City accidentally creates “Mechabum”

From: Philip St. George and Barnaby Jenson, thenorthbaybay.ca NORTH BAY – Mechabum haunts the streets of North Bay. Known throughout the city as The Drifter, The Wanderer, The Dandelion Man, The Vagrant, and Frank, North Bay’s Mechabum is “the world’s most perfect hobo.” But Mechabum didn’t start that way. Bum Beginnings Working off of a […]

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Free daily shuttle bus ready to take downtowners to Airport

From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — Mike Rousseau is the “bus man.” Starting early next week, Rousseau’s custom 35-foot school bus will start leaving from the vacant lot off Wyld St. at 10 am daily before depositing its downtown passengers “somewhere” in the Airport area. “I haven’t set a single drop off point,” says […]

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DIA challenges city to “Do It All Downtown” before 6pm because that’s when everything closes

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – It’s no secret: the downtown is struggling. North Bay’s downtown core has been on an unlucky streak recently: losing Gulliver’s, Pita Pit, Club 151, The Leather Trend, Miyakoi Sushi and Pearls (to name a few). Many have blamed their inability to safely walk downtown, especially at […]

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Downtown North Bay hires RoboCop to save city core

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — After months of searching, scrutiny, and review, Downtown North Bay has found the “perfect solution” to crime in the downtown core: RoboCop. OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001, better known as “RoboCop,” is a fully functional cyborg police officer that will “stabilize, revitalize, and realize” the “full […]

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Faulty GPS sends couple to Main St. East

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY — A North Bay couple have vowed “never to use a GPS again” after their device guided them to Main St. East. “We are friends with another couple that just moved to Main St. West,” says Mary Rakes. “So last night we packed up a few bottles […]

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