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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's only abattoir is for sale

Thunder Bay-area's only abattoir is for sale

Mayor of Oliver-Paipoonge says the closure of the abattoir would be 'a blow'
Pop-up patio project suffers a reversal

Pop-up patio project suffers a reversal

Only one restaurant established a pop-up patio this year.
Thunder Bay-area's only abattoir is for sale

Thunder Bay-area's only abattoir is for sale

Mayor of Oliver-Paipoonge says the closure of the abattoir would be 'a blow'
First Nation says restarting Fort Frances mill could damage other operators

First Nation says restarting Fort Frances mill could damage other operators

Rainy River First Nation is cautioning the MNRF against 'disrupting' wood supplies.
Expert advises vigilance for blue-green algae in Thunder Bay-area lakes (2 Photos)

Expert advises vigilance for blue-green algae in Thunder Bay-area lakes (2 Photos)

Greg Ross advises caution despite negative results of recent toxin tests.
Fort Frances mill owner says it needs 'hundreds of millions' in repairs (2 photos)

Fort Frances mill owner says it needs 'hundreds of millions' in repairs (2 photos)

Justus Veldman of Riversedge Developments describes the paper machine as 'seized and rusty'
Terrace Bay mill bets heavily on the pulp market (3 Photos)

Terrace Bay mill bets heavily on the pulp market (3 Photos)

The recent acquisition of a $9 million kiln is just one of many infrastructure upgrades.
Fort Frances moves to seize paper mill equipment for unpaid taxes

Fort Frances moves to seize paper mill equipment for unpaid taxes

Mayor June Caul says Riversedge Developments owes $437,000
Former operator of 'the Scand' takes restaurant's nickname to Westfort (2 Photos)

Former operator of 'the Scand' takes restaurant's nickname to Westfort (2 Photos)

Shelley Simon says she walked away from her lease because of excessive costs.
Fort Frances moves to seize paper mill equipment for unpaid taxes (2 Photos)

Fort Frances moves to seize paper mill equipment for unpaid taxes (2 Photos)

Mayor June Caul says Riversedge Developments owes $437,000.