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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

MP Patty Hajdu feels 'back home' as Minister of Health

MP Patty Hajdu feels 'back home' as Minister of Health

'I've been preparing my whole life,' the Thunder Bay MP says.
UPDATE (1:05 p.m.): Snowfall closed highways and schools, cancelled school buses, cut power<br>

UPDATE (1:05 p.m.): Snowfall closed highways and schools, cancelled school buses, cut power

Environment Canada measured 17 centimetres of snow at Thunder Bay Airport.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in Minnesota partridge

Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in Minnesota partridge

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit continues to watch for infected mosquitoes.
Multiple recent fires on Simpson Street causing concern (8 Photos)

Multiple recent fires on Simpson Street causing concern (8 Photos)

The investigation is just starting into a fire on Simpson Street overnight Tuesday.
<b>UPDATED:</b> Chamber president laments Lowe's job losses but says other stores may benefit

UPDATED: Chamber president laments Lowe's job losses but says other stores may benefit

Charla Robinson says it's another sign of the changing retail marketplace.
Thunder Bay Police Board getting its own office and staff

Thunder Bay Police Board getting its own office and staff

Chair Celina Reitberger says the board needs to show it's 'a separate entity'
NW Ontario priest wins appeal to bring family member from Philippines

NW Ontario priest wins appeal to bring family member from Philippines

The Immigration Appeal Division called the case 'unique and compelling'
City staff recommend $333,000 in property taxes be written off

City staff recommend $333,000 in property taxes be written off

Taxes are owed on properties which failed to sell in the 2019 tax sale.
UPDATED: CN Rail strike will impact grain shipments (2 Photos)

UPDATED: CN Rail strike will impact grain shipments (2 Photos)

Thunder Bay will be affected less than some other ports
Contractors take close-up look at Boulevard Lake Dam (3 Photos)

Contractors take close-up look at Boulevard Lake Dam (3 Photos)

The City of Thunder Bay wants repairs to start next spring.