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Social entrepreneur recognized for mission to end boil water advisories

Social entrepreneur recognized for mission to end boil water advisories

Innovation and Entrepreneurs Foundation will honour Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow, founder of Birch Bark Coffee Company
Worker killed at northwest mine May 27 was employed by Sudbury company

Worker killed at northwest mine May 27 was employed by Sudbury company

Palladium mine was resuming production after COVID-19 shutdown
NAN grand chief disappointed in MMWIG action plan delay

NAN grand chief disappointed in MMWIG action plan delay

Nishnawbe Aski Nation grand chief said the delay could have dangerous repercussions for many Indigenous women and girls.
Thunder Bay-area MP says feds in talks with NHL about hosting playoffs in Canada

Thunder Bay-area MP says feds in talks with NHL about hosting playoffs in Canada

Country's health minister said it won't happen unless the government is confident about player and staff safety, and how any potential risk to Canadians' health will be dealt with.
Right place, right time: OPP officer captures the ultimate bear hug

Right place, right time: OPP officer captures the ultimate bear hug

OPP say the shots were caught while officer was conducting a routine foot patrol.
Fifty grain cars leave tracks west of Ignace

Fifty grain cars leave tracks west of Ignace

Canadian Pacific Railway crews on scene trying to clear the cars and repair the track to allows train traffic to start moving on the line again.
Negative test result only good for the day you're tested: Porcupine medical officer of health

Negative test result only good for the day you're tested: Porcupine medical officer of health

People still urged to follow public health measures to slow spread of COVID-19
Testing is up, new COVID-19 cases remain below 300 in Ontario today

Testing is up, new COVID-19 cases remain below 300 in Ontario today

More than 15,000 tests logged since the last report and 292 new cases
OPP concerned about rise in motorcycle deaths

OPP concerned about rise in motorcycle deaths

'Even safe motorcyclists are vulnerable when sharing the road with other vehicles and that motor vehicle drivers play an important role in motorcycle safety'
Don't worry! Hand sanitizer in vehicles won't spontaneously combust, says North Bay fire chief

Don't worry! Hand sanitizer in vehicles won't spontaneously combust, says North Bay fire chief

Engineers with the Office of the Fire Marshal Investigations Services have looked into this concern and advise that the rate of vapour leakage from a personal container of hand sanitizer left in a hot vehicle would not result in sufficient vapour density