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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.

Recent Work by Gary

Thunder Bay area population inches upward

Thunder Bay area population inches upward

Population reached 127,201 by July 2019.
Dilico and Tikinagan Child and Family Services fight over jurisdiction

Dilico and Tikinagan Child and Family Services fight over jurisdiction

Fort William First Nation claims inherent jurisdiction over Indigenous child welfare.
UPDATED 3:45 p.m. – Derailed train spills crude oil west of Fort Frances

UPDATED 3:45 p.m. – Derailed train spills crude oil west of Fort Frances

Residents who were forced out of their homes are allowed to return
Rainy River gold mine's life expectancy shortened by a few years

Rainy River gold mine's life expectancy shortened by a few years

Mining is currently projected to wrap up by 2028.
'Clearly some uncertainty' about Bombardier plant, mayor says

'Clearly some uncertainty' about Bombardier plant, mayor says

Bill Mauro says domestic content could still be in play for government-funded contracts.
Thunder Bay family offers $2,000 reward after fatal shooting of dog (3 photos)

Thunder Bay family offers $2,000 reward after fatal shooting of dog (3 photos)

'They cornered him and gunned him down,' the dog's owner says.
Thunder Bay-raised skateboarder aims for the Olympics (5 Photos)

Thunder Bay-raised skateboarder aims for the Olympics (5 Photos)

Adam Hopkins is entered in qualifying events leading up to the Tokyo games.
Neebing family offers $2,000 reward after fatal shooting of dog (3 photos)

Neebing family offers $2,000 reward after fatal shooting of dog (3 photos)

'They cornered him and gunned him down,' the dog's owner says.
French train maker considers bid for Bombardier rail division

French train maker considers bid for Bombardier rail division

Alstom is reported to have had 'extensive negotiations' with Bombardier.
UPDATED: City will offer rebates or loans for replacing lead water pipes

UPDATED: City will offer rebates or loans for replacing lead water pipes

The pilot program will be available to only a limited number of homes.