of North Bay is pleased to present our newest art exhibit,” declared Councillor Tanya Vrebosch before pulling a curtain off two […]

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New Gross Haggis Market not sitting well with locals

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Charles McCulloch knows that haggis isn’t for everyone, but he never expected the reaction he’s gotten from North Bay. “Aye, we ainlie moved in tae th’ shop twa weeks ago,” says McCulloch, “’n’ we’ve awready git hundreds o’ complaints!” Charles McCulloch, who moved into the former […]

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