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Gary Rinne

Gary Rinne

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Gary started part-time at Tbnewswatch in 2016 after retiring from the CBC where he worked as news producer. Prior to the CBC he spent more than 30 years in radio and television news at Dougall Media. He enjoys researching and writing stories on just about any subject. Gary likes travelling and spending time at camp.

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Recent Work by Gary

Union sounds alarm over forest firefighter staffing 'crisis'

Union sounds alarm over forest firefighter staffing 'crisis'

A firefighter and union spokesperson in Northwestern Ontario accuses the government of failing to acknowledge the lack of experienced fire rangers.
Northern Ontario-born man returning to Jeopardy for Tournament of Champions

Northern Ontario-born man returning to Jeopardy for Tournament of Champions

Ray Lalonde says he appreciates all the support he's received from his hometown.
A long trek by a lost moose attracts a big online following

A long trek by a lost moose attracts a big online following

Minnesota woman says people are drawn to the story of the meandering bull moose because of all the negative things going on in the world
This northern Ontario family will watch their DNA launch into space

This northern Ontario family will watch their DNA launch into space

After a couple of postponements, Victoria Lehto and her dad Ryan are hoping the mission happens on schedule on Jan. 8
Child's ho-hum Christmas reaction to be shown on America's Funniest Home Videos

Child's ho-hum Christmas reaction to be shown on America's Funniest Home Videos

The camera was rolling as a two-year-old boy shrugged off the fact that Santa had come by
Heart transplant recipient aims for a world record climb

Heart transplant recipient aims for a world record climb

Retired Thunder Bay firefighter Dale Shippam plans to climb a mountain whose peak is the closest point on Earth to the Sun
Worker from Sudbury firm injured on highway twinning project

Worker from Sudbury firm injured on highway twinning project

An employee was injured when a truck struck a portable outhouse
Truckers to be surveyed on Northern Ontario highway safety

Truckers to be surveyed on Northern Ontario highway safety

The Ontario Trucking Association will use feedback from truckers to consider recommendations to the government
Police dog trained to sniff out hidden digital storage devices

Police dog trained to sniff out hidden digital storage devices

Thunder Bay Police are getting a canine to help with child porn investigations
Video: Couple 'mesmerized' by three moose swimming in Quetico

Video: Couple 'mesmerized' by three moose swimming in Quetico

They kept their distance as a cow with two calves swam across French Lake
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