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Border Cats Add Three Catchers - Monday, May 23, 2016
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Thunder Bay Border Cats Add Three Catchers

 Thunder Bay, Ont. – May  23, 2016 ----  Michael Papierski (LSU), Robert Boselli, (Mercer County) Johnny Juarez IV (Mt. San Antonio College) will fill out the Cats catching staff for the 2016 season.
2014 Toronto Blue Jays draft pick Michael Papierski will be entering his second season with the Northwoods League. The 6’3” catcher from Illinois put up a .233 batting average picking up 14 runs and 15 RBI. Michael also has an impressive .996 fielding percentage with 231 putouts for the season at LSU. The tigers have won 6 National Championships and made 17 overall College World Series appearances including last year.  

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Road to Massive Economic Change and Uncertainty - Sunday, May 22, 2016

Road to Massive Economic Change and Uncertainty #LSNeconomy

THUNDER BAY, ON  ---   May 22, 2016  ----  According to a report in the Globe and Mail “Ontario to spend $7-billion on sweeping climate change plan”, Ontario is about to up the ante when it comes to climate change and energy policy by embarking on a $7-billion dollar plan to completely transform how people use energy.  Ontario is planning to phase out natural gas for heating and provide incentives to retrofit buildings and buy electric cars.  Most concerning, the government is in a hurry to implement these changes.  For example, Ontario is planning to bring in building code rules requiring all new homes by 2030 to be heated with electricity or geothermal systems, and will set a target for 12 per cent of all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2025.

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Border Cats have Five Year Lease for Port Arthur Stadium - Friday, May 20, 2016

Border Cats have  Five Year Lease for Port Arthur Stadium #LSNsports

Border Cats Port Arthur Stadium

 Thunder Baym, On ---- May 20, 2016  ---  - The Thunder Bay Border Cats are proud to announce the signing of a five year lease for use of the Port Arthur Stadium. This new lease will ensure that the summer collegiate level baseball team will continue to operate within the City of Thunder Bay for the next five seasons.


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Amazon entry into food giving other retailers nightmares - Thursday, May 19, 2016

Amazon entry into food giving other retailers nightmares #LSNeconomy

Sylvain Charlebois
The Canadian grocery marketplace is in for dramatic change, and that should be of benefit to consumers



 y Sylvain Charlebois
Troy Media
HALIFAX, N.S. / Troy Media/ – E-retailing giant Amazon has signalled a clear commitment to food products – and to millennials – with its new line of private-label foods.

Amazon’s move to food bearing its label follows in the footsteps of Target and Walmart. And the shift sends a clear signal about greater strategic intentions that should shake the foundations of the food retail industry. 

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 Thunder Bay, Ont.----- May 18, 2016 ---- – As the Border Cats continue to add to their 2016 roster a pair of juniors from the University of Rhode Island will be headed to Thunder Bay to play this summer.
Jesse Lee (Rhode Island) will be joining the 2016 Border Cats roster from the Rhode Island Rams. The outfielder is in his first year with the Rams and picked up 7 runs while also putting up a .929 fielding percentage yielding only one error in the season. The Rhode Island native played the previous season at Louisiana State University where he appeared in 28 games and picked up a .238 batting average, scoring 17 runs and driving in 14.

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation

 Timmins, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) has condemned the passing of climate change legislation by the Government of Ontario today as a misleading and misguided approach to a green economy that will have significant and far-reaching effects across NAN territory.

“In its announcement today the Government of Ontario lauds extensive consultations before the adoption of this legislation, including engagement with First Nations. We find this offensive in its lack of truth, 

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Moving Targets Re-estimating Canada's Federal Deficits - Thursday, May 12, 2016

Moving Targets Re-estimating Canada's  Federal Deficits  #LSNeconomy

Canada's Federal Deficits

Federal deficits could total almost $200 billion over next five years

 TORONTO, ON ------  May 12, 2016 ---- —The federal government’s plan to run $113.2 billion in deficits over the next five years is premised on unrealistic assumptions regarding future spending restraint, which will likely result in much larger deficits and debt accumulation, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. 

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USFS Tankers Fight Kenora Fire - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

USFS Tankers Fight Kenora Fire #LSNoutdoors

Two USFS BAE-146 retardant air tankers began air attack on Kenora Fire 018 on the afternoon of May 10

 THUNDER BAY ON  -----  May 11, 2016 ----- There were two new fires confirmed in the Norwest Region by the evening of May 10, both in the Thunder Bay District.

An ongoing fire of note is Kenora 018, in the Ingolf area about 55 kilometers west of Kenora. It was last estimated at 5,100 hectares in size on the morning of May 10, and is not under control. Further growth on this fire is expected as it continues to show extreme fire behaviour. 

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April 2016 Housing Starts in Thunder Bay - Monday, May 9, 2016

April 2016 Housing Starts in Thunder Bay #LSNeconomy

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - Housing starts in Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were trending at 150 units in CMHC April, down from 200 units in March according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.

"The trend's downward movement in April marks the fifth month that the trend has moved down after a solid run-up that had begun in April of 2015. The decline can be attributed primarily to weaker multiple-unit housing starts, which include semi-detached homes, townhouses and apartments. Flat employment and a resale market moving into balance caused starts to slow in the last few months," concluded Warren Philp, CMHC Market Analyst for the Thunder Bay CMA.  

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DNR Free invasive species decontamination training - Monday, May 9, 2016

DNR Free invasive species decontamination training  #LSNoutdoors

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Niccum Docks, Lake Service Providers, removing docks and boat lifts, Lake Minnetonka

 ST PAUL, MN  ---  May9, 2016  --- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering free invasive species decontamination training again this summer for lake service providers, such as businesses that rent boats, fishing equipment, and often manage marinas or other lakeside operations.

Participants will receive instruction and hands-on practice in hot-water/high-pressure decontamination methods to remove aquatic invasive species from watercraft.

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DNR releases walleye fry into Mille Lacs Lake - Monday, May 9, 2016

DNR releases walleye fry into Mille Lacs Lake #LSNoutdoors

Walleye Fry Release


(L-R) Tom Jones and Eric Jensen of the DNR prepare to release walleye fry in Mille Lacs Lake.

Nine months after increasing its management efforts on Mille Lacs Lake, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently released 10 million walleye fry into the lake as part of a major research project.

The mosquito-sized baby walleye were released over several days starting May 5 at various locations around the lake. Given a special chemical marker, the fry can be differentiated from wild walleye by fisheries biologists. When biologists survey the lake’s young fish this fall, they will be able to compare the number of wild walleye to the stocked ones. 

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LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS WANTED Porphyry Island Lighthouse - Sunday, May 8, 2016

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS WANTED Porphyry Island Lighthouse #LSNoutdoors

Porphyry Island Lighthouse

THUNDER BAY, ON ----  May 8, 2016  -----   Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Inc. (CLLS) is a not for profit organization developing a tourism destination at the Porphyry Island Lighthouse on Lake Superior. The organization is seeking two students who are enrolled in a college or university program and will be returning to school in the fall. 

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Restricted Fire Zone Declared - Saturday, May 7, 2016

Restricted Fire Zone Declared May 7th #LSNoutdoors

THUNDER BAY, ON ---  May 7, 2016 -- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has declared a Restricted Fire Zone in much of Northwestern Ontario including Thunder Bay,  to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires. 

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Ribfest one of the top 100 Events in Ontario - Friday, May 6, 2016

Ribfest one of the top 100 Events in Ontario #LSNnews


 Suzan Cooper Rochon was recognized by Festival & Events Ontario  for her significant Contribution and many devoted hours she unselfishly gave to Ribfest. and Jim Comuzzi holding plaque signifying the Ribfest one of 2015 Top one Festival & Events. 

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---  May 6, 2016  ---   Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) is proud to announce Thunder Bay's Ribfest as one of the  2016 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. 

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Oak/Blueberry prescribed burns

The Oak/Blueberry prescribed burns are designed to improve oak and blueberry habitat by reducing competing vegetation and allowing oak trees and blueberry plants to thrive in the future. 

 April 29, 2016, Duluth – Warm and dry spring weather conditions are allowing the Superior National Forest to continue prescribed fire activities that will improve wildlife habitat, reduce hazardous fuels, and restore or maintain forest health in areas of the Forest. Fire crews are also prepared to respond to wildfires as conditions dry.

Fire crews focused efforts yesterday and will continue today on burning near Echo Lake and Lake Jeanette along the Echo Trail within the LaCroix Ranger District. The purpose of this management is to improve oak and blueberry habitat to benefit moose. The Forest is working to improve mast and berry production in these areas for the moose, a species whose numbers have declined across northern Minnesota in recent years. The oak and blueberry habitat is located on rock knobs and outcroppings where fuels are sparse and dry quickly after the snow melts or after rains 

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 Thunder Bay, Ontario, April 27, 2016 – On Sunday  May 1st, the city of Thunder Bay will join thousands of Canadians as they come together to hike in support of hospice palliative care. 2016 marks the fifth year that Hospice Northwest has hosted this unique national event, which has been raising funds for end-of-life care and grief support services for the past 14 years.   

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Holly Freill Receives Human Touch Award - Monday, April 25, 2016

Holly Freill Receives Human Touch Award #LSNhealth

Holly Freill 

Thunder Bay, ON  -----  April 25, 2016 ----- Holly Freill, Renal Dietitian with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), is the winner of a Human Touch Award. Freill was honoured at a ceremony in Toronto on Thursday April 21 for her exceptional commitment to patient care.

The Human Touch Awards are presented by Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Renal Network and showcase the incredible work taking place across the province each day by committed, dedicated and compassionate health care professionals and volunteers. Eight health care professionals and volunteers, including Freill, were recognized at the 10th annual Human Touch Awards. This marks the first Human Touch Award for the Northwest Regional Renal Program. 


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Fort Fest 2016 - Sunday, April 24, 2016

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Fort Fest 2016 

It’s back! Fort William Historical Park’s amphitheatre will rock once again as it hosts Fort Fest; a community music festival taking place July 15 & 16. Taking the stage will be The Cult, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Platinum Blonde, Sass Jordan, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, The Trews, 54-40, Helix, Doucette plus a variety of local talent. Tickets go on sale April 25, 2016 at 9:00am!  Two-day festival pass only $60 until July 14th.     

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Can-Am Police-Fire Games Volunteer Recruitment Drive - Saturday, April 23, 2016

Can-Am Police-Fire Games Volunteer Recruitment Drive #LSNsports

Police Fire Games

April 23, 2016 - In just over 90 days, Thunder Bay will be welcoming law enforcement, fire, emergency and protective services personnel from across North America to the 2016 Can-Am Police-Fire Games.  The Can-Am Games will take place July 16 to 24, 2016.

Organizers of the Games are looking to secure 500 volunteers for the event to assist with sporting events, venue set-up and take down, facilitating hospitality and transportation services, and many other tasks.
To date, around 200 volunteers have registered, both locally and from other communities, which is consistent with the Volunteer Committee’s expectations at this point.  

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Beaux Daddy's Chamber After Business - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beaux Daddy's Chamber  After Business #LSNchamber

Beaux Daddy's After Business TB Chamber

 THUNDER BAY, ON  ---   Arpril 19, 2016  ---- On Wednesday April 20th, at the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce "After Business" event being hosted by Beaux Daddy's Canajun Grillhouse, you can catch James along with Calum Robertson on Lead Guitar and Tom Boshcoff on Stand-Up Bass from 5:00 to 7:00 pm... and perhaps a little later for those who stick around. 

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Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Fund Raising Dinne - Monday, April 18, 2016

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Fund Raising Dinner #LSNoutdoors

CLLS Fund Raising Dinner

 Lee Radzak is a modern day lighthouse keeper as he is the Historic Site Manager for Split Rock Lighthouse and he will be the guest speaker for an upcoming dinner and dance hosted by the Thunder Bay, Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior group (CLLS).

Lighthouses embody the history and spirit of our region.  Now you can be part of preserving these guardians of our marine culture and maintaining them for future generations by attending the upcoming fundraising dinner. 

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TBSO ANNOUNCES OUTSTANDING 2016/17 SEASON! - Sunday, April 10, 2016


TBSO 2016 - 17 Season

THUNDER BAY, ON  ---   April 10, 2016 ----–  The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (TBSO) is proud to announce the 2016/17 season led by Music Director Arthur Post. Subscriptions are now available at the Community Auditorium Box Office, offering substantial savings over single ticket prices.


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Road Hockey Pandora Intercity Join Staal Open - Saturday, April 9, 2016

Road Hockey Pandora Intercity Join Staal Open  #LSNsports

Staal Open Road Hockey

 THUNDER BAY, ON ----  April 9, 2016 ---– Two teams will face off in Thunder Bay, at the first ever Pandora Intercity Summer Classic, a new road hockey event at the 2016 Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel.

The Pandora Intercity Summer Classic is anticipated to be quite the spectacle, featuring a showdown between the Staal brothers, present and former NHL players, Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada players and the media including local and TSN personalities. The historic event 

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)

 THUNDER BAY, ON ---  April 5, 2016 ---  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) has launched an emergency relief fund to assist Pikangikum First Nation following a tragic house fire that claimed nine lives in the remote community last week.

“Chief and Council have been overwhelmed with generous offers of support, and while these kind offers are greatly appreciated they are often difficult for the community to coordinate,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “To simplify things we have established the Pikangikum Emergency Relief Fund to accept monetary donations, 100 per cent of which will be provided to the community to help meet their needs. 

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Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards - Friday, April 1, 2016

Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards #LSNarts

Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards

 THUNDER BAY, ON ----   April 1, 2016 – The achievements and contributions of local artists, cultural professionals, organizations and businesses were celebrated at the City of Thunder Bay’s annual Arts & Heritage Awards, presented by the Walleye, on Thursday evening at the Finnish Labour Temple.

This year’s nominees represent a wide spectrum of Thunder Bay’s cultural sector from individual artists, theater, film, music and historians to cultural business, educators, and supporters.  

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Be careful if you find a Discard Needle - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Be careful if you find a Discard Needle #LSNhealth

Needles Litter

 March 31, 2016 –- THUNDER BAY, ON   -----  The arrival of spring and warmer temperatures uncover large amounts of litter on city streets and parks, and the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy is reminding residents to take care if they find a discarded needle.

Disposing of needles is not a core function of the Thunder Bay Police, 

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