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1 hr ago | Thunder Bay's Source

Halfway there

Pat Seed says a reporting mechanism must be put in place to ensure the disabled have access to the same services as the non-disabled, a requirement under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act And while good progress has been made, there's still plenty of work left to do between now and 2025.

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5 hrs ago | SooToday

David talks about four-laning Highway 17

On Monday, David Orazietti MPP and the Ontario government announced the "Moving Ontario Forward" plan which will create a $29 billion fund for roads, bridges and highways throughout the province.

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9 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Journal

Bands go to bat for Ring of Fire road

Two First Nations that stand to benefit economically from the development of the Ring of Fire mining belt have "reaffirmed" their commitment to support a north-south road into the mineral-rich region.

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13 hrs ago | Electric Energy Online

Province of Ontario Eliminates Coal-Fired Generation Creating Cleaner Air in Ontario

Ontario is now the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal as a source of electricity generation.

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17 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Grain,trains and autocrats

A banner 2013 crop year and some rail delays due to cold weather do not account for all our grain-transportation woes.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

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Not enough

Ken Boshcoff thinks the city could have done more to convince the family of Terry Fox to house a collection of artifacts from his journey in Thunder Bay.

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Council calling on CBC to stop cuts to its local station

The public broadcaster announced deep cuts last week, including the loss of two staff and the afternoon show Voyage North in Thunder Bay.

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Raise minimum wage before calling election, Poverty Free Thunder Bay urges

For payday advances and cheque cashing, there's no better option than XTRA CASH! Best rates, no holds, and instant Cash! Legislation protecting vulnerable and minimum-wage workers need to be passed before an election is called, says Poverty Free Thunder Bay.

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Bone marrow match found for Thunder Bay student

Moneet Mann, 24, was studying to be a teacher at Lakehead University. In September of last year, she began feeling tired and dizzy and noticing bruises on her body.

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Driver dies

A multi-vehicle collision had traffic slowed April 3 at the intersection of Golf Links Road and the Harbour Expressway.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Chronicle-Journal

On our own two feet

GETTING Thunder Bay out of its park-right-at-the-door habit takes on new impetus with news that in order to qualify for federal funding, the proposed event centre likely will have to do without a new parkade.

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Fox museum rejected

City council on Monday will hear a report detailing correspondence with Darrell Fox, the brother of the late Terry Fox and senior advisor at the Terry Fox Research Institute, who said it is not in the family's plans to have historical items from the 1980 Marathon of Hope sent to Thunder Bay.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Chronicle-Journal

Saturday, April 12, 2014

THUMBS Up to the CLE staff and volunteers "for a wonderful Spring Home & Garden event.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

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Aboriginal leaders, education experts work toward preserving native languages

With time and distance separating them from everyday use, and English and French becoming the norm, the fear is the language will be lost, and with it, a huge chunk of their First Nations heritage.

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Four local companies receive $1.1M in Heritage Fund grants

KBM Forestry Consultants managing partner Peter Higgelke says Northern Ontario Hertiage Fund Corporation grant was critical to his company's expansion.

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Adjust for funding?

A 200-space parking structure appears to be the only likely casualty as the city tries to reduce the scope of a proposed event centre to qualify for millions in federal funding.

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Thunder Bay port preps for monster grain move

Rail traffic to Thunder Bay grain elevators in late March was light as the port prepared to handle a massive backlog of Western grain stranded on the Prairies.

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Gas prices soar across region

Motorists in Thunder Bay are in for a sticker-shock surprise at the pumps. Gasoline prices jetted up seven cents a litre at several stations across town on Thursday, climbing above the $1.46 mark.

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Cuts hit home

CBC Thunder Bay didn't go untouched in latest round of cuts. The station will lose its afternoon show and two positions.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

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Community effort

The first Crime Awareness Walk for Victims was held Thursday; the walk started at city hall and ended at Evergreen's headquarters.

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