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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City Council To Replace Garbage Tags With Empty Amazon Boxes

From: George Waye, community contributor NORTH BAY – North Bay City Council on Monday unanimously approved replacing their proposal to charge homeowners for extra garbage to just sending North Bay residents several empty Amazon boxes. The rationale is that taxpayers can now put their surplus trash in an Amazon box, put it on their porch, […]

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City Councillor forced to explain why they “don’t really mean” Land Acknowledgment to Grade 5 students

From: George Waye, community contributor NORTH BAY – Students in Mrs. Malloy’s Grade 5 class were invited last week to watch a North Bay City Council meeting over Zoom. After the Council Meeting was over, students asked their questions to City Councillor Vic Tikus. During the question-and-answer period, an increasingly exasperated Tikus was forced to […]

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North Bay importing 12 000 Canada geese

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – Those familiar with the distinctive “hurunk hurunk!” of the Canada goose are in for an earful this summer. North Bay has begun importing 12 000 Canada geese into the city in an attempt to promote tourism.  “The Canada goose is Canada’s bird,” smiles North Bay City […]

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City commissions a Shadfly Conservation Centre

From: Margaret Massey, thenorthbaybay.ca intern NORTH BAY – North Bay is taking wing to protect the environment. The Shadfly Conservation Centre, a new building to be constructed along the waterfront, was greenlit for development by City Council on Tuesday. The superstructure will house shadflies as they make their mass exodus from Lake Nipissing. City Councillor […]

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North Bay To Get New “XTreme Roundabouts”

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca staff NORTH BAY – The installation of a second and third roundabout in North Bay has again given rise to a debate about the practicality and cost of adding more traffic circles to the city. But City Councillor Vic Tikus has no time for debates. Rather, he has a “wonderful […]

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