“North bay & Area , Buy&Sell” changing name to “North Bay & Area Bitch & Pitch”

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – The popular local Facebook marketplace “North bay & Area , Buy&Sell” is changing its name to better reflect its contents. “We just felt that the name wasn’t working anymore,” says new Group Admin Susan Jackson. “Originally we were a small group selling dressers, gently used clothing, and […]

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North Bay Bioengineering Winter Shadflies

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Shadfly season is well past, but that won’t stop the city of North Bay from trying to bring the lovable insects back. “Shadflies give North Bay a real sense of community,” explains Councillor Grey Terrence. “It also forces downtown business owners to clean up their storefronts […]

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New task force commissioned to protect election signs

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – Defacing an election sign is a crime, and the city will have none of it. Enter the “Safe Sign Troop” – a highly specialised police detail focused solely on protecting North Bay’s federal election signs. The task force, made up of 12 officers in civilian dress […]

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Memorial Gardens getting $12 million retractable canvas roof

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – The crack of a stick on the ice – the thwap! of a puck hitting the net – the glare of the sun in the opposition’s eyes… these are the dreams of Memorial Gardens Manager Stephen Boyle. Boyle is spearheading a campaign to earmark $12.2 million to […]

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Ontario PC Party Urging Supporters to Switch to Pre-Authorized Debit

From: Josie Beamish, thenorthbaybay.ca intern ONTARIO — With a snap election on the horizon, political parties everywhere are in full force raising funds to make the best of their campaigns leading up to the big day.  While all parties require some form of fundraising during elections, perhaps none are so spectacularly forward about needing a […]

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The Boat hires bouncer to throw customers into Lake Nipissing

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Don’t rock the boat baby, or you’ll get a visit from Mr. Bradley. Bishop “Two Teeth” Bradley is The Boat’s newest bouncer, but unlike the bouncers of the past he isn’t afraid to throw a man overboard. “Aye,” drawls Bradley, “ye best not be squatting on your […]

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